Winnipeg Science Fiction Society
(Did you want something else decadent?)
A club in Winnipeg, Manitoba, founded in 1950 or ’51 by Chester Cuthbert. It began as a formal organization which he hoped to use to revive the moribund CSFA, but he had little success, and both organizations had disappeared by 1954, the Winnipeg group morphing into an informal social group.
In the late ’70s, a group of fans who called themselves Decadent Winnipeg Fandom (DWF) decided they wanted to run a convention and semi-formalized the club once again. They included Garth Danielson, Stuart Gilson, James Hall, Michael Hall, Randy Reichardt and Bob Stimpson. Michael Hall edited Schmagg for the club. In 1978, with 17 members, they ran a one-day convention, Un-Con. They also started a hoax bid for Winnipeg in '94.
The Winnipeg Science Fiction Society still existed in 1982, but had disappeared by the mid-’80s when the new Winnipeg Science Fiction Association was formed.
- 1980 -- Steve George
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