Philcon 1963

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Philcon 1963 was held November 9, 1963 in the Constitution Room of the Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. The principal speaker was Fred Pohl.

According to Jophan about 70 fans attended, from as far away as Connecticut and Virginia. Programming included a panel with James Blish, L. Sprague de Camp, and Lester del Rey on the topic of their recent work and the current SF field. They were heckled by Judith Merril. Merril spoke on some of the prominent types of bad SF; she was heckled by Pohl. Pohl talked about editing Galaxy and IF; he was heckled by everybody. A fan panel appeared and heckled each other.

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