Nameless Ones

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(Did you mean a Boston club?)

Seattle area club in the 1950s through at least the 1970s. Members in this period included F. M. Busby, Elinor Busby, G. M. Carr, Burnett R. Toskey, Wally Weber, "Blotto Otto" Pfeifer, Jack Speer, William Austin and Wrai Ballard.

Its meeting notice, Cry of the Nameless, evolved into a full-fledged monthly fanzine that continued to print the club's minutes, dropped "of the Nameless" from its name and eventually won the Hugo as the best fanzine of the year. It was essentially taken over during this period by a handful of active Seattle fanzine fans beginning in the late 1950s – specifically F. M. Busby, Elinor Busby, Burnett R. Toskey, Wally Weber and Otto Pfeifer. It won the 1960 Best Fanzine Hugo, and was nominated for the 1959 Best Fanzine Hugo and the 1962 Best Fanzine Hugo

The club's first fanzine was Sinisterra, which was published until the mid-1950s. The name of the club came about because the members could not agree upon a name.

In the late 70s it was meeting of the 2nd Friday of the month at Horizon Books on Capitol Hill in Seattle.

From Fancyclopedia 2, ca. 1959
The Washington (state) stfans, with main membership in Seattle. Not too well known outside its own area till the late 50s, but apparently one of the few local groups to exist year after year without major schisms. The Busbys, Wally Weber, and Gertie Carr are the most widely known members & alumni.
From Fancyclopedia 2 Supplement, ca. 1960
This group coalesced around 1949, and first centered around the U of Washington campus, where faculty members as well as students participated. Another center was Bill Austin's Wolf Den Book Shop, in the Left Bank area of downtown Seattle. There were some very successful showings of classic fantafilms on campus under the Nameless Ones' auspices.

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