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Several [[Toronto]] [[fan]] groups have been called the '''Derelicts'''.
 
Several [[Toronto]] [[fan]] groups have been called the '''Derelicts'''.
  
== 1940s and ’50s ==
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== 1947–1959==
In the late 1940s, [[Ontario]] [[fandom]] was centered around the '''Toronto Science Fiction Society''' which was founded in 1948 and the [[fanzine]] ''[[Canadian Fandom]]''.  [[Beak Taylor]] and [[Ned McKeown]] were prominent members.
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[[File:Derelicts49.jpeg|thumb|upright=1.25|Ad from the 1949 [[Cinvention]] [[Program Book]].]]
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In the late 1940s, [[Ontario]] [[fandom]] was centered around the '''Toronto Science Fiction Society''', aka the '''Toronto Derelicts''' (founded 1947), and the [[fanzine]] ''[[Canadian Fandom]]''.  [[Beak Taylor]], [[John Millard]], [[Bill Grant]], [[Art Ludlam]] and [[Ned McKeown]] were prominent members. They put on [[Torcon]]. They took their [[nickname]] from the title of an essay by [[Doc Lowndes]].  
  
In the early ’50s, a new group of [[fans]] (including [[Bill Grant]], [[Ron Kidder]], [[Howard Lyons]], [[Boyd Raeburn]], [[Gerald Steward]], and [[Pat Patterson]]) joined.   
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The [[club]] became moribund after their [[Worldcon]], but in the early ’50s, a new group of [[fans]] (including [[Ron Kidder]], [[Howard Lyons]], [[Boyd Raeburn]], [[Gerald Steward]] and [[Pat Patterson]]) joined.   
  
Around 1953, a clique of [[insurgents]], most notably [[Ned McKeown]], Grant, Lyons, Raeburn and Steward, started calling themselves the '''Toronto Derelicts''' or the '''The Derelict Insurgents'''.
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Around 1953, a clique of [[insurgents]], notably [[Ned McKeown]], Grant, Lyons, Raeburn and Steward, started calling themselves the '''The Derelict Insurgents'''.
  
As typical [[insurgents]], they indulged in light-hearted, non-serious behavior.  Besides [[fanzines]], the Insurgents were known for their liking of Beat poetry, jazz, leather jackets and fast cars. They were affiliated with the [[CSFA]].
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As typical [[insurgents]], they indulged in lighthearted, nonserious behavior.  Besides [[fanzines]], the Insurgents were known for their liking of Beat poetry, jazz, leather jackets and fast cars. They were affiliated with the [[CSFA]]. However, they, too, faded away, and the club ended by 1959.  
  
== 1970s ==
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== 1966–1984 ==
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When [[OSFiC]] was founded in 1966, members adopted the [[nickname]] '''New Derelicts''' in tribute to the older group.
  
In the mid- to late 1970s, the Derelicts name covered a group including [[Patrick Hayden]], [[Wayne MacDonald]], [[Phil Paine]], [[Alan Rosenthal]], [[Bob Webber]], [[Bob Wilson]] and [[Victoria Vayne]]. They were intense [[fanzine]] [[pub|pubbers]] and inveterate walkers.
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In the mid- to late 1970s, the Derelicts name covered a group including [[Patrick Hayden]], [[Wayne MacDonald]], [[Phil Paine]], [[Alan Rosenthal]], [[Janet Small]], [[Bob Webber]], [[Bob Wilson]] and [[Victoria Vayne]]. They were intense [[fanzine]] [[pub|pubbers]] and inveterate walkers.
  
 
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Toronto fans, hosts to the [[1948 TorCon]] and continuing up to the present time. [[Ned McKeown]], [[Bill Grant]], [[Howard Lyons]], and [[Ger Steward]] were/are members. The '''Derelict Insurgents''' include Steward and [[Boyd Raeburn]].  
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Toronto fans, hosts to the 1948 [[TorCon]] and continuing up to the present time. [[Ned McKeown]], [[Bill Grant]], [[Howard Lyons]], and [[Ger Steward]] were/are members. The '''Derelict Insurgents''' include Steward and [[Boyd Raeburn]].  
 
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Latest revision as of 17:56, 16 September 2020

Several Toronto fan groups have been called the Derelicts.

1947–1959[edit]

Ad from the 1949 Cinvention Program Book.

In the late 1940s, Ontario fandom was centered around the Toronto Science Fiction Society, aka the Toronto Derelicts (founded 1947), and the fanzine Canadian Fandom. Beak Taylor, John Millard, Bill Grant, Art Ludlam and Ned McKeown were prominent members. They put on Torcon. They took their nickname from the title of an essay by Doc Lowndes.

The club became moribund after their Worldcon, but in the early ’50s, a new group of fans (including Ron Kidder, Howard Lyons, Boyd Raeburn, Gerald Steward and Pat Patterson) joined.

Around 1953, a clique of insurgents, notably Ned McKeown, Grant, Lyons, Raeburn and Steward, started calling themselves the The Derelict Insurgents.

As typical insurgents, they indulged in lighthearted, nonserious behavior. Besides fanzines, the Insurgents were known for their liking of Beat poetry, jazz, leather jackets and fast cars. They were affiliated with the CSFA. However, they, too, faded away, and the club ended by 1959.

1966–1984[edit]

When OSFiC was founded in 1966, members adopted the nickname New Derelicts in tribute to the older group.

In the mid- to late 1970s, the Derelicts name covered a group including Patrick Hayden, Wayne MacDonald, Phil Paine, Alan Rosenthal, Janet Small, Bob Webber, Bob Wilson and Victoria Vayne. They were intense fanzine pubbers and inveterate walkers.

From Fancyclopedia 2 ca 1959
Toronto fans, hosts to the 1948 TorCon and continuing up to the present time. Ned McKeown, Bill Grant, Howard Lyons, and Ger Steward were/are members. The Derelict Insurgents include Steward and Boyd Raeburn.

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