The Washington Science Fiction Association which was then barely three years old, decided to hold a "Conclave" at the Wardman Park Hotel (which became the Sheraton Park, site of Discon II and several other Disclaves). It was a one-day affair held on April 30th, 1950.
Rocket Scientist Willy Ley was the featured speaker. He and the other dignitary, Pro SF writer Seabury Quinn, were both DC locals and had attended WSFA meetings. The evening was capped off with a showing of the film The Mummy's Hand. Chair Bob Briggs reported that about 75 attended. He would chair the next two Disclaves as well.
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