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A club which probably operated in the late 30s or 40sIt appears there was more than one, as we have the displayed membership card with an address of 9 Rockefeller Plaza, in NYC, (the location of ''[[Weird Tales]]'').  
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A club devoted to [[weird fiction]], which probably operated in the late 1930s or early ’40s[[Jack Speer]] called it a “[[league]] [[organization]]” in ''[[Fancyclopedia 1]]'' and said the [[Washington Outsiders]] were part of it. We have the displayed membership card with an address of 9 Rockefeller Plaza, in NYC, (the location of ''[[Weird Tales]]'').  
  
[[Forry Ackerman]] wrote a letter to ''[[Weird Tales]]'' which appeared in the March 1940 issue on the topic of a Weird Tales Club in LA. He counts [[Henry Kuttner]] as a member, and visits from [[Robert Bloch]], [[Catherine Moore]], and [[Emil Petaja]].
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[[Forry Ackerman]] wrote a letter to ''[[Weird Tales]]'', which appeared in the March 1940 issue on the topic of a Weird Tales Club in [[LA]]. He counts [[Henry Kuttner]] as a member, and visits from [[Robert Bloch]], [[Catherine Moore]], and [[Emil Petaja]].
  
 
  I should like to take this means of informing the imagi-natives of Los Angeles and environs of the existence of just such an organization in this vicinity. Over one hundred consecutive meetings have been held!  
 
  I should like to take this means of informing the imagi-natives of Los Angeles and environs of the existence of just such an organization in this vicinity. Over one hundred consecutive meetings have been held!  
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  We maintain a monster magazine library for the free use of all members, with ''Weird Tales'' running back over ten years, and The [[Hyborian Age]] and A History of the [[Necronomicon]]. The ‘Ghouls’ Get-together’ takes place every Thursday night of the year (excepting rare fifth Thursdays, when we all turn into [[vampire]]s and go out and ‘paint the town red.’)
 
  We maintain a monster magazine library for the free use of all members, with ''Weird Tales'' running back over ten years, and The [[Hyborian Age]] and A History of the [[Necronomicon]]. The ‘Ghouls’ Get-together’ takes place every Thursday night of the year (excepting rare fifth Thursdays, when we all turn into [[vampire]]s and go out and ‘paint the town red.’)
  
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Weird Tales Club Membership Card.jpg

A club devoted to weird fiction, which probably operated in the late 1930s or early ’40s. Jack Speer called it a “league organization” in Fancyclopedia 1 and said the Washington Outsiders were part of it. We have the displayed membership card with an address of 9 Rockefeller Plaza, in NYC, (the location of Weird Tales).

Forry Ackerman wrote a letter to Weird Tales, which appeared in the March 1940 issue on the topic of a Weird Tales Club in LA. He counts Henry Kuttner as a member, and visits from Robert Bloch, Catherine Moore, and Emil Petaja.

I should like to take this means of informing the imagi-natives of Los Angeles and environs of the existence of just such an organization in this vicinity. Over one hundred consecutive meetings have been held! 

We maintain a monster magazine library for the free use of all members, with Weird Tales running back over ten years, and The Hyborian Age and A History of the Necronomicon. The ‘Ghouls’ Get-together’ takes place every Thursday night of the year (excepting rare fifth Thursdays, when we all turn into vampires and go out and ‘paint the town red.’)

Club 1930s1940s
This is a club page. Please extend it by adding information about when and where the club met, when and by whom it was founded, how long it was active, notable accomplishments, well-known members, clubzines, any conventions it ran, external links to the club's website, other club pages, etc.

When there's a floreat (Fl.), this indicates the time or times for which we have found evidence that the club existed. This is probably not going to represent the club's full lifetime, so please update it if you can!