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Types of Conventions - International Conventions - World Science Fiction Convention
... Worldcon, or more formally The World Science Fiction Convention, is a science fiction convention held each year since 1939 (except for the years 1942 through 1945, during World War II) ... It is the annual convention of the World Science Fiction Society (or WSFS), an unincorporated body whose members are defined as "all people who have paid membership dues to the Committee ...
Fritz Leiber - Writing Career
... From 1945-56 Leiber was associate editor of Science Digest ... Book publication of the science fiction novel Gather, Darkness followed in 1950 ... It deals with a futuristic world that follows the Second Atomic Age which is ruled by scientists, until in the throes of a new Dark Age, the witches revolt ...
Discontinued Hugo Awards
... The Hugo Awards are presented every year by the World Science Fiction Society for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year ... Hugo Gernsback, the founder of the pioneering science fiction magazine Amazing Stories, and was once officially known as the Science Fiction Achievement Award ... been described as "a fine showcase for speculative fiction" and "the best known literary award for science fiction writing" ...
Torcon
... to three Worldcons held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Torcon I, the 6th World Science Fiction Convention, held in 1948 Torcon II, the 31st World Science Fiction Convention, held in 1973 Torcon 3, the 61st ...
Tom Reamy - Fan, Editor, Convention Organizer
... While still in his teens in the early 1950s, he became active in science fiction fandom's fanzine and convention culture, as both a fan writer and fan artist ... During this period Reamy began to experiment with writing fantasy and science fiction stories ... CriFanAc, attracting a variety of contributors, both local and from greater science fiction fandom Reamy also contributed both artwork and commentary to its pages, as he was also doing ...

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