Big Heart, First Fandom, Sam Moskowitz & Special Committee Awards given out at Loncon3.
R. Graeme Cameron instructs us in the fine art of becoming a BNF – or nearly so. (It might be advisable to strive for Filthy Pro status instead….)
Science Fiction Clubs – many still going strong since 1935! The SF genre has the hardest working (and original) fans in the biz!
According to both Sam Moskowitz and another fan historian, whom I did know, Jack Speer, the beginnings of fandom were consumed with feuds, bickering, hoaxes, all out wars, and lots of other fun stuff.
And it was fun for most of those that participated.
This blog is not a fan history, although I will cite some fan history. There are actual fanhistorians who guard our culture. If you want to read about early fan history, see the following books: The Futurians by Damon Knight, The Way the Future Was by Frederik Pohl, All Our Yesterdays by Harry Warner, Jr., and The Immortal […]