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1965: The Second UK Worldcon

1965: The Second UK Worldcon

ByRob Hansen

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Rob Hansen has compiled this history of the 1965 London World SF Convention from contemporary fanzine and magazine accounts, so that the complex story emerges from the participants’ own words, together with Rob’s explanatory notes and commentary. Text length 61,500 words. The cover shows Tom Boardman (left) and Michael Moorcock against the background of a Stingray puppet and model diorama provided by the Gerry Anderson team. Photograph by Peter Mabey. From Rob Hansen’s Foreword: “LONCON II was organised by SFCoL, the Science Fiction Club of London, the last UK Worldcon to be run by such a small group of fans. But who exactly were the members of SFCoL, what was the group all about, and why were they also known as the Scottish Fan Club of London? You’ll find answers to these and other questions in this volume, as well as discovering what Operation Andy Capp was, why there was so much drama around the drama award, which noted writer demanded whisky from inside a Dalek, and why the Rolling Stones didn’t perform at the convention.” ALL PROCEEDS FROM SALES OF THIS PAPERBACK WILL GO TO THE TRANSATLANTIC FAN FUND.

Details

Publication Date
Jul 20, 2023
Language
English
ISBN
9781916508101
Category
History
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Rob Hansen

Specifications

Pages
169
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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