Only those pages containing editorial material have been included here. Those given over to advertisments, fraternal greetings and the like have been omitted. There was also a:

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For those of you who don't have to return home immediately the Convention in over, I have been scouring round London for interesting things you might like to see and that will cost you nothing but the fare to get there.

First and foremost, of course, is the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. This is not held every day, but it can easily be checked in the daily papers which days it will be. Usually it is announced for 11-30 a.m. but we would advise you to be there early: especially if you want to get a good spot from which to take pics.

Visits can be made to the Public Records Office in Chancery Lane. This is the centre of the legal district - Inns of Court and the like which have very beautiful and peaceful gardens - iffen we should be lucky and have good weather! In the P.R.O. Museum can be seen the Domesday Book and other interesting historical documents. Hours are from Mon. thru Fri., 9-30a.m. - 5p.m. The Museum which is the most interesting part is only open 1p.m. - 4p.m. Normally one has to have a Reader's ticket in order to handle the rarer exhibits but a free temporary one can be had on application to the enquiry Desk.

Tours through the Houses of Parliament are made regularly, and we will be pleased to help you to get tickets for these.

There are also the Abbeys and Cathedrals for those of you interested in architecture. You may have heard of the Whispering Gallery in St. Paul's Cathedral, where if you stand in one spot and whisper it can be heard clearly all round the gallery. In Westminster Abbey are the memorials in Poet's Corner and elsewhere, which commemorate many of the famous of Britain.

These are just a few of the things which may catch your interest and will certainly pass a pleasant couple of hours for you. I can't give you the Freedom of the City, but I can express the hope that you will find it as fascinating as I do . . . and I live here. Ella Parker.

Sponsored by Arthur C. Clarke

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The steep hills of Mali Losinj enclose a circular bay with a single, narrow entrance from the sea. On all sides woods come down to the shore and the water is wonderfully transparent. This is Yugoslavia at its very best. As you swim out from the rocky beach you can see that the same down-swooping angle of the hills is carried out underwater, and that the bay must be shaped like an inverted cone, terribly deep in the middle. Brian and I swam past an anchored sailboat and then dived to follow the anchor rope that went down and down and vanished in the green-dark depths below us. I surfaced, but Brian went deeper, coming up a good half-minute after me.

"The rope just keeps going on," he said, "you can't see the end of it. There's a whole other world there, a cathedral turned upside down."

And that's just what it was. I had dived and seen it, and now I had a description, the right words, to make it stick in my memory. Thanks to Brian who, though at various times, is a mighty swimmer, a hearty eater, an heroic drinker, a meat pie salesman, an editor, a reviewer, a critic and many other things besides, is first, last and always an artist. He is a richly creative writer in a field not too greatly endowed with this rare trait.

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I was more than pleased when I heard that be was to be Guest of Honour (Guest of Honor for the Americans) at the 23rd World Science Fiction Convention 1n London; I felt this choice a most appropriate and correct one. If this convention is to be truly hands-across-the-sea, Brian W. Aldiss is the man for the job. He is as well traveled and cosmopolitan as any author should be, but remains pure English to the solid core. This, however, does not blind him in the slightest to either the strengths or weaknesses of the British character - as a reading of the short stories in THE AIRS OF EARTH will quickly reveal. Yet is was American fandom, at an American convention who awarded him a much-deserved Hugo for the stories that were later brought together as HOTHOUSE. His books have been translated into at least a half-dozen languages so that it can truthfully be said his reputation is worldwide.

By his works you shall know him. If we consult ITEM FORTY-THREE we will see many familiar titles that evoke sharp memories. (This booklet is a collector's item, a bibliography of Aldiss works from 1954 to 1962 - hopefully Ken Slater may still have a few left in stock.) It is impossible to forget stories like OLD HUNDREDTH or POOR LITTLE WARRIOR! THE PRIMAL URGE is as exciting - and certainly more entertaining - than any fold-out centerspread from PLAYBOY. I recall fondly a story like SHARDS that I thought was going nowhere - and I thought so wrongly that I had to turn back and read the entire story over again, mumbling with appreciation. Others, far wiser than I, share these feelings, and it has become impossible to open an anthology these days without stumbling across an Aldiss story.

There is a temptation at this point to indulge in an orgy of plot-outline and analysis and to work my way through the Aldiss novels at great length. I will control myself to just two succinct statements. THE DARK LIGHT YEARS is a classic-to-come, a book that is going to stay in print and will eventually be recognized as one of the great works of our time. GRAYBEARD Is a classic of the here and now, a giant of a book that puts paid to the destruction-of-Earth theme once and for all. All of the earlier novels of this type become copybook exercises done to prepare the readership for this book. Big words? Big books. I'm not normally that free with my praise as anyone who knows me will quickly agree. I'm just impressed, very impressed.

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The members of this convention are in luck: Aldiss in person is as interesting as Aldiss in print. He is accessible and has never been known to refuse a drink. If you don't know quite what to say when you first met him - try sayings "Isn't this my round?" He will instantly answer yes and greet you by name, as long as your name is prominently displayed on your person and spelled out in Roman or Cyrillic letters. You must say round instead of asking him what he would like to drink because the chances are that I will be there as well and wish to enjoy some of the largess. I will be there because I grow taller in Brian's company. I visit him as often as I can so that some of his pleasure in life will rub off on me. I value his friendship as I do few others: I value his literary and critical abilities as I do no others.

But this is your convention and he is your Guest of Honour. It was a wise choice and one that cannot help but make for a better convention. I Intend to enjoy myself here wallowing in the pleasures of International fanac, and I know Brian will the doing the same. Won't you join us?

Harry Harrison

The World Science Fiction Conventions

YearNameCityGuests of HonorChairman
1939Nycon New YorkFrank R. PaulMoskowitz
1940Chicon ChicagoE. E. "Doc" SmithKorshak
1941Denvention DenverRobert A. HeinleinWiggins
1946Pacificon Los AngelesA. E. van Vogt
E. Mayne Hull
1947Philcon PhiladelphiaJohn W. Campbell, Jr.Rothman
1948Torcon TorontoRobert BlochMcKeown
1949CinventionCincinnatiLloyd A. EshbachFord
1950NorwesconPortlandAnthony BoucherDay
1951NolaconNew OrleansFritz LeiberMoore
1952Chicon IIChicagoHugo GernsbackMay
1953Philcon IIPhiladelphiaWilly LeyRothman
1954SFConSan FranciscoJohn W. Campbell, Jr.Cole
1955CleventionClevelandIsaac AsimovFalasca
1956NyCon IINew YorkArthur C. ClarkeKyle
1957LonconLondonJohn W. Campbell, Jr.Carnell
1958SolaconLos AngelesRichard MathesonMoffatt
1959DetentionDetroitPoul AndersonSims & Prophet
1960PittconPittsburghJames BlishArcher
1961SeaconSeattleRobert A. HeinleinWeber
1962Chicon IIIChicagoTheodore SturgeonKemp
1963DisconWashingtonMurray LeinsterScithers
1964Pacificon IIOaklandLeigh Brackett
Edmond Hamilton
Forrest J Ackerman
& Stark
1965Loncon IILondonBrian W. AldissParker
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. . . .. is the Compleat Fan: in the sixteen years he has been in fandom, Terry has published over 250 issues of fanzines, including Lighthouse, Innuendo, Fanac (with Ron Ellik), and co-published Void, the Incompleat Burbee etc.; also he has written in many other fanzines, and in a member of FAPA, SAPS & OMPA.

Terry is interested in all aspects of fan writing publishing and history, and also has lately succeeded in selling stories in the professional SF market - he is now associate editor of Ace Books.

He is a keen convention-goer, having already attended four U.S. Worldcons, and six Westercons, and likes to get around and meet people at parties.

Terry is here - he wants to meet, be with, and talk to British fans - so just introduce yourself and enjoy his company.

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Rules operating and categories open this year in the above, are as follows:-

(1) Most Monstrous

(2) Most Beautiful (Male or Female)

(3) Most Authentic S.P.(Male or Female)

(4) Most Authentic Fantasy (Male or Female)

Groups are permissible but will not be eligible as such for Judging. The Judges may, if they wish, choose one from a group for an award.


There will be a special section for children up to age of 12 years. Two categories only: The best girl - either most beautiful costume or most authentic, whichever aspect the Judges choose to make the award for. And best boy, for which the same applies as for the girls.

All those intending to wear costume and take part in the Final Parade for Awards, should please bring brief descriptions of their costumes to the Committee rooms by 3.p.m. the latest, on Saturday.

No member of the 23rd World S.F,Convention Committee will serve on the Judges Panel. The decisions of the Judges will be final and binding on both the Contestants and the Committee.

We, your Committee, wish to make this part of the Programme as enjoyable for the Contestants as we hope it will be for the audience. We hope that you will try to help us in organising the affair and accede to our requests when asked to stand back to give the Judges a clear view. As much provision for photographers will be made as is possible.

Come one, come all, and have a ball.


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List of Members
1.Brian W. AldissOxford45.Rick SnearyCalif.
2.Ed MeskysCalif.46.Forry AckermanCalif.
3.Bill MallardiOhio47.Peter LearmountLondon
4.Charlie BrownN. J.48.Liam SmithLondon
5.Marsha BrownN. J.49.Peter H. MabeySurrey
6.Frank DietzN. J.50.E. R. JamesYorks.
7.Walter R.ColeN. J.51.Elinor BusbyWash.
8.Poul AndersonCalif.52.F. M. Busby Wash.
9.Karen AndersonCalif.53.Danny PlachtaMich.
10.Astrid AndersonCalif.54.David DieckmannCalif.
11.Mike DominaIll.55.Ruth BermanMinn.
12.George.R.HeapN. Y.56.Don FitchCalif.
13.Jim WebbertWash.57.W. J. Denholm, IIICalif.
14.Cindy HeapN. Y.58.Don FransonCalif.
15.Jock RootN. Y.59.Walt Daugherty Calif.
16.Ben JasonOhio60.Alan J. LewisCalif.
17.T. H. EngelN. Y.61.Pat Lupoff N. Y.
18.Jean EngelN. Y.62.Dick LupoffN. Y.
19.Bill BowersOhio 63.Kenneth J.LupoffN. Y.
20.Wally ConaerWash.64.Katherine LupoffN. Y.
21.Fred ProphetMich.65.Jean BogartPenn.
22.H. SchofieldPa.66.Al HaLevyCalif.
23.Chuck HansonColo.67. J. Ben StarkCalif.
24.Dave KyleN. Y.68.Bill DonahoCalif.
25.Ruth KyleN. Y.69.Z. J. GrantIll.
26.A. P. Kyle IIIN. Y.70.Alva RogersCalif.
27.Katya HulanCalif.71.Ron EllikCalif.
28.D. HulanCalif.72.Al LewisCalif.
29.Cole G. LalliN. Y.73.John TrimbleCalif.
30.Michael LalliN. Y.74.Bjo TrimbleCalif.
31.Robert SilverbergN. Y.75.Fred PatternCalif.
32.Barbara SilverbergN. Y.76.Dennis Smith Calif.
33.Brenda CrudgeCalif.77.Clyde BeckCalif.
34.Paul G.HerkartN. J.78.Claire BeckCalif.
35.Harlan EllisonCalif.79.Margret GemignaniN. Y.
36.Dave SamuelsonGermany 80.Sue E. SandersonPenn.
37.Allan HowardN. J.81.G. WillmorthCalif.
38.Clyde BookCalif.82.Sam MoskowitzN. J.
39.Ed CalvinMass.83.Chris MoskowitzN. J.
40.Earl KempIll.84.Tony HoucherCalif.
41.Nancy KempIll.85.Leonard F.Zettel, Jr.Calif.
42.Wally WeberAla.86.Gail E. ZettelCalif.
43.Ron HicksCalif.87.Stan WoolstonCalif.
44.Len MoffattCalif.88.Ben F. KeiferOhio

Sponsored by Pike Pickens

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89. I. M. Phyllida U. S. A. 154. George Scithers Germany
90. Alex B. Eisenstein Ill. 155. Harry Douthwaite Lancs.
91. J. M. Pournelle Calif. 156. Archie Mercer Bristol
92. Ron Matthias Calif. 157. Norman Sherlock London
93. David Trotter Ala. 158. C. A. Fowkes Warwicks.
94. Terry Carr N. Y. 159. W. S. Swinburne London
95. Carol Carr N. Y. 160. Colin Pilkington Lancs.
96. D. Lauren Exeter Calif. 161. Wolfgang Thadewald Germany
97. George Price Calif. 162. Thomas Schluck Germany
98. Lois Ann Price Calif. 163. Ted Hall London
99. Joan M. Corbett Calif. 164. Terry Pratchett Bucks.
100. Dr. Donald Corbett Calif. 165.Dr. Karl F. Blomeyer Belgium
101. Carol Murray Wash. 166. Charles Smith Suffolk
102. Ed Wood Idaho 167. Lang Jones London
103. Sid Rogers Calif. 168. Dave Busby Berks.
104. Mal Stark Calif. 169. Dick Howett Essex
105. Danny Curran Calif. 170. Bruce Montgomery Devon
106. S. Old U. S. A. 171. Jim Cawthorn Durham
107. Robert Franson Calif. 172. Bill Temple Middx.
108. P. A. Hiscox Warwicks. 173. Ella Parker London
109. Eric F. Russell Cheshire 174.Walt Willis Co. Down
110. Ted Tubb London 175. Madeleine Willis Co.Down
111. George N. Raybin N. Y. 176. James White Belfast
112. Fantast (Medway) Ltd. Cambs. 177. Mike Moorcock London
113. Charles Platt London 178. Arthur Pottersman London
114. Chris Priest Essex 179. Alice Schonfeld Herts.
115. Joseph G. Dittrich N. J. 180. Bobbie Gray Glos.
116. John Boardman N. Y. 181. Ken M.P. Cheslin Worcs.
117. Perdita Boardman N. Y. 182. L. Leventhal London
118. Vic Ryan Ill. 183. M. D. Wippell London
119. Ed Bielfeldt Ill. 184. Jimmy Goddard Middx.
120. Bill Evans Md. 185. Patrick Shepherd Ill.
121. Charles Partington Lancs. 186. G. Marwick Edinburgh
122. Harry Nadler Lancs. 187. Ian McAuley Eire
123. Tom Holt Lancs. 188. Ken Potter Lancs.
124. Shiela Barnes Staffs. 189. Stanley Nicholls London
125. Fred Brammer Va. 190. David Griffiths London
126. Harry Harrison Denmark 191. C. H. Legg Herts.
127. Jim Groves London 192. D. G. Mechan Wwks.
128. Ethel Lindsay Surrey 193. Ruth Randle Wwks.
129. John Brunner London 194. P. Muldowney Devon
130. Marjorie Brunner London 195. D. E. Cohen London
131. Stephen Oakey Hunts. 196. A. T. R. Deacon London
132. Eric Bentcliffe Cheshire 197. S. G. Hugget Somerset
133. John W. Andrews N. Mex. 198. S. G. Hugget Somerset
134. David Michelinie Tenn. 199. S. G. Hugget Somerset
135. Jay Kay Klein N. Y. 200. S. G. Hugget Somerset
136. George Fergus Ohio. 201. Sanford Z. Meschkow N. Y.
137. Richard Mann N. Dak. 202.Tom Gilbert Calif.
138. Bruce Taylor Md. 203. Jack Chalker Md.
139. Paul C. Crawford Calif. 204. Andrew W. Bullington Va.
140. Jerome Stemnock Penn. 205. Larry Hicock Oreg.
141. Dick Eney Va. 206. Eric Delson N. Y.
142. Robert Madle Md. 207. Paul F. Galvin Mass.
143. Jack Agnew Penn. 208. Samuel D. Russell Calif.
144. Banks Mebane Md. 209. Henry Eichner Calif.
145. Washington S.F. Assoc. D.C. 210.Art Saha N. J.
146. Angus M. Taylor Canada 211. Fanoclasts/Fistfa N. Y.
147. W. Stringer Lancs. 212. Dave van Arnan N.Y.
148. Ron Bennett Yorks. 213. Ted White N. Y.
149. Brian Burgess Hants. 214. Bill Glass Calif.
150. Doreen Parker Northants. 215. Gordon van Toen Canada
151. Keith Otter London 216. Rick Brooks Ind.
152. Ted Forsyth London 217. Richard Bisson Mass.
153. Des Squire London 218. P. Schuyler Miller Pa.
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FRIDAY 27th August


Registration Desk opens.

Film show in Convention Hall.


Project Art Show opens.

Retail exhibits open.

(For subsequent opening times, see notice at regiatration desk and exhibit rooms.)


Official Opening of convention by Chairman.
Introduction of notables by Ella Parker and Ron Ellik.


Talk by

Harry Harrison:

"S.F. - the
salvation of the
modern novel?"

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SATURDAY 28th August


Registration Desk opens.


Programme opened by Chairman.


Talk by Geoff Doherty


Panel: "SF in Europe" Moderator, Brian Aldiss. - where East meets West!


Bargain basement auction.


Break for lunch.


Transatlantic Quiz - U.S. versus the Rest. Quizmaster: Al Lewis


Delta Group - short films.


Talk by John Brunner: "How to get high without actually going into Orbit"


Tea break
(Hall being set up for fancy dress parade.)


Now is the time to start preparing for:


The Fancy Dress Party Parade and Competition.
Compere: Arthur Thomson

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SUNDAY 29th August


Programme opened by Chairman.


Panel: "A Robot in the Executive Suite" Moderator, Dick Eney.


Star Auction - in the Lounge - Auctioneers: Ted Forsyth and Phil Rogers. (Hall being prepared for Banquet)


The Convention Banquet

Toastmaster:Tom Boardman
Guest of Honour:Brian W. Aldiss
Special Speaker:Arthur C. Clarke
TAFF Delegate:Terry Carr
Hugo Presentation:Robert Silverberg
(Admission by ticket only.)


B R E A T H W O R L D - premiere of the Delta-Group feature film.


Talk by Ted White.


Panel: "From Cradle to Collection" Moderator, Ted Carnell.
- author, agent, buyer, publisher, critic and reader fight it out among themselves!

8.47 1/2.

Initiation Ceremony of the Knights-Elect into the Most Noble and Illustrious Order of St. Fantony, by the authority of the Master of the Archives, Keith Freeman.

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MONDAY 30th August


The Business Meeting

- at which will be discussed the site for the 24th World Science Fiction Convention, and other matters.


Panel: "The Man on a White Horse" Moderator, Charles Smith.

Followed by other official or unofficial programme items, as to be announced or displayed at the registration desk. (see notice on opposite page)

The copyright of all illustrations from
magazines etc. presented to the auctions is
reserved by the original publishers.

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All times in the programme are only approximate, and the Committee reserve the right to make such alterations in the items as may prove necessary. Such changes will, as far as is practicable, be announced in the hall and displayed on the information board at the registration desk.

At times when there is no official programme item given the Convention hall will be available (except as stated in the programme) for putting on unofficial items; please apply to the Committee for facilities to display information about these.

We apologies for the fact that it has proved impossible to include the "This is Your Fan Life" item which we had planned to have in the programme.

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219. Leigh BrackettOhio287. Camille Cazedessus, Jr.La.
220. Edmond HamiltonOhio 288. Mary CazedessusLa.
221. E. King LulloffColo.289. R. D. RichmondTex.
222. Martin MassogliaGermany290. Leland SapiroCanada
222. Martin MassogliaGermany290. Leland SapiroCanada
223. Lloyd Biggle, Jr.Mich.
224. Harold MoellendickKan.
225. B. Phillip WalkerVa.
226. Lou TabakowOhio
227. RoY TackettN. Mex.
228. John R. IsaacIll.
229. Ted Isaacs N. Y.
230. Barbara Bealer Pa.
231. Lois LavenderCalif.
232. Fred W. ArnoldFla.
233. Judi B. Sephton N. Y.
234. Dick SchultzMich.
235. A. Joseph RoseMass.
236. Bob TuckerIll.
237. Donald A. WollheimN. Y.301. Mrs. T. MielkeGermany
238. Elsie B. WollheimN. Y.302. John FoysterAustralia
239. Elizabeth Wollheim N. Y.303. John RolesLancs.
240. Carl LundgrenMich.304. Jurgen MannGermany
241. Jim BlishN. Y.305. Thea GradeGermany
242. Judith A. Lawrence N. Y.306. Tony GlynnLancs.
243. William Atheling, Jr. N. Y.307. Steve MooreLondon
244. Robert S. Kennedy, Jr.Calif.308. J. M. RosenblumYorks.
245. Bill Miller Mo.309. H. A. RosenblumYorks.
246. Fritz LeiberCalif.310. David HeptonstallYorks.
247. Vincent D. Kohler Calif.311. National Fantasy Fan FederationTenn
248. William Glanville Calif.312. John PuseyOxford
249. Roger J. ZelaznyOhio313. Ron McGuinnessLondon
250. Dan GoodmanN. Y.314. Darroll PardoeWorcs.
251. Nita G. HaganN. Y.315. Andrew RaisinLondon
252. Frank Andrasovsky Ohio316. Fred BrownEssex
253. Evelyn del ReyN. J.317. Brian AllportNotts.
254. Lester del ReyN. J.318. D. St. P. BarnardGlos.
255. Mike McInerneyN. Y.319. David PiperLondon
256. Jim CaughranMich.320. Andrew DunnettHants.
257. Barbara MayCalif.321. Tony BathHants.
258. Mike BuchtaWisc.322. T. GoodeyCambs.
259. Randel FeestWisc.323. R. GraySussex
260. Beresford SmithN. J.324. Cliff TeagueWwks.
261. Sue A. WardMich.325. Phillip ClarkeWwks.
262. Albert JacksonTex.326. Heinrich P.ArenzGermany
263. John Hillery Mass.327. Ronald WhitingLondon
264. Charlotte CraigIll.328. James MoylesKent
265. Eric D. McClaffertyCalif.329. Charles WoosteOhio
266. Joe HendricksMich.330. A. L. NickelsLondon
267. Chris CowleyInd.331. M. J. CobdenWwks.
268. Henry Ha HeinsN. Y.332. Mrs M. HallN'hants.
269. Wendayne AckermanCalif.333. William C. FullerSuffolk
270. Clarence HydePa.334. Sandra Beckett-TaggN'humb'land
271. Thomas M. DischN. Y335. Arthur C. ClarkeLondon
272. Fred ClarkeIll.336. Richard GordonBanffs.
273. Peggy Rae PavlatMd.337. K. SlaterBucks.
274. Bob PavlatMd.338. Terry OvertonEssex
275. Edward L. FermanN. Y.339. Phieme OvertonEssex
276. Turner J. HowardTenn.340. Brenda PiperLondon
277. Donald M. MillerMd.341. Alan LangridgeMiddx.
278. Claudia D. Galik Ohio342. S. R. DaltonYorks.
279. Andy PorterN. Y.343. Eric JonesGlos.
280. Jerald JacksMd.344. Margaret JonesGlos.
281. Baltimore S.F. SocietyMd.345. Maire SteeleCo. Durham
282. Carl F. BraunigTex.346. Rosemary AllanN'hants.
283. Judith MerrilN. Y.347. Jill AdamsHants.
284. Norm MetcalfCalif.
285. Lauren ExeterCalif.
286. John H. HartLa.
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401. A. F. HillmanMon.501. Jim GrantHants.
402. Mack ReynoldsSpain502. B. A. BakerLondon
403. A. G. ThomasAustralia503. J. H. BarkerYorks.
404. Duncan SteelCambs.504. Mrs S. E. BarkerYorks.
405. Valerie SteelCambs.505. Miss D. BaileyLondon
406. Donald R. BensonN. Y.505. Miss D. BaileyLondon
407. Waldemar KummingGermany506. R. TurnerN'humb'land
408. Gary KlupfelGermany507. P. C. RapleyMiddx.
409. Audrey EversfieldFrance508. Duncan LunanAyre.
410. George O. SmithGermany509. Daphne VincentEssex
411. Dona SmithGermany510. Ian PetersLondon
412. Douglas SmithGermany511. Betty PetersLondon
413. Robert M. DixonLondon512. Helmut HoernleinGermany
414. Irene BoothroydYorks.513. Riemer VisserGermany
415. Dorelle BoothroydYorks.514. Robin FarquharsonCambs.
416. Ivor LattoLanarks.515. J. WatsonLondon
417. Ron WilsonWash.516. R. LittleLondon
418. Miss W. McGillIll.517. D.DobsonLondon
419. Gerry WebbLondon518. J. MadrackiLancs.
420. LASFSCalif.519. David GarnettLancs.
421. E. J. CarnellLondon520. Tony RichardsonMiddx.
422. David J. WilliamsGermany521. Hans D. FurrerSwitzerland
423. Walter ErnstingAustria522. Alexander HillSwitzerland
424. Ursula ErnstingAustria523. Bram StokesMiddx.
425. Syd BoundsSurrey524. Jean DempseyLondon
426. Terry BullN'hants.
427. Boyd RaeburnCanada
428. Ken McIntyreLondon
429. Eddie JonesLancs.
430. Jack WilliamsonN. Mex.
431. Charles WinstoneWwks.
432. Jeremy A. BarryCalif.
433. Wendy RaybouldWorcs.
434. Meredith ChattertonLondon
435. Joan HarrisonDenmark
436. Roger PeytonWoks.
437. Beryl HenleyWorcs.
438. Phil RogersLincs.
439. Daphne SewellN'hants.
440. Frank HerbertSomerset
441. Norman ShorrockCheshire
442. Mike TurnerWwks.
443. John BainHerts.
444. Pat PictonWorcs.
445. Peter DayWorcs.
446. John BerrySomerset
447. Dr Josef NesvadbaCzechoslovakia
448. George LockeLondon
449. Virginia MarshallN. Y.
450. Thomas MielkeGermany
This list of members is that received hers up to 14th July. Owing to several books of tickets being in use simultaneously, there are gaps in the numbering representing unsold tickets and ones sold but not yet reported (this particularly applies to ones sold by our US agent). A further consequence in that only within blocks of 50 can it be said that lower numbers were sold before higher ones.

Members are listed with their County (U.K.), State (U.S.) or country (elsewhere) - that in their postal address is used.

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In Memoriam: Don Ford

In April of this year fans all over the world were shocked and saddened by the news of the sudden death of Don Ford. He was only forty-four and we miss him sorely. In particular all those connected with or interested in the Transatlantic Fan Fund mourn him. He was the only fan to administer the Fund without actually having made the trip himself. Under the guidance of Don Ford and Walt Willis the Fund came safely through its period of teething troubles and Don himself was finally rewarded with a TAFF trip to the 1960 Easter London Convention at which he made many friends, thrilling the audience with a show of some of his many prize-winning colour slides and introducing to British fandom a new technique in party-throwing.

Don always took a keen interest in fandom's many aspects and TAFF was always dear to his heart. To a large extent thanks to him, TAFF goes marching on, and TAFF will always remember and honour him.

1955Ken BulmerEnglandto Cleveland
1957Robert A. London
1958Ron BennettEnglandto Los Angeles
1960Don London
1960Eric BentcllffeEnglandto Pittsburgh
1962Ron Harrogate
1962Ethel LindsayEnglandto Chicago
1964Wally Peterborough
1964Arthur ThomsonEnglandto San Francisco
1965Terry London
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At the Pittsburgh Convention in 1960, Bjo Trimble inaugurated Project Artshow. This is a Show which not only late Con attendees see the work of many artists in fandom but enables the artist's work to be seen to its beet advantage - also it makes it possible for the artwork to be sold. This is the first time that Project Artshow has appeared outside the States, although it has been running very successfully since 1960, due of course to the devoted work of Bjo.

A panel of judges has been chosen, who will judge the artwork during the Con weekend, so the results will be announced before the end of the Convention. There will also be a Popular Vote award, so remember to visit the Artshow and register your vote - voting forms will be at the desk by the door of the Show room, where you may also make enquiries about buying, or bidding for any of the exhibits, with the exception of the few which may be marked not for sale.

Awards are to be made in the following categories:

  1. Astronomical Art
  2. Fantasy Art
  3. Heroic Fantasy
  4. Children's Fantasy
  5. Outre Art
  1. Experimental Art
  2. Cartooning
  3. Open Category
  4. Fellowship of the Ring
  5. Science Fiction Illustration
Photo Salon: 1.Black & White 2. Colour 3. Experimental

Popular votes open to all categories.

Project Artshow wishes to thank all those who have helped in any way - those who helped to set up, watch over, and dismantle the Show at the end; and the judges who have the difficult task of trying to pick the best. We hope that all the artists who take part will do so profitably:

Enquiries about this year's Show to Ethel Lindsay, about future ones to: Bjo Trimble,5571 Belgrave Ave.,Eastgate, Garden Grove, Calif. 92641, U.S.A.

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Rules of the Business Meeting

The business meeting of the 23rd World S.F. Convention shall convene during the Monday morning August 30th, 1965 programme, session. The meeting shall be conducted informally insofar as possible but with recourse to Robert's Rules of Order as the final authority.

The first phase of the meeting will be Chaired by Ella Parker, Convention Chaiman and will be solely concerned with the selection of a Convention site for the 1966 world Convention.

The first proposal will be that of Syracuse for permission to have their bid admitted for a vote. They will be allowed five minutes to make their speech In support of this proposal; the opposition will also have five minutes, with a further two minutes each side for rebuttal.

In order to win admission to the bidding, Syracuse must gain a three-quarter majority vote.

This will then be followed - assuming the success of Syracuse - by the bid speeches. Ten minutes each side with a further three minutes each for rebuttal. To ensure non-partisanship, names will be drawn out of a hat to decide who speaks first in the bidding session.

When this part of the business has been concluded the Chair will be surrendered to George Scithers who, as Parliamentarian, will conduct the remainder of the meeting.

The first order of business will be the report of the HUGO Committee. This will be a preliminary report, open for discussion, not for a final vote.

Apart from this there is as yet, no further business.

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Special Notices


The normal electric outlets supply power at 250 volts, 50 cycles, but all bedrooms have razor sockets which also provide a supply at 110 volts.


The Marble Arch area is a parking meter zone, so there are restrictions on parking near the hotel, although these are relaxed in the evening, at weekends, and on Bank Holidays - look out for the notices in the streets! (and check the times during which charges are made before putting money into a meter!)

Parking without lights is allowed on all roads with street lighting other than bus routes.

Garage parking is available adjacent to the hotel.


The British liquor laws are too complex to explain within the confines of this book, but the essential feature of interest to attendees is that adult hotel residents are allowed to purchase drinks at all hours, but non-residents may only do so during the nomal hours of licensing.

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The Committee wishes to record their appreciation of help given by the following:

Mr Hall of Messrs King & Macson Ltd., the printers of the progress reports and programme book.

Mr Philip Lambert, for the design of the Con emblem.

The SFCoL, for financial and moral support.

Mike Moorcock, for extensive publicity.

Mr Learmount and Mr Anka, of the Mount Royal Hotel.

"Skyrack", "Ratatosk", and "Focal Point".

Mr E. J. Carnell, and Mr G. Bonfiglioli.

Arthur Thomson, George Scithers, Al Lewis, Bill Evans, Dick Eney, Ron Ellik, Bill Donaho, Frank Dietz, F. M. Busby, and other fans too numerous to mention, including particularly one who is determined to remain anonymous.

(Names in reverse alphabetical order!)