FanHistory Project Zoom Sessions

Next FanHistory Zoom Session

Wrong Turns on the Wallaby Track: Australian Science Fiction Fandom to Aussiecon - Part 1, 1936 to 1960, with Leigh Edmonds and Perry Middlemiss

Date: December 4 (US)/December 5 (Australia), 2021
7PM Dec 4 EST, 4PM Dec 4 PST, 11AM Dec 5 Melbourne AU

From the 1930s to the 1950s sf fandom in Australia was active and buoyant. Centred mainly around the city of Sydney their activities included fanzine production, club meetings and feuding. Yet by the beginning of the 1960s it had nearly all withered away. How did this vibrant community survive the Second World War and yet somehow fail to make it through peacetime? This, and many other questions, will be addressed by Dr Leigh Edmonds, sf fan and professional historian, in his FANAC talk titled "Wrong Turns on the Wallaby Track: Australian Science Fiction Fandom to Aussiecon - Part 1, 1936 to 1960.

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