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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