The London Convention 1939
May 21, 1939
Ancient Order of Druids Memorial Hall
Science Fiction Convention
On 21st May 1939, Druids Hall was again host to a convention - called simply "The London Convention". Among the forty-eight who attended were a respectable number of out-of-towners including George Ellis and Eric Needham of Manchester; Dave McIlwain, Ron Holmes, Eddie Ducker, L.V. Heald, and John Burke of Liverpool; Phil Hetherington from Northumberland, and Sam Youd (a.k.a. John Christopher) from Hampshire. The afternoon session was enlivened by Arthur C. Clarke (during a break from playing his usual role of straight-man to Bill Temple) who organised a general knowledge quiz between a team of provincials and one of Londoners (the provincials won). W.J. Passingham and Prof. A.M. Low gave speeches and the SFA gained a number of new members from among those who attended.
The London Convention 1939 Reports and Photos
- No reports found.