Here are a series of panels about fandom, fanzines and fan history (FanHistoriCon 10.5). Some of the items are in the Fan Lounge, which is Marriott 690.
How to Enjoy Your First Convention Thu 1:00pm CC204C An introduction to fandom by long-time fans. Bring your questions, they'll have the answers. Gay Haldeman Rusty Hevelin How to Have Fun at a Worldcon Even if You Brought Your Children Thu 1:00pm CC202B Lynn Cohen Koehler Joni Brill Dashoff Fannish Inquisition I: Worldcon Bidder Presentations Thu 3:00pm CC201C Irv Koch Deborah M. Geisler Kim Campbell Vince Docherty Tom Whitmore Hiroaki Inoue Friends Don't Let Friends Run Worldcons: Worldcon Chairs Discuss Worldcon Thu 5:00pm CC104A Anthony R. Lewis Tom Veal Tom Whitmore Docent Tour: Fan Exhibits Thu 5:00pm CC2 Exhibit Fan Mike Resnick Fantiques Roadshow Fri 11:00am CC2 Exhibit Auc Fantiques Roadshow is a participatory activity - all you need to do is bring along an item with some sort of SF significance (book, art, fannish item or collectible) and see if it's worth anything. The first part of Fantiques Roadshow is an informal appraisal of items at tables in the auction area. The appraisers will select a few items to bring up to the front table during the second part of the show. Jerry Weist Joe Siclari Jane Frank Rusty Hevelin Fan Art Jam Fri 12:00 noon CC2 Exhibit Demo Sue Mason Brad W. Foster Teddy Harvia Alexis Gilliland So You Want to Start Your Own Convention: Advice from Experienced Conrunners Fri 1:00pm CC201A Joe Siclari Ann Cecil Tom Whitmore Eric M. Van Con Running 101: Looking at Hotel Contracts Fri 4:00pm CC203B Ben Yalow Fen Abroad - A Look at Fan Funds Fri 4:00pm CC108A Naomi C. Fisher Sue Mason Janice Gelb Victor Gonzalez Pat Molloy Timothy Liebe's Dead: Circulating (& Stopping) Death (& Other) Rumors at the Speed of Light Sat 10:00am CC108A Laurie Mann Brad Ferguson The Neofan Manifesto - One Year Later Sat 10:00am CC203B Julie Stickler Robert J. Gates Lenny Bailes Developing Convention Programs: A Philosophical (and Practical) Discussion Sat 2:00pm CC202B Priscilla Olson Andrew Adams Jim Mann Edie Stern Conventions We Go To and Why Sun 11:00am CC203A From an attendee's point of view, what makes a good convention? A group of folks who attend more than their share of conventions give their points of view. Hal Clement Teresa Nielsen Hayden Priscilla Olson Erik Olson Docent Tour: Fan Exhibits Sun 2:00pm CC2 Exhibit Fan Leah Zeldes Smith Things to Come: Fandom in the Future Sun 4:00pm CC202B Mark L. Olson Mike Glyer Jack Speer Erik Olson Victor Gonzalez The Growing Rift? -- Pros and Fans Sun 5:00pm CC202B A look at recent changes in fandom. Some pros view themselves as separate from the fannish community -- and some fans view pros as separate. What's driving this change? Priscilla Olson Teresa Nielsen Hayden Janice Gelb Gay Haldeman
Fanzine Fandom Today Fri 1:00pm M690 Robert Whitaker Sirignano Arthur Hlavaty Hope Leibowitz Vicki Rosenzweig Joyce Scrivner Online with Fanzine Fandom Fri 2:00pm M690 Ted White Geri Sullivan Lenny Bailes Frank Lunney The Well-Read Fan: What Current Fanzines Should All Well-Read Fans Be Reading? Fri 3:00pm CC202B The panel discusses the best current fanzines as well as some classic fanzines. Nicki Lynch Brad W. Foster Leah Zeldes Smith Teresa Nielsen Hayden Protecting Your Collection: Advice for Collectors of Books, Art, Magazines, and Fanzines Fri 5:00pm CC203B Jerry Weist Joe Siclari Rusty Hevelin The Fan Writing Hall of Fame Sat 4:00pm CC203A We have a hall of fame containing the best written SF. Why not one for fan writing? The panel discusses the best fan writing of all time and reads samples of the favorite writers/pieces. Art Widner Joe Siclari Ted White Dick Smith Care and Feeding of a Fanzine Collection Mon 1:00pm M690 Moshe Feder Gregory Trend Joe Siclari
Fandom in the Fifties: WSFS Inc. and All That Jazz Fri 12:00 noon CC202B How was fandom developing (changing? evolving?) in the Eisenhower years? Were fannish cultures and politics as stagnant as those of the mundane world? What was going on in the convention arena? Art Widner Rusty Hevelin Ray Faraday Nelson Previously in Philadelphia: the 1947 and 1953 Worldcons Fri 2:00pm CC202B Hal Lynch Jack Speer Frederik Pohl E. M. Korshak Famous Fannish Lawsuits and Scandals Fri 4:00pm CC202B Jack L. Chalker Brian L. Burley Jack Speer E. M. Korshak History of Philadelphia Fandom and First Fandom Sat 11:00am CC203B The First Fandom Hall of Fame will be given out at the begnning of this panel. Find out about the history of Philadelphia fandom and the connections of First Fandom to Philadelphia fandom. George H. Scithers Wilma Meier Hal Lynch Gary Keith Feldbaum Peggy Rae Sapienza Leeds vs. Philadelphia: The First Convention Sat 12:00 noon CC203B Jack Speer Joe Siclari How (the Hell) Did Heidelberg Happen? Sat 12:00 noon CC202B The 1970 Worldcon was held in Heidelberg. U.S. fans found themselves to be strangers in a strange land. But why (and how) did Heidelberg hold the Worldcon? What are the advantages (and problems) of non- English-speaking conventions: past-present-future? Anthony R. Lewis Robert Silverberg Richard Lynch Baycon '68: Barely Beating the Boom Sat 3:00pm CC203A A look at a pivotal year, when the 60's drew to a close, and the great explosion of the next ten years was just beginning. What was it all like -- and how did the convention mirror the changes and foretell the future? Astrid Anderson Bear Andrew I. Porter Ted White Roger Sims The Fan Writing Hall of Fame Sat 4:00pm CC203A We have a hall of fame containing the best written SF. Why not one for fan writing? The panel discusses the best fan writing of all time and reads samples of the favorite writers/pieces. Art Widner Joe Siclari Ted White Dick Smith The Great Explosion: Fandom in the 60s and 70s Sat 5:00pm CC202B Was it really only caused by Star Trek/Star Wars? How did the massive changes in fandom (size, gender ratio, age, etc.) impact the community? Did we learn anything from the explosion? Is there another fannish explosion in the future? Toni Weisskopf Wilma Meier Anthony R. Lewis Ben Yalow When It Changed: Discon '74 and After Sun 11:00am CC202B Discon was the first Worldcon that had a separate "fan" lounge, possibly marking the pivotal moment that fanzine fans found themselves superseded by convention-running fans. Discuss/analyze this statement -- and cheer or bemoan this climacteric change in fandom. Guy H. Lillian Alexis Gilliland Moshe Feder Jack L. Chalker Jack C. Haldeman The First Carpool: A Look at Chicon and Denvention (1940/41) Sun 12:00 noon CC203A Art Widner A History of Japanese Fandom Sun 1:00pm CC201C Takumi Shibano Masahiro Noda Takayuki Tatsumi Mari Kotani Hiroaki Inoue Yasuo Kawai Masayuki Muratani A Fragmentation of Fans: The Growth of Separate Fandoms Sun 2:00pm CC202B An examination of the background (and continued growth) of the separation of the fannish community into separate fandoms. From the SCA to Costumecons, and early comics fandom to filk convention ,,, what's going on, why, and what will be the outcome? Don Sakers Edmund R. Meskys Laurie Mann Mike Glyer Moshe Feder 60 Years of the N3F Sun 5:00pm CC203A Catherine Mintz Art Widner First Fandom Then and Now Mon 12:00 noon CC202B Hal Clement Forrest J. Ackerman