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News of the first Worldcon

By Petrea Mitchell| March 19, 2011 | Comments Off on News of the first Worldcon

The first World Science Fiction Convention was held in New York City in 1939, and a reporter from Time was there. Now you can read the resulting story online.

Even as sf cons were starting to coalesce into familiar patterns, it appears that mainstream press coverage of journalism was also developing into the form we know well today. Spot the period equivalents for “nerdy boys living in their mothers’ basements”, “beamed up”, and more!

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