Twenty years ago seven Science Fiction enthusiasts from New York visited Philadelphia one Sunday afternoon, meeting together with local fans. That gathering of the two groups became the first "science fiction convention" in history.
This Labor Day weekend, in New York City, more than one thousand people will attend the four-day 14th World Science Fiction Convention at the Biltmore Hotel, attending the several sessions to be addressed by distinguished personalities in the field, joining in the after-sessions parties and in the traditional Costume Ball, and applauding guest of honor Arthur C. Clarke, principal speaker at the Banquet on Sunday night. The next morning. Labor Day, Convention members will vote for the site of next year's convention, the choice this year being between London and Los Angeles.
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