Item #31264 A Digest of the Talk Given by E. Everett Evans at the 1941 Denvention. E. Everett Evans.

A Digest of the Talk Given by E. Everett Evans at the 1941 Denvention

Battle Creek, Michigan: E. Everett Evans, 1941. 8 1/2 x 11" leaflet, mimeographed from typescript on green paper stock.

A leaflet printing a dense 2 pp. essay by Evans on the necessity of organizing science fiction and fantasy fandom, published by Evans himself, on the occasion of the first Denvention, which was the first Worldcon. Of particular fascination to historians of the material culture of fanzines is his emphasis on fanzine production going forward - including more money for electro-type printing of illustrations, increased frequency of publication, more advertising, better typesetting and paper, directories, the elimination of fan feuds in fanzines, and even trimmed edges. Evans suggests that these points could be expanded into programming for the second Worldcon in 1942, but WWII intervened, and no Worldcons would be held until after the war.

Evans was a lifelong science fiction writer, fan, and collaborator with E.E. Doc Smith. he was married to the science fiction writer Thelma D. Hamm.

A valuable contribution to the material theory of fanzines, and possibly unrecorded; we can find no reference to the essay, and OCLC locates no holdings.

Folded thrice, with splits beginning at the folds and soiling and toning along fold lines; good only, but complete. Item #31264

Price: $75.00