FanHistoricon is being held this year at Boskone. We have instituted something special for this year's convention. Thanks to the generosity of Boskone, we will not only have a suite to hold programs and discussions but we are instituting the:
We are establishing a special fan fund. If it is successful, we hope to be able to continue this for future FanHistoricons.
Boskone and NESFA have agreed to provide airfare to the convention for a special FanHistoricon Fan Fund recipient.
Rob Hansen will be our first recipient. We will bring him over from the UK for the Boskone FanHistoricon. He will be an excellent addition to the program and the convention.
His British fanhistory THEN is a major ongoing project; the new Who's Who in Fandom web site (http://www.fiawol.demon.co.uk/who) will provide excellent biographical information on fans. The bibliographies and fanzines and all his work will provide us with an expanded international scope.
Here is Rob's entry from the Who's Who in SF Fandom.
Of course, we need to raise additional funds for this trip. You don't need to send money immediately, although I won't turn it down, but please pledge a donation. Send me email on the amount you will donate and I will keep a running tally going. Make checks payable to me and mail your donation to:
Joe Siclari 4599 NW 5 Ave. Boca Raton, FL 33431-4601Please help make this a successful effort! Let other people who may not be online know about this effort. Thanks.
While you are thinking about it tell me if you are coming to FanHistoricon. We have some great programs scheduled but we are still making plans.
- Joe Siclari