By John Hertz: Much as I try to avoid noun chains (noun chain hatred! noun chain hatred surfeit!) I confess I just slipped close.
Maybe I don’t mention Vladimir Nabokov as often as File 770 mentions Ray Bradbury, but I can’t help telling you Nabokov said the difference between the comic side of things, and their cosmic side, depends upon a single sibilant.
Nor could I help this one. Well, maybe I could, but I didn’t. Migly and I have been exchanging remarks about the orthography of referring to book and magazine titles. (He: “an equally valid argument is that you refuse”. I: “With all courtesy I shave your ill-formed eyebrows.”)
Anyway, Bruce Gillespie in Treasure 2 reports on Continuum X (53rd Australia national science fiction convention, Melbourne 6-9 Jun 14), which this year’s Down Under Fan Fund delegate Juanita Coulson duly attended.
Gillespie knew the great fanzine Yandro she and her late husband Buck had published, but in person Gillespie hadn’t seen her for a while, nor was he about to miss this chance. Australia – New Zealand DUFF Administrator Bill Wright arranged for her to attend a special meeting of the Nova Mob as well as taking part in the rest of the con. Gillespie tells us about it and has a fine Cat Sparks photo of Coulson on p. 7.
My real-mail copy of Treasure 2 (and T3, gosh!) just arrived. Don’t bury yours, or I suppose you can look at eFanzines.com now or real soon.
|N. Am. DUFF Adm’r (outgoing)John Hertz
236 S. Coronado St., No. 409
Los Angeles, CA 90057 U.S.A.
Phone (213) 384-6622
|ANZ Adm’rBill Wright
Unit 4, 1 Park St
St Kilda West, VIC 3182 Australia
Phone (61-3) 9534 -0163
E-mail bilw (at) iprimus (dot) com (dot) au