By John Hertz: John DeChancie corrected me. I reported that at Loscon XXXVIII, where he was Author and I was Fan Guest of Honor, he said he’d never heard of fanzines until Marty Cantor sent him Holier Than Thou. This was a misstatement by one or both of us. In fact DeChancie knew of fanzines; he was then given a stack by no less than Bob Leman; he wrote Thou a letter of comment; the return copy was the first specifically addressed to him. I like this version better, not only because it’s truer, and shows a fine fannish pro hipper sooner, but also because it shows him looking around. Be bigger than your immediate adventure.
Reporting on the new LASFS (Los Angeles S-F Society) clubhouse I said it had no patio. Other members later pointed out a door I hadn’t seen. It opened onto the 14th Chorp Dimension and there I was.
Cantor also reminds me DeChancie is in both APA-L (Amateur Press Ass’n – LASFS, LASFS being the host though not the sponsor of L) and LASFAPA (L.A. Scientifiction Fans’ Am. Pr. Ass’n). Cantor, who is the Official Collator of L, and the Little Tin God of LASFAPA, will not let either of his children be slighted even for the sake of the other. In fact he’s a man whose deeds are better than his words. Cantor – what do you mean I’ve ruined your – put that blaster down – augh