The 1961 Open ESFA was a one-day convention (nominally an open meeting of the ESFA) held at the Newark YMCA in March 1961. Attendees included Hugo Gernsback, Frank R. Paul, Forry Ackerman, Otto Binder, Hans Santessen, Ted White, Dick Lupoff, and Lester del Rey with total attendance about 100. The meeting celebrated the 35th anniversary of Amazing Stories and Sam Moskowitz presented a slide show of Amazing cover artwork, from its beginning.
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