It went through many names, but eventually became Fandom House, which see.
|from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959|
|Set up by Taurasi in 1938 on the foundation of Taurasi-Thompson publications, this group was joined by Moskowitz, Osheroff, Kuslan, Tucker, Wiggins, and many others, becoming probably the largest publishing house fandom has seen. It eventually narrowed down to the Queensies as a result of the Exclusion Act battles.|
|from Fancyclopedia 1 ca. 1944|
|Set up by Taurasi in 1938 on the Taurasi-Thompson pubs foundation, this group was joined by Moskowitz, Osheroff, Kuslan, Tucker, Wiggins, and quite a number of others, becoming probably the largest publishing house fandom has seen. In the fall of '38, however, Wollheim told Wiggins he wouldn't have his columns and articles appear in the same magazine with Moskowitz' any longer. Wiggins told SaM he wouldn't accept anything more by him and asked Wollheim to continue writing for the SFFan, which he and the other Futurians did (and the consequent overloading of SFF with Futurian material when fandom was mutating in another direction ended its primacy). In October of the same year, the Quadrumvirate quit and turned over the presidency of the FAPA to Wiggins. This and the outkicking of Moskowitz by Wiggins occurring so close together gave rise to charges of a crooked deal. Wiggins was expelled from Cosmic Publications. After the Convention in 1939, Tucker broke with Cosmic Publications over the Exclusion Act. LuGerKus becoming rather inactive, Cosmic narrowed down pretty much to the Queens group.
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