Little Monsters of America
from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
Lynn Hickman organized this club for people who were stared at "as though (they) were a little monster or something" when they left a newsstand carrying an stf magazine. Group aim, Hickman said, was to promote stfsy reading so that fans wouldn't be regarded as "something apart". Some locals were set up, and several sectional conferences were held (including one in New York City, July 1952) but main activity was publishing TLMA, the club magazine, edited by Hickman. The organization lasted from mid-51 to the end of '52, when it was suspended; Hickman claimed 365 members at the end.