(1) A Club in Seattle
Seattle area club in the 1950s and 1960s. Its meeting notice, Cry of the Nameless, evolved into a full-fledged monthly fanzine that continued to print the club’s minutes, dropped "of the Nameless" from its name and eventually won the Hugo as the best fanzine of the year. It was essentially taken over during this period by a handful of active Seattle fanzine fans beginning in the late 1950s – specifically F.M. and Elinor Busby, Burnett R. Toskey, Wally Weber and “Blotto Otto” Pfeifer. Other members in this period included Jack Speer, William Austin and Wrai Ballard.
The club's first fanzine was Sinisterra, which was published until the mid-1950s. The name of the club came about because the members could not agree upon a name.
|from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959|
|The Washington (state) stfans, with main membership in Seattle. Not too well known outside its own area till the late 50s, but apparently one of the few local groups to exist year after year without major schisms. The Busbys, Wally Weber, and Gertie Carr are the most widely known members & alumni.
from Fancyclopedia 2 Supplement ca. 1960:
This group coalesced around 1949, and first centered around the U of Washington campus, where faculty members as well as students participated. Another center was Bill Austin's Wolf Den Book Shop, in the Left Bank area of downtown Seattle. There were some very successful showings of classic fantafilms on campus under the Nameless Ones' auspices.
(2) A Club in Boston
See The Stranger Club.