Open ESFA

A convention run by ESFA each March which the club insisted was merely an open meeting of the club with a program, but with no business conducted. For many years it was held at the Newark YMCA. The Open ESFA remained a one-day affair long after most other regionals went to two or three days. The convention usually had a main speaker or special honoree, but not always a GoH as such.

Convention Dates GoH
FPWESFC March 1946 L. Sprague de Camp
1948 Open ESFA March 7, 1948
1949 Open ESFA March 6, 1949
1950 Open ESFA 1950
1951 Open ESFA 1951
1952 Open ESFA 1952
1953 Open ESFA 1953
1954 Open ESFA 1954
1955 Open ESFA 1955
1956 Open ESFA 1956
1957 Open ESFA 1957
1958 Open ESFA March 2, 1958 Robert A. Heinlein
1959 Eastern Science Fiction Conference 1959
1961 Open ESFA 1961 Amazing Stories
1962 Open ESFA 1962
1963 Open ESFA March 3, 1963 John W. Campbell
1964 Open ESFA March 1, 1964 Virgil Finlay
1965 Open ESFA March 7, 1965 Galaxy
1966 Open ESFA March 1966 Willy Ley
1967 Open ESFA March 5, 1967 Robert Lowndes
1968 Open ESFA March 3, 1968 Murray Leinster
1969 Open ESFA March 2, 1969 L. Sprague de Camp
1970 Open ESFA October 3-4, 1970 Hans Stefan Santesson
1971 Open ESFA 1971
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