(1) A Club in Philadelphia
PSFS is one of the oldest SF clubs in existence. It was organized by Milton Rothman and four other fans in December 1934 as chapter 11 of the SFL and has remained alive continuously since. At nearly the same time, the Boy's Science Fiction Club had been formed. The two clubs became aware of each other and when the SFL disintegrated, they coalesced, forming PSFS.
It is the sponsor of Philcon.
|from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959|
|The Philadelphia SF Society, founded by Rothman as a chapter of the SFL in 1934. Other members have been fans like Ossie Train, Bob Madle, Baltadonis, Agnew, Rusty Hevelin, ktp, or pros like George O Smith, Sol Levin, deCamp, Ley, Alex Phillips and others. The PSFS has been a branch of the SFL, ISA, and Science Fictioneers, and sponsored two worldcons ('47 and '53) in addition to annual PhilCos. In the war years the club became almost dormant, but even when most of its members were in the armed forces a PSFS News would drop into the mailbox at unexpected times. Ossie Train seems to have done most to keep it going during, and revive it after, this period.|
|from Fancyclopedia 1 ca. 1944|
|The Philadelphia Science Fiction Society, founded by Rothman as a chapter of the SFL in 1934. Other members have been Ossie Train, John Baltadonis, Robert Madle, Jack Agnew, Alexander Phillips, Rusty Barron, and others. Its publishing house was Comet. In fan feuds it was generally been against Wollheim, but always good-naturedly. The PSFS has been a branch of the SFL, ISA, and Science Fictioneers. In the 1940s the club became almost dormant, but even in the midst of the war, when most of its members where in the armed forces, a PSFS News would drop into the mailbox at the most unexpected times.|
(2) A Club in Portland, OR
See the Portland Science-Fantasy Society.