TASFIC Program

The program for TASFIC, the 1952 Worldcon.

Saturday, August 30, 1952

REGISTRATION

11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M., Burgundy Room, Mezzanine Floor

Afternoon Session

3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M., Terrace Casino
Address of Welcome………………William L. Hamling
Introduction of Notables…………Melvin Korshak
Installation of Chairman………… Julian C. May
Adoption of Rules……………….Oliver Saari

Evening Session

7:30 P.M. to 10:00 P.M., Terrace Casino
"Thinking in Men and Machines"……Joseph A. Winter, M.D.

"Flying Saucers—What Are They?"….Raymond A. Palmer & Willy Ley

10:30 P.M. to 12:30 A.M., Convention Committee Suite
Open House for All Convention Members

Sunday, August 31, 1952

9:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon, Parlors F and G, Second Floor

Parlor F Parlor G
9:00 Meeting, TLMA Meeting, FVE
9:45 Meeting, ISFCC Meeting, PFC
10:30 Meeting, NFFF Meeting, SAPS
11:15 Meeting, FMFA Meeting, CSFS
11:35 Meeting, PSFA Meeting, FAPA

Registration
12:30 P.M. to 1:00 P.M., Monte Carlo Room

Afternoon Session
1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M., Terrace Casino
Panel of Editors, moderated by Diane Reinsberg
Anthony Boucher (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction), Howard Browne (Amazing Stories), John W. Campbell, Jr. (Astounding Science Fiction), Lester del Rey (Space Science Fiction), Evelyn Paige Gold (Galaxy Science Fiction), William L. Hamling (Imagination), Samuel Mines (Thrilling Wonder Stories), Raymond A. Palmer (Other Worlds), James Quinn (If)

Science Fiction Auction: Artwork, manuscripts, Books
Auctioneer: Melvin Korshak, Auction Chairman: Frances Hamling

Banquet
7:00 P.M. to 10:30 P.M., Terrace Casino
Toastmaster: Will F. Jenkins
Guest of Honor: Hugo Gernsback
L. Sprague de Camp, E. E. Smith, Ph.D., Clifford Simak, Walter A. Willis, Robert Turner

12:00 Midnight to Dawn, Penthouse Bungalow Suite
"Flying Saucers"—A Science Fiction Masquerade
Hosted by the Elves', Gnomes' and Little Men's Science Fiction, Chowder and Marching Society of Berkeley, California

Monday, September 1, 1952

Registration
9:30 A.M. Monte Carlo Room

Morning Session
9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M., Casino Terrace
"We-Science Fictionists"…………………………..Harlan Ellison, Bill Venable
"Posthistoric Man: A Review"………………………..Oscar C. Brauner, Ph.D.
Panel Debate:
"Fandom-Is It Still a Force in the Cultural Pattern?"
Moderator: Sam Moskowitz, Pro: E. Everett Evans, Walter A. Willis; Con: Lester Cole, Edward Wood
"The Place of Science-Fiction in the Cultural Pattern"…John W. Campbell, Jr.
"Editors: Myth and Reality"…………………………Hans Stefan Santesson

10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M., Parlor F
Business Meeting

Afternoon Session
1:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M., Terrace Casino
Book Publishers Panel, moderated by Bea Mahaffey
August Derleth (Arkham House), Lloyd Eshbach (Fantasy Press), Marty Greenberg (Gnome Press), Melvin Korshak (Shasta Publishers), David A. Kyle (Bourgey & Curl), James A. Williams (Prime Press),

"What Every Young Spaceman Should Know"……………….Robert Bloch

Pseudo Science Panel
"How to Be an Expert Without Actually Knowing Anything"…John H. Pomeroy, Ph.D.
"The Mathematical Basis of Time Travel"……………….Irvin Hoyle
"Lunar Geology of the Little Men's Mining District"…….Lester Cole

Report on Registration………………………………Frances Hamling

Selection of the 1953 Convention Site

Evening Session
7:30 P.M. to 12:00 Midnight, Terrace Casino
The Revolting Fan Reporter…………………………..Bob Tucker
Songs of the Spaceways………………………………Ted Sturgeon and his Guitar

Asteroid: A Science Fiction Ballet in One Act
Choreography by Guy Bassett, Music by Julian May and Bob Johnson, Costumes by Perdita Nelson, special Effects by C. Jean Bassett
Spaceman: Francis Carvelli, Blue Girl: Donna Lee Comstock, Orange Girl: Karel Borja, BEMs: Catherine Allison, Joan Galloway, Marguerite Guernot, George Jackson, Peter King, Marcie Morrow, Stanislava Paluska, Alice Thomas

The Pittsburgh Science-Fiction Association and Fanvariety Enterprises present The Demolished Null-A and Now You Don't
Written and directed by Bill Venable and Jack Harness
Baron von Glorch: Donald Susan; Empress Mehitabel: Dirce Archer; Gilbert Gosling: Dick Clarkson; Preston Pile: Philip Castora; The Mule: Bill Venable; Duffy Wineglass: Bea Venable; Singers: Bob Troetschel, Bill Zufall, Harlan Ellison.

The Pittsburgh Science-Fiction Society presents The Fall of Fen, or Paradise Lost
Dave Hammond Sol Levin

Selections from Tales of Tomorrow…New TV Films