The event happened in Leeds, England in 1937 and guests included a young Arthur C. Clarke and Fred Pohl who was appointed secretary and took minutes of the formal gathering. But Philadelphia, USA, also lays claim to the title of worlds first science convention. In this article David Wilding discusses and interesting and little known aspect of science fiction history.
Science ficition convention Arthure Clarke

World’s first science fiction convention attendees: Maurice K. Hanson, Arthur C. Clarke, Walter Gillings, Les Johnson, Ted Carnell, Eric Frank Russell, Herbert Warnes (chairman), George Airey, A.Miller, D.W.F. Mayer, J. Michael Rosenblum.

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