THE CORONCON PROGRAMME BOOK (1953)Scans by Peter Weston.
THE COMMITTEE'S THANKS
go out to
those who make the Convention Hall more colourful with their exhibition stands and displays.
WE THANK YOU - EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU
WHERE TO EAT WHILE ATTENDING THE CONVENTIONThe Hotel Restaurant Caters for most meals.
Green Parrot Restaurant, Southampton Row open Sat. and Sun. Prices 3/-d to 4/6d: for Lunch and Dinner.
George's Restaurant, 124 Southampton Row Open Sat, and Sun. Prices 3/-d to 4/6d, for Lunch and Dinner. Open until 11.pm.
Carlo's Restaurant, Theobolds Road (25 yards from corner of Southanptcn Row) Open Sat. and Sun. Prices 2/6d to 4/-d. Open until 12.pm.Sat. and 9.pm. Sunday.
Cafe, 60 Guildford Street. Open Saturday only until l0.pm. Prices from 2/-d to 3/-d - mainly Snacks.
A.Platoni & Son, Bernard Street. (next
turning to Guildford St. and next door
to Russell Square Station). Prices 2/-d
And remember that we have had a special Bar laid on for you. Prices are the usual and most drinks are obtainable, But don't spend too much there. Remember the auctions!
There is a map of the area around the Hotel on the back cover. The above eating places are marked on it for your convenience. Anything to oblige!
D E L E G A T E STho following is a list of the fans who are active in Provincial Science Fiction Groups and other parts of the British Isles and whom, if all goes well, we hope to see at the Convention. While they are not necessarily official delegates for their groups, they are 'active' and will be pleased to answer questions and give information on their local science fiction Fandom affairs.
John Roles and Norman Shorrock of Liverpool. Matt Elder of the Newlands Club, Glasgow. Pete Campbell, of the Lakelands S-F Group. Tony Thorne of the Medway Fantasy Group, Kent. Fred Robinson of the 'Cymrades', Cardiff. Eric Bentcliffe and Dave Cohen, Manchester. Walter Willis, of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Also present, for the first time at a London Convention, will be Captain Ken Slater of the world wide OPERATION FANTAST organisation.
The Committee would like to say here, on the behalf of all London fans, and especially of the London Circle, how very pleased we are to have these representatives from the provinces with us. We have our differences, right enough, but the presence of these guests shows the spirit of solidarity and sincerity that is characteristic of British Fandom.
WELCOME TO THE PROVINCIALS!********
The Committee would also like to extend their sincere greetings to our friends end guests from overseas, from France, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, to Bob Guy of the Australian 'Sydney Futurians', and to our American guests, who include BEA MAHAFFEY, co-editor OTHER WORLDS.
WELCOME TO THE CONVENTION !
in its 33rd issue this month brings Convention greetings. Here in this programme we would like to tell you something about ourselves - in case you are a new fan and don't already know of our unique characteristics.
1 & 2 Melville Court, Goldhawk Rd., W.12.
THE SCIENCE FICTION
YOU ARE WITHIN
|11.00||ADDRESS OF WELCOME from Chairman Fred Brown,in which he mentions notables present & announces any unavoidable changes in items, Thereafter we want you to get together until||12.00||when you rush out to LUNCH||2.00||AUTHORS give you a piece of their mind, under the tender supervision of Ted Carnell..about half a dozen of them will be speaking until||3.00||when the Junior Fanatics present A PLAY. It's a short one, and at||3.15||There will be an audience-participation event that requires answers to the question WHY I READ SCIENCE FICTION?||3.45||A PROVINCIAL CRITIC will tell you what is wrong with the London Circle. You can disagree with him if you wish, & carry the talk into the||4.00||TEA INTERVAL||5.00||WHISKERS - a mysterious tclk originating from the backwoods of Northern Ireland. Sit through it and then play||5.30||GAMES in which you take part and win prizes. When you're tired out you can sit and listen to||6.00||AUTHORS ANSWER QUESTIONS that have been previously submitted by the audience. Then, at||7.00||
EDITORIAL RAVINGS will take you
behind the scenes of British s-f
with readings from real inter-
editor correspondance. This leads
appropriately into more
(turn over, and wake up)
|7.30||GAMES that have been specially devised for the Convention audience. Leave if you must, but come back for the high spot, which is the||8.30||AUCTION conducted by (who else?) Ted Tubb. This will fade into||10.30||DANCING and general get-together until||11.00||CHAIRMAN'S GOODNIGHT||
WE WANT YOU TO ENJOY YOURSELVES!
There is no need to attend the official programme if you don't want to. All we ask is that you don't make a hell of a row coming in or going out in the middle of an item. Slip off at the beginning or the end by all means - and we'll know where you've slipped off to!
TO LET US KNOW YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS IF YOU JOIN THE CONVENTION DURING THE WEEKEND WITHOUT WRITING IN BEFOREHAND. YOU WILL THEN BE INFORMED OF FUTURE MEETINGS AND CONVENTIONS, LOCAL AND NATIONAL, AND CAN BE CONTACTED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHERS IF YOU APPEAR IN A GROUP PICTURE.
|1400||TOUR of the stands, guided by that rascally streak, Ted Tubb, This will peter out into the||12.00||LUNCH INTERVAL. Be back sharp for the||2.00||EDITORS' ADDRESSES, with Ted Carnell and Bert Campbell. The mixture is not quite the same as before. Then comes the serious||2.45||INTERNATIONAL FANTASY AWARD, which is a secret until then, afterwards more||3.00||GAMES of skill and daring, at which you can win monetary prizes. COMPETITION RESULTS will also be given out now. When you like you can go to||4.00||TEA. Hurry back for||5.30||GUEST EDITORS' ADDRESS, with Peter Hamilton of NEBULA, Nic Oosterban, editor of PLANEET, and Maurice Goldsmith, former UNESCO Science Editor. This lasts until the||6.15||LECTURE FROM THE B.I.S, in which two scientists give a short explanation of some astronautical difficulties. Then retain your seats for||6.30||FIRST MAN ON MARS .. a ballet (of sorts) starring Daphne Buckmaster, Dorothy Rattlgan, Fred Brown, Ron Buckmaster, Charles Duncombe and Ted Tubb. This leads straight to the|
|7.00||MYSTERY COMPETITION!! With the usual VALUABLE PRIZES ...... until||7.30||AUCTION, managed by (who else again?) Ted Tubb and assistants. A nice long one until||10.30||CHAIRMAN'S GOODNIGHTS AND GOODBYES to wind up the day's activities.||
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
Solid food is available at points indicated on the map on the back cover of this programme ......
Liquid food is available on the premises!
And now, friends, for the first time in Convention hSistory, we are able to offer you a double programme of carefully selected items
to see our
COMPANION SUNDAY PROGRAMME
TAKE YOUR CHOICE
|11.00||INFORMAL SESSION. Which means that the,hall is available for all who want it, for meeting friends, discussing activities, etc., until||3.30||FILM SHOW, arranged by Jim Rattigan who has chosen DESTINATION MOON for your entertainment. For those who have missed the film, and those who would like to have a second opportunity of seeing it, we offer one of the greatest science-fiction films yet made. This is your opportunity to experience a TRIP TO THE MOON.||5.00||THE MEDWAY GROUP. This group of enthusiasts from Gillingham now present their own programme, followed by TEA BREAK and||7.00||PROVINCIAL GROUPS taking the floor in a discussion of their activities etc.||9.00||AUDIENCE'S CHOICE, in which the hall is thrown open for you to do as you wish, until||10.30||
WHEN YOU ARE ASKED TO GATHER IN THE
MAIN HALL FOR THE CHAIRMAN'S GOODNIGHTS
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Here's your chance to win something nice! Solve this crossword as completely as you can - use a dictionary if you want to!
Solutions will be examined and prizes awarded at 3.00 p.m. on Sunday in the large hall. Make sure you are there.
Clues on opposite page.