THE SECOND CONVENTION PROGRAMME BOOK (1938)The cover artist was Frank Dobby of Leeds SFA. My thanks to Greg Pickersgill for scanning the original publication and for OCR/copyediting.
MESSAGE OF GREETING.
SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION.April, 10th, 1938.
Having been honoured with the venue of the 1938 Convention of the Science Fiction Association, the London Branch Officials and Members, wish to signally express their sincerest hopes that every one of our visitors will spend a thoroughly enjoyable Convention Day in this city.
We trust that we shall have the opportunity of extending to everyone of you, our sincere hospitality and also that you will all be sufficiently well pleased with our efforts, to come again to some later event when the occasion should arise.
We wish to set down our heartiest greetings to everyone, be you visitors, friends or members - authors, enthusiasts or merely casual readers of science fiction, and we ask you to remember that it is our most earnest wish that you shall enjoy an entirely happy and entertaining time here today.
From the SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION. (London Branch).
"FROM OVER THE POND"
With all best wishes to the Science Fiction Association" - Raymond A, Palmer, of "AMAZING STORIES".
"The publishers of THRILLING WONDER STORIES, the editorial staff, and myself,
join in extending our best wishes for the success of your forthcoming Second
"I send my congratulations." - John D. Clark, Ph.D.
"PROGRAMME AND AGENDA"
Afternoon Session - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.
Evening Session. THE CONVENTION.
Please note that the evening's speakers may not speak in the above order.
"I believe the Association one day will be a really great 'affair'."
"I am proud of my S.F.A. membership ----"
- Professor A.M. Low.
"I sincerely trust that the Convention will be a big success."
"Best Wishes to the continued success of the Science Fiction Association."
"I am greatly looking forward to the occasion."
"I shall be most pleased to attend this gathering ----"
"Will you be good enough to convey to those present, my kindest regards,
"I am very disappointed I can't be there ----"
"I am looking forward eagerly to the Convention!"
"All my good wishes come to you ----"
"I shall be with you in spirit if not, unfortunately, in the flesh."
"An historical day in the annals of the S.F.A."
"I wish you every success ----"
"Here's my best wishes for the meeting, and I sincerely hope that it goes over 'big'."
"My best wishes for the future of the S.F.A. are sent to all."
etc., etc., etc.