There are several categories for membership in First Fandom. A dinosaur is one who was active in science fiction or fannish activities on or before the First World Science Fiction Convention held over the July 4, 1939, weekend in New York City. Other memberships categories are available. Anyone who has engaged in correspondence, collecting, conventions, fanzine publishing or reading, writing or participated in a science fiction club for at least 30 years may be eligible for Associate Membership.
First Fandom presents three annual awards: the Hall of Fame Award (since 1963), the Posthumous Hall of Fame Award (since 1994) and the Sam Moskowitz Archive Award (since 1998). They are presented each year at the World Science Fiction Convention as part of the Hugo Award Ceremony.
First Fandom’s 2019 Hall of Fame inductee was Ray Faraday Nelson. Bob Shaw, James White and Walt Willis were First Fandom’s Posthumous Hall of Fame inductees for 2019. The Sam Moskowitz Archive Award for Excellence in Collecting has been presented to Dr. Bradford Lyau who has been an avid collector for more than fifty years.
The 77th World Science Fiction Convention, Worldcon 77 took place in Dublin, Ireland.
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES
Please send renewal checks (payable to Keith W. Stokes) to Keith at 14305 West 83rd Place, Lenexa, KS 66215. If you are uncertain if you are current, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lester H. Cole, (1926–2019)
Gahan Allen Wilson (1930 - 2019)
Norman C. Metcalf (1937 - 2019)
Brad Linaweaver (1952-2019)
(Prepared by Jon D. Swartz, Special Features Editor)