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Edinburgh SF Fan Group (F.O.F. part 2)



1st meeting Beehive Inn Tuesday 19th June 1979 (5)

Attending - Owen Whiteoak
               Jim Darroch
               Gordon Sutherland
               Iain Forbes
               Phil Dawson

The aims and functions of an SF fan-group were discussed before Mess.
Sutherland and Forbes left



2nd meeting Abercraig Hotel Tuesday 26th June l979 (5)

Attending - Owen Whiteoak
               Jim Darroch
               Phil Lawson
               James Home and Sarah

A leaflet advertising the group was presented by Mr Lawson and approved
by Mess. Darroch and Whiteoak. It was agreed however that large-scale (sic)
advertising would be postponed until Glasgow's Faircon '79, although
word-of-mouth advertising should continue. On the arrival of Mr Home and
Sarah various convention progress reports were shown and SF fandom discussed



3rd meeting Abercraig Hotel Tuesday 3rd July (4)

Attending - Owen Whiteoak
               Phil Dawson
               Jim Darroch
               Jerry Walker

Again advertsing policy was discussed, and various convention literature
was produced for Mr Walker



4th meeting Abercraig Hotel Tuesday 10th July (4)

Attending - Jim Darroch
               Ron Hoggan
               Phil Dawson
               Owen Whiteoak

Librarian Ron agreed to distribute Faircon and FOF advertising thru the
library system. Ways of promoting the group at Faircon were discussed and
it was agreed to attempt to get personalised t-shirts made .



5th meeting Abercraig Hotel Tuesday 17th July 1979 (7)

Attending - Phil Dawson
               Owen Whiteoak
               Jim Darroch
            + Roddy Finlay
               Philip Woodhall
               James Home and Sarah

Promotional t-shirts for the group were distributed to be worn at
Faircon 2. Most of the discussion was about the impending convention



6th meeting Abercraig Hotel Tuesday 24th July (6)

Attending - Jim Darroch
               Phil Dawson
               Owen Whiteoak
               Richard Smith and Audrey Kellow
               Philip Woodhall

Some talk about Faircon 2 the previous weekend, discussion on
promotion of the Edinburgh SF group and finding a name for it,
a fairly interesting miscellaneous rap



7th meeting Abercraig Hotel Tuesday 31st July (10)

Attending - Jim Darroch
               Phil Dawson
               Owen Whiteoak
            + Bruce Penman and Rachel
            & Rob King
            & George Forrest
               James Home
               Richard Smith
            & Richard

A full meeting with Mr King discussing business and setting forth
some fairly ambitious ideas for Edinburgh fandom



8th meeting Abercraig Hotel Tuesday 7th August (15)

Attending - Jim Darroch
               Phil Dawson
           *+ Bob Shaw
               Richard Smith and Audrey Kellow
               Ron Hoggan
               Philip Woodhall
               Paul Murray
               Owen Whiteoak
               James Home and Sarah
            & Rob King
            & George Forrest
            & Seoras Lindsay
            & Richard

* - visiting Trout
+ - out-of-towner
& - huckster (staff of Science Fiction Bookshop)



9th meeting Abercraig Hotel Tuesday 14th August 1979 (17)

Attending - & Rob King
               & George Forrest
               & Richard
              +* Kevin Clark
               & Seoras Lindsay
              +* Jim Barker
                  Owen Whiteoak
              +* Bob and Mo Shaw
              +* Steve Miller
                  Jim Darroch
              +* Pamela (Ratbong Pid) Martin
                  Phil Dawson
               + Peter Edict(American visitor)
                  Richard Smith and Audrey Kellow
                  Philip Woodhall

* - visiting Trout



10th meeting Abercraig Hotel Tuesday 21st August (6)

Attending - Owen Whiteoak
               Phil Dawson
               Paul Murray
               Jim Darroch
               Richard Smith and Audrey Kellow

A quiet meeting prior to Seacon in Brighton (37th World Science
Fiction Convention)



11th meeting Abercraig Hotel Tuesday 4th September (7)

Attending - Richard Smith
               Owen Whiteoak
               James Home and Sarah
               Phil Dawson
               Philip Woodhall
               Ron Hoggan

Discussion following Seacon and the "Alien" premier



12th meeting Abercraig Hotel and Mather's Friday 7th September (10 + 9)

GoH: Joe Haldeman
Gay Haldeman

       Mather's                               Abercraig

  + Joe Haldeman                    Owen Whiteoak
  + Gay Haldeman                    Jerry Walker
  & Rob King                           Richard Smith and Audrey Kellow
     Phil Dawson                      Gordon and Lorraine Sutherland
     Jim Darroch                       Iain Forbes
  & George Forrest                   Maureen Griffin
  & Richard                          + Derek
+* Hal Rolasson
+* Steve Miller
+* Dave Ellis

A special meeting following Mr Haldeman's signing session at
the SF Bookshop (sponsored by Mr King)

Following the meeting Mr Whiteoak took back Mr Darroch , Mr Walker
Mr Smith and Audrey for drinks at Polwarth

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FRIENDS...                                                                  FRIENDS...

           OF FANDOM                                                                OF FANDOM


IN a time long past there was such a group.                      IN a time long past there was such a group.
IT even met once a week, in Edinburgh.                            IT even met once a week, in Edinburgh.

IF you are a revivalist and read science fiction                     IF you are a revivalist and read science fiction
and/or fantasy,                                                            and/or fantasy,

OR, if you just read science fiction and/or fantasy,                OR, if you just read science fiction and/or fantasy,
then...                                                                        then...

WHY not join those of a similar nature, or like mind,             WHY not join those of a similar nature, or like mind,
at the Lounge Bar of the Abercraig Hotel (on the                 at the Lounge Bar of the Abercraig Hotel (on the
corner of Picardy Place and Broughton Street) ?                   corner of Picardy Place and Broughton Street) ?

Every Tuesday at 8.30 pm or thereabouts.                          Every Tuesday at 8.30 pm or thereabouts.


BE SEEING YOU. . .                                                        BE SEEING YOU. . .


(Ask for Phil. Dawson,                                                    (Ask for Phil. Dawson,
       or Jim Darroch,                                                             or Jim Darroch,
       or Owen Whiteoak)                                                       or Owen Whiteoak)

(or phone Owen at 031-228 ....)                                       (or phone Owen at 031-228 ....)

 


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