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Panel on First Fandom and a look back at the very first Worldcons 
  Panel on First Fandom Recorded at Renovation - Worldcon 69 Aug 20, 2011
First Fandom and a look back at the very first Worldcons 
              Panel members, First Fandomites Earl Korshak, David A. Kyle, Art Widner, Joe Siclari 
90 year old ART WIDNER on the founding of N3F and more...
ART WIDNER explains how the N3F was founded and more...   time:12:50
Recorded at Corflu 25 - April 2008 - Las Vegas, Nevada
Art Widner describes the founding of the N3F and along the way gives a general personal history including anedotes regarding his fanzine YHOS, his 34 year Gafia, his years as a teacher, the game TSOHG and more!
CORFLU SILVER OPENING CEREMONIES - April 25th 2008 - Las Vegas, Nevada
Corflu Silver Opening Ceremonies     time:33:32
Joyce and Arnie Katz welcome the attendees of Corflu SIlver to the 25th Fanzine Fan Worldcon.
As is traditional for the Corflu opening ceremony, a brief bit of humorous theatrics precedes Chairperson Joyce Katz's welcoming speech, the choosing of the Corflu Silver Guest of Honor and a live perfomance of 'The Goin' To Corflu Blues' by Bill Mills, with harmonica accompaniment by Len Bailes. This is followed by duets by Teresa Cochran Taylor and Bill Mills, a couple of fanzine filk songs by Nic Farey (sadly Nic had no mic on the first number "Werewolves of Fandom" and his vocal is nearly inaudible, but he's on mic for his second number) and a one-of-a-kind impromptu perfomance by 90 year old Art Widner of a blues song of his own composition and what he claims is the first filk song ever written (by Jack Speer) "What a Mighty Fortress Is Our APA".
Joyce and Arnie Katz(partial)  time: 2:45
Thank You's and Comments prior to the presentation the 2008 FAAN Awards
Ted White's speech and selection of the past President of the FWA time: 4:09
Ted speaks about the Fan Writers of America and then takes nominations for the past President of FWA fo 2007.
Audience voting results in Dan Stefan being chosen.
GoH Speech - Andy Hooper    time 11:31
"The Price of Pugwash" - A play by Andy Hooper    time: 38:42
Performed at Corflu Silver. Cast: Lise Eisenberg, Lloyd Penney, Roxanne Mills, Randy Byers, Len Bailes, Ailene Forman, Bill Mills and Andy Hooper.

 
 
How I Found Fandom or How Fandom Found Me Reports & Interviews on Corflu Quire (24th Corflu Con)
Ross Chamberlain  time 4:56 John Purcell          time 2:21
Marcy Waldie        time 2:09 Ray Waldie          time 3:48
James Taylor         time 4:29 Teresa Cochran      time 1:59
Laurie Forbes        time 4:54 Alan White           time 6:02
Chris Garcia          time 4:18 Ayesha Ashley       time 5:49
Bill Mills           time 5:17 Roxanne Mills        time 2:14
Jean Marie Stine   time 6:13 Joyce Worley Katz time 3:06
Corflu is Fanzine Fandom's Annual World Convention
John Purcell on Corflu Quire        time 9:33
James Taylor on Corflu Quire time 8:23
Teresa Cochran on Corflu Quire    time 7:04
Lenny Bailes on Corflu Quire        time 6:07

 

Arnie Katz on VFW fanzine's Milestone 100th 
Arnie Katz - Vegas Fandom Weekly's 100th issue Sept 2007
recorded at a Las Vegrants meeting in Las Vegas Sept. 2007  -  time 10:22

AUDIOS RELATED TO, OR RECORDED AT, SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTIONS
NOVACON 2 - 1972   Birmingham, England
Doreen Parker (Doreen Rogers) Guest of Honour speech    time: 23:35
Topic: The Respectability of Science Fiction
( mp3 courtesy of Chuck Connor &  PHLIZZ )
(possibly from) EASTERCON 1974 - Newcastle, England
Panel: "The Golden Fifties" - 1950's Fandom     time: 1:07:59
(possibly from) EASTERCON 1974 - Newcastle, England. 
Panelists include Jim White, Ken Bulmer, Ron Bennett, Bob Shaw. Peter Weston appears from the audience.
THE 16th WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION - 1990 - Chicago, Ill.
Guest of Honor F. Paul Wilson Interviewed by Joe R. Lansdale  time: 55:56
(audio from the collection of Hunter Goatley)
WORLDCON 61 - Toronto, Canada - 2003
Larry Niven speaks briefly with Joe Mahoney             time: 2:32
WORLDCON 64 - Los Angeles, California - 2006
Rick Kleffel's Report on Worldcon 64                             time: 19:02
An episode of Rick Kleffel's 'The Agony Column Podcasts'. Includes some interviews, excerpts from panels, etc.
Visit Rick's GREAT audio archive web site at The Agony Column


VARIOUS INTERVIEWS
POUL ANDERSON INTERVIEW - 1982
Poul Anderson Interview - 1982       time: 51:16
Raw unedited original interview recorded for the "Science Fiction Radio Show"
& Odessa College Audio Library (Odessa, Texas) 1982
Interviewed by Darryl Lane
audio courtesy of Lloyd Biggle - encoded for the web by Bill Mills
CHARLIE BROWN of Locus Magazine INTERVIEW - 1982
Charlie Brown - 1982         time: 18:26
Raw unedited original interview recorded for the "Science Fiction Radio Show"
& Odessa College Audio Library (Odessa, Texas) 1982
audio courtesy of Lloyd Biggle - encoded for the web by Bill Mills
Dr. GREGORY BENFORD INTERVIEW - 1982
Greg Benford Interview - 1982       time: 24:18
Raw unedited original interview recorded for the "Science Fiction Radio Show"
& Odessa College Audio Library (Odessa, Texas) 1982
HAL CLEMENT INTERVIEW - 1982
Hal Clement Interview - 1982    time: 25:43
Raw unedited original interview recorded for the "Science Fiction Radio Show"
& Odessa College Audio Library (Odessa, Texas) 1982
audio courtesy of Lloyd Biggle - encoded for the web by Bill Mills
J. MICHAEL BISHOP INTERVIEW - 1982
J. Michael Bishop Interview - 1982      time: 44:14
Raw unedited original interview recorded for the "Science Fiction Radio Show"
& Odessa College Audio Library (Odessa, Texas) 1982
audio courtesy of Lloyd Biggle - encoded for the web by Bill Mills
MURPHY ANDERSON INTERVIEWED BY JULIUS SCHWARTZ - 1993
Illustrator Murphy Anderson Interviewed by Julius Schwartz - 1993  time: 1:07:51
Raw unedited original interview recorded July 30, 1993 in Dayton, Ohio
Recorded and interviewed by DC Comics Editor-In-Chief Julius Schwartz
audio courtesy of Lloyd Biggle - encoded for the web by Bill Mills
THE FIRST EDITION - FIRST SHOW - 1972 - Raw interview material for unfinished show
Issac Asimov & Frederick Pohl Interviewed on "First Edition" -  Part 1    time: 23:36
Issac Asimov & Frederick Pohl Interviewed on "First Edition" -  Part 2    time: 25:36
A contribution to TVoF from the collection of "Burbank396"
DR. DONALD A. REED ON KUSC WITH JIM STRAIGHT
Dr. Donald Reed Interview with Jim Straight  - KUSC - 1970 Pt 1     time: 59:12
The president of the Count Dracula Society talks with talk show host Jim Straight on his "Rap Line" program. Aired on KUSC in Southern California July 1970
Dr. Donald Reed Interview with Jim Straight - KUSC - 1970 Pt 2      time: 25:51
A contribution to TVoF from the collection of Alan White - encoded for the web by Bill Mills
FRED ALLEN INTERVIEWS JERRY SIEGEL
Fred Allen Interviews Superman writer Jerry Siegel                  time: 11:12
promotional audio produced for the Independent Magazine Wholesalers of the South
BARRY NELSON INTERVIEWS ROBERT VAUGHN - 1964
Barry Nelson interviews Robert Vaughn on "The Monitor" radio program time: 4:26

PROGRAMS - RADIO SHOWS - RADIO PLAYS - Etc.

The Science Fiction Radio Show - from Odessa College - circa 1980's
audio courtesy of Lloyd Biggle -  encoded for the web by Bill Mills
TVoF has recieved these few rare tapes of episodes from this series of shows produced under the auspices of Odessa College and The Permean Basin Science Fiction Association and ultimately aired on KOCV FM. There is audible hiss suggesting that these may have been recorded 'off the air' as the program was broadcast. My info on the show and it's hosts/producers is skimpy at best. Darryl Lane, David Carson, David Cruz and Keith Johnson are variously credited for participating in discussions and conducting interviews of science fiction notables. Flawed though the audio may be, they are wonderfully historic and informative, and well worth the listen.
A. E. Van Vogt Interview on "The Science Fiction Radio Show" - 1982time: 28:26
Discussing time travel stories on "The Science Fiction Radio Show" - 1982time: 28:23
"LONG" JOHN NEBEL - THE PARTY LINE - WOR radio program Feb. 7, 1958
The Party Line - program on WOR radio, New York - Feb. 7, 1958 - Part 1time: 49:46
Host: "Long" John Nebel Guests: Arthur C. Clarke, Courtland Hastings, Charles Leedham, Major Wayne S. Aho
“Long” John Nebel ruled the overnight airwaves on New York station WOR from the mid-1950s to the early ’60s.
“The Party Line,”  usually featured a revolving guest “panel” of scholars, commentators, writers and anyone Nebel found 
interesting. Frequent guests included Arthur C. Clarke, James Moseley and The Amazing Randi. The program ran five and a half hours each weekday, plus wekends (for a total of 37.5 hours per week), but contained lengthy commercials and "coffee breaks" in which segments and portions of previous programs were repeated. This audio is not the complete five and a half hour program. Breaks and commercials have been removed.
Part 2  time:47:44Part 3  time: 1:18:08
A contribution to TVoF from the collection of "Burbank396"
"LONG" JOHN NEBEL - THE PARTY LINE - WOR radio program  June 21, 1957
The Party Line - WOR New York June 21, 1957    time: 2:13:10
Host: "Long" John Nebel Guests: George Van Tassel, Dan Fry, M.K. Jessup, Hans Stephan Santeson
Among the discussions, in the two hours we have of this five and a half hour program, George Van Tassel tells how he rode in a flying saucer, and of his conversations with the alien who was flying it.
"LONG" JOHN NEBBEL ANNOUNCES THE ROSWELL CRASH
"Long" John Nebel announces the Roswell crash, July 8, 1947   time: 0:18
on Radio station WOR in New York

 
Mars Is Heaven by Ray Bradbury - an L.A. Fan Production mid 1960's by the Olympia Theater Group
MARS IS HEAVEN by Ray Bradbury       time: 29:51

CAST: Mitchell Evans, Dean Dickensheet, Ted Johnstone, Frank Allison, Corey Howard, Marion Lee, Zeke Lepine, Carol Graham, Jack Jardine, Owen Corey, Larry Maddock. 
PRODUCTION CREDITS: Produced by: Julie Jardine  Directed by: M. K. Evans Sound & Effects by: Frank A. Coe  Technical Director: Dave McDaniel


 
Norman Spinrad on "How Gene Roddenberry Saved Star Trek" 
   Norman Spinrad on "How Gene Roddenberry Saved Star Trek"  time: 8:03
Norman describes his 'insider' P.O.V. of the events surrounding Gene Roddenberry's campaign to keep Star Trek on the air.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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