I like stories like this (quoted from Randy Reichardt, link above):
In the mid-1970s, when I was active in sf fandom and lived in Winnipeg, I made regular visits to Chester’s home on Saturdays, where the local group of sf fans would congregate on an almost-weekly basis to swap stories, discuss the latest novels and writing, report on conventions, and make plans for our various fanzines and upcoming trips to sf conventions. Chester, who turns 95 on 15 October 2007, welcomed us into his home, and would often share stories of the glory days of past decades in the world of sf fandom. In the 1950s and 1960s, other local fans had descended upon Chester’s house, and spent many a Friday evening until the wee hours doing the same as our local group, nicknamed Decadent Winnipeg Fandom (DWF), did in the mid-1970s.
I want a Decadent Kingston Fandom!
By the way, today is Thanksgiving in Canada and I'm not working (well, not much anyway). (My husband decided to buy some turkey, and since I love sweets I got us a pumpkin pie.) Since some of us found it inconvenient to have a meeting between Thanksgiving and the election on Wednesday we moved the Fearless Fantasy meeting to next Tuesday. (If you are in Kingston: we will meet at Indigo about 7PM and then find a coffee place where we can sit and discuss A Wrinkle in Time and other things, and then decide on the book for next month.)