January 15, 2014
First World Fantasy Convention 1975 Panel Recordings
"When I got out of high school, by expulsion, I was faced with a terrible choice everybody had during the Depression. It was a dilemma: To either work or starve. I decided to combine the two by becoming a writer."
- Robert Bloch
The second panel discussion is about fantasy and supernatural horror publishing. It is again moderated by artist & cartoonist Gahan Wilson, the speakers include publisher Donald A. Wollheim and author Robert Bloch.
The audio was recorded in October 1975 by and for Myrddin Press, which published the fanzine Myrddin. The recordings were made with a Sony monophonic cassette recorder, and parts of it appeared on a paper-thin flexible vinyl disc that came with the third issue of Myrddin. The three files uploaded here contain the clearest and most interesting portions from the tapes. Much of the rest is inaudible.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 15, 2014 10:09 AM