Kettering - CYTRICON 2 - Programme

THE 1956 CONVENTION COMMITTEE OF THE London Circle presents, with the aid of fen from far and near, the following entertainments:

SATURDAY. 31st March, 1956:

11a.m. to 12noon. Opening announcements, general introductions, welcome to our guests and inevitable last minute changes.

12 noon to 1.00 p.m. W. Carr of Ashington (W.H.Powers) gives an exhibition of hypnotism. Delve into your subconscious without the aid of Dianetics! Assistants will be required from the audience

1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch Break

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Pro-editors Panel, Discussion on the professional field today. Starting prices: E.J.Carnell 5-2 on,  E.C.Tubb 2-1,  P. Hamilton 10-1,  Larry Shaw 50-1 (The Dark Horse)

3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Liverpool Group present their latest taperecording "LAST & FIRST FEN" - the play that ITV dared not televise !

4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tea Break

5 p.m. to 5.45 p.m. Faneditors Panel - representatives of the fanfield in friendly (?) discussion. Are there too many fanzines?

5.45 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Two Minutes, Please! You are invited to pit your wits against the Clock, and the Committee. Can you speak for two minutes on such subjects as :
The Inner Rot
What to do with an empty bottle
Possible effects of the brassiere on the human race
The imponderable inertia of orthodox science.

Pick 'em out of the hat - we've got dozens!

B U T... don't think this is going to be too easy for, at the same time, we are inviting all attendees to a Punch Party in the Hall itself, during which you are invited to fill up the two blank pages overleaf. You are also requested to contribute one glass full of liquor (not water or beer) to the punch bowl.

7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Auction. Fill up those blank spaces in your collection.

The official proceedings on Saturday will end at 9 p.m. to allow fans a short breathing-space before the Liverpool Party in the Basket Lounge.

SUNDAY. 1st April, 1956. Caveat attendor!

11 a.m. to 12 noon. Jazz session

12 noon to l.p.m. "This House contends that...." A Debating session on such subjects as:
Jazz has no place in fandom
S. F. fans should be politically active
Fanzines are unnecessary.

Here is your chance to say what you feel about "frenetic jazz fans" or "bloated plutocrats".

1 p.m. to 2.p.m. Lunch Break.

2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. The 1957 International Convention. A discussion on the how, why, and what. Noteworthy contributions will be recorded and a booklet giving the principal conclusions reached will be issued to all attendees after the Convention. YOUR ideas on this are important.

4.30 to 5.30 p.m. Fan Forum. Fans are asked to record their greetings on a tape to be played at the 14th Worldcon in New York this September. This tape will be our delegate to sponsor this country as the site for the 1957 Worldcon.

5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Tea Break.

6.30 p.m to 7.30 p.m. John Greengrass - Mystery Entertainment.

(At 6.30 p.m. all OMPA members are requested to meet in the Resident's Lounge for a business meeting.)

7.30 p.m. Auction

8.30 p.m. Closedown and sighs of relief.

MONDAY. 2nd April, 1956. Farewells.

NOTE: All finishing times are provisional. Starting times will be adhered to as strictly as possible.