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|Michael Sinclair, aka the Commodore, has been attending science fiction conventions since 1975. He has graciously agreed to provide his reminiscences of those great old days of science fiction fandom to The Thunder Child.
Godzilla menacing Michael
Index to The Commodore's Ramblings
Trains, Ships and Floats collection
Belle of Louisville steamboat
All RiverCons ended on Sunday with a cruise on the Belle.
"Throw me som'thin, sister!"
Christa and Justin Winston of Nola
loading the Krewe of Isis Float
Mardi Gras 1988
Train rides figured promininently in FANS from Louisville, Bowling Green and Nashville.
Business Car #32 with my school-outing for Chattacon
It was cold - notice the dusting of snow
Giving a stump speech
TVRM Railway Car #98 Eden Isle
B&O President's Business Car, 1917
Ken Moore at Wendy's table in L & N gear.
"My railroad outing for Chattacon fans at the TVRM
I hired a train and took about 30 fans
on an outing in the business car (strangely enough,
The Maoist Chinese delegation was on the train as well.
"I think this is the Southern but with a restored
Atlantic Coast Line engine, probably out of Chattanooga
I was riding in the cab of the diesel helper engine."
Another Southern outing this time, with a
StreamLiner. Quite a few Southern SF fans were also rail fans
"One of the many steam outings that SF fans enjoyed.
I think this is in Tennessee or southern Rhode Island."
"Here we are in Oneida, Tennessee.
L to R: Michael Sinclair, Earl - 12th birthday, Scotty, and, yes, another Scotty
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