The first installment of Rog Phillips’ “The Club House” appeared in the March 1948 issue of Amazing Stories. Other magazines unveiled brief windows into the world of fan activities, usually conducted by judgmental, if not snickering moderators. “The Club House,” however, rapidly developed into the most probing, substantive, engaging, and observational column of those presented to the reading public.
In the June 1948 issue, Rog Phillips ruefully admitted: “I've been bitten by the bug myself now. In the February Spacewar is a silly contribution by me. In the January Dream Quest is an article by me titled: ‘Where to, Science Fiction?’”
Then comes the big news: on a recent trip to Los Angeles he joined FAPA. He composed a one-shot with five other members. The title was Soipdalgeif and devised by randomly stabbing a pencil into a newspaper.
This one-shot has never previously been reproduced; thanks to Robert Lichtman for scanning the copy shown here.