My branch has a GAMES connection. While on a trip to LA (Los Angeles, not Louisiana; will you stop kidding around, please?) I took a day to visit relatives in San Diego. I recalled that someone or two at GAMES had mentioned that WILLz was going to be at some type of puzzle convention there, so I took the time to crash that one night and had just the best time. (It was actually a full year and the New York convention before I sent in the do-re-mi, though.)
Chainsaw (well, it did take a while)
Source: npl-folk email from Chainsaw.
First Issue: Feb 1993