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Kaufman has been a fan writer and editor, convention fan, and book reader and lives in the Seattle area. His early fanac was in New York City where he lived in The Avocado Pit and later the Cinemansion (with Joe Siclari.)
His con committee activities also include: Corflu 5 (Seattle, 1988), Corflatch (Corflu 17, 2000), Corflu 26, and Potlatch whenever it's in Seattle. He was one of the leader of the Spawncon bid for the Australian Natcon.
He was DUFF Winner in 1983, and was nominated for the 1977 Best Fanzine Hugo. (While on his DUFF tripe to Syncon '83, the created an unfortunately successful hoax bid, Seattle in '85 for the 1985 Australian Natcon.)
His fanzines include: Jointly with Suzanne Tompkins: Littlebrook, The Spanish Inquisition, 1974-1977; and Mainstream, 1980s to 1990s. One-shots include: Sweetmeats -- The Best of Sandra Miesel, The Best of Susan Wood, It's a Wonderful Ish (with Andy Hooper and Stu Schiffman), and The Portable Carl Brandon. He also published Instant Gratification with Victor Gonzalez. Also numerous apazines, solo zines with short lives, and other one-shots, including Harriet Beecher Stowe Presents. He also published the final issue of Innuendo. He is a member of Cascade Regional Amateur Press Association.
Other fanac: With Donald Keller, founded and ran Serconia Press, publisher of criticism and memoirs of the SF field; served on the Board of Directors of the Clarion West Writers Workshop; served as Jurist for the James Tiptree, Jr., Memorial Award.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1976 -- Balticon 10
- 1977 -- FAAn Award for Best Single Issue - for The Spanish Inquisition
- 1984 -- Rustycon 1
- 1991 -- Minicon 26, VCON 19/Westercon 44 (1991)
- 1997 -- Boskone 34
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