Lars-Olov Strandberg

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(July 26, 1929 -- March 3, 2018)

Lars-Olov Strandberg was a Swedish fan who found fandom in 1956 and was GoH at Interaction (Interthingy 2) the 2005 Worldcon.

He was a very active club and con-running fan. He was present at Stockon in 1956 and was present at nearly every con in Sweden from that time forward. He was one of the founders of Scandinavian SF Association (SFSF) in 1960, and continously served in its board (as secretary, treasurer, or chairman) from 1965 through 2011. He also served as the first chairman of the Alvar Appeltofft Memorial Foundation after it came into being in the late 1970s. He helped found the SF bookstore in Stockholm. He was a life-long photographer who documented every convention he visited. He was active in the Stockholm Tolkien Society using the name Theoden. He was also active in the Nordisk Allians, and was a key member for contact from Swedish fandom to the fandoms in Denmark, Norway, and Great Britain.

He was treasurer of the Stockholm in 1976 Worldcon bid.

John-Henri Holmberg described him as "Sweden's combination of E. E. Evans, Howard DeVore, and Forry Ackerman: a soft-spoken, self-effacing man whose devotion without any doubt guaranteed the survival of the SFSF."

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