(August 6th 1923 -- August 25th 1981)
Reinsberg was an SF fan, author, and book reviewer during the 1930s-1950s. He also did some SF art. He discovered sf in 1936. A year or so later (while still in high school) he had connected with Jack Darrow, Richard Meyer, and William L. Hamling and met Ray Palmer and had actually been co-author of a story in Amazing.
With fellow Chicagoans Erle Korshak and Jack Darrow, he attended the first Worldcon (Nycon) in 1939 and bid for and won the right to hold the second Worldcon, Chicon I in 1940 in Chicago. Reinberg was chairman, Korshak secretary, and Bob Tucker treasurer (since he was over 21....). He missed the first day of the convention due to illness (reported in some places as due to nervousness.)
He was elected to the First Fandom Hall of Fame (posthumously) in 1997.
For an early short biography, see.
Also involved: - 1941 Michiconference - Chicon 1 - IFF - Shasta: Publishers - Third Chicago Conference
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