Martin Alger

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(???? -- 1976)

A Michigan fan active in the 40s and 50s. He was well-known for being able to build most anything (see the Fancy 2 entry AHMF.) He was a member if FAPA (Revoltin' Development) and SAPS, the Misfits, and attended Midwestcon 1. He seems to have been the first person to use BEM to stand for Bug-Eyed Monster and coined the immortal phrase, Real Soon Now in 1950 to describe the excitement evident in the voice of George H. Young when he spoke of the con to be held in Detroit RSN. Alger was also a fan historian, and tracked down the first usage of Goshwowboyohboy. See also Hieronymus Machine.

Person Search: Fanac, Fan, Pro, SFE, Wikipedia, Reasonator ????1976
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