Redd Boggs

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(April 2, 1921 -- May 9, 1996)

Dean Walter (Redd) Boggs was a Minneapolis fan who moved to LA in the mid-1960s after he retired. He was a BNF of the 40s and 50s who is credited with raising the standards of fan writing and fanzine production by his examples in these areas. He was a member of the Minneapolis Fantasy Society.

He edited the 1948 Fantasy Annual. His fanzine Sky Hook published both fannish and critical material, including the early criticism of James Blish. His fanzine Discord was nominated for the 1961 Best Fanzine Hugo. He was also nominated for the the 1954 Best Fan Writer Retro Hugo, and Sky Hook was nominated for the 1954 Best Fanzine Retro Hugo and the 1956 Best Fanzine Hugo. His personal fanzine Spirochete for the FAPA (which he joined in 1947 lasted for 76 issues. He published Hurkle for SAPS.

Some of these were collected into the Hornpipe Series. Many of his publications were done through his Gafia Press. (He also used the Neoteric publishing house.) Howard De Vore published The Craters of the Moon containing his work.

Boggs' main form of writing was the personal essay. He was a prominent member of N3F in the 40s, once contributing 50-some manuscripts to the club's Manuscript Bureau. He was a close friend of Jim Harmon and contributed articles to Harmon's fanzine Radiohero). He was married to fellow fan Gretchen Schwenn. He was a member of First Fandom. See The Purple Dawn for a long article by Boggs on Spacewarp.

He used the penname Theophillis Alvor.

Awards, Honors and GoHships:

Fanzines and Apazines:

Person Search: Fanac, Fan, Pro, SFE, Wikipedia, Reasonator 19211996

Also involved: - A Sense of FAPA - Bob Stein - Dean A. Grennell - Dreams from a Machine - Eastercon-DAG - Fancyclopedia 2 - Filler - Gafia Poetry Leaflet Series - Greg Boggs - Heinlein in Dimension - John W. Campbell -- An Australian Tribute - Just West of the World: California Poems by Redd Boggs - LASFS Newsletter - Lighthouse - MFS - Mafia Press - Nehwon Review - Occasional - Preface to the Web Edition of Fancyclopedia II - Riverside Quarterly - STF Broadcasts Again! - The Lovecraftsman - The Science Fiction Fanzine Reader: Focal Points 1930-1960 - Tom Perry - Toto - Trap Door - Tympany - Vorpal Glass - Warhoon

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