Willis Conover

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(1920 -- 1996)

Willis Clark Conover, Jr. was interested in SF as a young man, and published the fanzine, Science Fantasy Correspondent with Corwin F. Stickney. He was a member of the Science Fiction Advancement Association and attended the Second Eastern. He was on the first (Futurian-dominated) organizational committee for the First Worldcon. (This latter may have been what gafiated him.)

Science Fantasy Correspondent brought him into contact with H. P. Lovecraft, and the correspondence between Lovecraft, who was at the end of his life, and the young Conover, has been published as Lovecraft at Last (Carrolton-Clark, 1975).

Later in life he was a jazz producer and broadcaster.


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Also involved: - Second Eastern States Science Fiction Convention - Up To Now: The Decline and Fall of the Era

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