Don Thompson

(1) Donald C. Thompson, the Chairman of Denvention 2

(November 10, 1927 - December 15, 1990)
While Don was a student at Penn State University, he was president of the SF society there and he was a long-time member of the Denver Area Science Fiction Association. He was married to Carolyn Thompson from 1951 to 1978.

He published the fanzines (also circulated in FAPA) Don-O-Saur and Don-O-Saur Coprolites and was nominated for the Best Fan Writer Hugo in 1975 — 1978. Don-O-Saur was nominated for the Best Fanzine Hugo in 1976 and 1978.

In 1981 he co-chaired the Worldcon, Denvention Two, with Suzanne Carnival.

He edited Dasfax for DASFA. He published Avatar for D'APA 77, Rim Runner for D'APA, Rim-i-nes-cent and Ballast for FAPA.

Other Awards, Honors and GoHships:

Other Awards and Honors

(2) Don Thompson, the Comics Fan

(October 30, 1935 - May 23, 1994)

This Don Thompson was a fan who worked most of his life as a professional journalist. He was also active in comic book fandom. He was married to Margaret (Maggie) Curtis Thompson, whose mother was SF author Betsy Curtis. Don and Maggie met in June, 1957, at a SF picnic at the home of SF author Basil Wells; they were married in June, 1962.

He is often confused with Don C. Thompson, one of the several other Don Thompsons in fandom, who co-chaired Denvention Two with Suzanne Carnival.

He was a member (and officer) of the Penn State SF Society and was a member of the N3F.

He and Dick Lupoff co-edited two collections of articles on comic books: All in Color for a Dime (1970) and The Comic-Book Book (1973). Don contributed chapters to both books. He published Rainy Days with Maggie Thompson.

Later, he and Maggie were co-editors of the fanzines Harbinger, Comic Art, and Newfangles. He also edited Ballast. When Krause Publications bought The Buyer's Guide for Comic Fandom in 1983 (and renamed it Comic Buyer's Guide), the Thompsons were hired as its editors. Their "Beautiful Balloons" column had run in the magazine since 1972.

After Don's death in 1994, Maggie continued as editor of Comic Buyer's Guide.


(3) Donald B. Thompson

A fan from Louisiana in the early 40s who published the fapazine Phanny (later Phanteur).