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(July 1, 1942--July 6, 2006)

Aka Dr. Gafia, rich brown was a long-time fanzine fan. He was an active fanzine reviewer and maintained a dictionary of fannish terms, Dr. Gafia's Fan Terms (IA), which is one of the sources used to create Fancyclopedia 3. In the ’60s, he founded, with Arnie Katz, the Brooklyn Insurgents, a fanzine club. He was a member of The Cult.

In mid December, 2001, Dr. Gafia's Fan Terms was added to Fanac.org. In late July, 2005, rich arranged to edit his work on-line and he continued this process, sort of a poor man's Wiki, until just before his death, the last update was made on May 13, 2006.

Fanzines and Apazines:

Awards, Honors and GoHships:


Person Search: Fanac, Fan, Pro, SFE, Wikipedia, Reasonator 19422006

Also involved: - 1985 DUFF Race - 1999 FAAn Awards - 2003 FAAn Awards - 2004 FAAn Awards - 2005 FAAn Awards - APA-F - Amateur Effer - Banana Wings - Boonfark - Colleen Brown - Corflu 3 - Coventry - Cry of the Nameless - Enchanted Duplicator - FIStFA - Fanhistorica - Fanoclasts - Hyphen Tribute Issue - Joe Staton - Midwestcon 16 - Past President of the Fan Writers of America - Paul Stambery - Science-Fiction Five-Yearly - The Crudzine Quarterly - The Focal Point Poll - The Golden Halls of Mirth - Trap Door - Tropicon VII - Westercon 18

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Also- 1999 FAAn Awards - 2003 FAAn Awards - 2004 FAAn Awards - 2005 FAAn Awards Also- Past President of the Fan Writers of America