J. Michael Rosenblum

(?? — June 28, 1978)

John Michael Rosenblum was one of the UK's first, and best-liked, fans. He was active in Leeds fandom from the mid-1930s and attended the Other First Convention, which was held there in 1937. He was on the committee of Midvention in 1943. In the 50s, he helped form the Leeds Science Fiction Association and was active in the BSFA.

He published fanzines in the 30s through the 50s, the most famous of which was the Futurian War Digest, and was a regular at British conventions into the 1970s. Other fanzines included The Futurian and the New Futurian. He was known for having one of Europe's largest collections of SF.

During WWII he was a conscientious objector and was put to work on a farm during the day and as a fire watcher during German night-time raids.

His son, Howard Rosenblum, was also a fan.


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