John Thiel

A fan who currently belongs to the N3F and edits their recently revived fanzine Ionisphere. He also founded the apa SLAPHAPA in 1977 and was a member of the Lafayette Interstellar Association. He has edited a number of fanzines, including The International Youngfan, Pablo Lennis, Surprising Stories, Vor Zap (a clubzine). He was a member of The Cult. He published An Index to Popular American Fanzines.

In 2017 he was elected to the N3F Directorate and named its Chairman. He was re-elected to the Directorate in 2018, but is no longer chairman.

He was the N3F's Kaymar Award winner in 2017. In 2018 he was appointed head of the N3F's new Fandom Introductory Bureau. The title of the Bureau's fanzine is Origin.


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