Jon Gustafson

(1946 — April 13, 2002)

Jon Martin Gustafson, fan, writer, illustrator, editor, publisher, and appraiser of SF and fantasy art and book collections, died in Lewiston, Idaho.

From the 1970s on, he was active in SF. He was one of the founders of MosCon, the annual convention in Moscow, Idaho, which began in 1978 and was the first SF convention in the Northwest outside the major cities.

Over the years, Jon introduced other innovations, making MosCon the first SF convention to feature both an author and an artist Guest of Honor, the first to have a scientist Guest of Honor, and the first to pay writers and artists for their contributions to its souvenir program book.

He was a founding member of many organizations, including the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA).

As an author, his publications include the book CHROMA: The Art of Alex Schomberg, numerous encyclopedia articles in The Visual Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Starlog Science Fiction Yearbook 1979, and the New Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, and columns and book reviews for various genre magazines.

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