Lars-Olov Strandberg

(July 26, 1929 — March 3, 2018)

Lars-Olov Strandberg was a Swedish fan who found fandom in 1956 and was GoH at Interaction (Interthingy 2) the 2005 Worldcon.

He was a very active con-running fan who was active in Stockon, serving as either secretary or treasurer from 1965 through the 2011. He was one of the founders of the Scandinavian SF Association (SFSF), and served on its board of directors for decades afterward. He also served as chairman of the Alvar Appeltofft Memorial Foundation after it came into being in the late 1970s. He helped found Stockholm's SF bookstore. He was a life-long photographer who documented every convention he visited. He was active in the Stockholm Tolkien Society using the name Theoden. He was also active in the Nordisk Allians,

He was treasurer of the Stockholm in 1976 Worldcon bid.

John-Henri Holmberg described him as "Sweden's combination of E. E. Evans, Howard DeVore, and Forry Ackerman: a soft-spoken, self-effacing man whose devotion without any doubt guaranteed the survival of the SFSF."

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