Lee Jacobs

(?? — February 15, 1968)

A fan (also known as LeeJ) who was living in LA at the time of his death at a chess memento sponsored by The Blackguards. He had been active since the late 40s. He was a member of LASFS and previously a very active member of WSFA (one of the Elders). In the 50s he had shared the slanshack Telekinetic Terrace with Ed Cox and for a time owned the Iron Maiden.

He published Minimac, Normandie Notes, Chaos, and The Thought of the Outside (with Lon Atkins) and was one of the publishers of Orgasm. He had been a member and President of FAPA (the "Drunken President of FAPA" due to his succumbing to Golden Treachery). (His alcoholic adventures are also referred to under "Nuclear Fizz" where he is credited with the invention of Silping.) He was a member of The Cult, SFPA, and of SAPS, where he wrote and published the famous Ballard Chronicles. He also scripted "Redd Boggs - Superfan" and "The Musquite Kid Rides Again."

The word "filk" was his (inadvertent) creation. He typoed "folk" in a contribution to SAPS in the 1950s: "The Influence of Science Fiction on Modern American Filk Music." The rest is history.

Lon Atkins wrote a tribute zine for SFPA and he was remembered at the annual Ellik-Jacobs Memorial Wine & Cheese Party.


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