A midwestern fan, member of First Fandom, founder of Little Monsters of America, member of the Midwest Nomads, member of the Alien Science-Fantasy Club, was one of the founders of Pulpcon and the founder of the Pulp Era Amateur Press Society (PEAPS). Chair of Illwiscon. Member of OMPA.
He was publisher of the fanzines Argassy (for SAPS), Badmouth, Bullfrog Bugle (for OMPA), Conversation (for OMPA), First Fandom Bulletin (aka First Fandom Magazine), The Goody Gumdrop Boys at Jellybean Mountain, Gooseberries, Hello Again (for SAPS), Hickman's Scrapbook, Huckleberry Finnzine, JD, J. D. Argassy (for OMPA), The Little Corpuscle, The Little Monsters of America, Ob (for OMPA), Old and New, Pack Rat, Pulp Era, Scurvy (for OMPA), S.T.F. Trends, Troat (for OMPA), and Wauseon Wonder Stories, and publisher of Who Killed Science Fiction? and Why Is a Fan?. He used the pen name of Plato Jones.
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