An LA-area fan editor and publisher of the long-running fanzine File 770 He holds the record for being nominated the most times (46) for the Hugo Award and has won 9 times in two categories: File 770 won the Best Fanzine Hugo in 1984, 1985, 1989, 2000, 2001, and 2008, and Glyer won the Best Fan Writer in 1984, 1986 and 1988. The Chicon IV committee presented Glyer a special award in 1982 for "Keeping the Fan in Fanzine Publishing."
In 2008, both Glyer and his then-wife Diana Pavlac Glyer were nominated for Hugo Awards: File 770 for Best Fanzine and The Company They Keep: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien as Writers in Community for Best Related Book.
Glyer started File 770 in 1978 to report on clubs, conventions, fannish projects, fans, fanzines, awards, and to publish controversial articles.
Glyer has been active in LASFS since 1970, frequently serving as an officer, especially club secretary. Glyer was made a fan guest of honor for the first time at the 1980 DeepSouthCon in Atlanta, partly because the con committee thought his LASFS minutes were so amusing that they had to be made up. Glyer protested that funny things were happening all round him and he just wrote them down – rather like Vincent Van Gogh claiming "I just paint what I see." He co-chaired Westercone in 1978 and Loscon 3. He received the Forry Award. He is a member of SCIFI and the Mythopoeic Society. He was a Rotsler Award judge from 1998-2004.
Other Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1977 — Toastmaster at Marcon 12
- 1980 — DeepSouthCon 18
- 1981 — Windycon VIII
- 1985 — Ad Astra V
- 1989 — Norwescon XI, Windycon 16, ArmadilloCon XI
- 1992 — Loscon 19
- 1995 — Lunacon 38, ConQuesT 26
- 2004 — Archon 28
- 2005 — Boskone 42
His one professional fiction sale appeared in the book Alternate Worldcons, edited by Mike Resnick. That short story, "The Men Who Corflued Mohammed," is an homage to Alfred Bester's "The Men Who Murdered Mohammed."