Oliver Saari

(1919 — 2000)

Oliver E. (Ollie) Saari was a fan and SF writer of the 1930s-1940s. He published in most of the early prozines, including Astounding.

He was one of the founders (and first Director) of the Minneapolis SFL in 1936 and was later one of the leaders of the Minneapolis Fantasy Society. He attended several SF conventions in the 1940s-1950s (including the 1943 Michiconference and Centracon and at least one Worldcon). His auto was named the Sfnash and he was a member FAPA and of the would-be shadowy Order of Dagon.

He was awarded the First Fandom Hall of Fame (Posthumous) Award in 2011.