Tom Perry

(?? — July 8, 1997)
Tom Perry was a fan beginning in the 1950s who published the fanzine Logorrhea (later re-named Quark) was well as writing a column for Hyphen. he was also an historian of the field, contributing many articles to Ted White's Amazing, some of which revised the anecdotal history of Hugo Gernsback’s loss of control of Amazing Stories in 1929 (which alienated Sam Moskowitz, who had first pieced together that history.)

He was one of the founders of Lilapa.

In mundane life, he was involved in the anti-Humphrey demonstrations at the 1968 Democratin National Convention in Chicago, but escaped being gassed — only to be stabbed by a mugger later that night in an unrelated incident. He attended Woodstock, but only for the first day. Having become separated fromt he people he came with, he had to walk out a hitchhike home.

He lived in Omaha, NE in the 60s and during a period of gafia in the late 60s and early 70s moved to the UK where he again became active and published at least two issues of Quark. He moved back to the US and died of cancer in Gainesville, FL in 1997.


This is a stub biography page. Please extend it by adding more information about the person, such as fanzines and apazines published, awards, clubs, conventions worked on, GoHships, impact on fandom, external links, anecdotes, etc.