(September 5, 1959 – )
Alice Bentley (née Insley), a fan, conrunner, and former bookseller, first became active in Chicago fandom in the 1970s. She chaired Capricon 9, Capricon 10, and Capricon 11 and was on the Minicon 34 council. Besides many Chicago-area convention committees, she was on the Whatcon and Urcon committees in the early ’80s.
She was part of the Lane Tech Science Fiction Society, Thursday and Moebius Theatre, and belongs to GT.
From 1988 to 2003, she owned and operated the Chicago sf bookstore, The Stars Our Destination as well as its associated small press. After closing The Stars Our Destination, Bentley moved to Vashon Island, Washington State, near Seattle, before spending several years in Minneapolis, where, in April 2015, she partnered with Greg Ketter to reopen DreamHaven's storefront. She then returned to Vashon.
She is married to fellow expatriate Chifan Mike Bentley.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1994 -- Windycon XXI
- 2002 -- DucKon XI
- 2010 -- Capricon 30
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