(May 31, 1910 – January 21, 1996)
He claims to have founded the Eastbay Club in 1928, making it arguably the earliest SF club, but his memory of when it was founded seemed to move further back in time as needed for it to remain first, so his claim is not widely accepted. See First Club for discussion. His memoir on the subject is "Aubrey MacDermott on the Origins of Fandom." Regardless of which club actually came first, McDermott was definitely one of the very earliest fans.
He was known to be rather voluble.
Aubrey attended San Francisco State College. In 1936, he married Beatrice Gordino and they had three children. Aubrey died in 1996 and Beatrice died in 2009.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1987 — Episode XXXX
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