Belle Dietz

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(???? – August 1998)

Belle Dietz (née Cohen) was a prominent New York fan very active in the 1950s. She was one of the founders of the Lunarians, and with then-husband Frank Dietz hosted many meetings at their Bronx home.

At Loncon I, the Dietzes, dressed as a pair of extraterrestrials in red and black, complete with face makeup and tendrils, won a masquerade prize.

Belle was one of the incorporaters of Nycon II and subsequently played an important role in WSFS, Inc. (of which she was secretary), and its associated controversies. She and Frank, with George Nims Raybin, sued Dave Kyle over it.

In 1960, she apparently facilitated the breakup of Inchmery fans Joy and Vin¢ Clarke, providing resources and housing in New York for Joy and her lover, Sandy Sanderson.

She was a member of Eastern SF Association (and served as its president) and of the ESSFSCCNY.

She wrote fanzine reviews for the prozine Fantastic Universe.

In the late 1950s, she was one of the editors of Ground Zero for OMPA. After she and Frank divorced, she mostly gafiated.

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