Bill Donaho

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(February 13, 1926 – November 22, 2000)

Bill Donaho, a longtime fan, was co-chairman of Baycon, the 1968 Worldcon, and publisher of the excellent fanzine Habakkuk. He was a founding member of the Lunarians.

Donaho found fandom in the early 1950s in New York where he lived in the Nunnery with Art Saha and others and was one of the denizens of Riverside Dive. He was a member of the (Second) Futurian Society of New York. By the early ’60s, he was living in the Bay Area where he spent the rest of his life.

He was defeated for TAFF in 1965. He was a member of FAPA, OMPA, IPSO, and The Cult.

As part of the concom for the 1964 Worldcon, Pacificon II, he was a major figure in the explosions in fandom surrounding the Breendoggle -- he wrote a fanzine, The Boondoggle, detailing committee concerns about pederast Walter Breen. For a time, Donaho's role in the Breendoggle made him a virtual pariah in the pro-Breen parts of fandom; among other things, John Boardman tried to get Donaho expelled from The Cult.

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