Derek Pickles

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(1928 – January 5, 2008)

A fan living in Bradford, UK, Derek Pickles published the fanzine Phantasmagoria from 1950 through 1955, with his brother-in-law, Stan Thomas. They are credited with first spelling out "The Usual," which indicates a fanzine is available for trade, contribution, or LOC.

He was the organizer of NECON and a founder of the Bradford Science Fiction Association. In the early 1950s, he was the British representative for the National Fantasy Fan Federation (N3F). He ran for TAFF in 1954.

He gafiated in 1956 following cancer treatment, but returned to fandom in the 1990s.

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