Donald C. Thompson

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(Did you mean Donald A.Thompson, the comics fan, or Donald B. Thompson from Louisiana?)

(November 10, 1927 – December 15, 1990)

Don C. Thompson was a leading actifan beginning in the 1950s. While Don was a student at Penn State University, he was president of the SF society there and he was a long-time member of the Denver Area Science Fiction Association.

He was a huckster and collector.

He published the fanzines (also circulated in FAPA) Don-O-Saur and Don-O-Saur Coprolites and was nominated for the Best Fan Writer Hugo in 1975–78. Don-O-Saur was nominated for the Best Fanzine Hugo in 1976 and 1978.

He chaired Penulticon I and II. In 1981, he co-chaired the Worldcon, Denvention Two, with Suzanne Carnival. For the Denvention Two Program Book, he wrote a short history of Denver Fandom: “Ah, Wilderness.”

In the 1950s, he sold two pieces of short fiction, a novella, "The Telenizer" (Galaxy, March 1954) and a short story, "High Dragon Bump" (If, June 1958).

He was married to Carolyn Thompson from 1951 to 1978. In mundane life, he was a college instructor and a newspaper reporter for the Rocky Mountain Times.

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