Donald C. Thompson
(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.
- Avatar  (for D'APA)
- Ballast (for FAPA)
- Dasfax  (some issues; for DASFA)
- DENotations  (in support of Denver in '81)
- Don-O-Saur [1974-90]
- Don-O-Saur Coprolites [1970s]
- Rim Runner [1980s] (for D'APA)
- Rim-i-nes-cent [1980s] (for FAPA)
- Train-Con  (with others)
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1975 -- FAAn Award for best fanwriter
- 1976 -- MileHiCon 8, TusCon IV
- 1977 -- AutoClave 2, Yuccacon
- 1978 -- Westercone
- 1979 -- Intervention 1
- 1981 -- ConQuesT 2
- 1988 -- MileHiCon 20
- 1990 -- MileHiCon 22
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