Ed Connor

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(November 19, 1921 – November 7, 1999)

Edward C. “Ecco” Connor was a longtime fan from Peoria, IL, active at least as early as the 1940s.

He began reading prozines just after leaving high school in 1939. He published his first fanzine in June 1942, just before he was drafted. He attended the 1942 Bloomington Conference. Posted in Chicago, He took over from Tucker as one of the editors/publishers of the FANEWS[CARD] in 1943–1944, with Frank Robinson. In 1946, he went to First Post-Radar-Contact-with-the-Moon Con, though he arrived five days late, according to Bob Tucker’s conrep from Bloomington News-Letter 4 (April 1946).

He was a member of the FAPA and the N3F and was known for provocative opinions and unique fanzines.

In the 1970s, after a recalcitrant Peoria postal clerk refused to let him mail his mimeographed fanzine, S.F. Echo, at book rate because it didn't look like a book, Connor took to cutting and hand-binding the Twil-tone pages in paperback format, a tremendous effort.

He was killed when hit by a pickup truck as he crossed the street against the light.

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