Fritz Leiber

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(December 24, 1910 – September 5, 1992)

Leiber was a writer of fantasy, horror and sf. He was also an actor, chess player and a champion fencer.

While primarily a professional writer, he had a long and close relationship with fandom. He was a member of the Hyborian Legion and of LASFS, an attendee at Centracon, and a contributor to Vorpal Glass and Amra. He was also one of the leaders of the Chicago: 1959 Worldcon bid. He also acted in a fannish fantasy film by Unicorn Productions and helped compose at least one fannish musical.

As a writer, his first sale was to Unknown and he contributed to the Lovecraft mythos. His most famous creations were the characters Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser. In 1962 Chicon III presented a special committee award to him and and Hoffman Electronic Corporation for the use of SF in advertisements.

He left some papers to the University of Houston where they form the Fritz Leiber Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention Flyers & Programs (IA)

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