(May 14, 1929 – April 19, 2010)
George Scithers entered fandom in 1954 and a few years later began publishing the Hugo Award-winning fanzine Amra for the Hyborian Legion. (Articles from Amra were reprinted by Mirage Press in The Conan Swordbook and The Conan Grimoire.)
He chaired the Discon, the Worldcon, in 1963 and wrote the extensive Discon 1 Report on how to run a mid-60s Worldcon. He was co-chair of the Philadelphia in 1977 Worldcon bid. He chaired Disclave 6, Disclave 7, and Disclave 8. He was a frequent chair of the WSFS Business Meeting.
In 1969, he published his first short story in If. Scithers founded Owlswick Press in 1973, and four years later was named the first editor of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, which he left in 1986. Two years later, along with John Betancourt, Scithers re-established Weird Tales. He also worked as a literary agent and founded the Owlswick Agency.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1964 -- 1964 Best Fanzine Hugo
- 1968 -- 1968 Best Fanzine Hugo
- 1978 -- Windycon 5, 1978 Best Professional Editor Hugo
- 1979 -- NorthAmericon
- 1980 -- 1980 Best Professional Editor Hugo
- 2007 -- World Fantasy Convention 2007
- 2001 -- Millennium Philcon
- World Fantasy Award
- World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award
- Best Professional Editor Hugo nominations in 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, and 1985
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