George H. Young
(July 8, 1930 – August 9, 2009)
A member of the Misfits, he coined that nickname for the Michigan Science Fiction Society. He edited the 17th World Science Fiction Convention (Detention) program book. George might give you a Hurt Look Real Soon Now. He attended Midwestcon 1 and was one of the organizers of Travelcon to the Solacon.
According to Dick Eney in Fancyclopedia 2, Young was so disturbed by rumors of racism in fandom, that when drafting the MSFS Constitution, he began the document with the declaration: "Membership is open to all humans, BEMs, and intelligent entities...."
He was married, for a time, to Mary Southworth; they had four children. When he died in 2009, his obituary listed nine children.
- FindaGrave entry.
- Obituary Detroit Free Press, August 10, 2009.
- Photo (with fellow fan Art Rapp) in Harry Warner's history of SF fandom in the 1950s, A Wealth of Fable p. 22.
- Bar-Rag (with Bill Groover, Arnim Seielstad, Ralph Fluette, Ray Nelson and Art Rapp)
- Dementia Praecox  (with William Rickhardt and Burton Beerman)
- The Michifan [1951-58]
- Timewarp [1948-50] (with Art Rapp)
- United Fandom [late ’40s] (with Ben Singer)
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