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James Bacon is a hyperenergetic conrunning Irish fan now resident in London who discovered fandom in 1990. He won TAFF in 2004, helped to found the Dublin Sci-Fi Club, and co-chaired LX, Octocon '96, Aliens Stole My Handbag, Damn Fine Convention, They Came and Shaved Us, and Brentcon 1.
He won the 2011 Best Fanzine Hugo with co-editor Christopher J. Garcia at Renovation for The Drink Tank (also nominated in 2012-2013). He has been nominated for the Best Fan Writer Hugo in 2011-2013. He won TAFF in 2004 and published the trip report WorldconNomicon. He edited Erisheen and The Brentford Mercury and is administrator of the James White Award. He ran Sproutlore, the first Robert Rankin fan club.
He also has devoted manic energy and imagination to some of the best children's programming to have been held at Worldcon (beginning in 2005 with YAFA) and co-edited Journey Planet which won the 2010 Nova Award for best fanzine.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 2004 -- 2004 TAFF Race winner
- 2010 -- Nova Award for best fanzine
- 2011 -- 2011 Best Fanzine Hugo, 2011 Best Fan Writer Hugo nominee
- 2012 -- 2012 Best Fanzine Hugo and 2012 Best Fan Writer Hugo nominee
- 2013 -- 2013 Best Fanzine Hugo and 2013 Best Fan Writer Hugo nominee
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