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(1923 – November 15, 1997)
James Lynn “Jimmy” Kepner, Jr., aka Jike, an LA fan and LASFS member, was was mainly active in fandom in the early 1940s. He was listed as a member of the Claude Degler-created Futurian Society of Los Angeles and the Futurian Society of California, probably without permission. He belonged to FAPA.
He was found as an abandoned infant in Galveston, Texas, on September 19, 1923. He was adopted by a railroad worker, James Kepner, Sr., and his wife, Mary Christina Peterson Kepner. He became a writer, historian and gay activist who wrote a wide variety of material during his lifetime, including SF.
|From Fancyclopedia 1, ca. 1944|
|Jike Pronounced [zike]. Taken as a nickname by Jimmy Kepner, and finally abandoned because nobody'd pronounce it right|
- “James Kepner at LASFS.”
- Encyclopedia.com entry.
- Papers at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, University of Southern California.
- Caustic Square Bullshooter  (for FAPA as by Flush Gordon)
- Fen [1943-44] (for FAPA)
- Midge [1944-45] (with Mike Fern)
- The Panty Raiser  (with F. Towner Laney)
- Parnassus (with Art Saha and Alva Rogers)
- Songs for Sorrow and Beauty  (with Arthur Louis Joquel)
- Toward Tomorrow [1944-45]
- Toward Yesterday 
- Western Star 
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