John Guidry

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(December 15, 1944 – )

Nolacon II Chair John Guidry, right, raises the gavel passed on to him at Conspiracy '87, as Vice Chair Justin Winston looks on. Photo by Carol Porter.

John H. Guidry is a New Orleans fan of whom it was said that in the 1960s, it seemed you ran into him a couple of times a month at one of the various old bookstores, secondhand shops, and movie theaters. It was his primary passion to organize the area's protofen into association with the established but loosely organized fan base.

His efforts, with some help from Rick Norwood, led to the formation of what became the rebirth of active, organized fandom in New Orleans and the New Orleans Science Fiction Association.

John was the base for most of the New Orleans Worldcon bids in the 1970s and 1980s and chairman of the 1988 NOLAcon II. He won the 1983 Rebel Award. He chaired DeepSouthCon 9 and DeepSouthCon 11. He was a member of the Sons of the Sand.

John is also founder and still an active member of ERB-apa. He co-founded the Tarzana Project. He was one of the proprietors of the small press, Guidry and Atkins.

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