(???? – April 19, 2023)
John Thomas Mansfield was a Canadian conrunning fan. He chaired the Winnipeg in '94 Worldcon bid and ConAdian, the 1994 Worldcon; Due North in 2005; and OromoctoCon in 1970. He ran the Winnipeg in 2003 Worldcon bid committee and was a founder of Keycon.
John attended his first convention in 1966. He was a member of the Alberta Science Fiction Society and MonSFFA and vice president of the Ottawa SF Society. He was a co-founder of the Ontario Science Fiction Club (OSFiC).
He was to have been the Fan GoH for Pemmi-con 2023, the NASFiC, but died beforehand. He was married to its chair, Linda Ross-Mansfield. The couple had two children.
He was an influential if controversial figure in Winnipeg fandom, known for his irascible personality.
John retired as a sergeant in 1990 after 25 years in the Canadian Armed Forces. Afterward, he managed a gaming and hobby store in Winnipeg.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1992 -- Aurora Award for the Winnipeg in '94 Worldcon bid committee.
- 2011 -- Aurora Award for inventing the Aurora Award pins
- 2023 -- Pemmi-con 2023
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