John de Courcy
John E. “Jack” de Courcy was a West Coast fan and pro active in the 1940s and ’50s. He was the original chairman of the 1950 Worldcon, NorWesCon, but resigned prior to PR 2, preparatory to a move from Portland to California, and amid strife in the Portland Science-Fantasy Society.
At the Northwest Science-Fantasy Conference in 1949, he “introduced to the world his celebrated matter transmitter, and got a Venusian monster from it on the first test,” according to Harry Warner, Jr., in All Our Yesterdays.
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