(June 28, 1945 – April 13, 2002)
From the 1970s on, he was active in SF. He was one of the founders of Moscon, the annual convention in Moscow, Idaho, which began in 1978 and was the first SF convention in the Northwest outside the major cities. Over the years, Jon introduced other innovations, making Moscon the first SF convention to feature both an author and an artist GoH, the first to have a scientist GoH, and the first to pay writers and artists for their contributions to its souvenir program book.
He was a founding member of many organizations, including the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA). He was a member of Writers' Bloc.
As an author, his publications include the book CHROMA: The Art of Alex Schomberg, numerous encyclopedia articles in The Visual Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Starlog Science Fiction Yearbook 1979, and the New Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, and columns and book reviews for various genre magazines.
He was married to author V. E. Mitchell. He died of stroke and complications of diabetes in Lewiston, Idaho.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1981 -- V-Con 9
- 1982 -- Noncon 5
- 1983 -- Spokon '83
- 1988 -- Norwescon X
- 1993 -- RadCon 1A
- 2000 -- Rustycon 17
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