Jon Stopa

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(June 30, 1935 --)

Jon Stopa (né John Stopa) a Wisconsin fan, was active in running Advent:Publishers, he created covers for many of their books. He was a member of the University of Chicago SF Society.

He and his wife, Joni, were Fan GoHs at Chicon V. With Joni, he was was a Fan GoH at ConClave VI.

Stopa met Joni Cornell at Pittcon and the following year traveled out to Seattle with a group of fans, including Joni, for Seacon. By 1963, they were married and living at Stopa's family sky lodge in Wilmot, Wisconsin, and began hosting Wilcon, a three-day long invitation-only relaxacon.

Throughout the 1960s, the Stopas entered and won many masquerades. Jon was responsible for publications at Chicon III and his picture, in costume appeared in The Proceedings: Chicon III. In the early 1970s the couple helped found ISFiC. He was part of the Chicago: 1959 and the Chicago in 1982 Worldcon bids.

Jon published a handful of short stories, beginning in 1957 with "The First Inch" in Astounding and ending in 1973 with "Kiddy-Lib" in Eros in Orbit.



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