K. Martin Carlson

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The Fan[edit]

(May 14, 1904 – December 12, 1986)

K. Martin Carlson, nicknamed Kaymar, was introduced to fandom by Walter Dunkelberger and became a leader in the N3F for many years, establishing and personally funding the early Kaymar Awards. He was at various times the club's president (1952), vice-president, secretary/treasurer, director, and historian. He published the Kaymar Trader, was a member of N'APA, did an N3F history page in TNFF for many years, and wrote the “NFFF Trader” column in TNFF.

He originated, maintained and financed the Kaymar Award for 25 years from 1959 to 1984. Since 1985, the award is paid for by the N3F Treasury, which is small compensation for the value of the work done by the winners over the years. He won the Kaymar Award, named in his honor, in 1984. (Other instances of fans receiving awards named after themselves were when Forrest J Ackerman received a Forry Award in 2002 and Ditmar received a Ditmar Award in 2002, and again in 2010.)

Born in Sweden, he lived from age 5 in Minnesota where he married Stella L. (Lee) Carlson on February 2, 1936. He is buried in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Moorhead, Minnesota.

See File 770 64, p. 5 for an obituary.

Fanzines and Apazines:

The Apazine[edit]

Kaymar published an apazine for N'APA also named Kaymar:

Issue Date Pages N'APA mailing Notes
unnumbered June 1960 8 5
unnumbered December 1960 22 7
unnumbered December 1961 10 11
7 March 1963 10 16
9 June 1964 24 21
10 undated
25 March 1972
30 March 1975

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