Lois Newman

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(May 14, 1934 -- )

Lois Eda Newman was a fan and bookseller from LA who moved to the Denver area and owned Lois Newman Books. She was active in con-running and wanted to chair a Worldcon. She founded the Denver in '79 Westercon bid and the Denver in '81 Worldcon bid, before leaving the Denver area for the Bay Area where she chaired OakLaCon in 1975. Don C. Thompson wrote about her in his brief memoir, Ah, Wilderness: Forty Years of Colorado Fandom.

She was a teacher in the Los Angeles area early in her career, and later devoted herself to charities dealing with animals.

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