Mike Zaharakis

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(1947 – 1984)

Mike Zaharakis (aka Raki) was a fan active mainly in the 1960 and ’70s. He became a fan while stationed in the Air Force in Minot, North Dakota, where he married Dian Zaharakis (né Dian Cooper). In Portland, Oregon, he was a founder of the Society of Strangers science fiction club. He was a member of ValAPA, TAPS, and the N3F, at one time serving on the N3F Directorate. He later moved to California, where he died.

Mike was also a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and an ordained bishop in an independent apostolic tradition. In 1970, he handled publicity for the week long, state-sponsored Vortex-1 music festival in McIver State Park near Escatada, Oregon.

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Person 1947—1984
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