(October 23, 1919 – 2007)
Carlos Roy Lavender began reading SF at a very early age, before the SF pulp magazines had appeared. He was from Delaware, Ohio. While in college, he attended a fan group in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he met SF fans Ted Dikty and Martin Greenberg.
Another early friend of his was fellow SF fan Don Ford, and they both were active in the Cincinnati Fantasy Group when it was headed by early SF author Charles R. Tanner. He was a member of the Cinvention committee and one of the founders of Midwestcon. He belonged to the Galactic Roamers and OCSFC.
By sometime in the ’60s, he had moved to LA and was a member of LASFS and The Petards. Deedee Lavender, Roy's wife of 43 years, at one time was also a member of the First Fandom club, and accompanied him to cons. Their daughter, Lois Lavender, was also a fan.
- The Committeeman [late 40s-early 50s]
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1994 -- Kubla Khatch 22
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