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(10 October 1918—17 October 1974)
Clarence Willard Roberds was a Southern Illinois fan, residing in Normal, who discovered sf in 1934 and discovered fandom in 1938 while working as a movie projectionist with Bob Tucker. He was publicity director for the IFF and edited the official Chicon I publication in 1940. He was part of the Third Chicago Conference.
He published Fantasy Fictioneer as part of Vulcan Publications. He also published the fanzines Science Fiction Esquire and Science Fiction Abattoir. With Tucker he helped recover the lost Monsters of the Moon which was shown at Chicon I. He was involved in Sonodiscs.
For an early short biography, see Who's Who in Fandom 1940, page 12.
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