(May 19, 1949 – April 4, 2020)
Thomas Ross “Tom” Barber was a Michigan con fan. Beginning in the 1970s, he participated in running many conventions in southeastern Michigan. He was married to Tara Barber.
While at Eastern Michigan University, he was a member of its science fiction club, Waldo and Magic Inc., and one of the founders of its con, ConClave. Barber was the chair of ConClave I in 1976. He co-chaired ConClave II in 1977 and ConClave VIII in 1983. He also chaired ConClave XX in 1995, ConClave XXV in 2000, and Perpetual ConFusion in 1986. He was a member of the Detroit in '85 NASFiC bid committee and the Dorsai Irregulars.
He appeared in the video Faans as a member of Big Fandom.
He died from Covid-19.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1996 -- WindyCon XXIII
- 2001 -- Mystery God ConFusion
- 2004 -- ChambanaCon 34
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