Bob Madle

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(June 2, 1920 –)

Robert A. Madle, an eo-fan, started reading sf in 1933 and was an active fan by 1935. He was one of the Phillies, a participant in the Widneride, a founder of First Fandom, member of the committee for Philcon, attendee at the First Convention in 1936, TAFF winner in 1957 (and published A Fake Fan in London as his trip report), publisher of Fantascience Digest, was part of the Philly slate which challenged the Wollheimists in the FAPA election of 1938.

He was a Trustee of WSFA in the 1960s, co-founder of PSFS, member of the Washington in '77 Worldcon bid, discovered fandom in 1933, attended the first Worldcon, attended Boskone I in 1941, founded the Carolina SF Society in Charlotte, NC in the early 50s, and for many years has been a highly respected huckster which he continues to this day by mail-order.

He was Worldcon FGoH at SunCon and was nominated for the 1956 Best Feature Writer Hugo. He is the last of his generation of First Fandom.

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