James Kepner

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(1923 – November 15, 1997)

James Lynn “Jimmy” Kepner, Jr., aka Jike, an LA fan and LASFS member, was was mainly active in fandom in the early 1940s. He was listed as a member of the Claude Degler-created Futurian Society of Los Angeles and the Futurian Society of California, probably without permission. He belonged to FAPA.

He was found as an abandoned infant in Galveston, Texas, on September 19, 1923. He was adopted by a railroad worker, James Kepner, Sr., and his wife, Mary Christina Peterson Kepner. He became a writer, historian and gay activist who wrote a wide variety of material during his lifetime, including SF.

From Fancyclopedia 1, ca. 1944
Jike Pronounced [zike]. Taken as a nickname by Jimmy Kepner, and finally abandoned because nobody'd pronounce it right

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