John de Courcy

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John E. “Jack” de Courcy was a West Coast fan and pro active in the 1940s and ’50s. He was the original chairman of the 1950 Worldcon, NorWesCon, but resigned prior to PR 2, preparatory to a move from Portland to California, and amid strife in the Portland Science-Fantasy Society.

At the Northwest Science-Fantasy Conference in 1949, he “introduced to the world his celebrated matter transmitter, and got a Venusian monster from it on the first test,” according to Harry Warner, Jr., in All Our Yesterdays.

With his wife, Dorothy de Courcy, he wrote short fiction for the prozines in the ’40s and ’50s.

Bibliography at ISFDB.

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