Owen M. Hannifen

From Fancyclopedia 3
Revision as of 15:12, 22 July 2021 by Leah Zeldes Smith (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

(September 16, 1938 – July 5, 2000)

Owen Mitchell Hannifen, a fan living in Burlington, Vermont, and later in LA, San Francisco and Woodland, CA (a suburb of Sacramento), was so interested in LASFS from reading its minutes, that he moved to LA in the early ’60s. Jean Marie Stine described him as a “brilliant, delightful, crazy, and spiky trufan.”

He lived with Jack Harness in the slan shacks The Labyrinth, Labyrinth 3, Labyrinth of Valeron and Labyrinth Duquesne. He was a member of the The Cult, N3F, N'APA, the Fellowship of the Ring, the Burlington F&SF League, Sampo Productions, and the ISFCC. He became active in the SCA.

He was duped on TV's Candid Camera in 1967 while visiting New York and rather enjoyed the process. He had a couple of acting roles in movies in the ’60s.

He married Hilda Hoffman in March 1968. They lived in the BArea. The two were early players of D&D and introduced the game to many West Coast fen.

Fanzines and Apazines:

Person 19382000
This is a biography page. Please extend it by adding more information about the person, such as fanzines and apazines published, awards, clubs, conventions worked on, GoHships, impact on fandom, external links, anecdotes, etc. See Standards for People and The Naming of Names.