Art Widner

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'''Art Widner''' (sometime written as R Twidner, born 1918) is a science fiction fan and zine publisher.  
'''Art Widner''' (sometime written as R Twidner, born 1918) is a science fiction fan and zine publisher.  
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Art Widner is recognized for his role in organizing the first SF fanclub in Boston with [[Louis Russell Chauvenet]], [[Gertrude Kuslan]], Louis Kuslan, R.D. Swisher, Jack Riggs, and others, called "The Stranger Club", in 1940.   
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Art Widner is recognized for his role in organizing the first SF fanclub in Boston with [[Louis Russell Chauvenet]], [[Gertrude Kuslan]], Louis Kuslan, R.D. Swisher, and others, called "The Stranger Club", in 1940.   
Art's first zine was called [[FanFare]]. After he released this zine he, along with Louis Russell Chavenet and Damon Knight, was responsible for the formation of the National Fantasy Fan Federation. His current [[Fantasy Amateur Press Association| FAPA]] zine [[YHOS]] is one of the longest running [[zines]] still being published. He is well known for ceasing publication of ''YHOS'' for more than thirty years before returning and becoming an important part of fanzine fandom again in the 1980s.
Art's first zine was called [[FanFare]]. After he released this zine he, along with Louis Russell Chavenet and Damon Knight, was responsible for the formation of the National Fantasy Fan Federation. His current [[Fantasy Amateur Press Association| FAPA]] zine [[YHOS]] is one of the longest running [[zines]] still being published. He is well known for ceasing publication of ''YHOS'' for more than thirty years before returning and becoming an important part of fanzine fandom again in the 1980s.

Revision as of 10:13, 15 June 2011

Art Widner (sometime written as R Twidner, born 1918) is a science fiction fan and zine publisher.

Art Widner is recognized for his role in organizing the first SF fanclub in Boston with Louis Russell Chauvenet, Gertrude Kuslan, Louis Kuslan, R.D. Swisher, and others, called "The Stranger Club", in 1940.

Art's first zine was called FanFare. After he released this zine he, along with Louis Russell Chavenet and Damon Knight, was responsible for the formation of the National Fantasy Fan Federation. His current FAPA zine YHOS is one of the longest running zines still being published. He is well known for ceasing publication of YHOS for more than thirty years before returning and becoming an important part of fanzine fandom again in the 1980s.

Art Widner currently lives in Gualala, California.

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