Bob Madle

(b. June 2, 1920)

An eo-fan, one of the Phillies, a participant in the Widneride, Worldcon FGoH at Suncon, a founder of First Fandom, member of the committee for Philcon I, 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, Trustee of WSFA in the 60s, 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.

Other publications included Fantasy-Fiction Telegram, Fanzine Review. He was an editor of PSFS News. He published Fanzine Review for OMPA and The Amazing Madle Catalogue. He published The Meteor for FAPA.

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He was the subject of an Original Member Spotlight feature by John Coker III and Jon D. Swartz in Scientifiction: the First Fandom Report (New Series #44, 2nd Quarter, 2015), and the subject of a Founding Member article by Jon D. Swartz in the October, 2015 issue (Volume 74, Number 10) of //The National Fantasy Fan.


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