(February 16, 1938 — February 16, 2009)
Crayne was fan mostly known for his conrunning and primarily active in the 60s and 70s. He was an active member of LASFS (and he edited many issues of its newszine De Profundis), a founder of NASFiC and Bouchercon. He played a leading role in two failed LA Worldcon bids, LA in '75 and LA in '81. He co-chaired Funcon II (the 1969 Westercon), and the Los Angeles in '69 bid which resulted in the 1972 Worldcon, LACon, all with Bruce Pelz. Funcon II was the outgrowth of Future Unbounded, a con-running organization he helped to found. He helped set up Con-Fusion to sponsor Project Art Show.
He was married to fan and author Dian Crayne.
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