(1) Donald C. Thompson, the Chairman of Denvention 2
(November 10, 1927 - December 15, 1990)
While Don was a student at Penn State University, he was president of the SF society there and he was a long-time member of the Denver Area Science Fiction Association.
He published the fanzines (also circulated in FAPA) Don-O-Saur and Don-O-Saur Coprolites and was nominated for the Best Fan Writer Hugo in 1975 — 1978. Don-O-Saur was nominated for the Best Fanzine Hugo in 1976 and 1978.
Other Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1975 FAAN Award for best fanwriter
- 1976 — MileHiCon 8, TusCon IV
- 1977 — Autoclave II
- 1978 — Westercone
- 1981 — ConQuest 2
- 1988 — MileHiCon 20
- 1990 — MileHiCon 22
Other Awards and Honors
(2) Don Thompson, the Comics Fan
This Don Thompson was a fan who worked most of his life as a professional journalist. He was also active in comic book fandom. He was married to Margaret (Maggie) Curtis Thompson, whose mother was SF author Betsy Curtis. Don and Maggie met in June, 1957, at a SF picnic at the home of SF author Basil Wells; they were married in June, 1962.
He and Dick Lupoff co-edited two collections of articles on comic books: All in Color for a Dime (1970) and The Comic-Book Book (1973). Don contributed chapters to both books. He published Rainy Days with Maggie Thompson.
Later, he and Maggie were co-editors of the fanzines Harbinger, Comic Art, and Newfangles. He also edited Ballast. When Krause Publications bought The Buyer's Guide for Comic Fandom in 1983 (and renamed it Comic Buyer's Guide), the Thompsons were hired as its editors. Their "Beautiful Balloons" column had run in the magazine since 1972.
- 1979 — Penulticon '79