Drew Whyte

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(1940 — 1993)

Andrew A. "Drew" Whyte was a US fan and bibliographer. He was a member of NESFA and BoSFS and was a founder and Fellow of NESFA and a regular performer in early Boskone plays.

His nickname "Drew" came about at a NESFA meeting when — somehow — it was determined that he needed one. It was debated and when Whyte objected that it should be his own decision, the President, Tony Lewis, ruled that he had a vote just like everyone else.

He was a collector who might have been considered a hoarder had he not indexed and organized everything. (But he did have things like a complete set of TV Guide to cover SF on TV.) When he moved, the NESFA Displacement Authority assisted, filling five 20' trucks over the course of four successive weekends. This measure was thereafter known as the Drew, which see. NESFA also packed most of his collection for him, which may account for boxes with labels like "used belly button lint."

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He was a founder of NESFA (New England Science Fiction Association) in 1965.

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