Dwain Kaiser

(1947 — July 3, 2017)

Dwain Kaiser was a fan who was born in the LA area and, after getting a copy of Arnie Katz's and Len Bailes' fanzine Cursed in 1961 became active in fandom. He founded the Las Vegas SF Society and joined APA-L in 1964 and sometimes traveled to LASFS meetings in LA. His first convention was the 1964 Worldcon, in Oakland, CA, Pacificon II.

After his family moved back to the LA area in 1966, he became a LASFS regular and started ValSFA along with other San Gabriel Valley fans. He was one of the members of the unsuccessful Westercon bid, Las Vegas in '68.

He was a used bookstore owner, having owned several stores, all named Magic Door. The first was in Claremont, which he closed it to return to college to avoid the draft. At the time of his death, he owned his fourth Magic Door in Pomona.

He was a highly active fan publisher. He was a founding member of APA-45 and TAPS, helped resurrect InterAPA, and published many genzines, including Astron, By Strange Unseen Gods, Nimrod, Nonstop Fun Is Hard on the Heart, and No Time, No Energy & Not Much To Say.

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