Eric Bentcliffe

(1927 — 1992)

English SF actifan Eric Bentcliffe (AKA Urk Buncliff)

He was one of the organizers of The Tucker Transfer and himself was Britain's TAFF delegate in 1960 and wrote a trip report, EpiTAFF. ( His opponent in the race, Mal Ashworth, wrote A Few Words About Bilbo Bentcliffe in his support!.)

He invented Soggies and the term "Convacation". He helped form BSFA, was part of the Thirdmancon committee, and wrote a fanzine column for Egg. He was a Knight of St. Fantony.

His fanzines included Space Times, ConScience, When Yngvi Was a Louse, Bastion, MI, and Amzine Stories. With Terry Jeeves and Eric Jones he edited Con-Science and Triode.


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