Len Moffatt

(1923 — November 30, 2010)

Leonard James Moffatt was a member of First Fandom. He was married twice, both times to fen. His first wife was Anna Sinclare Moffatt. He married his second, June Moffatt, on December 10, 1966.

Len and June helped organize many of the early Bouchercons and in 1973 and in 1999 he and June received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Bouchercon, the couple were the Eastbound TAFF delegates (their trip report was The Moffatt House Abroad).

He was a member of First Fandom, the Western Pennsylvania Science Fictioneers and was one of the founding members of the Outlanders and The Petards. He was a member of LASFS, the Outlanders, SCIFI, the D.R.E.G.S of L.A. Fandom, the Burroughs Bibliophiles, the Blustering Gales of the SW, and the Curious Collectors of Baker Street. When Len was a member of N3F, he edited the 1950 Fan Directory, sponsored by the N3F and the Fantasy Foundation. He was a member of the Portland Science Fiction Society.

He also published a number of fanzines, mostly jointly with June Moffatt, including The JDM Bibliophile, JDM Master Checklist, Moonshine (for FAPA), Moonshade (for Shadow), Shadow Mailing, Stellar Tales, Len's Den (for IPSO), Science Fiction Parade, Spiane (for FAPA with June Moffatt and Rick Sneary), A Flash of Blue (for DAPA-EM), Outlander Magazine, Selected Writings of Rick Sneary, and Button-Tack -- The Rick Sneary Memorial Fanzine. He was one of the original members of CAPA in 1961.

Moffatt had a couple of short fiction stories appear in the 1950s and also sold science fiction poetry. One of his stories, "Father's Vampire," originally published in Weird Tales, was reprinted in genre anthologies, including 100 Creepy Little Creature Stories (1994).

A tribute to Moffatt by Jon D. Swartz was published in the March, 2011 (Vol. 70, No. 1) issue of The National Fantasy Fan.

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