Martin Alger

(d. 1976)

A Michigan fan active in the 40s and 50s. He was well-known for being able to build most anything (see the Fancy 2 entry AHMF.) He was a member if FAPA (Revoltin' Development) and SAPS, the Misfits, and attended Midwestcon 1. He seems to have been the first person to use BEM to stand for Bug-Eyed Monster and coined the immortal phrase, "Real Soon Now" in 1950 to describe the excitement evident in the voice of George H Young when he spoke of the con to be held in Detroit RSN. Alger was also a fan historian, and tracked down the first usage of Goshwowboyohboy. See also Hieronymus Machine.


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