rich brown

(July 1, 1942—July 6, 2006)

a.k.a. Dr. Gafia, brown was a long-time fanzine fan. In addition to publishing his own fanzines such as Beardmutterings, Califan, Focal Point (with Mike McInerney), Grotty, and Slant (with Mike Fern). He was an active fanzine reviewer and maintained a dictionary of fannish terms, Dr. Gafia's Fan Terms, which is one of the sources used to create Fancyclopedia 3. In the 60s, he founded, with Arnie Katz, the Brooklyn Insurgents, a fanzine club. He helped to published The Incompleat Terry Carr. He was a member of The Cult.

In mid December of 2001 Dr. Gafia's Fan Terms was added to The Fanac Fan History Project. In late July of 2005 rich arraigned to edit his work on-line and he continued this process, sort of a poor man's Wiki, until just before his death, the last update was made on May 13, 2006.

He was FGoH at Norwescon VIII.


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