Shelby Vick

(b. September 1, 1928)

ShelVy is a fanzine fan living near Panama City, Florida who first became active in the 40s. He is married to fellow fan Suzanne Vick. He was a member of the Alien Science-Fantasy Club, Wirez, the Alien Science-Fantasy Club, the Florida Flames, the N3F, Wirez, and BeAppreciation Club (he was President of both) and part of Project Fan Club.

He famously introduced Lee Hoffman to Bob Tucker when everyone thought LeeH was a man.

He started the successful WAW with the Crew in '52 fan fund to bring Walt Willis to the US in 1952 and he himself was the recipient of the Corflu Fifty fan fund in 2012 taking him to Corflu 29. He won the Rebel Award in 2012. He is credited with the Lazy letter and was an expert with Vicolor. He organized Corflu 16 (Corflu Sunsplash) in 1999.

His fanzines include Comet, The Corflu Courier, Confusion (it its later incarnation, confuSon), Confusion's Conception, Countdown X-10, Egad! (for FAPA), Embers, Hyphen Tribute Issue and Hyphen Tribute Thumbnail (for FAPA), Lesser Feats (for FAPA), Planetary Stories, Pulp Spirit, Tired Feet, Wonderlust. He was a member of SAPA.


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