Velma Bowen

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(November 18, 1962 — October 18, 2014)

Velma "Vijay" deSelby-Bowen was a New York fan who was married until 2001 to fellow New York fan Mark W. Richards and who lived the latter part of her life in Seattle with her companion Soren (Scraps) deSelby. She discovered fandom in 1981 and became active in the Lunarians where she served as Secretary and worked on Lunacon.

She won TAFF in 1999 and attended Reconvene, the 1999 Eastercon. (Interesting fact: 1970 TAFF winner Elliot Shorter was her first cousin, once removed.) She was on the Corflu 7 committee.

She published Tendaberry and was a member of FAPA, A Woman's APA, Golden APA and apa-nu.

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