Joseph Siclari

FANAC Fan History Project
Participates in 1 Session
A fan since 1965, Joe Siclari started reading science fiction a decade earlier with Murray Leinster’s Forgotten Planet. Joe has been active in almost every aspect of fandom: he published over 100 fanzines, plus many convention publications, started several SF clubs and founded conventions including SMOFcon, Tropicon and FanHistoricon. Joe chaired MagiCon, the 50th Worldcon in 1992, and has worked on over 250 other conventions. In 2005, Joe was elected as DUFF delegate, and in 2016, he & his wife, Edie Stern, were recipients of the fannish Big Heart Award. Joe has a long-time SF interest is fan history. He has written about fandom for S-F reference books; co-edited the Hugo nominated Worldcon Guest of Honor Speeches with Mike Resnick and published Harry Warner’s A Wealth of Fable. Since 1994 he has chaired the FANAC Fan History Project which has put over 55,000 pages of photos, articles, fanzines and memorabilia online at and plus a Fan History Channel on YouTube. Joe has an enormous collection of fan publications and a museum of fannish memorabilia, parts of which have been exhibited at many Worldcons and other conventions since 1989. Joe and Edie also collect S-F illustration art, working on 15 special exhibits at Worldcons, World Fantasy Cons and regionals.

Sessions in which Joseph Siclari participates

Saturday 15 August, 2020

Time Zone: EDT/Eastern Time (US & Canada)
2:00 PM
2:00 PM