Joe Siclari

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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 and his wife, Edie Stern, were recipients of the fannish Big Heart Award.

Joe’s long-time SF interest is fanhistory. He has written about fandom for science fiction reference books. He 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 100,000 pages of photos, fanzines and other memorabilia online at http://fanac.org and sponsors the online Fancyclopedia 3 and the Fan History YouTube channel. 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.

Sessions in which Joe Siclari participates

Thursday August 16, 2018

2:00 PM
2:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM

Friday August 17, 2018

11:00 AM
11:00 AM
2:00 PM
2:00 PM

Sunday August 19, 2018

5:00 PM
5:00 PM