31 December 1931 - 11 February 1996
Fanwriter Hugo 1979, 1980.
FAAn Award for Best Fan Writer, 1977-'79.
Doc Weir Award 1980. Rebel Award 1994. Nova for Best Fan, 1996.
Past President of fwa, 1995.
Arnie Katz and rich brown (when co-editing the second incarnation of FOCAL POINT), ran a successful "BoSh Fund" to bring Bob to the Worldcon in Boston the year after he lost TAFF to Eddie Jones. That BoSh Fund was the first of several. Attended Aussiecon 2 (1985 Worldcon) via The Shaw Fund.
Co-author (with Walt Willis) of fandom's most enduring allegory, THE ENCHANTED DUPLICATOR.
Provided a large share of the artwork in SLANT, where he also wrote his oft-reprinted "Fansmanship Lectures." Known for giving humorous "scientific" lectures at conventions, including a few at Worldcons.
One of the Wheels of IF (IF=Irish Fandom), where he was a noted trencherman and hard-playing Ghoodminton competitor. They, and other members of Sixth Fandom, had been largely responsible for promoting South Gate in '58, using it as an interlineation in their fanzines.