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Dick & Leah Smith [Print]

Chicago IL area
(Dick) Fan publisher, fannish-repro expert, apahack, letterhack, SMOF, conventioneer, and curmudgeon; (Leah) Fan.

DUFF Winners, 1993.

FGoH (both): ArmadilloCon 17 (Austin TX, 1995); Windycon 22 (Schaumburg IL, 1995); First Contact 5 (Milwaukee WI, 1998); ConQuesT 31 (Kansas City MO, 2000). FGoH (Dick): Whatcon 7 (1985); Corflu Ocho (1991). FGoH (Leah): ConFusion XX (Romulus Mi, 1994).
Toastmaster (Dick): Genuine ConFusion (Detroit, 1984).
Toastmaster (Leah): InConspicuous, Bowling Green, Ohio (1982) - baked bread and brought a toaster oven.
Special Guest (Leah): Corflu 4, Cincinnati, Ohio (1987).

Hugo Award nominee: Best Fanzine, for STET (1993, 1994, 2001).
Hogu, Worst Fanzine Title, for UNCLE DICK'S LITTLE THING, 1982.
(Dick) Peter J. Vorzimer Award (awarded by The Cult).
(Leah) Herbangelist High Priestess of the Midwest. Hoagie Award, 1983.

Co-chairs: ditto 3, 14 (1990, 2001); FanHistoriCon (2001). Chair or co-chair (Dick): Relaxacon (Northbook IL, 1989-'90); FanHistoriCon 1995.
Chair or co-chair (Leah): AutoClave (Detroit, 1978); Ann Arbor Science Fiction & Fantasy Fair (1982); ondaycon (Detroit, 1975); AutoClave (Detroit, 1976-1977);

Dick or Leah or both have worked on several Chicons and a number of other Worldcons and NASFiCs, and AutoClave, ditto, Capricon, ConFusion, Windycon, and various others.
Bid Committees: San Antonio in 1997; Australia in 1999 (U.S. Agent); Detroit in '82 (ca. 1977-1980).

Fanzines: UNCLE DICK'S LITTLE THING (later UNCLE DICK'S), OMEKRONICLE (Oak Park H.S. S.F. Club), IMP, SFOHA Newsletter, INSUFFICIENT FUNDS, TANSTAAFL, SPIRITS IN THE NIGHT, SPIRITS OF THINGS PAST, STET (1990-present), plus innumerable miscellaneous apazines and oneshots and assorted letters, articles, columns, poems and drawings in other people's fanzines, most prolifically during the mid- to late-'70s.

Serious apahacks in the late '70s and early '80s. APAs included WindyApa, MISHAP, SLANapa, TAPS, The Cult, FAPA, Anzapa, AZAPA, APA-H, APA-50, RAPS, ApaCorps, FLAP, The Secret Garden, FHAPA, at various times.

Dick or Leah (or both) have been active members of: SFOHA; Thursday: CFG; Fannish Association of Central Texas (FACT); Fannish Educational Network; Timebinders; LASFS; Wayne Third Foundation; N3F; Stilyagi Air Corps; Ann Arbor Science Fiction Association; SFWA; WSFS MPC; Timebinders.

Photo by Chaz Boston Baden, Aug. 2003.
Data: May 2003

Rev. 26-Aug-2014

See also: Smith, Dick
See also: Smith, Leah