[Portrait format] 08-Aug-2014


[Jack_L. Chalker] Jack L. Chalker

17 December 1944 - 11 February 2005

Uniontown, MD

SF writer, editor, one time fanzine publisher, conventions, clubs, etc.

FGoH: Lunacon 1987, NorWesCon 22 (1999), Loscon 30 (2003), Balticon 17 (1983).
TM: 1983 Worldcon; Tropicon VI (1987).
GoH: Chattacon VI (1981); Chattacon XIII (1988); Halcon 8 (1985, Halifax), RustyCon 6 (1989); Archon 18 (1994); Con*Stellation 16 (1997); Odyssey Con 1 (2001). WGoH: Arisia 2 (1991); Astronomicon 3 (1993); Baycon 1997. SG: Chattacon IV (1979).

Chair: Balticon 2-4 (1968-'70); Lunacon 1975; Disclave 1982.
Vice chair: 1974 Worldcon.
Creator of Balticon, NASFiC.

Con Committees: 16 Worldcons, Balticon (multiple chair, founder of con), Disclaves, Lunacon (chairman, other posts), many more.
One of the creators of the Traveling Con Committee.
Long-time art auctioneer (over $5 million sold).
Creator of programmed Disclave.

Hugo nominations for fanzines (1963), nonfiction; Dedalus, Hamilton-Bracket Awards, Skylark Award (1980), many others.

One-time Vice President of WSFA, co-founder and multi-year President of BSFS (Baltimore), minor past offices in PSFS and Lunarians (NYC).

Fanzines: CENTAUR (1960), KALEIDOSCOPE (1961), MIRAGE (1962-71), EVERYFAN'S GUIDE TO THE AUCTIONS, various one shots.
APAs: FAPA (1965-80), SAPS (1962-72),

Created the term SMOF.

First contact with fandom: 1957

Photo by Chaz Boston Baden, Aug. 2002.
Data: Aug. 2014


See also: Whitley, Eva

Rev. 08-Aug-2014

Also on file: Photo by Mark Olson, Aug. 2002.