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FAPA

Entry updated 5 April 2012. Tagged: Community, Fan.

The commonly used acronym for the Fantasy Amateur Press Association, formed in 1937 in the USA by Donald A Wollheim to facilitate distribution on an APA basis of Fanzines published by and for members; it was the first of many such groups, and still continues. Early contributors included E J Carnell, Robert A W Lowndes, Sam Moskowitz, Frederik Pohl, Wilson Tucker, Harry Warner Jr (from 1939 to his death in 2003) and Richard Wilson. F M Busby also participated. Current members include Gordon Eklund, Robert Lichtman and Robert Silverberg. [PR/SHB]

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