CLARKE, A(ubrey) Vincent 'Vin¢' (1922 - )

UK fanwriter/editor active since 1948 (though glancing first contact made 1938). Member of London Circle (1947-60), Kent TruFandom (KTF) (1982-90), and publications editor of the SFS (Science Fantasy Society) (1948-51). First winner of TAFF (Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund) (1954), but never took trip. Co-founded OMPA (Off-trail Magazine Publishers' Association - first UK apa) in 1954 w/Ken Bulmer and Chuck Harris. In 1958, provided inspiration for formation of British Science Fiction Association (BSFA). Quit fandom (1960-81). Fan Guest of Honour at CONCEPTION (1987, Leeds) and INTERSECTION (1995 Worldcon, Glasgow). Runs Fanzine Library (7000+ fanzines).

First Contact:  Fanzines from Science Fiction Service Dealer) 1938. 

First Con:      WHITCON (1948 UK national convention)

Concoms:        1951, '52, '53 national convention, LONCON (1957 Worldcon)                

Fanzines:       SCIENCE FANTASY NEWS (18 issues, 1948-60. 1-8 for SFS)    
                SCIENCE FANTASY NEWS MINOR (4 issues, 1949, for SFS)
                INITIATIVE INCORPORATED (3 issues, 1952 no.3 ed. Norman 
                           Shorrock & John Roles). Limited circ.
                EYE (6 issues, 1954/5 ed.w/Joy Goodwin, Stuart MacKenzie, 
                     Jim Rattigan, Ted Tubb)
                OPERATION ARMAGEDDON (2 issues, 1954)
                NOT SCIENCE FANTASY NEWS  (3 issues, 1982/3)
                KTF XMAS CARD (3 issues, 1982-84 ed.w/Terry & Margaret Hill,
                                ATom, Elda Wheeler)
                PULP (19 issues, 1986-91) Occasional co-editor. (Others:
                      Rob Hansen, Pam Wells, John Harvey, Avedon Carol)

One-offs:       FESTIVAL CONVENTION PROGRAMME (ed.w/Ken Bulmer for 1951 
                       national convention. Assorted con leaflets 1951-53)
                'OUR 'ZINE (1952 ed.w/Jim Rattigan, Fred Robinson, Bob Shaw,
                            & Mike Wilson)
                ANGLO SCIENCE FICTION FANDOM (1953, directory of UK fans)
                PLONGE (1954 ed.w/Stuart MacKenzie & Ted Tubb)
                OPERATION SPLASH (1954 ed.w/Dave Newman)
                MOVE (1958)
                FANS & ETHICS (1960)                 
                THEME (1983)
                ATOM: A TRIBUTE (1990)                
             
Apazines:       TUCKER HOTEL (1 issue, 1952 ed.w/Chuck Harris, Bob Shaw, Ken 
                              Slater, James White, & Walt Willis), FAPA (US)
                OFF-TRAILS (first four issues, 1954/5 - Official Organ of 
                            OMPA)
                LAUNCHING SITE (7 issues, 1954-58), OMPA (UK)
                DYSTELEOLOGY (2 issues, 1954/5 ed.w/Ken Bulmer), OMPA (UK) 
                ZYMIC (8 issues, 1954-58), OMPA (UK)  
                DUPLICATING WITHOUT TEARS (1 issue, 1956), OMPA (UK)
                GOONTACT (1 issue, 1957 ed.w/H.P.Sanderson, Joy Goodwin, 
                          Chuck Harris), OMPA (UK)
                K (1990-  ) PIECES OF EIGHT (UK)
                VINCENTIAN (1995-  ) NAMELESS APA (UK)

This page researched by Rob Hansen


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