Chattacon 1

Chattacon I
January 2-4, 1976

Guests of Honor

Cliff Amos

(January 26, 1948 — February 22, 2016)

Cliff Amos was a founding father of Louisville fandom, founding the Falls of the Ohio Science Fiction Association (FOSFA) as well as Rivercon. He chaired the first several Rivercons, and in 1979 he chaired NorthAmeriCon, the second NASFIC.


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Keith Laumer

John Keith Laumer (1925 – 1993) was a science-fiction author. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, he was an officer in the U.S. Air Force and a U.S. diplomat.

Laumer is known for his Bolo and Retief stories. Stories from the former chronicle the evolution of super tanks that become self-aware. The latter stories deal with the adventures of a cynical spacefaring diplomat who constantly has to overcome the failures of others. The Retief stories were greatly influenced by Laumer’s career in the U. S. Foreign Service.

In addition to his Bolo and Retief stories, Laumer’s more serious adventures included the subjects of time travel and alternate-world adventures such as found in his The Other Side Of TimeA Trace Of Memory, and Dinosaur Beach.

He usually wrote as Keith Laumer, but occasionally used the pen name of Anthony Lebaron. His older brother, March, was also a writer, known for his adult reinterpretations of the Land of Oz. Frank Laumer, their younger brother, is an historian who also writes.

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