Obituary: George H. Scithers

Editor, publisher, and fan George H. Scithers (b.1929) died on April 19, two days after suffering an heart attack. Scithers entered fandom in 1957 and began publishing the Hugo Award-winning fanzine Amra. He chaired the Discon, the Worldcon, in 1963. In 1969, he published his first short story in If. Scithers founded Owlswick Press in 1973, and four years later was named the first editor of Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, which he left in 1986. Two years later, along with John Betancourt, Scithers re-established Weird Tales. He was the fan guest of honor at Millennium Philcon, the Worldcon, in 2001. Scithers received a total of 4 Hugo Awards, a World Fantasy Award, and a World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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