Obituary: Fred Hemmings

British fan Fred Hemmings (b.1944) died on May 6. Hemmings was active in the Kingston SF Group and BSFA and also helped run several Eastercons. At Eastercon 22, Hemmings costume based on H.Beam Piper’s Space Viking won Best Costume in what may have been the first fully successful masquerade in British fandom. He attended the first Eurocon and edited the fanzine Viewpoints.

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