Obituary: Dwain Kaiser

Bookstore owner and LASFS member Dwain Kaiser (b.1947) was murdered on July 3 by a teenager who was living with Kaiser and his wife. Kaiser has been active in fandom since 1961 and founded the Las Vegas SF Society in 1963. He attended his first convention the following year. He opened Magic Door Used Books in 1967 and, although he closed it to return to college, he eventually opened three other stores called Magic Door, the most recent located in Pomona, CA. Kaiser edited several fanzines over his career, including Astron, Nimrod, Nonstop Fun Is Hard on the Heart, and No Time, No Energy & Not Much To Say. His wife, JoAnn, intends to keep the store open.