Duarte Wins Copperhead

Fred Duarte, Jr. has won the first Copperhead Award, presented by the Alamo Literary Arts Maintenance Organization (ALAMO) to an individual who has made an extraordinary impact on Texas Fandom. Duarte, who died on October 3, chaired or co-chaired two World Fantasy Cons, four Armadillocons, a Westercon, and Smofcon 13. He was vice-chair of LoneStarCon 2 and a Division Head for LoneStarCon 3. The Copperhead is meant to be an occasional award.

Obituary: Fred Duarte, Jr.

Texas fan Fred Duarte, Jr. (b.1957) died on October 3. Duarte charied several Armadillocons and was the convention’s fan guest of honor in 2011. He also served as co-chair of Westercon 49 in 1996 and chair of SMOFCon 13 and World Fantasy Con in Corpus Christi in 2000.