Obituary: Robert A. Rosenberg

Fan Robert A. Rosenberg (b.1947) died on October 8, 2016. Rosenberg was active with the Lunarians, spending time as the official on-line liaison for Lunacon. A fan of anime, he worked for more than 40 years as a computer programmer. He frequently used the badgename HAL9000 at conventions.

Wollheim Scholarship Winners

Taimur Ahmad and Matthew Dunn have won this year’s Donald A. and Elsie B. Wollheim Memorial Scholarships from the Lunarians. Each scholarship provides $300 for the recipient to attend a writers workshop, with Ahmad attending Clarion West and Dunn attending Odyssey.

Obituary: Frank Dietz

Fan and editor Frank Dietz died in mid-October. Dietz was one of the founding members (and President) of the Lunarians in 1956. Over the years, he published the fanzines Luna, Luna Monthly, and Science, Fantasy, and Science Fiction. He published the daily newsletter for the Cinvention. He served on the concom for Lunacon from 1957 through 1971 and in 2007, he was the Fan Guest of Honor at Lunacon 50. Dietz was also an esteemed member of the Order of St. Fantony. In 1958, he and George Nims Raybin filed a lawsuit against Dave Kyle over funds from the 1956 NYCon.