Obituary: Ray Beam

Fan Ray E. Beam (b.1932) died on April 8. Beam was a long-time member of the Cincinnati Fantasy Group and was the first Fan Guest of Honor at Inconjunction. He received the First Fandom Hall of Fame Award in 1993 and the Sam Moskowitz Archives Award in 2000. Beam was very active in First Fandom, serving as the organization’s treasurer from 1980 through 1993, when he took over the duties as President until 2001. Beam wrote the lyrics to the filk song “The Bradbury Hate Song.”