Legendary British fan Ken Slater died peacefully over the weekend of February 16-17. He had just celebrated his 90th birthday in January.
Slater gained fame weaving connections between international fans. While serving as a Captain with the British Army on the
Slater continued to sell books by mail and at conventions for decades. Between 1953-1959 he also contributed a regular book review column to Nebula Science Fiction called “Something To Read.”
Ken and Joyce Slater were Fan Guests of Honor at Conspiracy, the 1987 Worldcon in
Gordon Van Gelder of F&SF reports that Ken’s funeral will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28 at a crematorium in
Update 2/20/2008: Corrected birth year. (Thanks to Jim Linwood).