Michael Hall died of a heart attack on August 1, in
“Michael Hall had been active in fandom from the late 1970s until at least the late 1980s or so, published extensively and participated in conventions in western
“His fanzines included Schmagg, Laid, New Wave Video Snacks, Schmagg Monthly, and Excuses, Excuses. He was also one of the founding editors of The Monthly Monthly, which appeared in twelve monthly issues from Oct 1979-Sept 1980, before it became The Bimonthly Monthly for two more issues (v.3 n.1 Oct 1980-v.3 n.2 Dec 1980/Jan 1981), then ceased publication.
“Mike maintained a significant collection of books, fanzines and CDs. The
“Mike was a good friend to myself, Robert Runté and many others. He is already sadly missed.”
Hall’s own Fort McMurray Today and the
Michael’s great passions were the newspaper industry, his love of music, reading, photography, computers, and his family and to visit every Presidential Library in the
. So far, Mary and Michael have visited Presidents, Washington, Jefferson, Nixon, Roosevelt, and Eisenhower. They were planning to visit United States , Truman, Hoover , Johnson and Bush Libraries in September 2008. Clinton
Robert Runté adds that Mike Hall, assisted by Keith Fenske and possibly others, developed and published a massive, 198-page bibliography of SF fanzines. Graeme Cameron remembers that it “was widely available in dealers rooms of Canadian cons circa 1985/1986. International in scope.”
Update 9/4/2008: Randy Reichardt saved me from a catalog of errors, and pointed to an online Guest Book where anyone can leave a comment or memory of Mike.