Christoffer Schander Passes Away

Christoffer Schander

Swedish fan Christoffer Schander died suddenly on February 20 at the age of 51 reports Ahrvid Engholm.

In the 1980s Schander was active as a fanzine publisher and conrunner.

By profession he was a marine biologist on the faculty of the University of Bergen, Norway and only a year ago was named director of Bergen’s University Museum.

Schander helped organize RegnCon 1981, where unbeknownst to him, an imposter claiming to be Canadian fan Bob Webber  told people he had flown into Sweden for the con. The fake Bob Webber was shown a great time and asked to give a speech on the program, where he revealed his true identity. The stunt was detailed by Engholm for Mimosa 14.

[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]