Dan McCarthy, the grand old man of New Zealand fandom, died August 7. He was a past Fan Guest of Honour at the New Zealand national convention and a 2009 nominee for the Sir Julius Vogel Award.
McCarthy belonged to Aotearapa for 25 years. He was the apa’s official editor from 1986-1987 and 2001-2003. As a member he contributed 77 issues of his fanzine Panopticon for which he did paintings and colour graphics. McCarthy’s skills as a fanartist were widely appreciated. He won the Best Fan Artist category of the New Zealand Science Fiction Fan Awards in 1989 and 1991.
[Thanks to Bruce Gillespie for the story.]