George W. Proctor (1946-2008)

George W. ProctorGeorge W. Proctor

George W. Proctor, a cherished figure in Texas‘ science fiction community, died August 3. An active fanzine editor in the early 1970s, the best known of his several titles was Citadel. Proctor wrote sf professionally, and also edited the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume III with Arthur C. Clarke.

At the time of his death, he was an instructor in the Communications department at the University of Texas at Arlington

Proctor was among the first fans who traded zines with me. Many years later at an AggieCon I had the particular pleasure of sitting at a table in the Con Suite with Proctor, Joe Lansdale and a few other Texas writers, and sharing an extended conversation with them.

[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the link.]