In 2013 fandom lost two legends, Elliot Shorter and Marty Gear, and was shocked by the death of newly-selected Worldcon co-chair Bobbie DuFault.
The year 2013 also brought to a conclusion two legal stories File 770 has been following for years. The prosecution of Dragon*Con founder Ed Kramer ended in a plea deal and restitution to the victims. And a jury convicted Christian Gerhartsreiter, aka Clark Rockefeller, of murdering LASFS member John Sohus in 1985.
File 770 also tracked the crisis within SFWA that led several writers to quit, and sparked its directors to expel a member for the first time.
Here are the Top 10 Posts for the year 2013 according to Google Analytics.
1. Terry Pratchett’s Coat-of-Arms
2. Elliot K. Shorter (1939-2013)
3. Bobbie DuFault Dies
4. Ed Kramer (tag)
5. Godzilla 2014 Trailer
6. One Resignation, Many Ripples
7. Marty Gear (1939-2013)
8. Christian Gerhartsreiter (tag)
9. Sign White House Petition for SF Author Stamps
10. Is Your Club Dead Yet?