Kennedy Poyser Dies

By Andrew Porter: Kennedy “Kippy” Poyser, 64, former husband of Hugo winning SF artist Victoria Poyser, died of a heart attack in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico on November 30th. When the couple were living in Olympia, Washington, Poyser taught at Evergreen State College and worked extensively on Norwescon, especially its program book. He was Fan GoH at the 1981 Orycon, organized and ran Hatcon in Danbury, Connecticut in the 1980s, designed and edited the 1982 World Fantasy Convention program book, and owned bookstores in Connecticut, where he published and sold SF-related posters, and later in Texas, where he also owned bookstores and taught college. At the time of his death he was planning to open a bookstore in Mexico. He is survived by his former wife and his children artist Astra Poyser Laughlin and filmmaker Bryan Poyser.

Here’s a link to Astra’s video of some of Kippy’s ashes being poured into a Harley-Davidson gas tank at the biker bar in San Migel where he hung out.

And here’s a link to Bryan Poyser’s LiveJournal entry about his father.


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