Toni Weisskopf is assembling the raw material for a formal biography of Wilson “Bob” Tucker —
Back in the ’80s I trailed Bob Tucker around from convention to convention with a tape recorder, with an eye to getting his stories down and eventually turning them into a full-length biography. I knew then that I didn’t have the writing chops or life experience to do justice to his story, but still wanted to make sure I had the raw materials.
Time has passed. And I think it’s time this part of fannish history gets recorded before it’s lost. So, in my copious spare time, I’m going to start on the thing for real. And I’d like anyone who has Tucker stories to send them to me.
You can e-mail them to toni (at) baen (dot) com.
[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]
Oh, Mike–Am I correct in thinking that the “770” of File 770 was taken from the famous Room 770 party at the first NOLAcon?–Toni
And a different Mike answers: http://fancyclopedia.org/file-770
Yes, I knew 770 would immediately identify this as a faannish zine.