John Andrews (1952-2010)
by John Lorentz
Date: 17 April 2010 /
Long-time Portland fan John Andrews passed away last Friday (April 9, 2010) at the age of 58. He'd been fighting muscular dystrophy for many years, but had in his mobie even when he was no longer able to walk.
John was instrumental in getting Portland fandom off the ground, both as treasurer for the Portland Science Fiction Society and for the early OryCons (personally fronting the money for the first OryCon in 1979, as well as the one-day Science Fiction Symposium that proceeded OryCon in 1978). OSFCI (the non-profit-group behind OryCon) started in his living room, and he kept helping out at Orycon as long as he could. (Last fall's OryCon 32 was the only one he ever missed.)