Bill Wright 1937 – 2021

From Bruce Gillispie via LynC:

Very sad news. Bill Wright, stalwart of Australian fandom since the late 1950s, died recently in the Alfred Hospital.

He had undergone further surgery for bladder cancer, returned home, then rang to say that he had fallen at home and ‘thought he had broken his back’. He was reachable at the hospital for a couple of days, then not.

Thanks very much to his sister Rosemary for telling us the sad news. We’ll try to keep in touch with further details when available.

Bill Wright (DUFF) and Jim Mowatt (TAFF) visiting New Orleans Fandom September 2013.

Bill Wright & Jim Mowatt
Bill Wright (DUFF) and Jim Mowatt (TAFF) visiting New Orleans Fandom September 2013

Founding member of both ANZAPA and the Nova Mob. HonSec of the Eighth Australian Science Fiction Convention (the eighth Australian Natcon) in 1969. Secretary of Aussiecon in 1975. Awards administrator for the Australian Science Fiction Foundation. Life Member of the Melbourne Science Fiction Club. Founder of Meteor IncorporatedDUFF delegate in 2013. Recipient of A. Bertram Chandler Award in 2017.

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