The Tale of aubrey macdermott

Some of the earliest organized fan activity can be traced back to one individual. Aubrey MacDermott (1909 – 1996) organized the East Bay Club beginning in April, 1929. He told his story in an article published in 1987, the entirety of which can be read on Fancyclopedia. A short recounting of Aubrey’s narrative is recounted in this video:

As part of our efforts to bring the history of fandom to life, FFE commissions original documentary comics that portray key events from the 1930s. This example was drawn and lettered by Eric Brock.