Len Moffatt, R.I.P.

I’ve just heard Len Moffatt, very long time mystery and science fiction fan living in the Los Angeles area died early this morning. He will be missed. Len and his wife June have been involved in mystery fandom for years, almost since the beginning, it seems. They had a hand in the early Bouchercon conferences, and were especial fans of the works of John D. MacDonald, responsible for the JDM Bibliophile, a fanzine – one of the very first mystery fanzines in fact. Len and June were long time members of DAPA-Em, a premiere mystery fan APA.  There will be many more complete and insightful honorariums to Len, (here is one from Bill Crider) this is just to let you know of his passing.

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6 Responses to Len Moffatt, R.I.P.

  1. Carl V. says:

    I am very sorry for your, and the community’s, loss. It is heartening as a fan of books to learn of folks like this, who did something with their passion. They are unsung, or at least under-sung, heroes in their own right. Makes me sad to have not heard of him before his passing brought him to my attention.

  2. Len was funny and clever and knew more about John D. MacDonald and his work than anyone I knew. Yes, Len will be greatly missed.

  3. Jeff Meyerson says:

    He kept his sense of humor and fun to the end despite failing health in recent years. Both he and June were very generous to others.

  4. Patti Abbott says:

    Sorry for the loss of your friend. Sounds like he managed to make his mark on the world though and that’s heartening.

  5. Cap'n Bob says:

    He had more than a hand in mystery cons. If not for the Moffatts there would be no Bouchercon. I mourn his passing.

  6. Richard says:

    I agree, Bob, but I was making a short and sweet RIP with the post. There will undoubtedly be far better tributes than anything I could write.

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