Pat Lupoff (1937-2018)

Editor and fan Pat Lupoff, 81, died October 18, 2018. She co-edited the influential fanzine Xero with husband Richard Lupoff and Bhob Stewart. Xero won a Hugo Award for Best Fanzine in 1963, making Pat Lupoff one of the first women to win a Hugo. She and her husband co-edited The Best of Xero, a finalist for the Best Related Book Hugo Award in 2005. She worked on various other fanzines as well.

Patricia Enid Loring was born in 1937 and grew up in Manhattan. In 1957 she went on a blind date with Richard Lupoff, and they were married the following year; they had three children. The Lupoffs were active in comics and SF fandom starting in the 1960s, hosting meetings of the (Second) Futurian Society in Manhattan and helping to found the Fanoclasts. She later worked at bookstores in the San Francisco Bay Area including Cody’s and Dark Carnival.


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  • October 21, 2018 at 8:44 am

    According to the long list, Xero, co-edited by Pat Lupoff, won the Fanzine Hugo in 1963. Cry of the Nameless, co-edited by Elinor Busby, won the same award in 1960, which would make Lupoff the second woman to win in that category.


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