In the spring of 1976, Murray showed up to an organizational meeting for an sf club at the University of Kansas, and no one’s been able to get rid of him since. Through appendectomies, triple bypasses, toecapitations, and other miscellaneous trauma he has persevered in his unique fannish life. Outside of the world of words on paper (and other substances), Murray is known for his impeccable fashion sense, which has garnered nicknames such as Dr. Paisley, Obi-Wan Chernobyl, and “Oh God, My Eyes!” He has also auctioneered at cons throughout the region. Murray resides in Kansas City with his spice, Paula Helm Murray and Margene Bahm. He and Paula have been married for 40 years as of August, and the three of them have been together as a family for over 25 years. They also share the house with the obligatory congeries of annoying yet loveable fur burglars.