Via Pharyngula I discover this article by Gary Farber (hi Gary, long time to see) about jazz and HP Lovecraft. Gary talks about Willis Conover who was a leading jazz DJ before DJs were invented, and also a pal of weird Howard. This is what caught my eye:
Aside from Conover’s early fanzine activity in the thirties, he was one of the most prolific correspondents with that most prolific of correspondents, H. P. Lovecraft.
And like a lot of us old-time sf fans, Conover started in fanzines:
[…] WILLIS CONOVER (1921–1996), best known as the jazz commentator for Voice of America, published Science Fantasy Correspondent when he was fifteen.
That would have been 1936.