Fred Hemmings (1944 - May 6. 2015) was a British science fiction fan, roleplayer and contributor to early White Dwarf. Hemmings was active in the Kingston SF Group and BSFA and also helped run several Eastercons. At Eastercon 22, Hemmings costume based on H.Beam Piper’s Space Viking won Best Costume in what may have been the first fully successful masquerade in British fandom. He attended the first Eurocon and edited the fanzine Mescific started in 1968, changing it's name to Viewpoints in 1971.