I saw a reference to (article about?) the League in GAMES. I joined and attended my first convention a few months afterwards. I was an active solver, occasional contributor, and regular convention attendee from 1979 or 1980 (the year the NPL Con was in Stamford) to 1985.
First Issue: Feb 1979
I chose my nom because April, my birth month, has always been a time of “rebirth” for me.