Some Visual Fannish HERstory

Photos on this page are from our contributors’ personal and private collections, unless otherwise stated.

We costumed...

(1978) The First Terran Enclave, Seattle, WA
MAGGIE NOWAKOWSKA, far left

KAREN SCHNAUBELT & fellow costumers

Robin & Marion of Sherwood
aka JENNI HENNIG (John Hennig as Robin)
at Herne's Con 1 (1989)

Bjo the Dancing Girl
(from THE GENIE in 1969, which she also directed)
aka BJO TRIMBLE

KAREN SCHNAUBELT & fellow costumers

CHRIS EDMUNDS repairing costumes

Marion at Scorpio Con (1980s)
aka JENNI H.

A Jedi Knight (1979)
aka MAGGIE NOWAKOWSKA

(1985) NasFic/Lone Star Con 10 in Austin, TX, from the winning novice group debut of renowned costumers Sandy & Pierre Pettinger.
JENNI H. as 'costume dummy'

Cally from Blake's 7 - aka TISH WELLS

CHRIS EDMUNDS' banner by Fredd Gorham

JEAN DEWEY in SCA garb

We sang and danced...

(2018) "It's the f*cking Boogie Knights!"
with SHARON PALMER (photo Tish Wells)

ROBERTA ROGOW's work

LESLIE FISH

Oola dancing at a con (1983)
aka JENNI H.

An example of LESLIE FISH's work

We wrote, edited, and published...

KAREN MACLEOD's collection of zines, for which she served as editor

ALLYSON M W DYAR & Carol M. with the letterzine COMLINK

KAREN MACLEOD's collection of zines, for which she served as editor

Guardian - LINDA DENEROFF
Sol Plus JACKIE (BIELOWICZ) KRAMER
Crossed Sabers - KELLEY HARKINS & Lin S.

The Wolf Pack Affair - JAN LINDNER
CrosSignals - TISH WELLS & SHARON PALMER
Far Realms - JENNI H.

KAREN MACLEOD's "Zeor" anthology, on which she served as editor.

PAULA SMITH with Sharon Ferraro
editors of MASIFORM-D (1974)

JACQUELINE LICHTENBERG's "typer"

Assorted Zines This Side Of Paradise & Warped Space
Battle For Rynan - MAGGIE NOWAKOWSKA

BARBARA WENK's "Mirror Mirror" con name tag (by Paulie)

BARBARA WENK's
seminal STAR TREK fanwork, ONE WAY MIRROR

JACQUELINE LICHTENBERG

JACQUELINE LICHTENBERG's Sime~Gen series

Parody Zines existed!
Jedistardarkfalconknight was a particularly good one, eventually accredited to ELUKI BES SHAHAR

We made amazing art...

DANI LANE's portrait of Leia

LIZ DANFORTH signing Magic:The Gathering cards

ELUKI BES SHAHAR illustrates a fanzine flyer

TISH WELLS and Salacious Crumb

LIZ DANFORTH's gaming artwork

WANDA LYBARGER's Witness fanart

WANDA LYBARGER's "Cat in the Tricorne Hat"

WANDA LYBARGER's Witness fanart

LIZ DANFORTH's gaming artwork

WANDA LYBARGER's shows Han visiting Chewbacca's family

More of WANDA LYBARGER's illustrative style

We attended conventions and gatherings...

KATHY AGEL (photo:Tish Wells)

JULIE BOZZA

CYNTHIA DRAKE & friends

CAROLYN E. COOPER

ERICA FRANK

BJO TRIMBLE, WIlliam Shatner, and David Gerrold on the set of Star Trek: The Motion Picture

BJO TRIMBLE & husband John

JEAN LORRAH & Cuddles

ABBIE BERNSTEIN

LIZ DANFORTH all masked up at Rillito

BJO TRIMBLE & Kavita

ROSALIE BLAZEJ

KELLEY HARKINS & Lin S.

LIZ DANFORTH at Avatar Santtillana de Mar

MAGGIE N., Sandy, & JENNI H.
MediaWest*Con in the 80s

But most of all? We were--and still are--a Community.