(August 29, 1942 - October 4, 2017)
Dian Girard Pelz Crayne, who also published as J. D. Crayne, was an LA area fan, and a member of LASFS and, formerly, of Future Unbounded. For a time she was known in fandom as Sadista from a cartoon image of herself she used in fanzines.
She published The Game of Fandom in 1964. She later published Murder at the Worldcon. In 1965, while celebrating Halloween at a LASFS party, Dian (then Dian Pelz), was hit by debris after someone fired shots near the building.
She was married to fellow fan Bruce Pelz (1964-70). The divorce was amicable -- they even threw a divorce party which inspired Larry Niven's "What Can You Say about Chocolate-Covered Manhole Covers?" In 1972 she married fan Chuck Crayne who died in 2009. She was discovered dead on October 4, 2017 by police making a welfare check at the request of friends after she failed to show up for their book club meeting, but her exact date of death is uncertain.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1975 -- Fanquet
Also involved: - Fan Tarot Deck - SAPS - The Cult
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