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Mark Plummer, who lives in Croydon, UK, is co-editor with his partner Claire Brialey of the award-winning fanzine Banana Wings, formed by joining their fanzines Waxen Wings and Banana Skins. He found fandom in 1985.
Banana Wings been nominated for the Best Fanzine Hugo in 2005-2007, 2009-2013. It has won the Nova Award for Best Fanzine five times. It has also won the FAAn Award for Best Fanzine twice, in 2007 and 2010. It has been published from the 1990s and throughout the 2000s.
In 2003, the couple produced Easter Wine, an anthology for the convention Seacon03. In 2005, they produced Can't Get Off the Island, a collection of writing by Greg Pickersgill editor of Rastus Johnson's Cakewalk, which won the Nova Award for Best Fanzine in 1994. The also published BW, Slow Train to Immortality, Quoz, Reflections in the Shards, Parakeet, and Bumper Snufkin. He also published Super Hooper, Maureen's Duper and Outlaw Mutation Boogie. He is a member of ANZAPA.
He has worked on numerous conventions, including Eastercons and Worldcons. Is a former committee member of the British Science Fiction Association. He was a judge for the Arthur C. Clarke Award 1992-1995 and a columnist for Strange Horizons 2011-2013.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1996 -- Doc Weir Award
- 2001 -- Paragon
- 2002 -- Past president of the FWA
- 2012 -- Nova Award for Best Fan Writer.
- 2019 -- FAAn Award for Best Fan Writer, Best Series or Column, and for Number 1 Fan Face
- many, many awards for Banana Wings, both Nova Awards and FAAn Awards
Also involved: - 1998 FAAn Awards - 1999 FAAn Awards - 2000 FAAn Awards - 2003 FAAn Awards - 2004 FAAn Awards - 2005 Best Fanzine Hugo - 2005 FAAn Awards - 2006 Best Fanzine Hugo - 2007 Best Fanzine Hugo - 2009 Best Fanzine Hugo - 2009 FAAn Awards - 2010 Best Fanzine Hugo - 2011 Best Fanzine Hugo - 2012 Best Fanzine Hugo - 2013 Best Fanzine Hugo - 2019 FAAn Awards - ConRunner 4 - Corflu 27 - Corflu 32 - Dysprosium - Fanthology 2013 - Nic Farey - Past President of the Fan Writers of America - Vegas Fandom Weekly - WOOF - Waxen Wings and Banana Skins
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Also- 1998 FAAn Awards - 1999 FAAn Awards - 2000 FAAn Awards - 2003 FAAn Awards - 2004 FAAn Awards - 2005 Best Fanzine Hugo - 2005 FAAn Awards - 2006 Best Fanzine Hugo - 2007 Best Fanzine Hugo - 2009 Best Fanzine Hugo - 2009 FAAn Awards - 2010 Best Fanzine Hugo - 2011 Best Fanzine Hugo - 2012 Best Fanzine Hugo - 2013 Best Fanzine Hugo - 2019 FAAn Awards Also- Past President of the Fan Writers of America