Patrick Nielsen Hayden
AKA PNH, a US fan and pro editor for Tor. Born Patrick J. Hayden, he changed his last name to "Nielsen Hayden" when he married Teresa Nielsen. He is primarily known as a long-time fan (and co-publisher of the important fannish blog, Making Light) who was for many years a senior editor at, and is now editor-in-chief of, Tor Books. In addition, he has been a fanzine publisher, conrunner, reviewer, and anthologist.
He became active in fandom in Phoenix in 1975. He continued in Toronto and Seattle, before moving to New York City in the 80s to work professionally in publishing, where he joined Tor. In the late 70s, he was one of the small group of core fans on the Iguanacon committee for which he ran Programming. He won TAFF in 1985 along with Teresa.
He was quite active on the Usenet groups rec.arts.sf.* in the 90s. Starting in July 2000 he wrote a blog Electrolite until it was incorporated into his wife's blog Making Light in May 2005, where he now writes along with her.
He has published or co-published the following fanzines and apazines: Again, Derelict Defenestration, Telos, Izzard, one issue of Ted White's Letters from Prison, Life Sentence, Twibbet 7, Oxymoron, Taffluvia, The Portable Carl Brandon, Science-Fiction Five-Yearly, Goshwowboyohboy, Thangorodrim!, Tweek, Ecce Fanno, Cacciatore, Telos, Zed, Subliminal Verity, Flash Point, It's Only Talk, Tetrazinni, and Fanthology 1981. With several others, he published the collected Letters from Prison.
- APA-L -- Sing Ye Now the Praises of CorFlu
- AZAPA -- The Bird Is Cruel, Deep Thoat, Thangorodrim
- MISHAP --Unbelievably Droll..., Jinxed
- RAPS -- Scream/Leap
- SAPS -- Thangorodrim, Maelstrom Review
- APA-30 -- Lightboard
He was on the Executive Council of Minicon 34 and a founder of AZAPA, OASIS, and Babble-17. He worked on programming for early Fourth Street Fantasy conventions. He was one of the founders of shortfastalkinghyperfandom.
He is a regular instructor at the science fiction writing workshop Viable Paradise, and has taught at both Clarion and Clarion West. The Nielsen Haydens' small press is Ansatz Press. In 1988, he was one of the founding editors of The New York Review of Science Fiction. He left the magazine after several issues.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- Nominated in the Best Professional Editor and Best Editor, Long Form Hugo categories in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, and 2007-2010, winning in 2007, 2010 and 2013.
- In 1989 he was one of the nominees for Best Semiprozine for The New York Review of Science Fiction
- 1986 and 1987 he was a nominee for Best Fan Writer
- In 1984 he was co-nominee, with Teresa Nielsen Hayden, for Izzard as Best Fanzine
- In 1995 he was editor of Teresa's Making Book which was nominated as Best Non-Fiction Book
- Several stories and novels edited by him have won Hugo Awards, including Among Others by Jo Walton (co-edited with Teresa), "Six Months, Three Days" by Charlie Jane Anders, and Redshirts by John Scalzi
- 1985 -- TAFF
- 1986 -- Not-a-D-Con
- 1987 -- SFC Award for Best Fanzine for Izzard
- 1989 -- Honored Guest at Minicon 24
- 1991 -- Westercon 44
- 1993 -- Sci-Con 1993
- 1994 -- Boskone 31
- 1996 -- ArmadilloCon 18
- 1997 -- Minicon 32, OryCon 19, SFC Award for Best Editor, World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology
- 1998 -- Fellow of NESFA
- 1999 -- Arisia '99
- 2000 -- WindyCon XXVII
- 2002 -- ConQuesT 33
- 2003 -- Skylark Award
- 2004 -- Ad Astra 2004
- 2005 -- Capclave 2005, ConDFW IV
- 2009 -- Fiestacon
- 2010 -- SFContario 1
- 2011 -- GAFilk 13
- 2012 -- GAFilk 2012
- 2016 -- MidAmeriCon II
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