Minneapolis fan now living in Central Massachusetts (one of Minneapolis's more distant suburbs.) Active in the Minn-stf (where she has been both President and on the Board), conventions, and fanzines: "mostly, I like to throw parties". Post-supporting chair of the Minneapolis in '73 Worldcon bid since 1984. She got involved in fandom in 1979 by meeting Emma Bull at a mundane party and talking for six hours.
She has been on many committees included a dozen or more Minicons (chairing Minicon 35) and Boskones, many Worldcons, ReinCONation 2-6, Not-A-ReinCONation, D-cons and Not-A-D-Cons, Corflu 6, 1993 World Fantasy Convention. She chaired Smofcon 25 and was a Rotsler Award judge 1998-2003.
Her fanzines include Idea, Beyond the Enchanted Duplicator...To the Enchanted Convention (by Walt Willis and James White), Science Fiction Five Yearly #9-. One-shots include Dare to be Stupid, The Story of George, No Goat's Toe #1-3, No Goat's Kneecap, BaggieCon program books, CHARRISMAMA, Small and Far Away, gfs, From Mist to Missed, 2005 ConFusion One-Shot, and Roscoe Honor Roll. Her APAs include MINNEAPA and STIPPLEAPA.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1986 — Bad SF contest at Minicon 21, with Kay Drache.
- 1990 — Keycon 7
- 1991 — ReinCONation 1
- 1996 — Toner 1
- 1997 — Loscon xxiv
- 1998 — FAAN Award for Best Fanzine for Idea and for #1 Fan Face
- 1999 — Past President of the fwa
- 2001 — Capricon 21, FAAN Award for Best Fanzine for Idea
- 2004 — ConFusion XXX
- 2009 — Fellow of NESFA
- 2010 — SFContario 1, ConQuest 41
- 2014 — FenCon XI
- 2015 — Corflu Fifty recipient to attend Corflu 32
- 2017 — Balticon 51