Gertrude M. Carr

(April 18, 1907 — March 6, 2005)

Known as G. M. Carr or sometimes Gertie Carr, she was a Seattle fan, who had been a member of The Nameless Ones, and the N3F. She discovered fandom in 1949, attended Norwescon in 1950, was a charter member of The Nameless Ones. She was a member of First Fandom and a candidate for TAFF in 1956.

She published the fanzines Gemzine and Epistles & Egoboo (both for FAPA), Gemtones and Gee Zee (both for SAPS), Carrzine, Unasked Opinion, and Sinisterra. She was one of the editors of The Cry of the Nameless. She edited Tightbeam in 1963 and 1965. Her APA activity continued until she was in her late 90s. Other apa of which she was a member included WAPA, BSFA, TLMA, and N’APA.

In 1961 she wrote,

I'm currently undergoing a siege of gafia which may or may not turn out to be the beginning of the end of m interest in fandom. It's hard to tell at this point, because fans usually gafiate from time to time (like bears going into hibernation) and it is impossible to tell in advance if or when they'll come out of it.

She remained largely gafiated from fandom, but in the 60s and 70s became deeply involved with Star Trek fandom.

Her papers are housed at the University of Iowa: http://collguides.lib.uiowa.edu/?MSC0865


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