Ian Gunn

(1 June 1958 - 8 Nov 1998)

An Australian fan and fan artist. Winner in 1999 of Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist. (He was nominated for the Best Fan Artist Hugo in 1996-1998.) Founder of a Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy fan club in 1981. President of the Melbourne Science Fiction Club for 1989/90, 1990/91 and 1991/92. He co-ran Basicon 1 in 1995 and Basicon 2 in 1997.

Winner of Ditmar Award for Best Fan Artist in 1989, 1990, and 1991; and Ditmar Award for Best Fan Writer in 1990. Winner of Ditmar Award for Best SF or Fantasy Artist in 1992. Winner, with Karen Pender-Gunn (whom he later married), of FFANZ in 1993 and GUFF in 1995. Winner of the Ditmar Award for Best Fan Artist in 1995. Winner in 1996 of ASFMAs for Best Media Writer and Best Media Artist, Ditmar Awards for Best Non-Professional/Fan Writer, Best Non-Professional/Fan Artist and Best Short Fiction, and FAAN Award for Best Fan Artist. Winner of Ditmar Award for Best Fan Artist in 1997 and 1999.

Fanzines: Artychoke, Son of Silly Illos, Stun Gunn, Mind Wallaby.


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