(b. February 12, 1933)
An actifan, fanzine editor and filksinger, Juanita Coulson has been widely known in filk music circles since the 1950s for her singing and songwriting. At NorthAmeriCon she managed to out-sing a riverboat whistle.
For thirty-three years, she co-edited the mimeographed science fiction fanzine Yandro with her husband Buck. Yandro was nominated for a Hugo Award every year from 1958–1967; it won the award in 1965, thus making Coulson one of the very first women editors to be so honored.
She co-edited Vandy with Buck Coulson and also published the early Star Trek fanzine, ST-Phile. She was extremely skilled at handstencilling fanartists' illos. She was of the EISFA and ISFA clubzines. She was a member of STF League of Indiana.
She is also an sf and fantasy pro. Her first novel, Crisis on Cheiron, came out in 1967. During her writing career, she has collaborated with other authors such as Marion Zimmer Bradley. One of her better-known novel series is the Children of the Stars books. Several of her novels concern the exploitation of "primitive" intelligent species or first contact.
She is the mother of Bruce Coulson.
See her reminiscence of fandom in 1953.
Other Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1977 — Minicon 12
- 1981 — ChambanaCon 11, Wiscon 5, FilkCon III
- 1984 — Empiricon V, Okon '84, ConClave 9
- 1985 — ConQuesT 16
- 1986 — MileHiCon 18
- 1991 — Con*Stellation X, ConChord 7
- 1994 — OVFF 10
- 1995 — RiverCon XX
- 1996 — Filk Hall of Fame
- 1998 — DeepSouthCon 36, ConClave 33
- 1999 — GAFilk 1
- 2001 — Boskone 38
- 2004 — ChambanaCon 34
- 2010 — ReConStruction, ConClave XXXV, Toastmaster at Conterpoint 2010
- 2011 — Toastmaster at OVFF 27
- 2012 — Big Heart Award at Chicon 7, Pegasus Award for Best Writer/Composer
- first recipient of the N3F's Ralph M. Holland Award.
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