Christopher J. Garcia

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Chris Garcia at Chicon 7. Photo by Mark Olson.

(October 21, 1974 – )

Chris Garcia, a Bay Area fan, editor of The Drink Tank and other fanzines, won a Hugo Award at Renovation with co-editor James Bacon for The Drink Tank (nominated 2010-2013). He was nominated for the Best Fan Writer Hugo in 2010-2013. His acceptance speech for the Hugo in 2011 was itself nominated for the 2012 Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form Hugo (see Garcia Moment).

Also co-edited Journey Planet which won the 2010 Nova Award for best fanzine. He edited Tightbeam in 2005-06 and edited The National Fantasy Fan in 2005-06 and was president of the N3F in 2006.

He won TAFF in 2008, traveled to Orbital 2008, and published the trip report Rockets Across the Waters.

In addition to his prodigious fanzine output (and more prodigious beard), Garcia is known for running fan lounges at various conventions. He has been a contributor to Some Fantastic.

Chris lives with his wife, Vanessa Applegate (m. May 17, 2014), and their twin sons in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the author of a 2023 nonfiction book, Food and Crime.

Video interview by Graham Charnock at Orbital 2008.

Garcia Moment[edit]

The name given to the emotional outpouring Garcia showed when his fanzine The Drink Tank won the 2011 Best Fanzine Hugo at Renovation. Video of the experience went viral and by the end of the convention the next day, people were making reference to having "Garcia Moments."

Garcia relates that while flying to FenCon in September 2011, that two German passengers across the aisle from him were watching the video of the Garcia Moment on the plane and kept looking over at him.

The Garcia Moment was nominated for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form Hugo Category in 2012.

Garcia Moment video.

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