Diana Gallagher Wu
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(March 14, 1946 – December 3, 2021)
Diana G. Gallagher (aka Diana Gallagher Wu) was an American filker, fan artist and author who wrote books for children and young adults based on television series. She contributed to book series based on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Charmed, among others.
Her best-known filksong was “Anatomical Docking Maneuvers in a Zero-G Environment.”
Born in Paterson, New Jersey, she later lived in Florida. Until his death in 2011, she was married to filker and writer Marty Burke, her fourth husband. She sometimes also wrote under the name Diana Burke. Her third marriage was to the writer William F. Wu. She died of COPD.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1986 -- Pegasus Award for Best original Humorous Song
- 1987 -- Ad Astra 7
- 1988 -- OVFF 4, 1988 Best Fan Artist Hugo <winner>
- 1989 -- 1989 Best Fan Artist Hugo (nomination)
- 1992 -- OKon 15
- 1994 -- Pegasus Award for Best Children's Song
- 2003 -- GAFilk V
- 2009 -- OVFF 25
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