JoAnn Wood

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Ed and JoAnn Wood at NyCon 3, 1967.

(June 30, 1943 – April 3, 2020)

JoAnn Wood (née Schmidt) was a fan who started the Connecticut Valley SF Society in Hartford, CT, in 1969. She was one of the bidders for 7 in '77 and Hawaii in 1981 and was an early member of NESFA and on the Noreascon 2 committee. A native of Cincinnati, she found fandom there, belonged to the CFG and worked on the 1966 Midwestcon. She also joined the Little Men, helped to found Pensfa, and worked on the Baycon.

She married Chicago fan Ed Wood on December 30, 1966, in Palo Alto, CA, as reported in Degler! 163 (January 6, 1967, p. 2). They lived in California, Connecticut, Milwaukee and Chicago, where they were active for many years in Midwest fandom, before moving to Texas. The Woods had one son, Larry.

Joanne wrote a Master's thesis on Science Fiction Fandom as a Social Movement, and later completed a Doctorate.

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