Judith Hanna

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(???? – September 6, 2021)

Judith Hanna at Orbital 2008.
Photo by John Dallman.

Judith Hanna, an Australian-born, London-based fanzine fan, active since the 1970s, was a member of the Sydney University Tolkien Society, where she got hooked on D&D. She emigrated to the UK in 1982. She was a member of the Australia in '83 bidcom.

She wrote extensively for a variety of fanzines and was a welcome letterhack through the 1980s and ’90s. She was a reviewer for Vector and Paperback Inferno, among others. Her fanwriting was selected for Fanthology '88, Fanthology '89 and Fanthology '93.

She stood unsuccessfully in the 1986 TAFF Race with this platform:

I am not a 100-word platform and refuse to be boiled down into one! See writings in NUTZ, PREVERT, WALLBANGER, BoSFA reviews, SHALLOW END (dec'd) etcetc for further details. Previously active in Australian fandom. Member INTERZONE editorial collective (you too Simon? What a coincidence!). Sercon tendencies balanced by deep underlying frivolity. Member "FUCK THE TORIES" Tricontinental Revolutionary Fanzine Commission, the politically correct fanzine with a bite like Norman Tebbit's that welcomes little fishes in with gently smiling jaws. Guaranteed ideologically and ecologically sound, nuclear-free and tobacco-free.

She married fellow fan Joseph Nicholas on November 19, 1983. She was an avid gardener. She died of breast cancer, after months of treatment. On August 29, 2021, Judith wrote on Facebook:

Death sentence, I’m afraid, my friends. Metastasis aggressively attacking liver, c’est la vie. Nice knowing you all.
At least I don’t have to worry about hell into infernal handcart inferno: keep up the good fight!
Leaving heroic Joseph with massive paperwork legacy...
Cheers, thanks for all the fish...

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