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(May 16, 1962 – )
Ulrika Anderson O’Brien is a Seattle-area fanzine fan, fanartist, conrunning fan, "gadfly and curmudgeon." She uses Akirlu as a fan name and online handle.
She chaired Potlatch 15, Potlatch 22, Corflu 39, and Prolog(ue). She was part of the Corflu 26 committee and has worked on numerous regionals and Worldcons. She has been a member of LASFS, Icarus, S.P.E.C.T.R.E and fwa. Her APAs include APA-L, LASFAPA, Myriad and TurboAPA.
Born in Sweden, Ulrika immigrated to the U.S. as a child. She’s married to fellow fan Hal O'Brien.
- Demi-TAFF Americain 
- Mutatis Mutandis
- Widening Gyre [late 90s]
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1998 -- TAFF
- ROC of Ages
- Atomicon 3
- 2021 -- FAAn Award for Best Fan Artist
- 2022 -- Rotsler Award
- 2023 -- FAAn Award Best Fanartist
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