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Loud and enthusiastic Melbourne fan, earlier known as Danny Heap. (He chose to change his name from one he'd been given when he was adopted.)
He was co-chair with Beky Tully of Conjunction 1 in 1989 and Conjunction 3 in 1992, founder of the Continuum convention series and Chair of both Continuum 1 in 2003 and Continuum 2 in 2004.
- Aaron and Danny on the shonk
- Fandom is My Life
- Get Stuffed (as Jacob Blake)
- The Strangely Deformed Round Thing
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1989 — Ditmar Award, Golden Caterpillar Award (both as Jacob Blake)
- 1994 — Con Fusion '94
- 2006 — Swancon 2006
- 2008 — Silver Swan Award
- 2010 — Dudcon III (as Jacob Blake)
- 2014 — Continuum X, A. Bertram Chandler Award
In 1983, Heap attended Syncon '83, the Australian Natcon, held in Sydney that year, under the name "Jacob Blake," in a disguise that included a wooden leg. Danny later sold the leg on ebay paired with an old CRT monitor.
"Jacob Blake" was subsequently named as editor of the 1989 Ditmar Award-winning fanzine Get Stuffed, and as Fan GoH at the 2010 Australian Natcon, Dudcon III. Get Stuffed 5, dated 1992, reports “Jacob Blake” to be a joint pseudonym of James Allen and Heap.
The 1989 Best Australian Fanzine Ditmar Award was collected by Heap and Allen, who had travelled by road across the Nullarbor to attend that year's Natcon, Swancon 14, in Perth. They explained that Jacob Blake had been involved in a bike crash and was unable to attend, but that they, along with Phil Wlodarczyk, had a proprietary interest in the magazine due to having assisted it financially.
It seems that Danny had promised to put the Award down his trousers if Get Stuffed won, because that's what he did, to the bemusement of presenter Bob Shaw.
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