Feb. 18th, 2015

morgandawn: (Star Trek My Fandom Invented Slash)
I know this was a US slash convention and was in the late 1990s or early 2000s. Links should take you to the full size version/.

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Possible candidates (1998-2000)
*Connexions - one fan remembers this as being the 1998 program
*Eclecticon
*Friscon
*Mountain Media Con
*Revelcon

FIAWOL

Feb. 18th, 2015 09:31 pm
morgandawn: (Star Trek My Fandom Invented Slash)

I have blogged about fan made scrapbooks before. This weekend, I helped sort a fan friend’s papers (she passed away in November). In the bottom of a pile, I found her Star Trek themed notebook/scrapbook. On the first page she writes that the year is 1982: "I attended [several Star Trek] conventions. I had fun, purchased memorabilia, watched the bloopers but I have lost most of the souvenirs including a tribble…..I do not have fellow fans or others to share - now I am a lone fan. I am dedicating this book (which I intend to fill with pictures and autographs, ST quotes and personal memories) to Star Trek and what ST means to my life. I wish to not lose and forget something I enjoy so much.”

I do not know if my friend - Stacy Doyle - ever found her lost tribble. But I can say that 30 years later she was still in love with fandom and had made lifelong fan friends. For her fandom was a way of life (FIAWOL) and not just a teenage phase or passing hobby.

So in her words (and the words of so many other Star Trek fans): Star Trek Lives!

I may post excerpts from her notebook from time time. These excerpts are being used with her family’s permission.

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