|Name:||Connie Faddis (Connie Reich)|
|Type:||writer, artist, costumer, publisher, editor|
|Fandoms:||Star Trek: TOS, K/S, Starsky & Hutch, Doctor Who|
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Connie Faddis is an enormously talented fan who was active in many aspects of Star Trek and K/S fandom. She was an artist who did illustrations and cover art for many zines, including Broken Images. Connie was active in fandom, winning awards and making fanworks, from 1968 to the early 90s.
Her earliest fanworks were in Star Date #1, published in June 1968.In 1975, Faddis started the zine Interphase, which many fans consider the best gen fanzine of all time. About her art reproduction technique a fellow fan said:
Connie was a fan writer (mostly in the late '70s) who contributed stories and meta to other people's zines as well as her own, and had two stories published in Star Trek: The New Voyages 2."On her first issue of Interphase, printed in 1975, Connie Faddis employed a method called silk-screening for her cover – a detailed, time-consuming project which only an accomplished artist like Connie would have the skill to pull off. But the rest of us settled for what we could learn and do more easily. Artistically, Interphase set the bar for all the zines that followed, in more ways than one."
She was also a noted costumer, winning many Masquerades. Nancy Kippax called her one of the "Queens of Costuming." Many of her costume creations were based upon fan fiction – more than one was inspired by the Kraith series.
In 2014, a fan reviewed the Starsky & Hutch zine Zebra Three and had highly positive things to say about the restraint and power of Faddis's writing in the story Mojave Crossing. See Reading a 1977 Zine in 2014: Zebra Three.
1982 Auto BioIn 1982, she was nominated for a FanQ Award and she submitted a brief bio to The Annual Fan Q Awards Nominations Booklet:
"...I've been doing artwork for fanzines since around 1968, when I got into media fandom. I wince to think of my early efforts, and bless the kind souls who printed them. I've done artwork for such fandoms as Trek, Star Wars, Starsky & Hutch, Doctor Who, MASH, and regular sf. I wouldn't know where to begin to put together a zine publication credit list. but my artwork has appeared in SPOCKANALIA, T-NEGATIVE, MENAGERIE, INTERPHASE, THE OTHER SIDE OF PARADISE, ZEBRA THREE, GRAVEN IMAGES, ME AND THEE, TEN-THIRTEEN, THE FACES OF TIME, ZETA MINOR, JELLY BABY CHRONICLES, SYNDIZINE, WARPED SPACE, PEGASUS, and many others. Ten full-page illustrations in pen and ink (five of them doublepage spreads) were done in an interpretive style to accompany GRAVEN IMAGES; the illo shown from GRAVEN IMAGES for "Other Media" is called "The Hierophant"."
- Faddis was the recipient of the very first FanQ award for Best Artist in 1977. It was awarded at SeKWester*Con Too.
- In 1982, she won the FanQ Award as 'Best Star Wars Artist.'
- In 1988, she won the "Memory Alpha" Surak Award
- In 1991, she again won the FanQ, this time for her War of the Worlds art.
Examples of Fiction
- Mojave Crossing (Starsky & Hutch)
- Solitaire (Starsky & Hutch)
- One Small Corner (Starsky & Hutch)
- A Lesson in Perspective (Star Trek: TOS)
- Trial by Ordeal (Star Trek: TOS)
- Snakepit! (Star Trek: TOS)
- The Third Wheel (Star Trek: TOS)
- Mad Dogs and Earthmen (Star Trek: TOS)
- De Profundis (Star Trek: TOS)
- None There Embrace (Star Trek: TOS)
- The Pawn of Leptos (Doctor Who)
Examples of Artwork
inside page from Spockanalia #4 (1969)
inside page from Masiform D #2 (1972)
cover of Interphase #1 (1975)
back cover of No #17 (1975)
inside page from The Other Side of Paradise #1, "Scotty" (1976)
cover of Interphase #3 (1976)
inside page from Masiform D #5 (1976)
cover of T-Negative #27 (1975)
cover of Zebra Three #1 (1977)
interior art Zebra Three #1 (1977)
cover of Zebra Three #2 (1978)
interior art Zebra Three #2 (1978)
cover of Sun and Shadow (1980)
cover Zebra Three #5 (1980)
cover of One Shot (1980)
interior art Me and Thee #2 (1981)
a study in shadows from One Shot (Starsky and Hutch zine) (1980)
a rare pencil sketch from One Shot (Starsky and Hutch zine) (1980)
more typical Connie Faddis artwork from One Shot (Starsky and Hutch zine) (1980)
front cover of The Other Side of Paradise #5 (1981)
cover of The Princess Tapes (1982)
cover of Strange Justice (1982)
front cover Vault of Tomorrow #4 (1983)
interior art for Broken Images (1983)
close up of one half of interior spread for Broken Images (1983)
close up of 2nd half of interior spread for Broken Images (1983)
interior art spread fully opened, Broken Images (1983)
cover of program guide Panapticon West 1983
back cover of Faces of Time #3 (1983)
Doctor Who art (unknown date)
inside art from Alien Brothers (1987)
Cover of Knightales #3 (1987)
cover of Mind Meld #5 (1988)
front cover of The Wolf Pack Affair (1988)
cover of Bring 'Em Back Alive (1990)