Kathy Agel

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Name: Kathy Agel
Type: Fan Writer, Fanzine Editor, Convention organizer
Fandoms: Star Wars, multimedia, Rat Patrol, Star Trek, Man From UNCLE, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, X-Files.
URL: Eclecticon Convention (Wayback archived link); fan fiction online
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Kathy Agel is a prolific fan writer and editor active in several fandoms, and was chairman of the convention EclectiCon. She is a Fan Quality Award winning editor for multiple zines. In Star Wars fandom, she edited the zines Alliance & Empire, Dark Jedi, and Who's Scruffy Looking?. She edited The Skeptic and the Believer in X-Files fandom, and the multimedia zines Remote Control (gen) and Diverse Doings (slash). She used the press names Criterion Press and Straight Up Press.

In 1995 she won the FanQ award for 'Best Star Wars (Gen) Poem/Filk': "Musings of a Princess/Musings of a Smuggler" by Kathy Agel (A Tremor in the Force #8). That year her zine Alliance & Empire #2 won the FanQ Award for 'Best Star Wars Zine.'

In late 2003, Agel gave zine agenting rights to Agent With Style:

After having just gotten 15 boxes of zines from Kathy Agel, I wanted to let everyone know that we'll be carrying all of her zines from now on. She'll be selling her newer ones herself at the cons she attends (and E-con, of course), but we'll have all of them available at all cons we attend and through mail order. Kathy is having several problems with her post office and phone lines/ISP, so she suggests that everyone who wants her zines order them through Agent With Style. Several zines are already listed on our webpage at www.agentwithstyle.com, and we'll be listing the rest over the next week.

This pertains ONLY to NEW orders. Unfortunately, we can't fill any older, outstanding orders sent to Kathy directly. Kathy asks that you e-mail her if you have questions about an order sent to her. [1]


  1. announcement by Mysti Frank, December 22, 2003, posted to zine mailing lists