Celeste Hotaling-Lyons

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Fan
Name: Celeste Hotaling-Lyons
Alias(es): Teeny Gozer, Gozer, Celeste Hotaling
Type: fan writer, fan cartoonist & artist, convention organizer, editor and publisher
Fandoms: anime, Star Trek, Star Wars, Blake’s 7, Forever Knight, Due South, Real Ghostbusters, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Stargate Atlantis
Communities: Cartoon/Fantasy Organization of NY, ForKni-L, Due South Mailing List, Bloody Awful Poet Society (BAPS)
Other:
URL: Legends of Superheros (store), Celeste Hotaling-Lyons Fanzine Collection, Gozer on Dreamwidth, Teenygozer on Live Journal
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Celeste Hotaling-Lyons’s entrée into the world of fandom occurred when she attended the second Star Trek convention ever given (Feb, 1973, Commodore Hotel, NYC) and her mind was totally blown. Her cartoons, illustrations, and humorous fanfiction have appeared in various Star Trek, Star Wars, Blake’s 7, original Dr. Who, Forever Knight, and Due South zines. She edited and published her first zine, D.S.V. (Blake’s 7) in 1994. She then founded Teeny Gozer Production and under that publishing title edited, published, and co-edited various Due South, Forever Knight, and X-Files zines. In 1999, Celeste participated in an online chat discussing her history with fanzines, how fanzines were made and the impact of the Internet on fanzine production. All three parts are archived here.

Celeste gophered, helped out, and guest-escorted at various conventions including Scorpio, RCW 139, MediaWest*Con, and early Creation conventions. She played a major role on the con committee of DSV One in 1988, finally graduating to co-conchair of ORBIT in 1990.

Discovering fandom on the net in the mid-90s, Celeste joined ForKni-L and took part in three Forever Knight/Wars (Forever Knight RPG) on FKfic-L. She was also a member of The Due South Mailing List and the Bloody Awful Poet Society (BAPS), a BtVS/Spike-oriented list with over 2,000 members.

Celeste supports the Fan Culture Preservation Project and has a collection established in her name at the Special Collections Department at the University of Iowa Libraries.

Interview

Zines

Zines she contributed to, edited, co-edited, or published include:

B7 Complex | Crossroads | D.S.V. 1, 2, 3 | DSV One Program Book | Forever Cat Stories | The Gift of an Enemy (won two STIFfie awards for best X- Files Novel and Best Artwork) | Jelly Baby Chronicles | My Parental Units Invaded the Earth, and All I Got Was This Lousy Tee-Shirt | ORBIT Program Book | Pegasus | Powerplay | Probability Squared | Southern Seven | Toujours LaCroix | Warped Space | You Pay & Pay & Pay