Katharine Scarritt

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Name: Katharine Scarritt
Alias(es): Thomas, Kat
Type: fanzine editor, vidder, convention organizer
Fandoms: Star Trek, Pros, Blake's 7, Wiseguy, Homicide: Life on the Street, Babylon 5, Star Trek Voyager, MUNCLE, Forever Knight
URL: AO3 profile
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Katharine Scarritt has been active in fandom since the mid-1980s. She has been a convention organizer ( of IDICon), a fanzine editor, writer, and vidder. Starting in 1999, she produced the vid show for Escapade until Killa took over in 200x. She also served on the concom for the first Vividcon. She was one of the W.H.I.P.S. (aka the Houston Crowd and together with her friend Mary Lowe would hold ‘Zine parties where fans could bring their zines to share and read. In addition to publishing their own zines, Katharine and Mary would publish zines for other fans in the Houston area.

On her vidding: "I got to watch [Katharine's Pros vids on Media Cannibals Tape 4] being put together, and I have to tell you, you haven't lived until you've seen Katharine obsess about getting *just the right clip* in *just the right place*. I must've seen these vids about a hundred times over the course of the summer and I never got bored. My favorite of the two is "Nearly In Love", which fits in nicely with my theory that these boys are *not* doomed and are actually quite capable of having quite a lot of fun. It's upbeat and fast and snarky as hell and if you can say a vid has great characterization, you have to say it about this one."[1]

Katharine Scarritt is also notable because of the inclusion of one of her vids in the Escapade Vid Show Retrospective 1992-2001, organized by Kandy Fong. The 1998 Highlander vid included the song You Don't Believe by Zen 9 From Outer Space.

Notable Works

Fan Fiction


Blake's 7

  • Another Suitcase (Evita)
  • Desperado (Eagles)
  • Heaven Help My Heart (Chess)
  • I'm Going To Love You (Blake's 7)
  • In the Hands of God (Blake's 7)
  • Reviewing the Situation (Oliver)
  • She's Always A Woman (Billy Joel)
  • Sisters (Aretha Franklin & Eurythmics)
  • Stars (Les Misérables)
  • These Dreams (Heart)
  • Times Like These (Dan Fogelberg)
  • Where I Want To Be (Chess) a 1980s Blake's 7 vid set to a song from the musical "Chess"

Babylon 5

Homicide Life on the Street






  • Busted by Matchbox 20 (with Merry) (shown at the Vividcon 2003 Vidpairs and 2002 Nearly New (2002) vis shows)


  • Kung Fu Fighting by Split Enz (with Lady Kate) (The Lone Gunmen) (shown at the 2003 Vividcon Ensemble Cast vid show)
  • Tainted Love (with Pam) (X-Files)

Comments by Fans: Vids

B7, Pros, MUNCLE, good vids to good songs, unfortunately primitive equipment, so they are fuzzy. I especially like These Dreams (B7), and, well, ALL of her Pros ones: Land of Confusion, That's All (one of many I've seen to this song, but this one's my fav), In Too Deep, Secret Agent and more.[2]


  1. ^ Merryish reviewing the Media Cannibals Songtape #4.
  2. ^ comments by Sandy Hereld on Virgule-L, quoted with permission (November 1, 1994)