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She was a renowned "get Vila" writer; one review of The Sonic Screwdriver 2 included, "there is one doosey of a Vila-nearly-dies story, entitled "Touch of Giving" by Kathy Hintze that has more than enough angst to satisfy *me*".
Kathy died August 7, 1993 after a long and wearying bout with cancer, and there was an Irish-wake-style memorial for her at the next MediaWestCon. She is still remembered by her friends.
The zine Prime Time Extra! is dedicated to her.A comment by Bill Hupe in his March 1994 catalog:
As you will see in the ads, we are advertising Adventures of Slime & Time 1&2. These zines originally were available from Kathy Hintze, who died in August 1993. after an extended battle with cancer. The remaining copies were given to her long-time friend Sheila Paulson who, along with Bill, decided Kathy's zines should remain in print for new fans who will be unfamiliar with the zines, and that ALL monies collected from the sales of these zines above the exact production cost and postage would be evenly split between the American Cancer Society and the Fan Fund, a fannish charity devoted to helping send a fan to a convention (usually MediaWest) that would otherwise financially be unable to attend. We know Kathy would approve since she enjoyed attending cons as much as, if not more than, her fanzines and fanfiction.We all miss Kathy, the cons will not be the same but we hope the proceeds of these zines will help contribute to the desperately-sought cure for cancer.