|Alias(es):||Lana Pennington-Brown, Lana Fahey|
|Type:||fanzine publisher, fan writer, con convenor|
|Fandoms:||Star Trek: TOS, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space 9, Simon and Simon|
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Lana Brown is a Star Trek fan who played an influential role in the Star Trek community in her native New Zealand. She was recognized by the creators of Star Trek: Deep Space 9 when a school on the show was named after her - The Pennington School - which was placed in her home town Wellington, New Zealand. (Pennington was her mother's maiden name).
In addition to writing fan fiction, Lana published fanzines and was also a fan artist. She won the 1987 Surak Award for both 'Best Artist - Action' and 'Best Artist - Portraiture' and was awarded New Zealand's Sir Julius Vogel Award in 1990 for 'Best fan writing' and in again in 1993 for 'Special achievement'..
Lana convened two science fiction media conventions: ConVERGE (1988) in Wanganui, and ConVERGE II in Wellington (1990). In 1993, she also served as the convention chair for Defcon, a large science fiction convention held in New Zealand and Australia.
Boldly Writing offers the following description of Lana: "Lana, a superb artist and Klingon fan, often went to conventions dressed as a Klingon. She was also a Saavik fan.....[Her other publications included] 'Qapla', the newsletter of the "Klingon Occupation Force," had readers from all over the world. ..... Lana had another general newsletter, Hypertension. She published issues 4-10 in 1986. This newsletter contained information on clubs, conventions, fanzines, and merchandise from all over the world." (pg. 72, 75).
She also may have published adult themed fanzines under the name As You Like It Press.