|Type:||Fan Writer, Vidder, zine editor and publisher, concom|
|Fandoms:||Star Trek, The Professionals, Homicide: Life on the Street, Blake's 7, Led Zeppelin, Tris/Alex Starsky & Hutch|
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Pam Rose was a long-time fan writer, vidder, zine editor and publisher and convention organizer, a BNF for twenty years or more, from the '70s through the '90s.
She was a prolific Trek and K/S writer. She a co-editor of the Out of Bounds series of K/S zines in the early 1980s (she took out a $400 loan from her credit union for the first issue of Out of Bounds when preorders didn't cover the printing bill), and wrote the novel Paradises, Found and Lost (1982), a slash version of Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, that appeared in Out of Bounds, Old Friend.
Rose was a member of W.H.I.P.S., a fan group.
Rose passed away in late March 2021.
She was a member of the W.H.I.P.S., also called the Houston Crowd. Pam Rose was on the concom of the first unabashed con held just for K/S (i.e., slash) fans: IDICon, which was held in Houston throughout the mid-'80s.
In the late seventies, along with co-author Nancy Arena, she created a Led Zeppelin RPS au pairing called Tris/Alex. Tris and Alex were Jimmy and Robert with some changes: the main characters' names, of course, plus important details of their backstory were altered. Their universe caught on, and more Led Zeppelin fans wrote Tris/Alex than wrote Jimmy/Robert (though of course much of that was due to the community restrictions against writing open RPS at the time). She also collaborated on Led Zeppelin RPS vids.
When Pam moved to Starsky & Hutch, she wrote for and co-edited the first ever slash Starsky & Hutch zine, Trace Elements.
She was incredibly prolific in Professionals fandom. She wrote both for the Circuit library and for zines; many of her stories and novels were originally published by Manacles Press. Her Professionals' novels are now available in the Professionals Circuit Archive
At a time when it was common to stay a K/S or Pros fan for 10-20 years, she was known for flitting from one fandom to another. Along with Trek, Starsky & Hutch and Pros, she also wrote in Blake's 7, Homicide: Life on the Street, due South and other fandoms of the '80s and '90s.
Pam was one of many fan writers who became annoyed at the large amounts of money some fan artists made. At the 1986 IDICon, she drew a stick figure and put it in the art auction, with a note that promised to write whatever story the highest bidder wanted. The result was Arabian Nights.
- If Wishes Were... (Foxhole in a Graveyard, 1988)
- Professional Dreamer (1992)
- Arabian Nights, 1992)
- Poison Apples (circuit story, then in In the Public Interest #1, 1985)
- Face Value (D-Notice, 1995)
- Where the Worms Are (before 1985)
- A Pardon After Execution (circuit story)
- Despite Consequences (circuit story, a responsefic to Consequences)
- Time Out: Past Tense (Nudge Nudge, Wink Wink #1, 1992)
- Mercs (circuit story, 1985)
- Fevers (circuit story, 1983)
- Double Vision (before 1991)
Hardcastle and McCormick
- Women in the Federation, Speculations on Spock's Past (Trek #14, 1979)
- Carolyn's Apollo, Peter (Stellar Gas #1 1979)
- A Little Knowledge (Naked Times #3, 1979)
- All That's Best (R&R #12, 1980)
- Private Conversation...With Scotch (Obsc'zine #4, 1980)
- Sands of Doubt (Personal Log #1, 1980)
- Women in the Federation and Speculations on Spock's Past, two essays in The Best of Trek #2 (1980)
- The Sailing (Nexus #5, Only Trek #1, 1980)
- Another Time, Another Place (teaser for the novel, Rest of the Story), Touches so Different (poem) and Repairs (poem) (1980, Companion 2)
- The Rest of the Story (novel) in Companion 3 (1980)
- Some Sweet Oblivious Antidote in (Companion #2, 1980)
- A View from the Helmsman Position (Stardate #10, 1981)
- The Last Words, Questions & Fantasies] (poem) (Naked Times #4/5, 1981)
- Spanish Moss (Nome #4, 1981)
- Snowfire (with Lezlie Shell) (T'hy'la #1, 1981)
- Turnaround (The Price and the Prize, 1981)
- Smidgen of Passion (Deck Five Digest #1, 1981)
- Life-Line (with C.J. McNally) (Cheap Thrills #1, 1981)
- Another Vulcan Fantasy (Cheap Thrills #2, 1981) and Aftermath, 180, 1981)
- When Dreams Come True (Out of Bounds, 1981)
- Second Chance with Marie A (1981, in Out of Bounds)
- The Reason Why (with Cindy Deren) (Nome #5, 1982)
- Chameleon (1982, in Out of Bounds, Too)
- Paradises, Found and Lost (1982, in Out of Bounds Still Out of Bounds, Old Friend (SOOBOF))
- A Change of Pace, With Bated Breath (poem), The Art of Interference (Matter/Antimatter #3/4, 1983)
- Amaranth with Marie A (1983, in Out of Bounds, Again)
- Joseph's Brother pt 1 (1983, in Out of Bounds, Overflow)
- Joseph's Brother pt 2 (1984, in Out of Bounds: Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves)
- Black Star by Pete Fisher, edited and published by Pamela Rose (1983)
- Journey to Georgia, a skit performed at IDICon 2 (1985)
- The Village Idiot (with Maggie Hall) (McPikus Interruptus #2, 1993)
- Second Sight (Fire and Ice #1, 1990)
Homicide: Life on the Streets
- Grand Opening (Circuit story, Date Unknown)
- Homicide: Life on the Side (Homosapien #5, 1997)
- Shadow Self (Homosapien #6, 1999)
- Laughing Matter (Pure Maple Syrup #7, 1997)
- Where Noman (Archive of Our Own, 2020)
Starsky & Hutch
- Love Knots (crossover with Magnum P.I.) (Best Little Valentine Zine in Texas, 1984)
- The Newlygay Game, Silver Lady, Alternate (Starsky & Hutch story), A Virgin in These Woods (with Rosemary C) (Trace Elements, 1982)
- Alternate (Starsky & Hutch story) (The Phone Booth, 1981)
- The Last Charade, The Other End of the Line (Who You Know, What You Know, & How You Know It..., 1983)
Tris & Alex
Harry & Johnny
- Doomsday - 1979, Irish Story - Summer 1982 (Whatever Happened to Harry & Johnny?, 1991)
- "Sour Grapes": The 1986 Stick Figure Auction Piece (1986)
- Play by Playbook: Collected ZebraCon Plays (1995)
She was also an out-of-town member of the Media Cannibals. Her vid So Pure, a collaboration with Katharine Scarritt, (included on Media Cannibals Tape 5 and shown at the 24/7 DIY Video Summit in 2008) -- is considered to be an outstanding character vid for Frank Pembleton.