Who's Who in Star Trek Fandom

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Zine
Title: Who's Who in Star Trek Fandom
Publisher: Kzinti Press
Editor(s): Jeff Johnston/M.J. Fisher & Mandi Schultz
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Date(s): 1977
Fandom: Star Trek: TOS
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Who's Who in Star Trek Fandom is an 18-page zine by Jeff Johnston containing eighty-six fan biographies.

The editor originally intended to publish regular updates and to even include illos made from photos fans sent in ("Already we have artists who have consented to do the illustrations.") but it appears no other editions were ever published.

From an ad in Datazine #1: "Who's Who #2 is still up in the air. Still accepting biographies and SASEs for future info, but right now it does not look like it will be published soon."

How and Why Was this Fanwork Created?

From the introduction: "The name, and inspiration, came about from a similar publication called "The Who's Who in Science Fiction Fandom," which had been published in the early 60's... The most important thing that Who's Who has to offer is a list of names, addresses and phone numbers (in most cases) for other fans to use as a reference source. If you need the name and address of a fan, you are no longer forced to hunt through stacks of unsorted mail, back issues of fanzines with lettercols or the address book you TRY to keep current... Secondly, the Who's Who will be able to provide other fans with a little bit of biographical data on the people you may know nothing about personally... Another important reason that the Who's Who was established is because in a few years, say fifteen or twenty years hence, this era of fandom will certainly be recognized as an important one. It would be rather sad not to have a list of at least some of the people who made fandom what it was in the seventies."

Content

The biographies were written by the fans themselves. The questionnaire sent to fans included these queries:

  • full name
  • nick names, pen names, if any
  • complete address
  • phone number
  • date of birth and zodiac sign
  • mundane occupation
  • when did you get into fandom?
  • how did you get into fandom?
  • any local groups you belong to now or in the past?
  • have you published anything in fanzines?
  • notable achievements and current fanacs
  • additional hobbies
  • special comments

Who Was Listed In It?

Who was listed in this publication? "The only criteria we have is that the people inside show some evidence of fanac. Since there are so many thousands of fans in fandom, we cannot list them all or even hope so, so we settled upon only including the actifans. Our qualifications for 'fanac' are very broad however, and even an active letterhack is engaged in shaping fandom even if they have never been published in a zine or attended a con."

Some of the fans listed: