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Joan Winston, 1932-2008 December 25, 2008

Posted by sharon in Uncategorized.
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Somehow I overlooked this news until today when I was reading the year-end issue of the New York Times Magazine online. Joan Winston was the Star Trek “superfan” who was one of the driving forces behind the first all-Trek convention in New York City in 1972.

Here’s the New York Times obituary from September:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/21/nyregion/21winston.html

Here’s the magazine’s article from the year-end issue, but it’s less about Joan than about the changes in the relationship between media and fandom from 1972 to today:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/28/magazine/28wwln-consumed-t.html

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