[Fan Gallery] Fan Gallery

Rev. 21-Aug-2013

Our server crashed in July, and we are still recovering.

What's the Fan Gallery?

The Fan Gallery is part of the continuing Worldcon/NASFiC Exhibits. It is displayed at Worldcons in North America, and at NASFiC when Worldcon is overseas. It may be displayed at other conventions, upon prior arrangement, for example Loscon (L.A. area, Thanksgiving weekend). In situations where limited space is available, a subset of the Fan Gallery is shown.

The Fan Gallery currently consists of more than 200 color 5x7 snapshots, mounted in 8x10 frames. The pictures are individual photos, not group shots, except for the "Worldcon Chairs" groupings and some "couple shots." Typically the pictures are displayed on pegboard, using pegboard hooks and binder clips.

Where is the Fan Gallery?

The Fan Gallery photos are packed in a shipping case in the L.A. area, where they remain between appearances.

Some of the people in the Fan Gallery Contents list have a little propellor beanie [photo available] next to their names, indicating that there's a small version of their photo online. As we get photos scanned in and uploaded, and as new photos are added to the collections, you'll see more of these - check back again in a month.

Who's In the Fan Gallery?

"Fans who should be known outside their region for their contribution to fandom."

These are some of the qualifications that might apply to the collection. This list is approximate -- we don't have photos of everyone in each category, and some people belong in the Fan Gallery for reasons not explained here. It's not an exact science, okay? If you would like to suggest people we ought to include, please send e-mail to gallery@scifiinc.org and we'll take it under consideration.

Who are we trying to add to the Fan Gallery?

Our "Fan Gallery Expansion" notes are online. If you think you might be able to help us, please write to gallery@scifiinc.org before you proceed.

Who decides? Who's in charge of the Fan Gallery?

The Fan Gallery is a project of the Southern California Institute for Fan Interests, Inc. (SCIFI) and is funded from the "Benefit to Fandom" money left over from the 1996 Worldcon surplus.

Two members of the SCIFI Board of Directors, Chaz Boston Baden and Christian B. McGuire, take care of the Fan Gallery in our spare time. We can both be reached via e-mail at gallery@scifiinc.org.

The Fan Gallery was created in 1997 and first exhibited at Loscon in that year. Since then it has been shown at Worldcon (1998, 2000, 2001), NASFiC (1999), and Loscon. The original collection of photos were taken by Stan Burns, David Dyer-Bennet, Mark Olson, and Bruce Pelz, with additional photos contributed by Eve Ackerman, Robbie Bourget, Esther Cole, Marjii Ellers, John D. Rickett, Dave Rike, Joyce Scrivner, and one or two other unidentified photographers. The Fan Gallery was maintained by Bruce Pelz from its inception until mid-2001.