Fan Gallery Contents: Randy Byers

Byers, Randy Randy Byers

September 19, 1960

Seattle, Washington, USA
Fan Writer, Fan Editor, SF Reader

TAFF delegate, 2003.
FAAn Award for Best Fan Writer, 2003 (also Number 1 Fan Face). Co-winner of FAAn Award for Best Fanzine (Chunga), 2003, '05, '06; FAAn Award for Best Fanzine-Best Single Issue or Anthology (Alternative Pants), 2012; FAAn Award for Best Fanzine-Best Genzine or Collaboration (Chunga), 2013.
Hugo Award for Fanzine (Science Fiction Five-yearly), 2007.

Clubs/organizations: Apparatchiki (1994-1996); Trufen, fmzfen (online).

Fanzines: CONVERSIONS (1992); TRAVELS WITH THE WILD CHILD (1996); BINNACLE (co-edited with Victor Gonzales, 2001); CHUNGA (co-edited with Andy Hooper and carl juarez, 2002-present).
Book reviews for the NEW YORK REVIEW OF SCIENCE FICTION and SF EYE.
Written for numerous fanzines; helped distribute various British fanzines in the US.

Have attended (and hosted) Vanguard parties in Seattle since 1984.
Regularly attends Corflu and Potlatch, and very occasionally makes it to a Worldcon.

First contact with fandom: 1979

Photo by Gary Mattingly, Feb. 2005
Data: July 2014

Rev. 14-Jul-2014

Okay to put photo online? Yes