[Fan Gallery] Fan Gallery Contents: Penny Frierson

Frierson, Penny Penny Frierson [Print]

Cottondale, AL (near Tuscaloosa)
Conventioneer, fanzine fan, literary fan.

FGoH: at a small convention in the '90s, in Illinois somewhere.

Co-Chair: ConFederation (Worldcon 44, Atlanta, 1986); DeepSouthCon 15/B'Hamacon (1977, Birmingham AL).
Worldcon bids: Atlanta in 1986, Atlanta in 1995.

Ran Registration at a lot of Rivercons, and NorthAmericon (1979 NASFIC) in Louisville KY; Operations, Chicon V (1991); Hospitality at World Fantasy Convention 18 (1992).
Likes to just show up and work behind the scenes. "Mostly just a volunteer, rather than someone whose name is on a list."

Rebel Award, 1987.

Co-founder of Birmingham Science Fiction Club, approx 1977-1978.

Helped husband (Meade Frierson) pub fanzines: HPL (1970's), SCIENCE FICTION ON RADIO. Co-editor, illos. Co-wrote apazines with Meade for SFPA (Southern Fandom Press Alliance), MYRIAD, others.

First year of contact with fandom: ca. 1968.

Photo by Bruce Pelz, July 2000
Data: Jan. 2003

Rev. 05-Aug-2003