[ISDC2006] What goes around, comes around. . .

Ramona Montayne remontayne at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 15:32:29 EST 2006


James,

This sounds like a great idea!  Who do you have in mind?

Ramona


On 1/6/06, Spellman James Civ 60 MDG/PA <James.Spellman at travis.af.mil>
wrote:
>
>  Looking at the ISDC program from 1982 (courtesy Dale Amon), I'm struck by
> the fact that I was just up the road at Loyola Marymount University in the
> first year of my Master's program and didn't know anything about the
> conference (I was with the Planetary Society since it's 1980 founding, but
> didn't join NSI until late in 1984, and L5 the following year).
>
>
>
> My second thought is we ought to get some of the *original speakers* from
> that first conference back to L.A. again for the 2006 ISDC for a little
> retrospective.
>
>
>
> One notable is the following, who can be reached at www.*bjotrimble*.com/<http://www.bjotrimble.com/>-- and may even be helpful in getting the word out to a much larger populace
> than we can ever hope to do ourselves.
>
>
>
> Comments?
>
>
> *Bjo Trimble* *From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.*
>
> Jump to: navigation<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bjo_Trimble#column-one%23column-one>,
> search<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bjo_Trimble#searchInput%23searchInput>
>
> *Betty Jo Trimble*, born as *Betty McCarthy*, universally known as Bjo, is
> one of the most significant figures in the history of science fiction
> fandom <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_fiction_fandom>. Initially
> entering fandom in the early 1950s <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1950s>,
> Bjo, along with her husband John Trimble, is credited as being one of the
> most influential fans of any generation.
>
> Bjo revived a flagging Los Angeles Science Fiction Society<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_Science_Fiction_Society>(LASFS) in the late 1950s. In
> 1958 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1958>, Bjo put together the first
> WorldCon <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worldcon> Futuristic Fashion Show.
> She ran it again in 1966 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1966>, incidentally
> giving fandom a glimpse at three early *Star Trek<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek>
> * costumes. Bjo started and directed "Project Art Show", the first modern
> convention <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_fiction_convention> art
> show, in 1960 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1960>. The success of Project
> Art Show led to art shows becoming a profitable part of most conventions,
> large and small.
>
> Bjo and John's most famous cause was the Save Star Trek campaign which led
> to the third season of the series being made after a threatened
> cancellation. This, in turn, assured that the series stayed in re-runs until
> the decision was made to renew the concept. It also resulted in an in-joke,
> the slight variation in their last name for the episode "The Trouble with
> Tribbles <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Trouble_with_Tribbles>". They
> also ran the campaign to have the first of NASA<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA>'s
> space shuttles <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_shuttle> named
> Enterprise.
>
> Bjo received the Big Heart Award<http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Big_Heart_Award&action=edit>in
> 1964 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964>, and also the Society for
> Creative Anachronism<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Society_for_Creative_Anachronism>'s
> Order of the Laurel; an art award. Bjo and John are also both members of the
> SCA's Order of the Pelican for service. Bjo also received the International
> Costumers Guild's Lifetime Achievement award. Bjo was Guest of Honor at
> 1995's DragonCon <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DragonCon>, the 6th North
> American Science Fiction Convention<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_Science_Fiction_Convention>,
> as well as at many other science fiction and *Star Trek* conventions
> around the world. Bjo and John Trimble were the Fan Guests of Honor at the
> 60th WorldCon <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worldcon>, Con Jose.
>
> Currently, Bjo and John Trimble live in Southern California<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California>where they have their own business, Griffin Dyeworks & Fiber Arts.
>
> [edit<http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bjo_Trimble&action=edit&section=1>
> ]
> *External links*
>
>    - Griffin Dyeworks & Fiber Arts <http://www.griffindyeworks.com/>
>
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