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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>Looking at the ISDC program from 1982 (courtesy Dale Amon), I&#8217;m
struck by the fact that I was just up the road at Loyola Marymount University
in the first year of my Master&#8217;s program and didn&#8217;t know anything
about the conference (I was with the Planetary Society since it&#8217;s 1980 founding,
but didn&#8217;t join NSI until late in 1984, and L5 the following year).<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>My second thought is we ought to get some of the <i><span
style='font-style:italic'>original speakers</span></i> from that first
conference back to <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">L.A.</st1:place></st1:City>
again for the 2006 ISDC for a little retrospective.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>One notable is the following, who can be reached at </span><font
color=green><span style='color:green'><a href="http://www.bjotrimble.com/">www.<b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>bjotrimble</span></b>.com/</a></span></font> -- and
may even be helpful in getting the word out to a much larger populace than we
can ever hope to do ourselves.<o:p></o:p></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>Comments?</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<h1 style='background:#F8FCFF'><b><font size=6 face="Times New Roman"><span
lang=EN style='font-size:24.0pt'>Bjo Trimble<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></h1>

<h3 style='background:#F8FCFF' id=siteSub><b><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span
lang=EN style='font-size:11.0pt;font-weight:normal'>From Wikipedia, the free
encyclopedia.<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></h3>

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<p style='background:#F8FCFF'><b><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
lang=EN style='font-size:12.0pt;font-weight:bold'>Betty Jo Trimble</span></font></b><span
lang=EN>, born as <b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Betty McCarthy</span></b>,
universally known as Bjo, is one of the most significant figures in the history
of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_fiction_fandom"
title="Science fiction fandom">science fiction fandom</a>. Initially entering
fandom in the early <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1950s" title=1950s>1950s</a>,
Bjo, along with her husband John Trimble, is credited as being one of the most
influential fans of any generation.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p style='background:#F8FCFF'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
lang=EN style='font-size:12.0pt'>Bjo revived a flagging <a
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_Science_Fiction_Society"
title="Los Angeles Science Fiction Society">Los Angeles Science Fiction Society</a>
(LASFS) in the late 1950s. In <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1958"
title=1958>1958</a>, Bjo put together the first <a
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worldcon" title=Worldcon>WorldCon</a>
Futuristic Fashion Show. She ran it again in <a
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1966" title=1966>1966</a>, incidentally
giving fandom a glimpse at three early <i><span style='font-style:italic'><a
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek" title="Star Trek">Star Trek</a></span></i>
costumes. Bjo started and directed &quot;Project Art Show&quot;, the first
modern <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_fiction_convention"
title="Science fiction convention">convention</a> art show, in <a
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1960" title=1960>1960</a>. The success of
Project Art Show led to art shows becoming a profitable part of most
conventions, large and small.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p style='background:#F8FCFF'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
lang=EN style='font-size:12.0pt'>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 &quot;<a
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Trouble_with_Tribbles"
title="The Trouble with Tribbles">The Trouble with Tribbles</a>&quot;. They
also ran the campaign to have the first of <a
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA" title=NASA>NASA</a>'s <a
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_shuttle" title="Space shuttle">space
shuttles</a> named <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Enterprise</st1:place></st1:City>.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p style='background:#F8FCFF'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
lang=EN style='font-size:12.0pt'>Bjo received the <a
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Big_Heart_Award&amp;action=edit"
title="Big Heart Award"><font color="#cc2200"><span style='color:#CC2200'>Big
Heart Award</span></font></a> in <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964"
title=1964>1964</a>, and also the <a
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Society_for_Creative_Anachronism"
title="Society for Creative Anachronism">Society for Creative Anachronism</a>'s
Order of the <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Laurel</st1:place></st1:City>;
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 <a
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DragonCon" title=DragonCon>DragonCon</a>,
the 6th <a
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_Science_Fiction_Convention"
title="North American Science Fiction Convention">North American Science
Fiction Convention</a>, as well as at many other science fiction and <i><span
style='font-style:italic'>Star Trek</span></i> conventions around the world.
Bjo and John Trimble were the Fan Guests of Honor at the 60th <a
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worldcon" title=Worldcon>WorldCon</a>, Con
Jose.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p style='background:#F8FCFF'><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
lang=EN style='font-size:12.0pt'>Currently, Bjo and John Trimble live in <st1:place
w:st="on">Southern <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California"
 title=California>California</a> where they have their own business, Griffin
 Dyeworks &amp; Fiber Arts.<o:p></o:p></st1:place></span></font></p>

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face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN style='font-size:12.0pt'>[<a
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bjo_Trimble&amp;action=edit&amp;section=1"
title="Bjo Trimble">edit</a>]<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<h2 style='background:#F8FCFF'><a name="External_links" id="External_links"></a><b><font
size=5 face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN style='font-size:18.0pt'>External
links<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></h2>

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     mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:#F8FCFF'><font size=3
     face="Times New Roman"><span lang=EN style='font-size:12.0pt'><a
     href="http://www.griffindyeworks.com/"
     title="http://www.griffindyeworks.com/">Griffin Dyeworks &amp; Fiber Arts</a>
     <o:p></o:p></span></font></li>
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12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

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12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=5 color=navy face="Monotype Corsiva"><span
style='font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Monotype Corsiva";color:navy'>James
Spellman, Jr.,</span></font> GS-11, DAFC<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>60th MDG Public Affairs - Rm 2A613<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><U1:PLACE u2:st="on"><U1:PLACENAME style="BACKGROUND-POSITION: left bottom; BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://ietag.dll/#34/#1001); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x" tabIndex="0" u2:st="on"><st1:place
w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span
  style='font-size:12.0pt'>David</span></font></st1:PlaceName></U1:PLACENAME></U1:PLACE>
 <st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><U1:PLACENAME style="BACKGROUND-POSITION: left bottom; BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://ietag.dll/#34/#1001); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x" tabIndex="0" u2:st="on">Grant</st1:PlaceName></U1:PLACENAME>
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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>101 Bodin Circle - Bldg 777<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>Travis <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><U1:PLACE u2:st="on"><U1:CITY style="BACKGROUND-POSITION: left bottom; BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://ietag.dll/#34/#1001); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x" tabIndex="0" u2:st="on">AFB</st1:City></U1:CITY>,
 <st1:State w:st="on"><U1:STATE style="BACKGROUND-POSITION: left bottom; BACKGROUND-IMAGE: url(res://ietag.dll/#34/#1001); BACKGROUND-REPEAT: repeat-x" tabIndex="0" u2:st="on">CA</st1:State></U1:STATE>
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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>Tel: 707-423-3534&nbsp; DSN: 799-3534<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>Cell: 707-688-7024<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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