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Hotaling-Lyons, Celeste



Celeste Hotaling-Lyons has been an active fan and fan author for decades. She first discovered the world of fandom when she attended the second Star Trek convention ever held (in New York City, February 1973), and where, as she puts it, her mind was totally blown. Since that fateful occasion, Hotaling-Lyons has participated in a number of creative fannish endeavors. Her cartoons, illustrations, and humorous fanfic have appeared in fanzines for a number of different fandoms, including Star Trek, Star Wars, Blake's 7, Doctor Who, Forever Knight, and Due South. She edited and published her first fanzine, DSV #1 (Blake's 7), in 1994. After that she founded Teeny Gozer Productions and under that publishing title edited, co-edited and published a number of fanzines devoted to the television shows Due South, Forever Knight and The X-Files.

Hotaling-Lyons was an early utilizer of the Internet as a medium for fannish endeavors; she discovered online fandom in the mid-1990s, and was active in ForKni-L, the Forever Knight discussion list. She was also a member of the Due South Mailing List as well as the Bloody Awful Poet Society, a list with over 2000 members devoted to the Buffy The Vampire Slayer franchise (and the character Spike in particular). She has also been active in the planning and organizing of a number of SF conventions.

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Celeste Hotaling-Lyons Fanzine Collection

Identifier: MsC0400

Fan writer and editor. A collection of science fiction fanzines, primarily consisting of pieces of fan fiction, and a few related items, including some science fiction convention materials. Collection of fanzines, encompassing a number of different fandoms, assembled by fan writer and editor Hotaling-Lyons.

Dates: 1974-2005