Pamela Ann Berry, Sister of Thomas L. Berry Jr. (Gae), Derrick Berry (Denise) and Charlene Butler. Aunt of Andrey and Aaryn Berry, Pamela S. Anderson, Gary L. Martin, Stephanie Lloyd and Corrie Bisbee. Great Aunt of Dakota and Garrett Anderson and Aubrey Patton. Niece of Dora Garner, Edith Wade, Carolyn Ogletree and the late Amanda Edwards. Life long friend of Margie Nimeskern. Preceded in death by her parents Thomas Berry Sr. and Virgilean Berry. Pamela passed away on August 4, 2010 at the age of 58. She was a resident of Cincinnati.
Susan M. Garrett participated in a number of online and offline fandoms, had written fan fiction and been professionally published. Susan passed away on the 14th August 2010 at the age of 49 after battling cancer.
Susan Garrett was a member of the Forever Knight, Doctor Who, Shadow Chasers, and The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne fan fiction communities. Her first official fanfic was written for the series Fantastic Journey back in the mid-seventies.
In the summer of 1995 in the Forever Knight fan fiction community, Susan Garrett issued a “Song Challenge.” This would inspire authors well into 1999. That same year, in 1995, she published “Daydreams and Knightmares,” which won a Fan Q for best Forever Knight fanzine. Susan is the author of over 400 fanfic short stories, multiple novels and novellas and the editor/publisher of over 45 fanzines.
Susan shares the honor of being the co-creator (with Ann Larimer) of the Not The MediaWest*Con Program Book, a satirical homage to all things fannish published for many years and distributed at MediaWest*Con.
She was given the title of “The Finder of Lost Fandoms” due to her interest in limited episode series – if a pilot was written but never filmed, she was probably a fan of the show. Due to her interest in a multitude of fandoms and the inability to tie her to one, Susan’s catchphrase was “I am not a fandom, I am a free fan.”
She eventually became a professional author with the 1997 publication of the Forever Knight TV tie-in novel “Forever Knight: Intimations of Mortality.”
In November of 1998, Susan spent the day as an extra on the set of Homicide: Life on the Street. She appears in the episode “Bones of Contention”, which aired in season seven, January, 1999.
Stephen J. Cannell, the writer-producer of dozens of TV series that included “The Rockford Files,” “Tenspeed and Brown Shoe,” and “Wiseguy,” has died at age 69.
Cannell passed away at his home in Pasadena, Calif., in September 2010 from complications associated with melanoma, his family said.
Ming Wathne was a Star Wars fan, a writer and ‘zine editor of the fanzine Bright Center of the Universe, from 1991 to 2001. But her largest contribution to fandom was as the long-time librarian of the Corellian Archives, which became the Fanzine Archives. She passed on December 17, 2010 at the age 84 leaving behind a husband of 60 years, 2 sons and 3 grandsons.
The final version of her library became known as The Fanzine Archives: A Library for the Preservation & Circulation of Fan-created Material. The Fanzine Archives became a federally recognized, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and circulation of fanzines. The Archives maintained an active circulating library of over 300 fanzines, and a permanent collection of over 3,000 titles. The collection was donated to the University of Iowa Libraries in 2009.
R. Ann Cecil, an information technology staffer at the Katz Graduate School of Business, died Jan. 11, 2011. She was 70. She was well known in science fiction fan circles and was instrumental in the founding of PARSEC, the Pittsburgh SF club. Together with PARSEC, the Pitt club organized a SF convention that in 1988 spawned Confluence, Pittsburgh’s annual SF con.
Cecil’s personal collection of science fiction books was among the largest in the area, her daughter said. She had a habit of reviewing each book inside the front cover, rating them with stars. Word of her practice got out to authors, some of whom would try to catch a glimpse of her critique when she sought their autographs.
At Cecil’s request, there was no viewing or funeral service. Friends and family gathered Jan. 15 for a celebration of her life. A memorial is planned at Confluence in July.