Sue Mason

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Sue Mason is a British illustrator of science fiction fanzines and other works. She has won two Hugo Awards.

Background[edit]

Mason claims to have been thrown out of Sunday School at the age of 12 for wanting to be The Morrigan when she grew up.[1] She became part of science fiction fandom in 1982.[2]

Science fiction fandom[edit]

Mason is best known in worldwide science fiction fandom for her "whimsical, humorous and richly-detailed" pen-and-ink illustrations in the fanzine Plokta and elsewhere, some of which have been collected in the chapbook I Want to Be a Celtic Death Goddess When I Grow Up.[3][4] She was the winner of the Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund in 2000,[5] and described herself in her platform statement as "gamer, filker, costumer, dealer, apahack. On the committee of a filkcon and an Eastercon. I Mced the Glasgow Worldcon masquerade".[6]

Mason was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist every year from 2001–2010,[7] and won it in 2003[8] and 2005.[9] She lives near Manchester. She has won the Nova Award for Best Fan Artist seven times. She won the 2014 William Rotsler#Rotsler Award "for long-time artistic achievement in amateur publications of the science fiction community".[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mason, Sue. I Want to Be a Celtic Death Goddess When I Grow Up Minneapolis:Rune Press, 2003; p. 7
  2. ^ Mason, Sue. I Want to Be a Celtic Death Goddess When I Grow Up Minneapolis:Rune Press, 2003; p. 34
  3. ^ I Want to Be a Celtic Death Goddess When I Grow Up
  4. ^ Glyer, Mike. "Sue Mason Wins 2014 Rotsler Award" File 770 December 1, 2014
  5. ^ TAFF History
  6. ^ 2000 TAFF ballot and platforms
  7. ^ 2010 Hugo Award Nominees (Details)
  8. ^ 2003 Hugo Awards
  9. ^ 2005 Hugo Awards
  10. ^ Glyer, Mike. "Sue Mason Wins 2014 Rotsler Award" File 770 December 1, 2014

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