Jeanne Gomoll

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Jeanne Gomoll is a zine editor and fan artist.

Gomoll's first foray into zine publishing began with Janus, which was edited by Janice Bogstad for the first four issues, who was then joined by Jeanne Gomoll as co-editor. Their fanzine was one of the first feminist sf publications. The name of the fanzine was later changed to Aurora; 26 issues were released in total, 18 under the original name of Janus. It was closely associated with the Wisconsin Science Fiction Convention, or WisCon, as the group behind the zine had started the convention, and some issues of Janus also served as program books for WisCon.

Janus was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Fanzine from 1978 through to 1980. Jeanne Gomoll was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist for 1978, 1979, and 1980.

During this time she also published 29 issues of Obsessions, and apazine for A Women's Apa, from 1976 to 1983.

In 1983, Gomoll began publishing Whimsey, which saw 7 issues released, the final issue in August 1992.

Next came Six Shooter which was a UK/USA collaboration between Gomoll, Linda Krawecke (formerly Pickersgill) and Pam Wells, a one shot publication released in August 1987. In issue 6 of her fanzine Whimsey, Jeanne Gomoll writes about Six Shooter; "The three of us all contribute two articles (in two different styles), which makes six articles all together. We call the zine, Six-Shooter, of course." One of the articles included in the fanzine that received a great deal of attention was "An Open Letter to Joanna Russ", written by Gomoll. It was later reprinted in Fanthology '87, compiled by Richard Brandt, and then other publications. It has come to be regarded as one of the seminal texts in feminist science fiction writing.

Gomoll next released 16 issues of Allargando, an apazine for Turbo-Charged Party Animal Apa, from September 1986 to 1988.

Her most recent fanzine is Union Street, an apazine published in collaboration with Scott Custis for Turbo-Charged Party Animal Apa, from September 1989 to the present.

In 2017, Jeanne Gomoll was awarded the Rotsler Award for her long time contributions of graphic art to fanzines.

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