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Trimble, Bjo

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Artist, Author, Fan.

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Esperanto-based "fan name" of Betty JoAnne Conway Trimble (1933-    ), used for all her written work. She was long active in Fandom since attending the 1952 Worldcon; she worked on various Los Angeles SF Society Fanzines including De Profundis and Shangri L'Affaires, organized Convention masquerades and in 1960 established the convention Art Show in its modern form. She was an occasional contributor to Locus. As an artist signing herself Bjo, she published black-and-white ink drawings as fanzine covers and interiors, and illustrated the E E Smith concordance The Universes of E.E. Smith (1966) by Ron Ellik and Bill Evans.

Trimble is best known for her long association with Star Trek (1966-1969), organizing the fan-based "Save Star Trek" campaign which (it is generally accepted) prolonged the life of the original series from two seasons to three. Her Star Trek Concordance (1976), expanded from a 1960s fanzine version compiled by Dorothy Jones (later Dorothy Jones Heydt) and edited by Trimble, covers all three live-action seasons plus both seasons of Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973-1974; original title Star Trek; vt The Animated Adventures of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek). On the Good Ship Enterprise: My 15 Years with Star Trek (1983) is a personal memoir of the titular period.

A later and less creditable Trimble campaign, anonymously funded and intended to promote L Ron Hubbard's Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (1982) on to the 1983 Hugo shortlist, was unsuccessful. [DRL]

see also: Galaxy E-Zine.

Betty JoAnne Conway Trimble

born Holdenville, Oklahoma: 15 August 1933




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