Co-Creator of the First Star Trek Conference Has Died

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Lengthy-time Slashdot reader sandbagger shared this report from the Hugo award-winning science fiction fanzine File 770:
North Bellmore, New York fan Elyse Rosenstein, 69, died all of the sudden on February 20th. She had been present process rehabilitation after struggling a damaged leg. On the time of her loss of life, she was a retired secondary college science trainer. With Joyce Yasner, Joan Winston, Linda Deneroff and Devra Langsam, she organized the very first Star Trek conference, held in New York Metropolis in 1972. The conference was not solely the very first media conference, it was additionally the most important science fiction conference thus far by a substantial margin…

On the time, Star Trek followers had been usually appeared down on by many science fiction followers, who had been extra into books and magazines than TV reveals. The pair hoped {that a} conference particularly geared in direction of Star Trek would do rather a lot to convey followers collectively. The remainder, as they are saying, is fan historical past….
Elyse Rosenstein had a BS in physics and math, and an MS in physics, and taught science for greater than 20 years. She was a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and the Lengthy Island Physics Lecturers Affiliation…
She was nicknamed “The Screaming Yellow Zonker” by Isaac Asimov.

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