A fan for nearly 50 years, Edie Stern has been webmaster for the Fan History Project at FANAC.org since 2016 and runs the Fan History YouTube Channel. She is fannishly omnivorous – she’s chaired conventions and the South Florida Science Fiction Society. She’s a club fan, and was a stalwart of South Florida fandom for over 20 years. Edie’s been a filker, edited fanzines, and collects SF&F illustration art. With her husband, Joe Siclari, she has assembled a dozen historical art exhibits for World Fantasy Conventions and Boskones. Edie’s worked on over 75 conventions, from local to Worldcons, and ran the program for MagiCon (1992 Worldcon). She can honestly claim to be part of Second Fandom, having started reading science fiction in 1959 and was adopted by Lee Hoffman (Chicon 4 GoH) as her twin sister. In 2016, Edie was a co-recipient of the Big Heart Award.
The rest of the time, Edie is a technologist. She received the 2012 Kate Gleason Award for lifetime achievement from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and is an inventor on 205 issued US patents. After retiring as a Distinguished Engineer from IBM, Edie is now vice-president at Amicus Brain, an AI technology startup.
Edie at Fancyclopedia