Ethel Lindsay

(March 23, 1921 — 1996)

A UK fanwriter and editor, active since 1954, when she joined the Glasgow fan group the Newlands SF Fan Club in 1952 after learning of it via "The Electric Fan," a column written by Walt Willis in the first issue of the prozine Nebula. Her first convention was Supermancon in 1954.

She lived in Surrey 1955-1978 and was a member of the London Circle from 1955-59 and the Science Fiction Club of London from 1959-68 which she served as Chairman and later secretary. She hosted it at her Surrey flat, 'Courage House'. She was secretary of the successful London in '65 Worldcon bid. She was on the LXIcon and RePetercon committees and a member of BSFA.

She published the long-running fanzines Scottishe and Haverings, was the 1962 TAFF delegate (defeating Eddie Jones) and duly published a full trip report (The Lindsay Report), and for years was UK agent for SF Chronicle. She won the Skyrack poll for best fan writer, and was involved in the Joan W. Carr hoax. She received the Doc Weir Award in 1973. She won TAFF in 1962, becoming the first female TAFF winner. She was GoH at Eastercon 22 and became a Knight of St. Fantony in 1965.

Fanzines: Femizine, Scottishe, Haverings, Distaff.
One-offs: The Skyreck Newsletter, The Lindsay Report
Apazines: Scottishe, Bletherings (first in OMPA then in FAPA), The Wall, Clattering (for OMPA). She was also a member of IPSO.