Marjii Ellers

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(March 6, 1918 — July 24, 1999)

Marjorie Fleming Merritt Ellersleck was a long-time SF fan, famous for her costumes at conventions. Her fan name was Marjii Ellers.

She was Fan GoH at CactusCon (1987 NASFiC), and Loscon 25 (1998).

She won several masquerade awards: Funcon (1968); LACon I (Worldcon 1972), Discon II (Worldcon 1974), MidAmeriCon (Worldcon 1976); Costume Con 1 (1983), 2 (1984), 5 (1987); and she received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990 from the International Costumers Guild.

Her other genre awards include the Evans-Freehafer Award in 1983 (LASFS), and the E. Everett Evans Big Heart Award in 1993.

Her offices in LASFS included Registrar and Scribe.

Some of the fanzines she edited were Nexterday, More Lives Than One, One Equal Temper, Thousands of Thursdays, Masqueraders' Guide, and Judges' Guide.

She also served as a convention reporter for both Locus and SF Review.

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