Rob Hansen

(1954 —)

A British fanwriter, artist, and editor active since 1975. His first con was SEACON 75, the 1975 Eastercon, and he was a member of the Newport SF Group, (and founder of) Friends in Space, and the Fanhattonites. He married fellow fan Avedon Carol in 1985.

He was TAFF winner in 1984, and FGoH (along with Avedon Carol) at Contrivance, the 1989 Eastercon. He was a contributor of fannish entries for the 1993 edition of Clute & Nicholls's The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.

Hansen is a major British fan historian, publishing Then, a fanzine and website devoted to fan history; a much expanded book edition appeared in 2016. He was brought to Fanhistoricon 6 (held in conjunction with Boskone 32) in 1997 by a special Fanhistoricon Fan Fund. He has edited several further fanhistorical ebooks for Ansible Editions, including the fanthology Then Again: A UK Fanhistory Reader 1930-1979 (2019), a companion volume to Then with joint editorial credit to Vince Clarke (who selected many of the included articles before his death).

He was on the committees of Mexicon I, Conspiracy '87 and Precursor.

Fanzine and Apazines:

Awards, Honors and GoHships: