Happy Birthday, LeeH!

Edie Stern
Joe Siclari

August 2002

Fan Tribute

Published for Lee Hoffinan's 70th birthday, August 14, 2002

This one-shot was done as a surprise birthday present. We even put the table of contents in the back so she couldn't see what was coming. The plan was that as she went through the zine, it would slowly dawn on her that it was all for her!

We arranged to have it Fedexed to Aaron and Rose Rennert, just in time for Lee's birthday. They had invited Lee over for dinner, and the package was sitting in an armchair. Aaron waved her over to sit down, and she tried to pass him the package. He told her it was for her. ("For me? How can I be getting mail at your house?") She opened it, and started to page through. It turned out to be a successful, complete, thorough surprise! Many thanks to Aaron and Rose for such skillful execution.

Lee later told us that it was a complete and utter surprise! I think she was gobsmacked.

– Edie Stern

He is a She? Ray Nelson Cover
Quandry Ghost Writer Revealed Bob Tucker 3
Happy Birthday LeeH! Tim Marion 5
Surprise!!! Edie Stern 6
Lee Creates a Fan Gary Ross Hoffinan 7
Hey, Lee! Carol Carr 9
Blast from the Past Melanie Herz 10
1952 Dick Lupoff 11
Happy Birthday, Lee! Dave Langford 12
Have a Happy, Happy Francine Mullen 12
TheFannishBraid Tom Whitmore 13
Dear Lee Robert Lichtxnan 13
Hoffinanesque Rusty Hevelin 14
Best wishes Jack Weaver 14
The One and Only Earl Kemp 15
Gina Ellis's Contribution to the Lee Hoffinan 70-yearly One-Shot Gina Ellis 16
      Eagerly waiting for the next edition
And this is Keith Keith Harvey 17
Hall Parties Peggy Dolan 18
You Can Pick Your Friends Edie Stern 19
      Sometimes You Can Pick Your Family!
Greetings From Afar John-Henri Holmberg 20
Great Chicken Massacre Joe Haldeman 22
Happy Birthday, Lee! Gay Haldeman 22
And Here's to Many More Buz Busby 23
Happy Birthday, LeeH! Geri Sullivan 24
Thank Goodness Avedon Carol 26
How LeeH and ShelVy and Max Shaped My World Joyce Katz 27
1982 Fan Room in Chicago Marty Cantor 29
Lee Hoffman and the Temple to Bast Sarah Clemens 30
If it wasn't for Lee Hoffinan Shelby Vick 31
Lee, It's a Conspiracy! Joe Siclari 33
Lee Hoffman sent me to the library David Bratman 34
      where I found Courtney's boat
Feliz Cumpleanos Teny Hoffinan 35
To LeeH Gregory Benford 36
It is a pleasure to be able to say Mike McInerney 36
Lee Hoffman in the Caves of Karst Andy Porter 37
Meeting Lee Hoffinan Roger Sims 38
For Lee's 70th Mary Holwager 40
LeeH, Calming Influence Steve Stiles 41
Degrees of Connection Priscilla Olson 42
1969 Bob Toomey 43
Lee Hoffinan Rose & Aaron Rennert 44
Lee Hoffinan As I Have Known Her Ted White 45
Table of Contents

Art Credits:
Ray Nelson - cover
TunMarion - 5, 10, 36(2), 38, 40, 41, 43, 46
Gary Hoffman - 8
Walt Kessel - 23
Stu Shiffman - 39
Shelby Vick - 31

Photo Credits:
Bob Tucker - 3
Carol Carr - 9
Earl Kemp - 15
Andy Porter - 17, 21, 24, 37, 41
Edie Stern & Joe Siclari - 18, 33
Sarah Clemens - 30(4)
Geri Sullivan - 32
Terry Hoffman - 35
Dan Siclari - 42

Layout & PageMaker - Joe Siclari
Address Assistance - Geri Sullivan

Special Thanks to Tim Marion for calligraphy and Andy Porter for photos

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