Jeanne Gomoll Caricature
Jeanne Gomoll

Jeanne Gomoll

Jeanne Gomoll discovered local fandom in the want ads of a Madison University newspaper in 1974 and soon began contributing art, articles and fiction as well as co-editing the fanzine Janus which became Aurora. She was subsequently honoured by several Hugo nominations as a fan editor and fan artist. She joined The Women's APA, and began planning the first WisCon (“the world's leading feminist science fiction convention”); she has been active on WisCon's committee for 37 years. Jeanne currently edits the WisCon pocket programme book and the convention's electronic newsletter, eCube.

Partially through the experience she gained doing design and artwork for Janus and other fanzines, she settled into her dream job as a graphic designer for the Wisconsin department of natural resources. After 20-mumble years, she struck out on her own with her own graphic design business, Union Street Design, named after the street address of the house she and her partner, Scott Custis, own and have lived in since 1989.

Jeanne attended Conspiracy ’87 as the winner of the Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund (TAFF). She chaired WisCon 20 and 30, co-chaired Corflu 10, chaired a panel of Tiptree judges in 1993, and serves to this day on the Tiptree Award motherboard.