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The Here And Now
I'm In Yr Thrift Stores Selling Yr FanArt
Thanks to Ann who sent me this tumblr link


so my roommate melissa works part-time at a thrift shop pricing donations and she happened to come across this gem

and bought it for me because she is a good friend

it’s signed, framed and dated 1976

this is framed ot3 fanart from 1976

it is now hanging on the wall in our living room for everyone to see

The artist is Connie Faddis. She published a beautiful series of  Star Trek zines called Interphase and illustrated one of the most sought after Starsky & Hutch fanzines, Scales of Justice.

[Note: of the 8000+ notes, these are my favorites:
*"This proves that OTPs and OT3s existed before our generation."
I’d expect Spock in the middle for body heat reasons."
this makes me so happy though because there’s K/S/McC fanart that literally predates me as a human being bless you..."
this seriously makes me wonder what all the porn etc people have been making will wind up doing about 40 years from now..."
the saddest part: to end up in a thrift store, somebody had to have parted ways with this thing in the first place."
Never forget: women invented fandom."
What an amazing find! Have some old-ass fanfic to go with it, circa 1976! http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6671809/1/Shelter"
Epic, also * gorgeous* even if you don’t ship them. The detail work is lovely!"
Trekkies are the elves of fandoms."
Things like these make me feel hopeful about humanity"
#we are your gay shipping predecessors #star trek started this stuff man."
I wonder about the journey this drawing made like how did it end up in that shop? who had it originally?"
- 1) My god, it’s full of stars. - 2) Now I wanna know how it ended up in the thrift shop. And what the store *"workers had to say when they processed it in. You know that was a rockin’ day in the stockroom."
*"After my mother died, I went through her things and came across notebooks full of writing. She’d been writing Star Trek fanfiction for years, and while none of it seemed slashy, she certainly spent a lot of time on Kirk and Spock. It was bittersweet, discovering her secret. I’d started writing X-Files fanfiction when I was fifteen or sixteen, shortly before she died, and it would have been nice if I’d known about this thing we could have shared."
*"this is like really impressive actually, also they’re all staring at jim’s dick."
woah!!!!!!!!! there should be an antiques road show for fangirls."
Not going to lie, this is the type of thing that finally convinced me to watch Star Trek."
Star Trek slash is immortal."

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carbonel From: carbonel Date: August 1st, 2014 01:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wonder what ever happened to Connie Faddis. I love her fan art, and she also wrote some of my favorite early hurt/comfort stories. I have the original of one of her gen works -- at least I believe it's an original; possibly it's a hand-colored print -- of Spock and McCoy holding an adorable baby with pointy ears.
morgandawn From: morgandawn Date: August 1st, 2014 01:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Connie is still around (or was last year when we got her permission to include Interphase in the digital repository). She's not active in fandom. I think she may even have a FB account (although that's not how we contacted her - it was old school, by letter).

vala3 From: vala3 Date: August 1st, 2014 04:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Met Connie Faddis at a con back in the 70'd in Baton Rouge. She was the nicest person, and took care of a little one so her mom could get in and see all the stars that were there. I still remember that as it was my first con. Love her art work and zines as well.
kimberlyfdr From: kimberlyfdr Date: August 1st, 2014 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
We never get such gems at our thrift shop! :D Good find. Classic art, always a favorite.
sc_fossil From: sc_fossil Date: August 1st, 2014 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's a super find! I love my copy of Scales of Justice. It's just beautiful.
romanyg From: romanyg Date: August 2nd, 2014 03:07 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad that this piece found a good home. Thank you for including post comments too!
catalenamara From: catalenamara Date: August 7th, 2014 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for posting this - I enjoyed reading all the comments. :-)
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