Joy K. Sanderson (1923-2010)

Joy K. Sanderson, an actifan on both sides of the Atlantic since the 1950s, widow of Sandy Sanderson and Vincent Clarke, died April 22. She was last known to reside in Oakdale, NY.

“After Joy and Sandy Sanderson moved from England to the U.S. in the early 1960s,” Andrew Porter wrote online, “they came to some science fiction fan meetings in the New York City area. They also attended the 1963 World SF Convention in Washington, DC, over Labor Day weekend, getting there on Sandy’s motorbike, all the way down the New Jersey Turnpike! I had fallen out of touch with them after that, until Joy resurfaced following the death of Sandy.”

Some of Joy’s photo albums of her time in British SF fandom in the 1950s are posted at eFanzines.

[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]