They say fandom is a family, and we need to help a sister. 

Arizonan SF fan Sue Landerman was visiting friends in Washington state, when she was hospitalized for a severe infection.  She passed away December 29, 2018.  She produced filkzines in the days of dittos and mimeographs, played RPGs  and painted miniatures for RPGs.  Her friends are attempting to locate and contact her next of kin.

If you can assist in locating her family, it would be greatly appreciated.  

Left to right: Trystan Laryssa, J’nae Rae Spano, and Sue Landerman. {photo by Andrea Rittschof}

If you have any information about Ms. Landerman’s family or their whereabouts, please contact us via email at


Susan Macdonald
Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as 26 short stories, mostly fantasy in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress ”, Swords &Sorceries Vols. 1, 2, & 5, “Cat Tails” “Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions,  Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.