The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha have both been around for nearly three-quarters of my life. Which - as the mathematically astute will have worked out by now - means I won’t see my 42nd year again. I’ve been an active fan, attending conventions and writing fanzines, for over thirty years. Thanks to ZZ9, I’ve had lots of fun, built enduring friendships and enjoyed all manner of excitement, adventure and really wild things. I was Committee Secretary for ZZ9 (1994-97) and Lazlar Lyricon II (1996-1998) and I have been the ZZ9 Newsletter Editor since 2010. As a freelance administrator, and former Civil Servant, I have done document layout and desk-top-publishing, and helped proof-read The Rough Guide to the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I am working on publications, promotions, and publicity for Lazlar Lyricon III, and probably whatever else I’m needed for.