Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
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Help Kate Hatcher's Family

Kate Hatcher, the chair of SpikeCon (Westercon 72/NASFiC 2019) died in March after a battle with pneumonia. Her partner Ben and daughter Ireland have urgent financial needs and Rick Kovalcik has launched a Kickstarter to help them out, including pledging to pay the Kickstarter fees up to the initial campaign amount. (That didn't stop me from including an extra 5% for that purpose with my donation.)

The Gavel is Yours, Madame

This is the full photo which the one on the Kickstarter is using. I took this of Kate shortly after she received the Gavel of Westercon.

Kate was very good to me, Lisa, and Kuma as we were the co-Fan Guests of Honor of Westercon 72, and she even was understanding of us splitting our time between our tasks as FGoHs and also running a Westercon bid. I'm very grateful to her, and have been happy to contribute toward this fundraiser.
Tags: nasfic, westercon

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