Before the Internet, there was Dan Madsen.
Star Trek and Star Wars fan experiences would not be the same if not for Dan. For twenty-five years, Dan was publisher and president of the Official Star Trek Fan Club Newsletter, providing fans with information about actors, writers, artists, and crew.
In a similar vein to producer/director, J.J. Abrams, Dan’s career has taken him into both of sci-fi’s greatest franchises. In the early 1970s, the attention Dan garnered over at Paramount Studios, propelled him into the first ever licensure for a fan magazine, and for 150 issues, The Star Trek Communicator Magazine, was, for most fans, the go-to place for Star Trek news.
Dan also went on to publish the LucasFilm Fan Club and Star Wars Insider magazines.
While his business life and experience lay within the world of scifi fandom, Dan has a unique and intrinsic view of alternative history and the paranormal. He also appeared in the films, Free Enterprise (1998), Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) and Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special (1991).
He is now part of www.HerUniverse.com, licensing clothing and merchandise to the “fan girl” sci-fi and fantasy fans, with licenses in nearly all pop cultural realms of the sci-fi and fantasy fan world.