Jezebel Trekkies (we know you're out there), pour out some Romulan ale in honor of "Star Trek" fan extraordinaire Joan Winston , who died on Sept. 11 at the age of 77. Winston organized conventions, wrote "Star Trek" fanfic, edited a fanzine about "Trek" character William T. Riker , and became so popular with other fans that in 1976 over 40 conventions were competing to get her as guest speaker. Winston set a course for female sci fi geeks and for fans in general — here's wishing her a smooth journey to Sto-Vo-Kor . [New York Times ]