Ed Meskys has been active in fandom since 1955, and since 1962 has edited and published the fanzine Niekas, a Hugo winner for 1966 and finalist for 1965 and 1988. He also edited The Tolkien Journal for five years, and publishes a free-on-request e-fanzine, The View From Entropy Hall. He is active in the blind civil rights movement through the National Federation of the Blind, and in Lions Clubs. He lives in rural Moultonboro, NH, with his wife, Sandy, his seeing-eye dog, Gyro, and his fourth-hand cat, Amber.