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June 28, 2016
In response to some Facebook conversation, today we've added a fanzine by Walt Willis and James White, "From the Enchanted Duplicator to the Enchanted Convention". Enjoy!

Joe has scanned another three Fantasy Times, filling in holes in 1947 and 1948. Today we added issues 60, 61, and 70. Thanks Joe!

June 27, 2016
Today, we've added fanzines nominated for the Retro Hugos. First, there's another 1940 issue of Spaceways, this one #11. Thanks to the help of Bob Madle, we also have 3 more issues of 1940's Voice of the Imagi-Nation. Zines provided by Bob, and scans of those zines courtesy of Joe Siclari. Thank you both.

June 26, 2016
Finished putting up the run of FANAC, adding 7 later issues by Walter Breen as well as Terry Carr's 28 page 3rd anniversary issue, the Fannish III. Great anniversary issues for this fanzine -- check out the first two anniversary issues as well. They're #34  and #53. Note that it took Terry until 1964 to get that third anniversary issue out.

June 25, 2016
FANAC  was a Hugo award winning fannish newzine, edited by Terry Carr and Ron Ellik, and later by Walter Breen. Today, we put online 39 issues from 1960 - 1962. In addition to the news, contents include columns by Walt Willis, cartoons by artists such as Bill Rotsler, Ray Nelson and ATom.

For our Retro Hugo reading list, today we have added a 1940 piece written by H.P. Lovecraft and Duane W. Rimel, published in Paul Freehafer's September 1940 Polaris.

June 24, 2016
We have added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, Vol. 34, No. 51, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #344 (1.8 MB) and #70.1E (5.1 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

June 22, 2016
Now, filling in some of the gaps in Science Fiction Times. Joe Siclari has scanned 6 more issues, with 3 from 1958, 1 from 1959, 1 from 1960 and 1 from 1967. We're working to have as broad a calendar coverage with the newzines as possible. Thanks Joe!

George Phillies sent us a PDFs of June 2016's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

June 21, 2016
Filling in some of the gaps in Fantasy Times. Joe Siclari has been searching for the zines to fill in the gaps for Fantasy Times, and today we've put up 9 issues from 1946, 1947, 1951 and 1955. One of the zines came from Lee Hoffman's collection and one from Ross Rocklynne. Thanks to Joe for the searching and scanning.

June 20, 2016
Added a segment to the Noreascon 1 (1971) Worldcon Hugo Banquet on Youtube. This is part 2  of the banquet and has the Guest of Honor Speeches by Harry Warner, Jr. and by Clifford Simak. It also has an explanation and awarding of the Pat Terry Award by Gordy Dickson and of the Big Heart Award by 4sj.

June 17, 2016
Today's offering - another 24 Science Fiction Times. This set includes 8 from 1967, 12 from 1968 and 4 from 1969.

June 16, 2016
Almost done now with the Science Fiction Times  run that Ned Brooks scanned. Today you'll find 16 more issues, with 13 from 1965, one from 1966 and two from 1967. The newzine had been in publication for 25 years with very regular issues. Issue 433  marks the death of Doc Smith with many appreciations by fans and pros. If you are a Burroughs fan, you might be interested in the Barsoomian Times, found on the last 4 pages of Issue 433, and edited by Jeremy Barry. There are more Barsoomian Times in other issues, including in 1965, Issue 432, Issue 424  and Issue 426.

June 14, 2016
We have updated the Fanac Names Cross Reference. There are currently 17,150 names in these listings.

More newzines. Today you will find 8 1962 and 7 1964 issues of Science Fiction Times. Fun stuff - there's a financial report for Seacon, the 1961 Worldcon on page 3 of this issue  and a report on the 15th Westercon in here.

June 13, 2016
An interesting set of newzines today. First, we've added 4 issues of the Australian SF News  from 1954 and 1958. If you'd like to check out the differences between the United States and Australia in how and what the news of science fiction and fandom was reported, you can compare the Australian fanzine with Fantasy Times  and Science Fiction Times  from the same month and year.

Wonder how worldcons were different decades ago? Check out the daily newsletter  from the 1961 Pittcon.

We've also added the June  issue of CyberCozen  edited by Leyble Botwinik. Thanks Leybl.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #343 (6.4 MB) and #70.1G (5.4 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

June 8, 2016
Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #14.1 (5.4 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

June 5, 2016
Added Progress Report 1  from Seacon, the 1961 Worldcon. It includes a final financial report on Pittcon, the 1960 Worldcon, showing a cash flow of all of $5013.68.

Continuing to add Science Fiction Times, you can now find 3 more issues from 1963 and 7 more from 1964. 1964 was the 23rd year of this newzine's publication, and at the time it was the world's oldest amateur SF publication.

June 3, 2016
Taral Wayne sent us a PDF (6.1 MB) of his Perzine Broken Toys 49  which we have added to the Broken Toys index. Thanks Taral.

We have added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, Vol. 34, No. 48, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

June 2, 2016
Today we have more newzines. We've added 23 issues from 1961 of Science Fiction Times  and 6 more from 1962. This includes a blockbuster 20th anniverary issue  with articles by Fred Pohl, James Blish, Otto Binder, Forry Ackerman and others.

June 1, 2016
Added four 1940 issues of the Retro Hugo nominated fanzine, Voice of the Imagi-Nation. Letters from Wm. Temple, Arthur C. Clarke, Art Widner, Jack Speer and others, with many facsimile signatures included.

Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue 342 of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

May 30, 2016
Today, we've added Hyphen 6, the January 1954 issue of Walt Willis's fanzine. In addition to articles by Walter, there are contributions from Bob Shaw, Vince Clarke, F. Towner Laney and others, along with letters by Eric Frank Russell, Robert Bloch, Shelby Vick and more.

For newzines, we've added a May, 1944 issue  of Fantasy Times  along with 24 issues of Science Fiction Times  from 1960.


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