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January 17, 2017
Added a number of photos from AussieCon 4, courtesy of Thomas Recktenwald. Thanks Thomas!

Thanks to Joe Siclari's scanning, today we've added two more VOIDs. Edited by Greg Benford, Terry Carr, Pete Graham and Ted White, issue 26  has artwork by Steve Stiles, Bhob Stewart, Bill Rotsler, Ray Nelson and more. Issue 28  has articles by the esteemed editors, and a few others you may have heard of, including Avram Davidson.

We've added a "recent" newszine today. with 17 issues of Paul Allen's Fantasy Newsletter. Paul Allen started this in 1978 and handed it over to Robert Collins in 1980.

January 13, 2017
We have updated the Fanac Names Cross Reference. There are currently 23,756 names in these listings.

We have added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, Vol. 35, No. 29, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

January 12, 2017
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #11.1 (5.1 MB), #11.5 (5.1 MB), and #364 (3.3 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

January 11, 2017
Everyone has heard of Nydahl's disease, right? After putting out a 100 page anniversary issue of his fanzine Vega, he was so burned out that he gafiated. Today we've added issue 4, and the fabulous annish. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Before there was Speculation  there was Zenith Speculation. We've added 2 issues of Pete Weston's zine from 1965 and 1966. Scanning by John Boston.

January 10, 2017
We're all very sorry to hear of the death of Peter Weston, the 2004 Noreascon 4 Guest of Honor, and a friend to many reading this. Today, through the courtesy of the scanning of John Boston, we bring you 13 additional issues of his Hugo nominated fanzine, Speculation. There are fabulous contributors here -- folks like James Blish, Larry Niven, John Brunner and more. There's also an issue there of Speculaton Data, with news and other material not normally in Speculation.

Thanks to the scanning of Mark Olson, we've added 5 more issues of Alan Stewart's fanzine Thyme. Check the index for issues 113 - 117 from the 90s, and see what the news was in Australia.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #63.5B (5.1 MB), #64.1B (5.6 MB), and #64.1C (5.1 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

January 8, 2017
Another wonderful video today, this one from the Video Archeology folks. Today's blast from the past is a fanzine panel  from the 1976 Worldcon, MidAmeriCon. Featuring Moshe Feder, Patrick Hayden (aka Patrick Nielsen Hayden), Victoria Vayne, Gary Farber, Linda Bushyager (moderator), Jon Singer, and Taral, this video is a detailed look at fanzine mimeography. It has a brief but fabulous segment with Jon imitating a mimeo, and is rich with the details of how faneds produced those priceless zines. Thanks to Geri Sullivan and David Dyer-Bennet for the Video Archeology program, and to Jeff Schalles for keeping these recordings safe through the decades.

January 4, 2017
We've added 13 issues and now have the complete run of Fanscient  on line. This Donald B. Day fanzine from the late 40s, early 50s, boasts contributors such as David Keller, MD, artist Jon Arfstrom, Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury and Anthony Boucher. Scanning by Joe Siclari, with one issue by Tom Veal.

January 3, 2017
Continuing our push to add VOID issues, today thanks to Joe Siclari's scanning, we've put up issues 19, 20  and from 1960, issue 21.

Another Thyme, thanks to Mark Olson's scanning. We have added issue 112  from 1996. Check it out -- there's an issue of Ian Gunn's Artychoke  in this issue.

January 2, 2017
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #363 (6.6 MB), #64A (5.1 MB), and #64B (5.4 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

January 1, 2017
Happy New Year! If this time doesn't suit you, then how about some Thyme? Today we added issue 111  of Alan Stewart's Thyme from 1996, scanning by Mark Olson.

December 27, 2016
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #362 (4.7 MB), #63.1E (4.9 MB), #63.3 (5.1 MB), and #63.5A (5.1 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

December 26, 2016
George Phillies sent us a PDF of the National Fantasy Fan Federation's latest Tightbeam. Thanks George.

We've put up issue 3  of Bob Madle's Fantascience Digest. This is a 1938 issue from a stalwart of First Fandom (and in fact, the first leader of the organization). First Fandom has a distinctive triangular membership patch and the motto, "First Fandom is not dead, only doddering." For more, see the Fancyclopedia.org article  on First Fandom.

December 25, 2016
Added Thyme 110, the Australian newszine. This issue is from 1996 and comes to us through Mark Olson's scanning prowess. Thanks Mark.

We've added the Guest of Honor Speeches by Jack Williamson (partial audio) & Bob Madle (complete audio) for Suncon, the 1977 Worldcon on our Youtube channel. Jack tells how he found science fiction and became a writer, and Bob talks about his fannish career. This is an audio recording embellished with photos. You can find it here.

We have added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, Vol. 35, No. 26, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

More Australian news today. Through the efforts of Mark Olson and his scanner, we have added 4 1995/1996 issues of Thyme. Thanks Mark!

We have added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, Vol. 35, No. 26, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

December 21, 2016
George Phillies sent us a PDFs of December 2016's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

December 20, 2016
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #10.5A (5.5 MB), #10.5B (5.3 MB), #11 (2.6 MB), and #361 (6.3 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

Nostalgic for the 1970s? For your reading pleasure, today we have 10 issues of Luna Monthly  from 1972 - 1976. Scanning provided by Mark Olson; thanks, Mark!


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