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October 15, 2020
Added:

--CyberCozen, Leybl Botwinik, October 2020 (the latest issue). There are changes coming. Read the issue to see. Leybl, thanks for sending it to us.

--Fanthologies, Collections and Festschrifts: Sweetmeats,"a collection of the light, humorous, and simply wierd writing of Sandra Miesel", published by Jerry Kaufman in 1980.

--Harpies, the clubzine of the MiSFitS aka the Michigan Science-Fantasy Society. Added 5 issues (all but one) of this 1969 new-to-us title. Editors include Roger Sims and Howard DeVore. We're only missing #6, so if you have a copy, please let us know. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--Opuntia, Dale Speirs' perzine, #485 (the latest. Thanks Dale!

--Postwarp, 8 more issues from the late 50s. This is under the Tightbeam index as Postwarp was the "magzine of letters and comments" for the NFFF. Added some issues from 1952-59 from various editors. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--Twll-Ddu, Dave Langford, 6 more issues from the late 70s. Added issues #8-10, 11 supplement, 12 and 15. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--Winnie, Jerry Jacks, issue V2#6 (Sep 69). Winnie had several incarnations. This is the first one we've scanned that was put out by Jerry Jacks. Most of what we he have online is by Mike Ward. Scan by Joe Siclari.

PDF Replacements:

--LeZombie, Bob Tucker, issue #5 (May 39). PDF by Sam McDonald. Thanks Sam!

--SF Weekly, Andrew Porter, 19 issues (1967) - #188-192, 194-197, 200-209. OCR by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

Convention Publications: Mark Olson is putting up vast quantities of convention pubs. I'll start noting them individually when the numbers are more manageable. You can find them all at http://fanac.org/conpubs/.

--NonCon 2  (1979, Edmondton, Canada) - Prgram Book Added. Scan by Eli Cohen. Thanks Eli!

Corrections:

--Waldo, Eric Bentcliffe, #1 date was incorrectly marked as April. Thanks to Bill Burns for the correction. It should be December.

--Void, Jim and Greg Benford, #6-8 had incorrect headers on the pages. They said #4 (???). Thanks to Tamar Lindsay for the correction.

We have updated the Fanac Names Cross Reference. There are currently 28,375 names in these listings.

October 12, 2020
--1 more issue of Forry Ackerman's perzine Glom. Added #11 (May 48). Scan by Joe Siclari.

--added "The Miscellany 1" by Louis Kuslan. This one shot was distributed with Fantasy News, so I've tucked it on that page in January 1940. Scan by Sam McDonald. Thanks Sam!

--5 issues of Jerry Page's Lore. This is a new title for us. There are indexes and checklists, poems by Thomas Burnett Swann, art and articles by Jeff Jones, and more. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--1 more issue of M.K. Hanson's Novae Terrae. The elusive #15 has been added to really complete the run. This is a core fanzine for us to scan. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--added "Out of Reitsch?" (John Berry, 1997/2002) to Fanthologies, Collections and Festschrifts. It was originally published in 4 "consecutive copies of ORBIT, a journal specialising in space stamps, postcards and covers dealing with a space theme". Scan by Rich Lynch. Thanks Rich!

--added "The SAPS Index", which covers mailings 13-33 to the Reference Section. Look for it in the Bibliographies. Scan by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

--2 more issues of the SFSFS Shuttle, the clubzine of the South Florida Science Fiction Society. We've added issue #12 (Nancy Atherton, Feb 86) and #61 (Gerry Adair, Apr 90). Scans by Joe Siclari.

October 11, 2020
--5 Artist Showcases. Courtesy of Sara Felix, we've added Artist Showcase Publications from the 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2019 Worldcons. You can find them in two places - first, under Artzines, and second, under the Worldcon publications section for the Worldcon with which they are associated. Start here to get the Worldcon pubs - http://fanac.org/conpubs/Worldcon/index.html.

--2 ASFA publications. Sara Felix, President of the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) has provided us with a few publications from the group. The two pubs are 25 years apart, and show considerable evolution (as you'd expect). The first, published 2 years after the incorporation of the group, looks like a typical fanzine of the period. The more recent has some spectacular illos. Thanks Sara! Send more!

--1 more issue of Bill Bowers and Bill Mallardi's Double Bill. Issue #15 completes the run. Thanks to Steve Johnson who saw we needed it on our One-and-Done page, and provided this scan. Issue #15 is marked the Tricon issue, and has contributions from the likes of Buck Coulson and Roger Zelazny. Artists include Dan Adkins, George Barr, Terry Jeeves, ATom and Bill Rotsler. Double Bill is a core fanzine for us to scan. Thanks Steve!

--1 more issue (the latest) of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, MT Void Vol. 39, No. 15. We've had it up for a couple of days, but somehow I missed putting it in the What's New. Sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both.

--4 issues of Pulsar, the clubzine of the Portland Science Fiction Society. These are from 2001-2002, and are all edited by Debra Stansbury. Scans by Rich Lynch. Thanks Rich!

--1 more issue of Joseph Gilbert and Art Sehnert's The Southern Star. Added issue #2 (Jun 41). From Columbia, S.C., the Southern Star "is a supposedly bi-monthly publication which achieves that enviable status with distressing infrequency." Articles in this issue by Elmer Purdue, L.R. Chauvenet, Milt Rothman, Jim Tillman and Oliver Saari. When we put something up which is that old, we revel in it a little bit. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--1 more issue (the latest) of the NFFF's Tightbeam, edited by George Phillies and Jon Swartz. Thanks guys!

For a real treat, we've added 17 photos from Karen Anderson's collection (thanks to Astrid Bear!) to the Solacon album. These include half a dozen photos from "Alice in Thrillingwonderland" which was performed at the con. In issue #795 of Karen's fanzine Zed, you can read the script for the play starting on page 7. So now you can read the script, see the pix and imagine yourself there. There are also some wonderful masquerade photos and some individual photos as well. Thanks to Astrid for letting us put them up.

October 10, 2020
--1 issue of Ken Cheslin's A Child's Garden of Olaf. Reprint of issue #1 which was originally published in April, 1964. Scan by Rich Lynch. Thanks Rich!

--1 issue of Gray Boak's Cynic. This is completely devoted to the 1971 Eastercon. Scan by Rob Hansen. Thanks Rob!

--7 issues of a Dave Van Arnam's perzine, First Draft. This is a new title for us and these very short zines are from the end of 1967-beginning of 1968. Scans by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

--1 more issue of Frank Wilimczyk's Pardox. Added #4 from Summer 1943. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--12 issues of Bruce Pelz's Profanity. This starts in 1958, and the last issue we put up was from 1977. There was a 15 year gap between issues #7 and 8. In #7, Bruce talks about his change in focus and why he's back to doing general fanzines instead of mostly APAzines. In issue #10, he talks about how he is starting his checklist of his impressively large fanzine collection. We use it still to check titles, issues and dates to inform what we put online. This is a new title for us. Scans by Joe Siclari.

Replaced 5 issues of Andrew Porter's SF Weekly  with searchable PDFs. Issues #183-187 from 1967 have been replaced, with OCR by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

Also added the Chicon 2000 Press Kit to the Conpubs. You'll find it here - http://fanac.org/conpubs/Worldcon/Chicon%202000/index.html. Scan courtesy of Steven Silver. Thanks Steven!

October 8, 2020
I've been touting our Begging List and our One-And-Done Begging list (both here under the various Fanzine pages) - fanzines http://fanac.org/fanzines/. We've now updated the more general "What We Want" page. It can be found a few lines below the Begging lists on the same page. If you ever wondered if there was method or madness in our fanzine choices, here's where to find out. Of course, there's a dose of serendipity involved too. If you have material that's on our priority list, please let us know.

Corrections: We inadvertently had Ted White's egoscan  on the list of fanzines where a single scan would complete the run. It's complete, and has been for months thanks to Irwin Hirsh who gave us a scan of issue #1. Thanks again, Iriwn!

--4 more issues of Ethel Lindsay's Haverings. Issues #6, 16, 18, and 34 added. The eagle-eyed among you will notice that we already had a #16 before. That was actually an unnumbered issue ("TAFF News Item"), and is more properly placed between 12 and 13 where it now sits in the index. The actual #16 is online now.

--1 more issue of Mike Deckinger's Hocus. Issue #8 from 1959. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--1 more issue of Marty Cantor's Holier THan Thou. Issue #3 from Jun 1982 added. Darrell Schweitzer, Marc Ortlieb, Mike Glyer, and letters from many a well known fan. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--1 more issue of Bruce Pelz's I Palantir. Issue #4 from Aug 1966 added. This is a Tolkien fanzine, "The Official Publication of The Fellowship of the Ring, an organization of devotees of the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien, insofar as they treat of the lands and peoples of Middle Earth." Scan by Joe Siclari.

--2 issues of the National Fantasy Fan, V19#6 (Dec 60) edited by Ralph Holland, and V25#2 (Apr 66) edited by Art Hayes. The latter is the 25th Anniversary Issue. Scan by Joe Siclari.

October 7, 2020
--7 more issues of Terry Carr's perzine Hobgoblin. Added #4-5, 7, 9, 11-13. These are from Scans by Joe Siclari.

--7 issues of a Mike Deckinger's genzine Hocus, a new title for us. Hocus ran from 1959-1960. There's Roger Ebert material here, along with Donald Franson, Bob Silverberg, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Rick Sneary, Art Rapp and August Derleth. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--7 issues of Postwarp. This is the precursor to Tightbeam and I've put it into the same index. It's an NFF publication and the issues I've added are from the early 1950s. Scans by Joe Siclari.

October 6, 2020
Hooray! The first response to our "One and Done" page. Eli Cohen has sent us a scan of issue #1 of Patrick and Teresa Nielsen Hayden's Izzard. That completes the run - thank you Eli! To see the other zines where we need only a single issue, go to http://fanac.org/fanzines/begging_list-need-1.html.

We have stuff. Lots of stuff. I put up a quick page on FANAC by the Numbers -- http://www.fanac.org/FANAC_Inc/fanacnumbers.html. The formatting and the location may change. Whoo!

Finally, we put up the complete 9 issue run of George Willick's Parsection. This ran from 1960-1961. In a rare expository mood, here's what Joe Siclari has to say about it:

"George Willick's Parsection is an under-rated, lesser known example of a typical Midwestern genzine of its period. I don't mean that in a demeaning manner. Vic Ryan's Bane (http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Bane/ ) and the Coulson's Yandro (http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Yandro/ ), are better known titles. Paresection addressed science fiction and fannish subjects with a fairly sercon attitude. Humor and light "fannishness" was not its forte.

Parsection started off focusing on what Willick though was the reigning controversy of the day - whether science fiction magazines had any future. On this subject alone, the fanzine had a fairly hefty array of contributors including H. L Gold, Gordy Dickson, Don Wollheim and others.

Joe Hensley had a series of lightly written columns which often triggered more hefty responses. One column on Claude Degler raised responses from Algis Budrys and Redd Boggs among others.

Overall, Parsection was good enough to attract some interesting contributors, Kate Wilhelm (fiction), Harlan Ellison and Roger Ebert (fanzine reviews) and a stable of well-known letter writers. Of special interest to fan historians is a series of autobiographical pieces from several fans - Buck Coulson, Rosemary Hickey, Sam Lundwall, Harry Warner, Jr., and more."

October 5, 2020
--1 issue of Waldemar Kumming's Munich Round Up. This is the first issue for us of this long running German fanzine. This issue edited/published by Waldemar Kumming and Gary Klüpfel in 2001. Scan by Rich Lynch. Thanks Rich!

--1 more issue (Oct 2020) of John Thiel's Ionisphere  sent by George Phillies. Thanks George!

Replaced 26 issues of JPGs with searchable PDFs today. In particular, we replaced #27-35, 37-39 of Merv Binns's Australian SF News. Also replaced a Chicon special issue of Australian SF New. Additionally, we replaced 13 issues of Richard Geis's SF Review. Almost all of the SFRs are now searchable PDFs.

It's a YouTube day. Link: https://youtu.be/YmCugozN9PU. This recording comes from Boskone 6 in 1969. It's "The Feminine Viewpoint" , moderated by Hal Clement and with Anne McCaffrey, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Larry Niven. From the writeup - "Moderated by Hal Clement, this audio recording (illustrated with dozens of images) is a 1960s view of feminism and the female viewpoint in SF by two of SF's most successful women writers of the day. It is uncomfortable in parts by today's standards, with comments like "you can't be a feminist if you like being a woman", and remarks about fanzines that discount female writers solely because of their sex. Hal Clement is the neutral moderator, and Larry Niven provides a male perspective. This panel is dominated by MZB and Anne McCaffrey, who express their views on women in the field, on the differences in fiction written by woman and men, and on the disadvantages attendant on being a female science fiction writer. Remember, Anne McCaffrey was born in 1926 and MZB in 1930. Their opinions were shaped by the times. It's a fascinating snapshot of the times." Thanks to NESFA and Rick Kovalcik for providing the recording.

October 4, 2020
!!!! Thanks to the fan history researches of Rob Hansen, we have something wonderful for you today. From within Vince Clarke's papers, Rob has found the final draft of Walt Willis's speech at the 1952 worldcon where he was the recipient of the "WAW with the Crew in '52" fan fund started by Shelby Vick. Here is Joe Siclari's introduction to the speech:

Although Walt Willis was prolific, the quality of his writing remained very high because he was diligent. In several articles, Walt Willis described some of his writing procedures.Despite what so many people thought was his facile and relaxed style, he worried over pieces and rewrote them. See Warhoon 12, p 23 - http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Warhoon/Warhoon12-22.html.

Walt’s quality writing was why Shelby Vick created the first really successful campaign to bring a foreign fan to a US Worldcon, "WAW with the Crew in '52". You can imagine the excitement when this was successful. You might also imagine the stress when Walt realized that he would have to speak at the TASFiC/Chicon II.

So it seems he wrote a speech beforehand. Not only did he work on it in advance and rewrite and edit it, but it seems he sent it to at least one friend. During his research into Vince Clarke's papers, Rob Hansen discovered this presentation that you are about to read. It's probably the closest we will get to what Walt Willis said at the TASFiC. As Rob indicated in a note: "What *isn't* included, obviously, is whatever off-the-cuff thanks he added after he'd finished reading." Not seen in close to 70 years, here is what Rob has called: The Harp Speaks.

October 3, 2020
We have added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, MT Void Vol. 39, No. 14, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #484 (7.8 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

October 2, 2020
Joe Siclari has put together a list of the fanzines for which we only need ONE issue to complete the run. If you have any of these, please step up and help us mark "COMPLETE" for this title in the archive. You can find the link on the main fanzine page, http://fanac.org/fanzines/. Thanks in advance!

--2 issues of Calvin "Biff" Demmon's Grunt, a perzine from the early 1960s. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--6 issues of Terry Carr's perzine Hobgoblin. This is a new title for us. Earlier issues were done as a supplement to FANAC, and later ones were distributed through SAPS. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--1 more Fanthology, to wit, "Travlin' Jiant - The Adventures of Art Widner in Frontierland" by Kim Huett. You'll find it (alphabetically) listed under Fanthologies. Scan by Mark Olson.

--6 issues of Future Times, the Clubzine of the Atlanta Science Fiction Society. These issues are from 2001-2, and this is a new title for us. Scans were provided by Rich Lynch. Thanks Rich!

--1 more issue of Mike Glyer's Prehensile. We've added #1 today. Prehensile is a core fanzine for us to scan.

September 29, 2020
--5 issues of Forry Ackerman's perzine, Glom. This was done for FAPA in the late 1940s. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--1 more issue of Harry Warner Jr's Horizons. Added #90 (Spr 62). Scans by Joe Siclari.

--1 more issue of Rich and Nicki Lynch's Mimosa. Added #2 (Jan 87), "intended for *ahem* Mature Audiences". Mimosa is a core fanzine for us to scan. Scan by Rich Lynch. Thanks Rich!

--7 more issues of Roelof Goudriaan and Lynne Ann Morse's newszine from the Netherlands, Shards of Babel. We've added #3, 12, 17-21 from the mid 80s. Thanks to Roelof Goudriaan for the scans!

--4 more issues of the NFF's National Fantasy Fan, all from the early 1970s. The volume/#s are an educated guess on a couple of these. If anyone knows for sure they are wrong, please let me know. We've added issues from June, August and October of 1970, as well as Feb 1972. Scans by Joe Siclari.

September 28, 2020
--1 more issue of Roscoe Wright's Beyond. Added #6 (Mar 46). Scans by Joe Siclari.

--1 more issue of Dan Steffan's Boonfark, well a supplement anyway. Added a supplement to #8 from Nov 83. We also replaced 7 issues with searchable PDFs. Replaced are #1-3 and 5-8. Scan and OCR by Joe Siclari.

--3 issues of Sam Moskowitz's Different. This is a new title for us and we've added issues from 1962-1974. I think this was primarily a FAPAzine. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--2 issues of Ted Johnstone's Coventry zine, Gimble. #1-2 from 1959-1960. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--8 more issues of Matrix, from the British Science Fiction Association. This comes courtesy of BSFA and Kevin R. Smith. We've added issues #47-54 (done by various editors). Scans provided by Kevin R. Smith. Thanks Kevin!

--1 more issue (the latest) of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, MT Void Vol. 39, No. 13. Thanks to Mark and Evelyn Leeper for sending.

--1 more issue of Tom Perry's zine later known as Quark. This is #1, and was published in 1956 under the name "Logorrhea". Scans by Joe Siclari.

--5 issues of Sirruish, "The Official Publication of the Ozark Science Fiction Association". This is a new title for us, and we've added #3-7 from the mid-late 1960s. The first two were edited by Jim Hall, and the remaining 3 by Leigh Couch. Contributors include Hank Davis, Chris Couch, Alexis Gilliland, Jack Gaughan, Don D'Ammassa, Harry Warner Jr. and Bob Vardeman. #5 includes a GoH speech Roger Zelazny gave at Ozarkcon. Scans by Joe Siclari.

Fourteen zines replaced with searchable PDFs: Replaced the 3 issues we had left of Andy Porter Algol  JPGs. These were issues #9, 12-13. Also replaced the complete 3 issue run of Eric Bentcliffe's Bastion, 7 issues of Geis's Science Fiction Review  (#18, 21-22,24,and 29-31) and issue #1 of Ted White and Dan Steffan's Blat  with searchable PDFs. OCR by Joe Siclari.

September 26, 2020
--1 more issue (the last) of Larry Farsaci's Golden Atom. We've also uploaded some interesting Golden Atom ephemera. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--1 more issue of Ted White and Les Gerber's Minac. Added issue #14 from April 1964. "It has not been our intention to turn MINAC into The Journal for the Defense of Walter Breen, but we find ourselves more or less fulfilling that function nonetheless." Scans by Joe Siclari.

--5 issues of Tom Perry's Quark. This is a new title for us and we have issues from the 60s-70s. Includes chapters of Walt Willis's "The Harp that Once or Twice". Scans by Joe Siclari.

--9 issues of John Foyster's Satura. This is a new title for us. John Foyster was the main organizer of the 1966 Seventh Australian Science Fiction Convention, which is credited with relaunching Australian fandom (see http://fancyclopedia.org/John_Foyster ).

--3 more issues of Norman Browne's Vanations. Added issues #1, 5 and 6 from 1952-1953. All we're missing now to complete the run is issue #2. Anyone??? Scans by Joe Siclari.

--8 issues of Bill Donaho's Viper. This is a new title for us and has some great material. Joe Siclari: "Besides Donaho, you'll find John Berry, F. M. Busby, Elinor Busby, Robert Lichtman, Ted White, Jack Speer, Len Moffatt, Alva Rogers, Terry Carr, Ray Nelson, Bill Rotsler and others. This was where Rogers' Raquiem for Astounding was first published as a serial (starting in issue #2). It also has one of the earliest big articles on Heinlein by Al haLevy (cochair of Pacificon, 1964), " The Utopian Novels of..." in #6. Issue #9 has article by Donaho looking back at the Breendoggle."

September 25, 2020
--1 more issue of Roy Tackett's Dynatron. Issue #61 (Jan 75) added. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--3 more issues of Ethel Lindsay's Scottishe. Added issues #9 (Dec 56), 17 (Mar 59), and 32 (Jun 63). For issue 32, from Joe, "This issue might be unique. I had 2 copies mostly the same but each had different at least one page different from the other. This scanned issue has all the pages in what I think is the proper order." Scottishe is a core fanzine for us to scan. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--3 more issues of the SFSFS Shuttle, the clubzine of the South Florida Science Fiction Society. Two were both edited by Gerry Adair, and one by Carol Porter. We've added issues 59, 64 and 125. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--3 more issues of Karen Anderson's The Zed. We added issues #773 (Sep 53), 775 (Spr 54), and 792 (Dec 58). Scans by Joe Siclari.

--1 more issue of Guy Lillian's Zine Dump. We've uploaded #50 for Jun-Sep 2020. Thanks Guy!

If you have any old bookmarked links to the wikidot version of Fancyclopedia.org, now is the time to delete them. We've been up and running on the new Fancyclopedia.org for months and months, and the wikidot site is now defunct. RIP wikidot Fancy 2011-2020.

September 23, 2020
--3 issues (the full run) of Bruce Pelz's Coventranian Gazette. You'll likely need to read the Fancyclopedia article at http://fancyclopedia.org/Coventry to get the context. Scan (and index page notes) by Joe Siclari.

--7 more issues and one supplement of Matrix, from the British Science Fiction Association. This comes courtesy of BSFA and Kevin R. Smith. We've added issues 36, and 38-43 from the early 1980s, all edited by Graham James and some with Linda Strickler as co-editor. Scans provided by Kevin R. Smith. Thanks Kevin!

--2 more issues of the SFSFS Shuttle, the clubzine of the South Florida Science Fiction Society. These were both edited by Gerry Adair, and date from 89-90. We've added issues 56 and 63. When you're putting up fanzines of the period, it's always such a relief when the editor/publisher gets a laser printer. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--4 more issues of Karen Anderson's The Zed. We added issues #785, 795, 805 and 806. Scans by Joe Siclari. Includes lovely stuff, like this verse from Poul (all on one line here for space)- "Oh, you can't get to Heaven With a Dean machine Cause the Lord don't sell Thiotimolin"

--1 more issue of Art Widner's YHOS. Issue #17 from 1980. Scan by Joe Siclari.

Also replaced 12 issues of Merv Binns's Austrlian SF News  with searchable PDFs. Replaced are issues #13-19, 21, 23-26. OCR by Joe Siclari.

September 21, 2020
--1 issue of a Leigh Edmonds and John Foyster's Boy's Own Fanzine. This is a new title for us and we've added issue #1. We've also linked to issue #5, "Emu Tracks Over America", Leigh Edmonds report of his DUFF trip in 1975. It's already up under our index for Trip Reports from Fan Funds. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--1 more issue (the latest) of Leybl Botwinik's CyberCozen. Thanks, Leybl and Happy New Year!

--3 issues of James Taurasi's Fantasy Scout. This is a new title for us, and according to Pavlat-Evans, the zine was previously titled "Science Fiction Scout". Sam Moskowitz was the Associate Editor. Those were heady days back in 1939, and this is what the fans were talking about. Scans by Sam McDonald. Thanks Sam!

--2 more issues of Bill Bowers's Outworlds. We've added issues #7 (Spr 71) and #23 (Apr 75). Issue #23 is the 5th anniversary issue. Outworlds is a core fanzine for us to scan. We've also replaced #14 with a searchable PDF. OCR and scans by Joe Siclari.

--1 more issue of Earl Kemp's SaFari, this one from Oct 1961. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--1 more issue (the latest) issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks to George Phillies for sending it.

--2 issues of Dave Langford's celebrated fanzine, Twll-Ddu. According to Fancyclopedia.org, Twll-Ddu won the 1977 Nova Award for best fanzine and placed in the Checkpoint Fan Poll for 1976/77, and won the following three such polls: 1977/78, 1978/79, and 1979/80.

September 20, 2020
Almost all newszines today:

--2 more issues of Walt Dunkelberger's newszine, Fanews. These are special issues - one is a Fanews Portfolio (Jul 1948) created by his wife while he was ill so that he could retain his FAPA membership, and the other is a Pacificon 1 page special Fanewscard issue (1946). Scans by Joe Siclari

--17 more issues of James Taurasi's Fantasy News. We've added issues from 1940 onward this time, once again all thanks to Sam McDonald. We've added issues 81-83, 85a, 86, 92, 96, 98-99, 120-125, 180, and 186. Issue #85a is a 2 page extra issue, with the headline: "PHILIP FRANCIS NOWLAN, CREATOR OF ‘BUCK ROGERS’,DIES". Thank you, Sam - these are great!

--16 more issues of Don and Maggie Thompson's newszine Newfangles. Issues today are #30-33, 35-43, 48-50. These are from 1970-71. We also replaced issue #51 with a searchable PDF. Scans by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

--2 more issues of Redd Boggs's Sky Hook. Added issues #1 (Win 48) and #8 (Aut 49). Issue #8 has a short article by Laney on Lovecraft. Sky Hook is a core fanzine for us to scan. Scans by Joe Siclari.

Also added Ron Bennett's 1966 Directory of S.F. Fandom. It's in the Fannish directories section at http://www.fanac.org/Fannish_Reference_Works/WhosWho/. Scan by Joe Siclari.

September 19, 2020
--17 issues of James Taurasi's Fantasy News. We've added issues from 1938 onward, all thanks to Sam McDonald. We've added issues 36, 40, 45, 48, 50, 62-64, 66-67, 70, 77-78, 80, 150 (the annual), 188 and a 2 page extra issue, 70a. Headline on the extra issue: "Something new in 'STF' ‘CAPTAIN Future'!" We also replaced issue 79 with a searchable PDF. These are rare and hard to come by - thanks Sam!

--2 issues of Robert Lichtman's Trap Door. These are issues #13-14 from 93-94. Trap Door is a core fanzine for us to scan. Contributors to these issues include Jeff Schalles, Gordon Eklund, Dave Hartwell, Ted White, Rob Hansen, Greg Benford Steve Stiles, Geri Sullivan and Shelby Vick. Scans by Joe Siclari.

If you saw our last FANAC Update, you know that we now have arranged to put up publications from First Fandom. Today, we started with the first of these (and there are many more to come). There are two titles - First Fandom Report and ScientiFiction and they'll all be found under http://fanac.org/fanzines/First_Fandom_Publications/. Today we put up 8 issues, along with a membership application from 1992. Scans today by Joe Siclari.

September 18, 2020
--15 more issues of (mostly) Charlotte Proctor's Anvil  from the 1980s. One issue, #37, was edited by Cindy and Linda Riley. We added issues #25-27, 29-30, 32, 34-41, and 44 today. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--1 more issue of Lars Bourne's Brillig. Added issue #6 (Dec 1956). Scan by Joe Siclari.

--2 more issues of Roy Tackett's Dynatron. Added issues #67-68 from 1978. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--1 more issue (the latest) of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, MT Void Vol. 39, No. 12, courtesy of Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thanks guys!

--1 more issue (the latest) of Dale Speirs's perzine, Opuntia. Thanks Dale!

We have updated the Fanac Names Cross Reference. There are currently 28,336 names in these listings.


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