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June 6, 2020
--13 more issues of Ethel Lindsay's reviewzine Haverings. These run from 1961 to 1968. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--13 more issues of Rich Lynch's My Back Pages. This zine collects Rich's previously published articles in one place. Scans provided by Rich Lynch. Thanks Rich!

--18 more issues of Buck and Juanita Coulson's Yandro. The issues added were from the mid 60s-1980. Yandro is a core fanzine for us to scan. Scans by Joe Siclari.

June 5, 2020
We're happy to continue the birthday for Bob Madle by adding 7 more issues of Fantascience Digest, and replacing 2 others with searchable PDFs. Some of these scans were made from photocopies. I suspect you can tell the difference between the hecto and the copies. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--7 issues of a new title for us - John Owen's Crystal Ship. John has sent us scans of issues 1-7 from 1977-1983. You'll find contributions from Mary Gentle, Joseph Nicholas, Kate and Anna McGarrigle and more. Thanks John!

--1 issue of Dick Wilson's Escape  from Jan 1940. This was the last issue. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--12 issues of Lan Laskowski's Lan's Lantern  from the first issue in 1976 to the double issue (#24) in Nov 1987. Several of these issues are dedicated to a specific writer. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--5 issues of a new title for us - Rich Lynch's My Back Pages. This zine collects Rich's previously published articles in one place. Scans provided by Rich Lynch. Thanks Rich!

June 3, 2020
We have added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, MT Void Vol. 38, No. 48, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

June 2, 2020
Happy Birthday on June 2 to Bob Madle, who reaches triple digits. If you have been to Fanac.org, you'll have seen our splash page which gives pointers to the audio and video we have of Bob, as well as links to the fanzines he edited in the 1930s. Happy Birthday, Bob!

We've added 5 issues of Fantasy Fiction Telegram, Bob's fanzine of the mid 30s. The run is now complete! These scans were provided by David Ritter in timely celebration. Thanks David!

Also..the latest Opuntia  from Dale Speirs (along with an updated index), and the latest Ionisphere  from John Thiel and the NFFF

May 30, 2020
--6 issues of Gannetscrapbook, a fanzine published by some of the folks of "Gannet Fandom". This was published in the 1970s and had various editors. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--12 regular issues of Dean Grennell's Grue, along with a Gruesome Zombie (one-shot with Bob Tucker) and a Grue "NN". We also replaced issue 27 with a searchable PDF. From issue 23: James Blish, Chuck Harris, Jack Speer (reprint), Gerry Kincannon, Bob Tucker, Mal Ashworth, Es and Les Cole, Harlan Ellison, Andy and Jean Young, Robert Bloch, Bob Silverberg, and Redd Boggs. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--3 more issues of Geis Letter, from March-April 1998. I also moved one to this index rather than the SF Review index. Scans by Joe Siclari.

May 28, 2020
Thanks to Paul Fraser for pointing out a readability issue with Vector 72. We've uploaded a new version  which hopefully will be more readable.

--3 bibliographies of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Two were done by Dick Spelman in the 1970s as references for pubs by Arkham House, Avalon and a few others. The 3rd was done by Al Lewis for the 1962 science fiction magazines. You'll find them in our reference section under Bibliographic Publications: http://fanac.org/Fannish_Reference_Works/ 

--1 issue of Bernard Cook's newszine Fan-Newsie  from Jan 1960. Featured story - "LASFS CELEBRATES 25th ANNIVERSARY; VAN VOGT, ROBERT BLOCH SPEAK". Scan by Joe Siclari.

--2 issues of Harold Cheney's Fantasy Aspects, a reprint zine sponsored by the NFFF. These 1947 issues promise they are "presenting the best from the current fan publishing field". Pavlat-Evans doesn't report any issues past 2, so this may be the complete run. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--2 issues of Science Fiction International's Interim Newsletter  from 1950. Various editors, scanned by Joe Siclari.

--2 issues of Don Allen's Satellite. This is from the UK and the late 1950s. Contributors include Vince Clarke, Mike Moorcock, Michel Boulet and others. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--13 issues of Guy Lillian's perzine Spartacus. These issues are from 2014-2020. Issue 32 has a sweet and heartfelt obituary for Patti Green, wife of writer Joe Green. Patti was a wonderful human being, and taught me that the trick to hosting a houseful of people is to boil enough eggs. That sure worked for the neverending stream of fans camping out at the Greenhouse before launches at Cape Kennedy. Thanks, Guy, for sending these.

May 25, 2020
--1 issue of Charles Platt's Beyond  from 1964. Scanning by Rob Hansen. Thanks to Rob, we also have a con card for Beyond. Hooray for ephemera! Thanks Rob!

--2 interesting filkish items. First we have a 1945 piece by James Blish and Cyril Kornbluth. Scan by Joe Siclari. Next, a 2017 revision of Some Filk Terms and Songs that Every Fan Should Know, 2017 revision by Erwin "Filthy Pierre" Strauss. Scan by Filthy Pierre. You can find them here - http://fanac.org/fanzines/Filk/. One more item, more properly found in the Musicals index. We've added the Playbill for The Dublin 2019 production of The Enchanted Duplicator, courtesy of Filthy Pierre. It's under Musicals at http://fanac.org/fanzines/Musicals/.

--2 items from Richard E. Geis. One is a "Controversy in Review" and the other a "Geis Letter". Both are in the index for Richard E. Geis Personal Journal. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--1 issue of Charles Platt's Garbistan  from 1964. Scanning by Rob Hansen. Thanks, Rob!

--1 issue of Bruce Pelz's I Palantir, which Fancyclopedia lists as the first Tolkien fanzine. This is issue 3 (Apr 1964). I Palantir was published as a clubzine by The Fellowship of the Ring, Scan by Joe Siclari.

--2 issue of Rich and Nicki Lynch's Mimosa. Rich has scanned issues 20 and 22 for us, from 1997-1998. Michael Burstein, Sharon Farber, Dean Grennell, Dave Kyle, John Berry, Walt Willis.... Mimosa is a core fanzine for us to scan. Mike Resnick, Ian Gunn, Dave Kyle, Forry Ackerman, Curt Phillips...Thanks Rich!

--8 more issues of Pete Weston's Relapse  (the fanzine formerly known as Prolapse). They're tucked into the Prolapse directory and range from 2009-2013. There's always a fan history focus here. Provided and and scanned by Joe Patrizio. Thanks Joe!

--1 issue of Rune, the clubzine of The Minnesota Science Fiction Society. Thish is 86, edited by Jeff Schalles from March 2002, and is dedicated to Scott Imes (appearing a few months after his death). Scan by Rich Lynch. Thanks Rich!

--1 issue of the SFSFS Shuttle, the clubzine of the South Florida Science Fiction Society. This is 147, edited by Cynthia Warmuth, from April 2002. Scan by Rich Lynch (who must have reached 2002 in his files). Thanks Rich!

We've also added Filthy Pierre's "Con Committee's Guide". This was published for ConCon in 1984, aka the first SMOFcon. It's in a small section on Convention Running at http://fanac.org/Conventions/. Scanning by Filthy Pierre. Thanks!

And finally, for those that want to dig deep into fan history, we've added one of the pamphlets published in 1938 by the CPASF  - Committee for the Political Advancement of Science Fiction. "THE SPEECHES BY DONALD A. WOLLHEIM AND JOHN B. MICHEL. SUPPRESSED BY THE COMMITTEE OF THE NEWARK CONVENTION". Scan by Joe Siclari.

May 23, 2020
Thanks to the scanning of Linda Deneroff, we're putting up photos from Elinor Busby's collection. Today, we've added the first 16 and these are from the 1958 Solacon, and parties thereafter. Find them at http://fanac.org/Fan_Photo_Album/b03-p00.html  . There are more to come. Thanks to Linda for scanning and to Elinor for providing the photos. It's a real treat to see these.

--7 issues of a Dianetics fanzine from the 50s, Aberree, by Alphia Hart (?) with the "POLICY—Don’t take it so damn’ seriously". I believe we came to have these from a friend now passed whose father was an early devotee. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--1 issue of Gavin Brown's Cosmos Bulletin, done for the International SF Correspondence Club. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--3 issues of a different En Garde. This one, from Richard Schultz in the 1960s was dedicated to the TV show, The Avengers. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--2 issues of Roger Sims's Fantasy-Scope  from 1996-2000, including an account by Pat Sims of their African adventure. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--1 issue of Rich and Nicki Lynch's Mimosa. This is issue 17 from 1995. Michael Burstein, Sharon Farber, Dean Grennell, Dave Kyle, John Berry, Walt Willis.... Mimosa is a core fanzine for us to scan. Scan by Rich Lynch. Thanks Rich!

--3 issues of Mike Glicksohn/Susan Wood's Energumen. We've added issues 2, 6 and 10, with scans by Joe Siclari. Energumen is a core fanzine for us to scan.

--1 issue (our first) of Lan Laskowski's Lan's Lantern. Issue 28 from 1988, with scan by Joe Siclari. Lan's Lantern is a core fanzine for us to scan.

--1 issue (the latest issue) of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, MT Void Vol. 38, No. 47, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both.

--1 issue, actually the 1st issue, of George Charters's The Scarr  (April 1963). Scan by Joe Siclari. Bob Shaw, Ian McCauley, John Berry.

--2 more issues of Vector, the Critical Journal of the British Science Fiction Association. These are issues 55, 56 along with a couple of review supplements for issues 84 and 96. Scans this time by Joe Siclari.

Also added Dick Eney's FANCYCLOPEDigest(1968) and The Rejected Canon(1962). FANCYCLOPEDigest is a shorter "guide to some of the folkways of of science fiction and fantasy fandom." The Rejected Canon is a reprint of all the parts of Fancy 1 that were not carried over into Fancy 2. Find them both, along with Fancy 1 and 2 at http://www.fanac.org/Fannish_Reference_Works/Fancyclopedia/. Scans by Joe Siclari.

We have updated the Fanac Names Cross Reference. There are currently 28,246 names in these listings.

May 18, 2020
--1 issue (the latest, May issue) of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. George Phillies sent it to us. Thanks George!

--10 issues of Pete Weston's Prolapse, these issues from 2006-2008. A genzine with a fanhistory bent, from an accomplished fan and faned. Prolapse won a Nova Award in 2007 and 2008, so these are some of the issues that were honored. Read a brief bio of Pete at Fancyclopedia - http://fancyclopedia.org/Peter_Weston. Scans by Joe Patrizio. Thanks Joe!

--issue 1 of Joseph Gilbert and Art Sehnert's The Southern Star  from Feb 1941. Issue 1 has Robert W. Lowndes, Erle Korshak, Harry Warner Jr, "Southern Fans" and more. Scan by Joe Siclari.

May 17, 2020
--3 issues of Terry Jeeves's Erg. We've added issues 155-157 from 2001-2002. Scan by Rich Lynch. Thanks Rich!

--1 issue of Fables of Irish Fandom, edited by John Berry and Ken Cheslin. This one is from 1999 - Tales of Oblique House. Provided and scanned by Rich Lynch. Thanks Rich!

--1 (and only) issue of James P. Rathbone's Macabre  from 1939. Pavlat-Evans is a little snide about this, quoting under the title "...first issue just out" —”Futurian II 6, Aut 39”. Provided and scanned by Rob Hansen. Thanks Rob!

--1 issue of Rich and Nicki Lynch's Mimosa. Today's upload is issue 5 from 1988. Mimosa is a core fanzine for us to scan. Scan by Rich Lynch.

--1 issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, MT Void Vol. 38, No. 46, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

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

--6 issues of Vector, the Critical Journal of the British Science Fiction Association. These are issues: 220-225, running from 2001-2002 and edited by Tony Cullen. Vector is a core fanzine for us to scan. Thanks to Allen Stroud, Alex Bardy and Polina Levontin and the BSFA for their scans.

--3 issues of the WSFA Journal, from 2001-2002 (December - March), edited by Samuel Lubell. Scans by Rich Lynch. Thanks Rich!

May 14, 2020
--1 issue of Graham England's Don't Panic. Added issue 1 from 1978 and also replaced issue 2 with a searchable PDF. Scan and OCR by Joe Siclari.

--8 issues of Ted White's FAPAzine Null-F  from the 50s to the 60s.

--1 issue of Don Miller's Son of WSFA Journal, this one being issue 4 from Jan 1970. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--15 issues of Vector, the Critical Journal of the British Science Fiction Association. These are issues: 205-219, running from 1999-2001 and edited by Tony Cullen. Vector is a core fanzine for us to scan. Thanks to Allen Stroud, Alex Bardy and Polina Levontin and the BSFA for their scans.

Replaced about 25 issues of Luna Monthly  with searchable PDFs. OCR by Joe Siclari.

May 10, 2020
--2 issues of Jim Caughran's OMPAzine A L'Abandon  from 1958-1960. Scan by Mark Olson.

--2 issues of rich brown's beardmutterings. We've added issue 2 (1972) and issue 4 (1983). Scan by Joe Siclari.

--The Double Bill Symposium, "being 94 replies to 'A Questionnaire For Professional Science Fiction Writers and Editors' as Created by: LLOYD BIGGLE, JR." . Put out by Bill Bowers and Bill Mallardi, of Double Bill. Scan by Joe Siclari. Double Bill  is a core fanzine for us to scan.

--2 issues of Miriam Dyches's Goojie Pubs. These all have different names, and we have uploaded Moor Park (#2) and Uneven (#3). This is a core fanzine for us to scan.

--1 issue of Ken Slater's Operation Fantast. This is the convention report issue from 1948, all about the London convention at Whitsuntide. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--1 issue of John Berry's Pot Pourri. Issue 13 from 1960. This is a core fanzine for us to scan. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--1 issue of the eponymous Richard E. Geis. Issue 1 from 1972 uploaded today with scan by Joe Siclari. This is listed in the Science Fiction Review  index and is a core fanzine for us to scan.

--1 issue of George Charter's The Scarr. Issue 8 from 1965 today, with scanning by Joe Siclari.

--The Ted White Sampler, edited by Arnie Katz. Collection of Ted White articles with art by Ross Chamberlain, Bill Kunkel, Bill Rotsler and ATom. Scan by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

--10 issues of Vector, the Critical Journal of the British Science Fiction Association. These are issues: 190-199, running from 1996-1998 and edited by Tony Cullen. Vector is a core fanzine for us to scan. Thanks to Allen Stroud, Alex Bardy and Polina Levontin and the BSFA for their scans.

Trip and Convention Reports: Added Ken Slater's Consomme report from 1953. Trip and conreports not related to fan funds can be found at http://fanac.org/fanzines/Trip_and_Con_Reports/.


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