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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.

September 15, 2020
--2 more issues of Roy Tackett's Dynatron. Added issues #31 (Mar 67) and #74 (1981). Scans by Joe Siclari.

--1 more issue of Eric Bentcliffe's MI. V3#1 (1972) has been added. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--1 more issue (supplement?) to South of the Moon. Added Supplement 2 (Nov 1975), by Tim Marion. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--3 issues of the N3F's clubzine, The National Fantasy Fan. Added issues V11#1, V11#2 (both from 1952) and V32#4 parts 1 and 2 (from 1972). Scans by Joe Siclari.

Replaced 23 issues of Merv Binns's Australian SF News  with searchable PDFs. Replaced are issues 1,3-4, 6-12, 20, 22, 34, 36, 40-46, 49-50. OCR by Joe Siclari.

September 14, 2020
--5 more issues of Charlotte Proctor's Anvil. Added #23-24 from 1982, and #53-55 from the early 90s. The last two issues were co-edited with Julie Wall. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--1 more issue of Dick Shultz's Avenger fanzine, En Garde. This first issue is titled "Rigger Digger", so consider this a Fanac.org homage at the passing of Diana Rigg. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--1 more issue of Ethel Lindsay's reviewzine, Haverings. Added #54 (Jan 1973). Scan by Joe Siclari.

--2 more issues of Ethel Lindsay's Scottishe. Added #39, 41 from 1966. Both have lovely ATom cover. Scottishe is a core fanzine for us to scan. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--1 more issue of Art Rapp's Spacewarp. Added #40 (Jul 1950) and also replaced #39 with a searchable PDF. Spacewarp is a core fanzine for us to scan. Scans and OCR by Joe Siclari.

--3 more issues of Third Foundation. Issues #77-78 (1967) were edited by James Shapiro, and issue #90 (Sep 69) by Lee Gold. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--1 more issue of Buck and Juanita Coulson's Yandro. Added #235 (Apr 1976). Yandro is a core fanzine for us to scan. Scan by Joe Siclari.

And finally, replaced all of Tucker's Bloomington News Letters and Science Fiction News Letters with searchable PDFs. They have all been moved into a single directory as well, and you can find them at http://fanac.org/fanzines/Bloomington_News_Letter/. We have been replacing larger fanzines with PDFs to save a little space on the server. Joe is now moving to OCR the newsletters, even though they are smaller, so that anyone looking for information on a particular person or event can make use of the search. Slowly, we'll get there. OCR and the decision to combine the directories for easier access by Joe Siclari.

September 12, 2020
--2 issues (the complete run) of Larry Shaw's Beulah's Scrapbook. This is identified as a free supplement to Nebula. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--1 more issue of the Birmingham Science Fiction Group Newsletter. Added #93 (May 79), edited by Steven Green. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--added a 1 page supplement to issue #5 of Dan Steffan's Boonfark. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--1 issue of Peter Roberts's newzine Checkpoint. Added issue #24 (Oct 72). Scan by Joe Siclari.

--6 issues of Patrick Nielsen Hayden's perzine Flash Point  from the 1980s. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--Monsters of the Moon, from Forry Ackerman. This one shot was published in 1940. Scan by Mark Olson.

--1 more issue (the latest) of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter, The MT Void. Thanks to Mark and Evelyn Leeper for sending.

--1 more issue of Outworlds, edited by Bill Bowers. Add issue #18 (Oct 73). Outworlds is a core fanzine to scan, and this one was provided by Jerry Kaufman and John D. Berry. Thanks guys!

--1 more issue of the NESFA genzine Proper Boskonian. We've added issue #9, edited by Richard Harter from 1972. This completes the run. Proper Boskonian is a core fanzine for us to scan. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--1 more issue of Mike Glyer's Scientifriction. Added issue #8 (Jul 77), and this leaves us with only one more issue to complete the run. Does anyone have an issue #7 they can scan for us? Scientifriction is a core fanzine for us to scan. This scan by Joe Siclari.

--2 more issues of Ron Bennett's Skyrack  Trader from the early 1970s. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--6 issues (the complete run) of Patrick and Teresa Nielsen Hayden's perzine, Zed. This ran from 1981-1984. Scans by Joe Siclari.

Replaced issue #152 of Mike Glyer's File 770  with a searchable PDF. Scan by Rich Lynch. Replaced issue #151 of Buck and Juanita Coulson's Yandro  with a searchable PDF. Scan by Mark Olson. And we replaced 6 issues of Richard Geis's zines too - Science Fiction Review 37 (Apr 70), Alien Critic 6 (Aug 73), 8 (Feb 74), 11 (Nov 74) and 12 (Feb 75). OCR by Joe Siclari.

September 10, 2020
--6 more issues (some in multiple parts) of John Purcell's Askance. Most of these came courtesy of the NFFF franking service, and one from John. Thanks John! And thanks NFFF too :-)

--7 more issues of John Purcell's perzine, Askew. These came courtesy of the NFFF franking service.

--1 more issue of Terry Jeeves's Erg. Added #47 (Jul 74). Erg is a core fanzine for us to scan. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--3 more issues of Ethel Lindsay's reviewzine, Haverings. Added issues 52-53, and 55 (from 1972-1973). Scans by Joe Siclari.

--2 more issues of Mike Glyer's Prehensile. We've added issues 5-6 from 1972. Prehensile is a core fanzine for us to scan. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--2 more issues of Ethel Lindsay's Scottishe. Added #61, 65 to the archive. Scottishe is a core fanzine for us to scan. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--1 more issue of Art Widner's YHOS. Added #44 (Jul 88), including Pulp 9 from Rob Hansen and Avedon Carol. Scan by Rich Lynch. Thanks Rich!

For the musically inclined, we've added the script, program, posters and letters for the Pirates of Fenzance, written by John Pomeranz and debuted at LoneStarCon 2 in 1997. You can find it all under Musicals  in fanzine listings. Thanks go to John Pomeranz who provided the materials.

We replaced issue 1 of the Bill Bowers/Bill Mallardi zine, Double Bill  with a searchable PDF. PDF by Rich Lynch.

September 7, 2020
Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #482 (7.6 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

September 6, 2020
Sam McDonald points out that we were premature in declaring Novae Terrae  completed. We are missing issue 15, a pamphlet between issues 10 and 11, and several supplements. Thanks Sam. We'll keep looking for those. Also, thanks to Sam for the info on Tom Collins's "is" changing its name to Apollo at issue 7.

Fixed some upside down and sideways pages in Void 29. Thanks to Sandra Bond for letting us know they were wonky.

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

--5 issues of Dave Langford and Kevin Smith's Drilkjis  from the late 70s/early 80s. This is a new title for us. There's also a flyer for #2. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--2 issues of Ken Potter and Dave Wood's Peri  from 1953-1954. Contributors include Ted Tubb, Walt Willis, Chuch Harris and Terry Jeeves. Scans by Rob Hansen. Thanks Rob!

--1 issue (the latest) of Tightbeam  from the NFFF. This is issue 312, edited by George Phillies and John Swartz. Thanks to George Phillies for sending.

Replaced 14 issues of Richard Geis's Psychotic  with searchable PDFs. Today we uploaded issues 5, 7-8, 11, 13, 17, 20-27, along with Psychotic Mashup. These are from the 50s-60s. We also replaced Science Fiction Review #21 and 28, and Alien Critic 5 with searchable PDFs. So 17 replacements. OCR by Joe Siclari.

September 5, 2020
George Phillies sent us a PDFs of August 2020's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #481 (7.4 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

September 2, 2020
Worldcon Publications: Everything is moved over to the new format, with new links from photo albums to pubs. Hooray for Mark Olson - he has scanned and uploaded an enormous volume of worldcon publications. Read them all (including a few committee APAs) at http://fanac.org/conpubs/Worldcon/. Thanks Mark! If you have materials that we don't have online, how about scanning them and sending them in?

YouTube: We've added Part 2 of the Best of Confederation and you can find it at https://youtu.be/NSfyivaJb7U. From the YouTube blurb: "Hosted by Eve Ackerman, this is Part 2 of a "Best of ConFederation" video, and includes candid scenes around the convention, a salute to Julius Schwartz, Toastmaster Bob Shaw at the Hugos, Harlan Ellison on the Manly Wade Wellman auction (and accepting his Hugo), scenes of the Masquerade and hall costumes. There's also the memorable non-acceptance of Judy-Lynn del Rey's award as well. The video is Part 2 of a grand tour of the convention, and ends with the traditional closing ceremonies and thanks to the committee (including Joe Siclari who now runs the Fanac.org)."

--1 more issue of Ken Cheslin's Envoy. This is really issue #17, but is labelled as #16. Scan by Rob Hansen. Thanks Rob!

--2 issues of Tom Collins's is. It's a new title for us. "is" had 6 issues and ran from 1971-1972. Scans by Joe Patrizio. Thanks Joe!

--1 more part of The Wall  OMPA round robin, this one by Darroll Pardoe. Part 2 completes the round robin. Scan by Joe Patrizio. Thanks Joe!

August 31, 2020
Yesterday was a YouTube day. We added part 1 of the "Best of ConFederation". From the YouTube blurb: "ConFederation, the 44th World Science Fiction Convention, was held in Atlanta, GA in 1986, with Ray Bradbury and Terry Carr as Guests of Honor. Hosted by Eve Ackerman, this is Part 1 of a "Best of ConFederation" video, and includes candid scenes around the convention, an excerpt of a (very funny) performance on the recent history of SF, a little filk, and a little programming. Best of all are long excerpts from the Guest of Honor speeches. Terry Carr talks about his fannish past, and after that there are 20+ minutes of Ray Bradbury''s captivating Guest of Honor speech. Ray touches on fandom, Ray Harryhausen, John Houston, Epcot Center and more, ending with a stirring affirmation. This is an outstanding talk by Ray Bradbury." Thanks to Ron Zukowski, co-chair of ConFederation for permission to put this online. You can find it at https://youtu.be/GkDtPgWr8w8 .

--2 more issues of Charlotte Proctor's Anvil. Added issues 51-52 from 1990. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--7 issues of Kevin Smith's Dot, a new title for us. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--1 issue of Rob Hansen's Epsilon. Epsilon had been marked complete, but we were missing this short point issue (which is dated after issue 18). Scans by Joe Siclari.

--3 more issues of Terry Jeeves's Erg. We've added issues 19, 26, and 135. Erg is a core fanzine for us to scan. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--1 more issue of James Taurasi's newszine, Fantasy Times. We've added issue 3 from Nov 41, thanks to the scans of David Ritter. Thanks David!

--1 more issue of Lee Gold's Third Foundation. This is issue 80 from 1968, and has a previously unpublished story by Ray Lafferty. Scan by Joe Siclari.


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