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August 26, 2016
We've posted an hour long interview  with Alfred Bester on Youtube. This video is from the 1976 Worldcon, MidAmeriCon  and was conducted by Ro Nagy. If you're looking for a funny, anecdote-filled, interesting way to spend an hour, this could be it. It's the first full length video we've posted from the Video Archeology Project, coordinated by Geri Sullivan, and with technical magic by David Dyer-Bennet. Thanks!

We have added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, Vol. 35, No. 9, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

August 24, 2016
Thanks to those that came by the table at MidAmeriCon 2. We had a great turnout, and were able to showcase the newszines we've been scanning. More about this later!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #350 (4.9 MB), #69.1A (5.2 MB), and #69.1B (5.5 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

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

August 9, 2016
As part of our newszine project, we've added several hundred more in the last few days. Come and see us at our table at MidAmericon 2, in the Fan Fair. Here are a few of the recent newszine highlights:

Ansible  180 issues

Australian SF News  45 issues

Axe  38 issues

fanzines/Barsoomian_Times  7 issues

fanzines/Bay_Area_News  2 issues

Bloomington Newsletter  11 issues

Fanew Sletter  12 issues

File 770  30 issues

Focal Point  14 issues

Futurian Observer  9 issues

Luna  40 issues

Nebula  7 issues

Newfangles  2 issues

Norstrilian News  2 issues

Organlegger  4 issues

Sanders  1 issue

Sanders  1 issue

Skyrack  5 issues

August 4, 2016
Some new, regional newszines have been added, and more issues of various fanzines all scanned by Joe Siclari.

You'll find 17 more of Dave Langford's Ansibles  from 1981 - 1982, from the U.K.

1 more of Mike Glyer's File 770s.

5 more Focal Points  from the mid-1960s, edited by rich brown and Mike McInerney.

3 more of Jan Finder's Spang Blahs  from the mid 70s.

3 more of Larry Shaw's Nebulas  from 1944.

2 issues of Bay Area News  from 1946, with, yes, news of the Bay Area.

1 issue of David Nee's Sanders  from 1972, with US western regional news.

2 real issues and one hoax issue of Ron Bennett's Skyrack  from Yorkshire.

4 issues of one Mike Glyer's newszine before File 770. This one is Sylmarillion  and it's from 1974.

7 more issues (mid 90s)of the Australian newszine Thyme, these scanned by Mark Olson. Editor for these issues is Alan Stewart.

14 issues of Michael Ward's Winnie  from 1969 - 1971.

2 issues of the Australian newszine Sweetness and Light, edited by Jack Herman.

1 more issue of Ron Ellik's Starspinkle  from 1963.

15 more Fanews Card  issues from the 1943 - 1944.

1 issue of Scream  from Birmingham, England, edited by David Sutton. This issue is from 1970.

1 issue of John-Henri Holmberg's Swefanac, a newszine from a Swedish perspective. This issue is from 1964.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #349 (8.2 MB), #5.5 (4.7 MB), and #6 (4.4 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

We have updated the Fanac Names Cross Reference. There are currently 23,669 names in these listings.

August 2, 2016
Today we have 73 issues of more recent news. We've started putting up issues of Ansible. Permission courtesy of the estimable Dave Langford, and scans by Joe Siclari.

July 29, 2016
News, news and more news. Today's crop:

12 issues of Luna  primarily from 1972 - 1975, but with 2 from 1969.

1 issue of Thyme, the Australian newzine.

5 issues of Fanew Sletter, also Australian, from 1974.

7 issues of Futurian Observer, also Australian from 1941. Sample headline: "Hoaxers Trick American Fandom"

5 issues of Fantasy News  from 1940. Sample headline: "Chicon Boys & Girls Had Fun".

3 "extra" issues of Fantasy News  ranging from 1944 to an editorial extra in 1950, and 1 flyer for their 3rd annish.

8 issues of Axe  from 1962 - 1963. Careful - I fell into this one for a while. Walt Willis trip report section in issue 36  was full of fun, and old friends.

1 issue of Rally  from 1967.

1 issue of Spang Blah  from the Summer of 77.

1 issue of Mid-West Fan News  from 1940.

July 28, 2016
"WEIRD TALES TO BE REVIVED", "AVRAM DAVIDSON TO WED". These and other items of news and propaganda can be found in the 30 issues of Axe  edited by Larry and Noreen Shaw that we put online today. Axe was intended to raise money for the Willis fund, to bring Walt Willis from Ireland to the US.

"AUSTRALIAN FANDOM GOES TO WAR". This one is from issue 30 of Bert Castellari's Futurian Observer, an Australian newzine from the 40s. We've uploaded two issues from 1941 today.

Filling in some gaps, we also have added Tympany 1  from 1947, and 5 issues of Fantasy Fiction Field  from 1942. Filling in another gap, we've uploaded issues 11  and 12  of Fanew Sletter.


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