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September 20, 2016
More news! Added 3 Skyracks  from 1959 and 1960. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Added about a dozen MidAmericon 2 photos  provided by Rich Lynch. Thanks Rich!

We have updated the Fanac Names Cross Reference. There are currently 23,749 names in these listings.

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

September 18, 2016
Added the first two issues of Fantasy Fiction Field, from the collection of (and scanned by) Tom Whitmore. Thanks Tom!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #18.5 (5.6 MB) and #353 (12.6 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

September 17, 2016
Taral Wayne sent us a PDF (11.2 MB) of his Perzine Broken Toys 50  which we have added to the Broken Toys index. Thanks Taral.

September 16, 2016
Hooray for the fen that are filling in the blanks! Today, we've put up 14 issues of Fantasy Fiction Field  from 1940 and 1944. They come from the collection of Tom Whitmore, with scanning by Joe Siclari. If you see gaps that you can fill in our Newszines  or other areas, please let me know at fanac@fanac.org . I can send you a dropbox link for the scans or we can perhaps make arrangements to do the scanning. Thanks Tom, and thanks Joe!

Another issue of VOID  is up. Here's the VOID 9  with a spiffy ATom cover. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

We have added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, Vol. 35, No. 12, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

September 14, 2016
We've now added the Newszine index to the site. If you were at MidAmericon 2, you may have visited the FANAC table and learned about our newszine collection. Now, you can access it from anywhere easily. Thanks to Mark Olson for the index and the impressive scanning feats of Ned Brooks, Mark Olson and Joe Siclari, we have a substantial number of zines that provide a contemporary take on the news of the day. You can find them here.

Added a flock of Andrew Porter's APAzine Degler  from 1964 - 1965. All together, we put up 78 short issues.

Also put up 2 issues of Andy's Science Fiction Chronicle, from November and December of 1980.

September 11, 2016
Several "new" fanzines (and one new one) today. We've added 3 more issues (circa 1956) of Void, with scanning by Joe Siclari. We've added 2 more 1939 issues of VOM  courtesy of Bob Madle, and with scanning by Joe Siclari. We've also added a new issue of Tightbeam! from the National Fantasy Fan Federation, edited by Bob Jennings.

Several more MAC2 photos  today, from Joe Siclari and Mark Olson.

September 10, 2016
We've added a 2004 video of David Hartwell interviewing David Drake on the youtube channel. You can access it here. If you're not already a subscriber to the channel, what are you waiting for?

September 9, 2016
Starting to get some photos up from this year's worldcon, MidAmeriCon 2. So far we have about 40 photos, taken by Frank Olynyk, and a couple by Geri Sullivan. Thanks Frank, and thanks Geri! You can see them here.

Two more issues of VOM  up today. The new ones are #1  and #4. There's also a VOM promo. Thanks to Bob Madle for loaning them to us for scanning, and thanks to Joe Siclari for the scanning.

We've put up an issue of the focal point fanzine VOID, by Greg and Jim Benford. More to come!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #352 (5.7 MB), #68.1D (5.4 MB), and #68.1E (5.4 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

September 7, 2016
We have another 8 issues of Algol  on line, scanned by Mark Olson (thanks Mark!). These contain articles and art by folks like Ted White, Chip Delany, Steve Stiles, rich brown, Anne McCaffrey, and Fred Pohl. If you didn't read them when they came out (1960s), they're well worth your time now.

The current issue of CyberCozen  is up too. Thanks, Leybl!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #351 (4.6 MB), #68.5B (6.0 MB), and #69 (4.4 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

September 5, 2016
Thanks to Sam McDonald, we have an additional 33 issues of Fantasy Times  online. These issues range between #12  and #64. Thanks Sam!

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!

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.


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