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May 3, 2016
Today's addition to our Youtube channel. This one is an audio interview with Joe Siclari, chair of the 1992 Worldcon, MagiCon. Warren Buff is our interviewer, and Joe talks about the making of the MagiCon golf course, the special transport used by MagiCon's Keynote Speaker, John Young of NASA, and what went into those special Hugos.

May 2, 2016
Added issue 16 of F. T. Laney's Fan-Dango  from 1948.

April 29, 2016
Thanks to scans by Joe Siclari, we have two more 1940 issues of the newzine, Fantasy News. Joe has also scanned some issues of the 1963 Fantasy News, New Series.

Added issue 7  of Francis Tower Laney's Acolyte. This is a 1944 issue.

We have added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, Vol. 34, No. 43, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

April 28, 2016
We have five more issues of Fantasy News from 1940, courtesy of scans by Joe Siclari. Thanks Joe.

April 27, 2016
Another addition to our Youtube channel. This one is an audio interview  with Ron Zukowski, co-chair of the 1986 Worldcon, ConFederation. Warren Buff is the interviewer, and Ron talks about the background, bidding and running of ConFederation.

Joe Siclari has provided scans of 5 issues of Fantasy News from 1940. Thanks Joe.

We've also put up the second part of the audio recording, with images, of the Hugo Awards at Suncon, featuring Toastmaster Robert Silverberg. You can find them on our Youtube  channel or directly here.

April 25, 2016
Thanks to scans by Joe Siclari, we have added isses #15 and #16 of Spaceways. These are from 1940.

Added the set of Linda Bushyager's outstanding 1970's fanzine Karass. Scanning courtesy of Mark Olson.

We've just put up a terrific artifact on the Youtube  channel. This is the 1975 Aussiecon 1 Bidding film, "Anti-Fan". It was the first bidding film ever made. You can find it right here.

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

April 24, 2016
We've put up two more videos on Youtube. One is an introduction to the history of science fiction and the worldcon that was done for Conadian, the 1994 Worldcon. The other is an audio recording, with images, of the Hugo Awards at Suncon, featuring Toastmaster Robert Silverberg. You can find them on our Youtube  channel.

All the FANACs  through 49 are now up. Page scans all courtesy of Mark Olson.

April 23, 2016
Added even more issues of FANAC  edited by Ron Ellik and Terry Carr. We now have the first 41 issues. Page scans are courtesy of Mark Olson. Thanks Mark.

Thanks to scans by Joe Siclari, we have added four issues of Spaceways  from 1940. This Harry Warner, Jr fanzine was one of the best of 1940 and is a potential Retro Hugo nominee.

April 22, 2016
Added more issues of FANAC  edited by Ron Ellik and Terry Carr. We now have the first 34 issues. Page scans are courtesy of Mark Olson. Thanks Mark.

We have updated the Fanac Names Cross Reference. There are currently 17,075 names in these listings.

April 21, 2016
Added additional issues of FANAC  edited by Ron Ellik and Terry Carr. Page scans are courtesy of Mark Olson. Thanks Mark.

April 20, 2016
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #339 (5.6 MB) and #71.1D (5.4 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

Added the first 15 issues of FANAC  edited by Ron Ellik and Terry Carr. Page scans are courtesy of Mark Olson. Thanks Mark.

April 17, 2016
Added a number of 1940s Fantasy Times  edited by James Taurasi and others. Page scans done by Ned Brooks.

We have added many more Ratatosks. This is a newzine by Bruce Pelz from the 60s. Thanks to Mark Olson for the page scans.

that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

April 14, 2016
We have the first 19 issues of Bruce Pelz's Ratatosk  up, thanks to the scanning efforts of Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

April 6, 2016
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #338 (4.0 MB), and #71.1C (5.2 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.


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