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May 26, 2016
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #341 (3.3 MB), #48.5B (4.7 MB), #62 (4.5 MB), and #70.3 (5.5 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

Added issue 275  of Fanews Card. This issue is from 1947.

Now online - the remaining 12 1957 issues of Fantasy Times.

May 25, 2016
Now on the Fanac Youtube Channel  you can see video of the 1975 Aussiecon Hugo Banquet. Features award presentation by John Bangsund, appearances by Fan Guests of Honor Susan Wood and Mike Glicksohn, DUFF Winner Rusty Hevelin, as well as Robert Silverberg, Ben Bova, Forry Ackerman and others. 2016 video editing thanks to Kathi Overton.

Now online - the very first issue of Fantasy Times. The banner headline - "Tremaine Quits as Editor of Comet!!".

Added 20ish 1945 issues of the Walt Dunkelerger & Earl Kay card newzine Fanews Card. Sample headlines - "Trip to Moon in 1948 says R.L. Farnsworth" and "Rocket 2 the Morgue out in pocket book".

Also added the first 6 months (12 issues) of 1957's Fantasy Times. This newzine was the Locus of its day. Sample headline - "Fred Pohl to edit new SF mag".

We have updated the Fanac Names Cross Reference. There are currently 17,128 names in these listings.

May 24, 2016
Added a dozen 1944/1945 issues of the Walt Dunkelberger & Earl Kay card newzine Fanews Card. Headlines include "4sj's kid brother KIA" and "HPL's Dunwich Horror out from Bart H".

May 23, 2016
Today, we've added 4 issues of Larry Shaw's Nebula, the newzine he called the Fantasy Fan Record. These are from 1943 and 1944.

We've also added the 24 1956 issues Fantasy Times. The first September issue  is the 15th anniversary issue, and runs 48 pages with articles by Forry Ackerman, Ray Palmer, Robert Lowndes and others, as well as congratulations on the anniversary from the prozines of the period, including Astounding, Fantasy & Science Fiction, and all the Ziff-Davis publications.

May 22, 2016
Added issue 13 of Rune  from 1968. Scans for this issue, and some retyping for the faded parts of the zine are courtesy of Matthew Strait. There's a pointer to the retyped parts right there in the fanzine index.

The remaining 1955 issues of Fantasy Times  are up now. Today's count - 11 added.

May 21, 2016
One more issue of the Fan-Vet  up, this one from 1955.

We now have 1955 issues of Fantasy Times  through July with the exception of Issue 222. Scans by Ned Brooks. Today's count - 13 added.

Added a 1938 issue of The Futurian, a British zine edited by J. Michael Rosenblum.

May 20, 2016
We have added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, Vol. 34, No. 46, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

Today, added the remaining 9 1954 issues of Fantasy Times.

Last night, added an audio with images of the 1971 Noreascon Hugo Banquet (part 1). This features comments by Bob Silverberg and an insightful tribute to John W. Campbell by Lester Del Rey. See it here.

May 19, 2016
Today, added the first 15 1954 issues of Fantasy Times. This includes the 32 page 200th issue.

May 18, 2016
Added a new video to our Youtube channel. You can find video of the 1989 Noreascon 3 Brunch banquet celebrating 50 years of Science Fiction Fandom. It's a family reunion and you can find it here.

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

The last 6 months of 1953 issues  of Fantasy Times are up. Scans by Ned Brooks. This morning's update was 12 issues.

May 17, 2016
Fantasy Times  issues from the first six months of 1953 are up. Scans by Ned Brooks. This morning's update was 11 issues.

May 16, 2016
The remaining 11 issues from 1952 of Fantasy Times  have been put on line. Enjoy!

May 15, 2016
Thirteen issues from January through first July issue of 1952 added for Fantasy Times. These scans are courtesy of Ned Brooks. One of the April issues included an issue of The Fan-Vet.

We have added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, Vol. 34, No. 45, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

May 13, 2016
We now have the complete year of 1950 issues of the newzine Fantasy Times. All scans by Ned Brooks. That's another 12 issues made available today. If you were born in 1950, look here to see the news of the field in the month you were born.

May 12, 2016
Added a 1940 issue of Fantascience Digest  with an article by Harry Warner, Jr., this year nominated for a Retro Hugo as Best Fan Writer.

Added issue #1  of Shangri-LA with an article by Forrest J Ackerman, this year nominated for a Retro Hugo as Best Fan Writer.

Added the first 6 months (11 issues) of 1950 Fantasy Times. All scans courtesy of Ned Brooks.

May 10, 2016
With the permission of Keith Stokes, who did the scans, we have added a dozen 1940 issues of Bob Tucker's Retro Hugo nominated fanzine, Le Zombie.

We've added 15 more issues of 1949 Fantasy Times. All scans by Ned Brooks. Ned did a Herculean amount of work in getting these all scanned.

May 9, 2016
Added a 1939 issue  of Will Sykora's Fantasy News. Scans by Joe Siclari.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #340 (6.4 MB) and #70.5B (7.0 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

Added five more 1949 Fantasy Times, as well as the one page "Extra"  announcing that Street and Smith was dropping all their pulps other than Astounding.

May 8, 2016
More Fantasy Times. Today we've added issues #71 - #75 from Nov 1948 to Feb 1949. Scans by Ned Brooks. Enjoy!

May 7, 2016
Added two fall 1947, six 1948 and one 1953 issue of Fantasy Times, one of which is a 24 page issue! Scans are courtesy of Ned Brooks.

May 6, 2016
Issue 2  of Robert Madle's fanzine Fantascience Digest is now up.

Added an issue of Tom Reamy's fanzine Crifanac  from 1957.

The new issue of CyberCozen from Leybl Botwinik is now up. Thanks Leybl!

We have added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, Vol. 34, No. 44, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

More 1940 issues of the newzine, Fantasy News  thanks to scans by Joe Siclari.

May 5, 2016
We've added a very old fanzine today. The Planet  was published in 1930 by the Scienceers, edited by Allen Glasser with Associate Editor Mort Weisinger.

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.

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.


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