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February 12, 2017
We have updated the Fanac Names Cross Reference. There are currently 23,793 names in these listings.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #15 (4.6 MB), #16 (5.0 MB), and #367 (7.3 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

February 10, 2017
We have added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, Vol. 35, No. 33, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

February 9, 2017
Thanks to your interest, we've reached a milestone. We now have 105 subscribers and a readable URL for our Youtube channel. The url is easy -- it's youtube.com/c/FanacFanhistory. More audio and video coming up soon, so please subscribe or watch here for notice of new uploads.

Today we've posted an interesting late 40s fanzine from the UK. Full of reviews and some news as well, Walter Gillings' Fantasy Review  is a window on the preoccupations of UK fandom in the time period. Twelve issues now available here.

Ever notice just how many newszines were being published during the 40s? Today, thanks to the scanning of Sam McDonald, we have 6 more issues of Julius Unger's Fantasy Fiction Field  from the early 40s, including the 10 page Denvention issue. Thanks Sam!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #13.5 (5.2 MB), #14 (5.1 MB), and #14.5 (5.5 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

February 8, 2017
A decade and continent spanning collection of newly scanned and uploaded fanzines for you today.

First, we have 7 more of Mike Glyer's File 700's  for you from 1987, including the 10th anniversary issue. If you want to get a feel for what that period was like, check out the inside front cover and the inside back cover of that anniversary issue.

We have completed the (short) run of Dave Kyle's 1937 fanzine, Fantasy World, aka Phantasy World. This was one of the first comics fanzines, and we've added the last issue.

For a little hoax with your news, we give you Panac 99. Read it and learn how LASFS was to have a fan column in the Times.

More wartime reporting, with issue 4  of Phan. Fandom was much smaller. News of the day had to do with who was travelling, who was coming home from the wars and who was going to college and where.

The first issue  of Ron Ellik's Starspinkle  has been added. The "...bi-weekly news and chitter-chatter fanzine" was started in 1962.

Down under contribution for today is two 1948 issues of The Sydney Futurian. This news and clubzine has a very earnest feel to it, and it's interesting to compare to zines from the US from the same period.

One more Thyme. Mark Olson has scanned issue 136  from 2002 for us.

And finally, we have added 18 more issues of Andrew Porter's apazine Degler  from 1965-1966.

February 5, 2017
Six more of Alan Stewart's Thymes  today thanks to the scanning of Mark Olson. You can now find issues 129 (1999) through 135 (2001) online for your reading pleasure.

February 4, 2017
Added the January issue of Leybl Botwinik's CyberCozen  and the latest issue of John Thiel's Ionisphere. Thanks!

January 31, 2017
Today is about the early-mid 60s. We're filling the VOIDs for one thing. Check it out - amond other issues, we've added the three part fifth annish  and the Willish  which is completely about or by Walt Willis and was used to help kick off the special fan fund to bring him to the 1962 Chicon. Altogether there are 5 issues newly up today.

We've also added our earliest Youtube entry so far. From Loncon II, the 1965 Worldcon we have the Banquet speeches  featuring Guest of Honor Brian Aldiss. It also features Robert Bloch commenting on fandom, Arthur C. Clarke talking about working with Stanley Kubrick, TAFF winner Terry Carr, and Forry Ackerman giving the Big Heart award to Walter Ernsting. I was vastly entertained to hear the 1965 version of Robert Silverberg giving out the Hugos. It took 6 minutes!

January 29, 2017
More Tucker! Today, we added issue 8  of Tucker's Le Zombie from 1939.

Added 11 more issues of the Alan Stewart's Australian newszine Thyme  from 1997 - 1999. Scanning courtesy of Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #13 (5.1 MB) and #366 (5.6 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

Added Taral's Rat Sass 3. Thanks Taral.

January 23, 2017
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #12 (4.9 MB), #12.1 (5.4 MB), and #365 (2.4 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

January 17, 2017
Added a number of photos from AussieCon 4, courtesy of Thomas Recktenwald. Thanks Thomas!

Thanks to Joe Siclari's scanning, today we've added two more VOIDs. Edited by Greg Benford, Terry Carr, Pete Graham and Ted White, issue 26  has artwork by Steve Stiles, Bhob Stewart, Bill Rotsler, Ray Nelson and more. Issue 28  has articles by the esteemed editors, and a few others you may have heard of, including Avram Davidson.

We've added a "recent" newszine today. with 17 issues of Paul Allen's Fantasy Newsletter. Paul Allen started this in 1978 and handed it over to Robert Collins in 1980.


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