The Fanac Fan History Project

Site History (2016-2018)

October 10, 2018
George Phillies sent us a PDF of John Thiel's latest Ionisphere. This is the Bulletin of the National Fantasy Fan Federation Fan-Pro Coordinating Activity. We also received a PDF of the National Fantasy Fan Federation's latest Tightbeam. Thanks George!

Today, we also added the October issue  of CyberCozen. Thanks Leybl!

We have updated the Fanac Names Cross Reference. There are currently 26,781 names in these listings.

Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #425 (6.7 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. He also sent an updated subject index of all 425 issues. The index is at the top of the page http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Opuntia/. Thanks Dale.

October 9, 2018
We have added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, MT Void Vol. 37, No. 14, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

September 18, 2018
The Heicon  materials are all up now, including scans of receipts and such that you can find in the Heicon photo section. There are more Heicon photos here.

What comes after Heicon? Noreascon 1  of course. After all, it was the 1971 worldcon. We've started adding publications for N1, starting with 3 progress reports - http://www.fanac.org/worldcon/Noreascon/w71-pubs.html. More to come for N1 as we go forward. Scanning for Heicon and N1 by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

We've also added 3 more issues of Space Magazine. This was published by the American Rocketry Association but was a fanzine. First issue has 3 science fiction articles, including one by John W. Campbell. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Last but not least today, we have another musical. This is Galactic Gaieties 3  by Steve and Virginia Schultheis. There are a couple pages of comment up front, and the primary material starts afterward. This was performed at the Pittcon in 1960, with cast including Dave Kyle, Roger Sims, Lou Tabakow, and Wally Weber. Scanning by Joe Siclari. Thanks Joe!

September 15, 2018
Ireland and Germany for you today. Thanks to Mark Olson's scanning, we have the program book and some PRs from the Heicon, the 1970 worldcon held in Heidelberg, Germany. More to come and you can see them here - http://www.fanac.org/worldcon/Heicon/w70-pubs.html.

Joe Siclari has scanned more Irish fanzines. You can find them all at http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Irish_Fandom/. Today we uploaded 1) the 8th edition of the Enchanted Duplicator, with the Dan Steffan illos, 2) The Harp Stateside  by Walt Willis, 3) Through Darkest Ireland with Knife Fork and Spoon  by Chuck Harris, 4) two issues of Ken Bulmer's Steam, 5)Inphantasmagoria, a one shot by Walt Willis and 6) The Enchantment, a 1989 trip report by Walt Willis. I have a particular fondness for that last. The Enchantment  was a trip report about Walt and Madeleine's trip to Tropicon VII, the only convention I ever chaired. I thought it was swell.

September 14, 2018
Lots of interesting material today, from YouTube, Worldcon, fanzine fandom and even a musical. Let's start with YouTube. Today's offering can be found at https://youtu.be/2awsfD6eGqI. It's an audio interview of Lee and Barry Gold, enhanced with 35ish images. From the writeup: "Lee and Barry Gold tell stories about Los Angeles fandom and filking in the 1960s...there are charming anecdotes about Poul and Karen Anderson, LASFS, and a great story about Bruce Pelz and Ted Johnstone obtaining permission from John Myers Myers to print the Silverlock songs." If you're interested in filk, especially the history of filk, you'll like this.

The Worldcon entry today is courtesy of the scanning of Mark Olson. We've added PR4 and PR5 to the Noreascon 2 publications  list. Thanks Mark.

Mark has also been scanning more fanzines. He's sent us 4 more issues of Buz Busby's Cry of the Nameless. These are issues 155-158 from 1961-1962.

There's also issue 8  of Luna'  by Frank Dietz. Thanks Mark!

From Joe Siclari's scanner come more fine fanzines from Irish Fandom. Today, it's 4 additional issues of John Berry and ATom's Retribution  from from the late 1950s/early 1960s.

If you like parody zines and convention running, you should look at Sad3Party, a sideways look at convention planning. Better read an issue of Mad3Party  afterwards, lest you keep the wrong earworm. (Also from Joe.)

Today's musical is from 1961. Captain Future Meets Gilbert & Sullivan or Alas! Who Loves a Spaceman?  It was produced with a stellar West coast cast, including Bruce Pelz, Bjo Trimble, and Ron Ellik, and was written by Steve and Virginia Schultheis. Scanning by Joe Siclari. Anyone up for a revival?

September 11, 2018
Ever wish you had memories of the first Worldcon in 1939? Now you can relive the highlight by reading Sam Moskowitz's New Fandom. Issue 6 is virtually a proceedings of what went on, including speeches, attendee lists, finances and more. Not surprising since New Fandom was the organizer of the convention. Issue 7 is also online. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Today, thanks to the scanning of Joe Siclari, we have another 5 issues of John Berry and ATom's Retribution. This batch include the last issue, #17.

We have another of Gus Willmorth's Fantasy Advertisers. This one is from 1947. You can find V2#3 at http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Fantasy_Advertiser/Fantasy_Advertiser0203-01.html.

September 9, 2018
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #423 (6.3 MB) and #66.3 (5.5 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. This batch completes the last of the archive issues. Thanks, Dale! We're looking forward to more new issues.

September 7, 2018
Worldcon 76  is over, and we are now anticipating Dublin 2019! To that end, we are focused on adding more publications from Irish Fandom. Today, thanks to the scanning of Joe Siclari, 5 issues (and an index) of Retribution, edited by John Berry and Arthur Thomson. Retribution was the official organ of the Goon Defective Agency, or G.D.A. The G.D.A. is probably the most famous fannishly mythological organization created in science fiction fan circles. There's artwork by ATom, articles by Walt Willis, Robert Bloch, Harry Warner and others, a speech by Poul Anderson, and above all, the doings of the legendary G.D.A.

Need a convention fix? How about a Worldcon fix? If the Worldcon you're faunching after was held in 1980, you're in luck. Thanks to the scanning of Mark Olson, we have added three Noreascon Two  publications. The pubs are listed here at: http://www.fanac.org/worldcon/Noreascon/w80-pubs.html. You'll find the Memory Book, the Souvenir Book and Progress Report 3. Leslie Turek chaired Noreascon Two, and it was delightful.

Today, we also added the September issue  of CyberCozen. Thanks Leybl! Somehow, we had inexplicably failed to add all the issues from 2015 and 2016. My fault, and that's now been remedied.

September 6, 2018
More Cry of the Nameless!  Thanks to Mark Olson's scanning, we have 11 more issues of this important zine. I cannot imagine how much work it must have been to turn these out once a month. Just the production, collation, and mailing would have been brutal. Issues average about 50 pages each, and January 1960  was over 100 pages. Features writers like John Berry, Dean Grennell, Terry Carr, Harry Warner, rich brown, Art Rapp....

Still working on the newszines. Joe has scanned three more issue of early 90s Ansibles. Thanks Joe.

September 4, 2018
A real treat today. We have 8 issues from the beginning of the major period of Cry of the Nameless. Edited by Buz Busby, this fanzine began as a clubzine for the Seattle "Nameless Ones" club. Many of these issues have columns by John Berry, articles by Buz and/or Elinor Busby, Wally Weber, art by ATom, Terry Carr's column "Fandom Harvest", and more. Scanning of these issues (all from 1959) by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

For the Tucker fans amongst us (and who isn't?), we have 5 more issues of his fanzine Le Zombie. These are from the 40s. There are some interesting photos in issue 58 -- see them at http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Le_Zombie/lezom58-06a.html. Issue 55 has a list  of fans (and their ranks) in uniform. Remember, this was 1943. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Continuing our newszine focus, Joe has also scanned 6 more issues of the Australian newszine, Thyme. These are from the early 90s, and some include Merv Binn's Australian SF Newsletter. Thanks Joe!

September 2, 2018
Thanks to the scanning of Mark Olson, we've added 14 issues of Shangri L'affaires, dating from 1962 to 1992, published by the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society. Today's addition includes 4 from the "C" series and 10 from the "B" series. There's a lot of content here!

A couple of choice fanzines scanned by Joe Siclari. First, the Spring 1946 Acolyte 14, edited by Francis T. Laney and Sam Russell. It has a Rotsler cover, and an interesting mix of articles, poetry and reviews.

Second, is the very first issue of Granfalloon, edited by Linda Eyster (Linda Bushyager) and Suzanne Thompkins. This completes the run on FANAC.ORG of a focal zine of the time. Thanks to Linda Bushyager for supplying the copy, and to Joe Siclari for the scans.

Evelyn Leeper has sent us her report on the 2017 Philcon. Thanks Evelyn!

September 1, 2018
Rich Lynch sent us some photos of both LoneStarCon 3  and Sasquan. The Lonestar photos included a few taken of the baseball game that was played (indoors) in homage to the game played at the first Worldcon in 1939. Thanks Rich!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #422 (3.4 MB), #66.1 (5.3 MB), and #66B (4.6 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

August 31, 2018
Added the August issue  of CyberCozen. Thanks Leybl!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #421 (5.2 MB), #65.5 (5.5 MB), and #66A of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

August 23, 2018
Gary Farber sent us a scan of Leonard Moffatt's 1950 Fan Directory, sponsored The Fantasy Foundation and The National Fantasy Fan Federation. You can find it here with other "Who's Who" publications - http://www.fanac.org/Fannish_Reference_Works/WhosWho/index.html. As you look through the pages, you realize how few fans there were. It's a proud and lonely thing. This is the first scanned pub from Gary. Thanks Gary! Looking forward to many more.

Worldcon is over and we have a whack of photos for you (where whack=100). These were taken by Rich Lynch, Mark Olson, Joe Siclari, Lisa Hayes and Edie Stern (me) and I suspect more are coming from others. Especially note the photos from our pictorial project "1000 Years of Fandom", started by Mark Olson. We actually captured 6707 years of fannish experience. You'll find them all at the Con Jose photo index, or just find Con Jose under Worldcons.

George Phillies sent us a PDF of the latest issue  of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's Tightbeam, edited by Bob Jennings. Thanks George!

August 22, 2018
George Phillies sent us a PDFs of August 2018's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

August 7, 2018
Today's unusual offering is fannish musicals. I've put together a new section for these at http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Musicals, and added John Pomeranz's Smoflahoma!, subtitled "The Discon III Memorial Musical Review". We've also linked to Midwestside Story, the musical written and produced by the Minnesota Science Fiction Society and performed at Minicon 12. Thanks Deny Lien and Matt Strait for making it possible!

More Niekas  today. Mark Olson has scanned for us issues 3 and 4 of Ed Meskys' important fanzine. Thanks Mark!

In the way of Irish fan publications, Joe Siclari has scanned a potful of Pot Pourri, John Berry's zine from the early 60s. We have 12 new issues, plus the index to the first 25 issues. Thanks Joe!

August 5, 2018
It's a YouTube day. Thanks to the Southern California Institute for Fan Interests (SCIFI), we've added a video of the Guest of Honor speeches from the 1984 Worldcon, LACon II. Fan Guest of Honor Dick Eney talks about his life outside of fandom (which is full of interesting anecdotes from his overseas experiences), and Gordy Dickson talks about his life, his mother, and the inspiration for his Childe cycle of stories. The last part of Gordy's speech is particularly poignant now. You can watch it on https://youtu.be/tv-B1Gqta14  or just search on our YouTube channel: youtube.com/c/fanacfanhistory.

Filling in the fanzine blanks. Thanks to the scanning of Mark Olson, we have added issue 5  of Ed Mesky's Niekas. This one has an article and artwork by Poul Anderson, and a reprint of a SAPSzine by Karen Anderson. Choice.

Mark also scanned the November 1946 issue  of Gus Wilmorth's Fantasy Advertiser. Contents by Forry Ackerman, Walt Leibscher, Walter Gillings, and Art Widner. Thanks Mark!

More newszines today. Newszines from Australia, the UK and the US, all scanned by Joe Siclari (thanks Joe!). We've added 28 of them. From Australia, we have issue 4  from 1948 of Vol Molesworth's Sydney Futurian. We also have 24 issues(!) of Graham Stone's Science Fiction News. These issues are from the 50s and 60s with one lone 1999 issue.

From Liverpool, we have issue 65  of Ron Bennett's Skyrack. This one is from 1964.

We have an April 1950 issues of Ron Friedman's Science Fiction Weekly. This title didn't last too long. Also, we've completed the set of Bob Tucker's Science Fiction Newsletter  with the addition of issue 26 and the supplements to issues 28 and 29.

August 4, 2018
Quite a few zines to tell you about today. Both Mark Olson and Joe Siclari have been scanning.

We have two issues of Bob Tucker's Le Zombie. Joe has scannied issues 57 and 60 from 1944-45. Issue 60  includes a proposed constitution for the NFFF.

We also have a newsletter from the NFFF  in it's early days. Joe has scanned Vol 5, No. 6  from September 1945 for your reading pleasure.

During Harlan Ellison's fannish days, he was indeed a fan editor. Check out Dimensions 14  from 1954, which includes an article by Fletcher Pratt on the Harold Shea novels. Scans by Joe Siclari.

Mark Olson has scanned a huge number of pages in 7 issues of Gus Wilmorth's Fantasy Advertiser. There's an article by Arthur C. Clarke taken from a paper he delivered to the British Interplanetary Society on page 15 of Vol 5, No 1.

From the UK also comes issue 2 of Archie Mercer's Anglofanac. Scan by Joe.

Finally, we have some choice offerings from Irish Fandom. All of these from the scanning of Joe Siclari.

--Two issues of Slant  by Walt Willis. Issues 5 & 6 to be precise.

--Two issues of Pot Pourri  by John Berry. Issues 30 and 31.

--The lovely The Goon Goes West  by John Berry.

August 2, 2018
Today's contribution to the fanzines of Irish Fandom  consists of 6 more issues of Walt Willis's Hyphen. Thanks to the scanning of Joe Siclari, we added issues 25-29 plus issue 22.

From the scanning of Mark Olson (thanks Mark!) we have 7 issues of Gus Wilmorth's Fantasy Advertiser, running from 1947 to 1952. We also have the continuation under a new name - Science Fiction Advertiser. Roy Squires edited some of that title. The titles say "Advertiser" but these are chock full of interesting articles, Example: Taking Science Fiction Seriously  by Reginald Bretnor.

We have one issue of a newszine, and it's a new title for fanac.org as well. It's issue 2 of Graham England's Don't Panic  from 1979. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Some unusual Worldcon ephemera for you today. We have hotel cards and postcards from 3 different Worldcons, spread over 58 years. From the 1961 Worldcon, Seacon, comes this spiffy Hotel Postcard  and Reservation Card. This is old enough that it predates zip codes. From the 1965 Worldcon, Loncon II, this Hotel Reservation Card. Check the prices. And, from the 2019 Dublin worldcon, this attractive Postcard. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

George Phillies sent us a PDF of John Thiel's latest Ionisphere. This is the Bulletin of the National Fantasy Fan Federation Fan-Pro Coordinating Activity. Thanks George.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #420 (8.1 MB), #65.1 (5.3 MB), and #65.3 (5.6 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

July 28, 2018
A varied collection of fannish material for you today.

First, I've set up a spot for proposed classifications  of fantasy and science fiction. There are two here so far, and there's at least one more that will be here eventually. Scanning by Mark Olson.

In the category of fanzines, we have several new offerings. From Andrew Porter, we have 12 issues of his fanzine Twentieth Century Unlimited. These were originally distributed in FAPA and scanning is by Mark Olson.

Today's progress in the way of Irish publications is in the form of two Walt Willis titles. We've added two issues of Woz, done for OMPA, and two issues of Pamphrey, done for FAPA. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Mark Olson also scanned the Summer 1964 issue  of Inside. This one is unique as it is combined with Riverside Quarterly. Sam McDonald has written a nice description of the name and editor changes from Inside  to Inside  and a summary will make its way onto the index pages shortly.

Lastly, another interesting item scanned by Mark Olson. This one is the IguanaCon Operations Manual  used by the operations staff at the 1978 Worldcon, IguanaCon.

July 27, 2018
We've added a convention report  by Evelyn Leeper on the 2013 Philcon. Thanks Evelyn!

The Shangri-LAs  are not all up yet, but we have added issue 17  from January 1950. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

For our continuing project to make available fanzines from Irish Fandom, we have for you today 2 more issues of Hyphen  (23-24) and 2 more issues of Slant  (2-3). Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #419 (7.6 MB), #64.5 (4.7 MB), and #65 (5.2 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

July 24, 2018
Yesterday, we added more fannish video to the Youtube station. From the wilds of 1997, and thanks to the kind permission of Chairman Karen Meschke and of ALAMO (Austin Literary Arts Maintenance Organization), you can now see the 1997 Hugos, with the entertaining preamble by Toastmaster Neal Barrett, Jr. The video is up in two pieces at https://youtu.be/4RpBF1wx5S8  and https://youtu.be/5fsrBmBTmaY. There are many departed friends (as well as many very much alive friends) here as award announcers and recipients. Among the luminaries are Pat Cadigan, Ellen Datlow, Gardner Dozois, GoH Don Maitz, Robert Silverberg, Michael Moorcock, Connie Willis (with at least one Harrison Ford joke), Algis Budrys and George RR Martin. If the links are too gnarly, you can do what I do. Just go to the channel and look. It's at youtube.com/c/fanacfanhistory 

Not all fannish publications fit into tidy categories of fanzines or con pubs. So we have organized a new category of unusual items, for things that don't fit in other places. You can find it at http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Unusual_Items.html. Our first entry is The Game of Fandom, from 1964, by Dian and Bruce Pelz, greatly expanded by Lee Gold. Here you can find the rules as well as the gameboard. There'll be more to come, and we may move some stuff around so don't be too surprised. Thanks to Lee Gold for her kind permission and to Mark Olson for the scanning.

Are graveyards your thing? Check out these newly uploaded Howard DeVore business cards. There are more on the previous page too, albeit not involving graveyards. Scans by Joe Siclari.

In our quest to make more Irish fan writing available, we have added our first issue of John Berry's Pot Pourri  from 1960. Hopefully more of these to come. We've also added a promo for This Goon For Hire. Scan by Joe Siclari.

Not Irish, but British. You can see the 3 issues of Walter Gillings' Cosmos, with pieces by Arthur C. Clarke, Judith Merrill, and others. Cosmos  only ran these 3 issues. Scan by Joe Siclari.

We're moving still on adding 1943 fanzines. Today it's Al Ashley's Nova. We've added issue 3. Scan by Joe Siclari.

Another zine of 1943 interest is the poetry zine Sappho. This zine from the early 40s was edited by Bill Watson and George Ebey. We've put up 4 issues. Scans by Joe Siclari.

From the 1950's we have 2 issues of Belle and Frank Dietz's Ground Zero. Want to know what the 1958 Disclave was like? Here's your chance on page 9  of issue 2. Scan by Joe Siclari.

Two more issues of Ron Smith's Inside  today, thanks to the scanning of Mark Olson. These are issues 17 and 52 for those keeping track. We'll get an explanation of the numbering up soon. It's not completely intuitive.

July 19, 2018
George Phillies sent us a PDFs of July 2018's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

I've been remiss in posting updates, even though we have been putting more material on the site. Here's what's new since the last update.

First, we posted 4 more issues of the Walt Willis zine, Hyphen. Those are issues 15-18, dated from 1955 - 1957. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Issue 3  of Jack Chalker's Mirage  is up. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Fanfare 1  is up, edited by Francis Paro. Fanfare  later had other editors, including Art Widner and Earl Singleton. I think this was also scanned by Joe.

Patty Peters sent us 6 photos of (mostly) Detroit fans at Fan Fair 3, in Toronto. Thanks Patty!

Joe also scanned issues 2-4 of New Frontiers  from the early 60s.

Mark Olson has been scanning Inside  (first series) and Inside  (second series). We've add 4 issues altogther, with 2 from each series. Thanks Mark! These are long zines. The second series is a decade later than the first and has a different editor.

July 14, 2018
Yesterday, we put up a new FANAC Update  newsletter. Today, we added some of the older newsletters so that inquiring minds can contemplate the changes in the website. You can find them at http://fanac.org/fanzines/FANAC-Updates/. You might notice that there's a gap between the early newsletters and the later ones. The updates at that time went out to individuals via phone and email, and probably carrier pigeon. I think this is better.

Two more issues of Ron Smith's Inside  today, thanks to the scanning of Mark Olson. These are issues 14 and 15 for those keeping track.

Taral Wayne sent us a PDF of his Perzine Rat Sass 9  which we have added to the Rat Sass index. Thanks Taral.

July 13, 2018
There's a new FANAC Update newsletter today. You may have received it via email. If not you can find it at http://www.fanac.org/FANAC_Inc/update0718.pdf. If you did not receive the newsletter and would like to, you can get on our mailing list by filling in the form on the home page of fanac.org.

We have more from the scanning of Mark Olson today. We have 2 parts of The British Fanzine Bibliography  done in the 70s by Peter Roberts, covering fanzines from 1951 to 1970. Over time, we plan to corral other bibliographic efforts here as well.

There are also 4 more issues of Ron Smith's Inside. Thanks Mark!

July 10, 2018
Sorry all, but I screwed up yesterday and missed the fact that we already had a number of issues of Jane's Fighting Smofs  online. I've corralled them all in one directory now. The proper link is http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/FightingSmofs/.

July 9, 2018
A long update today, full of choice material.

Next year is the Dublin worldcon, and we're supporting it by putting some focus on Irish Fandom and the Wheels of If. We will be scanning as many classic Irish fanzines as possible, and making them available via a central webpage. We've started. The webpage is Irish Fandom Publications. You can see we've linked to zines like Hyphen, and are starting to add one-shots too. Towards that goal, today we've added the following zines (all scanning by Joe Siclari):

-- 6 more issues of Hyphen, issues 7-9, 10-11, 13-14

-- This Goon for Hire  by John Berry

-- The Thomson Saga  by John Berry

-- 7 issues of Toto, the Walt Willis reprint zine. There are also TOCs for the issues we don't have online yet. They're marked with "index only" in the comment section.

Added the July issue  of CyberCozen. Thanks Leybl!

Back to classic zines. Joe also scanned issue 3  of Fan Slants  from 1944, and 2 issues of Nick and Noreen Falasca's 1958 fanzine about (against?) WSFS Inc, Fandom's Burden, completing that run. He also scanned issue #1 of Bob Bloch & Bob Tucker's Science Fiction World  from 1955.

Two new fanzine titles today. We've added isse 6 and 7 of Luna', by Frank Dietz. This fanzine started life as Luna, and changed its name to Luna' with issue 6. There's also a completely different fanzine called Luna Monthly  by Ann Dietz. It's a little confusing, but there are far more confusing fannish naming practices in the world. Consistency has never been a preoccupation of faneds. Scans by Mark Olson.

The second title is Jane's Fighting Smofs, a fanzine dedicated to convention bidding by Jane and Scott Dennis from the 1980s. We have 3 issues up so far, with 2 from Mark's scanner and 1 from Joe's.

July 8, 2018
Four more issues today of Ron Smith's Inside. Issues 6-9 have been added, thanks to the scanning of Mark Olson. Includes articles by Ross Rocklynne, Paul Blaisdell, and part of a story by Harlan Ellison among others. These issues are from 1954-1955.

With the addition of issues 7 and 8 of Edward Ludwig and Sam Sackett's Fantastic Worlds", we now have the complete run on line. These issues, and the rest of today's classic fanzines, were scanned by Joe Siclari.

We've upgraded our issue 40  of Julius Unger's Fantasy Fiction Field. We now have most of the photos that were distributed with the fanzine. This issue is a special Denvention issue, from 1941. Alas, some of the photos are faded now. Issue is courtesy of Andrew Porter.

Another newszine. Added the August 1973 issue  of Norstrilian News, produced by Robin Johnson. This issue announces that the Australia bid has won the right to host the Worldcon for 1975. Remember who chaired Aussiecon One? It was Robin Johnson.

And now for something quite different. We've added a photo album of The Cult. You can see it here - http://www.fanac.org/Fan_Photo_Album/c06-p00.html. Scanning by Joe Siclari, and album courtesy of Andrew Porter.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #418 (8.3 MB), #63 (5.2 MB), and #64.3 (5.2 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

July 6, 2018
More Hyphens  today. We've added issues 34 and 35, thanks to Joe Siclari's scanning prowess, along with issue 63 of Tucker's Le Zombie.

Mark Olson has been scanning too. We've added 4 issues of Ron Smith's Inside. It's from the 1950's and the first two issues have page counts over 50. Issue 3 has an article by William Nolan on Ray Bradbury, from the perspective of Bradbury's first 13 years in the field. Thanks for the scanning Mark!

More Shangri L'Affaires  today too. 11 issues of the B series from issue 18 to 52, almost all of them from the 1940s. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Joe also scanned 4 more issues of Ted White's Stellar. These are issues 9&10, 21 &22. Thanks Joe!

July 5, 2018
You can now read 4 more (facsimile) issues of the Walt Willis fanzine, Hyphen. Thanks to the scanning of Joe Siclari, issues 2-5 are newly added.

Issue 4, C series, of Shangri L'Affaires  is online too. This issue, edited by Charles Lee Jackson II, is from 1987. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Ron Bennett's Skyrack  is represented today with the upload of issue 52 from 1963. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Two issues of James Taurasi's Fantasy Comics  added today. Issues 6 and 14 from 1953 have been uploaded. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Joe also scanned 6 issues of FMZ Digest, edited by Arthur Joquel II. These are from 1941.

Lest you think we've given up on the news, we've added issues 1 and 3 of STEF Headlines, edited by Walter Coslet. These cardzines are from 1951. There are also 3 issues of the Daily Dynamic, the newsletter for the 1958 Worldcon, Solacon. You can see all the pubs we have up for Solacon here - http://www.fanac.org/worldcon/Solacon/w58-pubs.html. All scanning today by Joe Siclari.

July 2, 2018
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #417 (3.7 MB), #62.5A (5.5 MB), and #62.5B (5.2 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

Catching up on the materials that Mark Olson has scanned, we have 4 titles represented today.

First, we have an issue of Fandom's Burden. This one is called Son of Fandom's Burden. It's a 1958 zine by Nick and Noreen Falasca, where they express their displeasure with WSFS, Inc.

Next, an issue of Wally Weber's SAPSzine, Key Hole  from 2001.

We also have 3 more issues (completing the run) of the Journal of Science Fiction, from the early 50s. This was the fanzine of the University of Chicago Science Fiction Club, edited by Lester Fried and Ed Wood.

Last, we have 3 issues of Fantastic Worlds, edited by Edward Ludwig or Sam Sackett. This is also from the early 50s.

Thanks Mark, for all the scanning!

June 28, 2018
Mark Olson and Joe Siclari have been scanning again.

Thanks to Joe, you can now find issues 11-16 of 4sj and Morojo's Voice of the Imagi-Nation  added to the list. These are issues from 1941, with some cool covers. You can also see issue 1 of Mel Brown's Fan Slants  from 1943, with articles by Laney, Daugherty and others.

Mark has been working on Abstract. We put up issues 7 and 8, which are 126 pages between them. Includes features by Bob Bloch, Dean Grennell, Harlan Ellison (*sigh*), Terry Carr and others. Thanks Mark.

June 24, 2018
A frothy bit of miscellany today for you. First, there's an additional issue of Bob Tucker's Le Zombie. It's #21.

We're also working on our 1943 fanzines. We have Beak Taylor's 8-Ball  from Canada, and Len Moffat's Asteroid. Scanning by Joe Siclari. Thanks Joe!

Not from 1943, but from 1941, we've added 4 issues of the A series of Shangri L'Affaires. This was an Ackerman/Morojo effort that was sometimes distributed inside Voice of the Imagi-Nation  aka VOM. Scanning (and more impressive, finding, these issues) by Joe Siclari.

Slightly later in time, we have the first 6 issues of Peter Vorzimer's Abstract. You'll find contributors here like Terry Carr, Dick Geis, Peter Graham and letter writers like Bob Bloch, Bob Tucker, and Dean Grennell. Scanning by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

Another of today's new titles is Ted White's Stellar. You can see 6 issues from the late 50s. Contributors include SaM, Robert Madle, and Dick Geis.

George Phillies sent us a PDF of the latest issue  of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's Tightbeam, edited by Bob Jennings. Thanks George!

June 23, 2018
Feeling a lack of humor in the world? Try these. We have put up 4 more issues of Walt Willis's Hyphen. Joe Siclari has scanned issues 30-33.

We've also added a couple of Bob Tucker's Le Zombie. The new ones are issues 2 and 61. Scanning by Joe Siclari. Thanks Joe!

At last. FAPA 26 is completely up. This was a 461 page mailing. Scanning by Mark Olson. Thanks again, Mark. To pseudoquote Tom Purdom, FAPA is the internet of the time, but slow. This completes the 1943 FAPA issues. We're getting ready for the 2019 Retro Hugos which will cover material published in 1943.

June 22, 2018
Two treats today. First, we have put up the fabled fannish musical The Mimeo Man. The book is by Moshe Feder, lyrics by Moshe Feder, Debbie Notkin and Eli Cohen, and music by Meredith Wilson. I wish we had a video of one of the productions to show you. If anyone has one, please get in touch.

Second, we have a new YouTube piece. It's at https://youtu.be/iAliwsNZ_1E. This one is an audio of a conversation in the Philcon 2017 consuite between Tom Purdom and Chip Delany. From the Youtube description: "Chip Delany and Tom Purdom talk informally about their experiences in science fiction in this audio tape with images. You'll hear some startling stories about the Nebulas, and about writers such as Judy Merrill, Walter Miller, and Fred Pohl. Tom talks about his introduction to science fiction and fandom in the 50s, and the fannish equivalent of the internet. This is a low key, entertaining session, held in the Philcon con suite. It's an interesting take on how different fandom is for these two authors". There is some choppiness in the audiFAPA 26 o during the last 15 minutes.

More of FAPA 26  is online. The last of it is coming soon. Today, we also added the June issue  of CyberCozen. Thanks Leybl!

George Phillies sent us a PDFs of June 2018's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #416 (4.8 MB), #62.1B (5.1 MB), and #62.3 (4.9 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

June 18, 2018
I hope there are some FAPA fans out there. FAPA 25, September 1943, is complete now. FAPA 26, December 1943 is well begun. FAPA 26 is over 400 pages long, so it may take a while. Included, and already are online are some interesting pieces. For example, Jack Speer's In Memoriam - Sprit of Foo Foo  and Art Widner's 54 page fanzine Fanfare 10. FAPA 25 and 26 were scanned by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

June 12, 2018
Most of FAPA 25, September 1943 is online now. Scanning by Mark Olson. More coming. This is R. D. Swisher's first issue as Official Editor.

June 11, 2018
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #415 (7.4 MB), #61.5 (5.2 MB), and #62.1A (5.0 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

June 4, 2018
Two more newszines today, with hot off-the-presses news from 1951 and 1952. These are two issues of Clyde Hanback's Stfanews. It only went for three issues. Scanning by Joe Siclari. Thanks Joe!

Joe also scanned the 1955 Bob Tucker Fan Survey. This was Bob's second fan survey. It asks not only demographic questions, but questions on religion, fan activity, and opinions on the future. Do you have what it takes to be an actifan in 1955? Read this survey and decide. Thanks Joe!

George Phillies sent us a PDF of John Thiel's latest Ionisphere. This is the Bulletin of the National Fantasy Fan Federation Fan-Pro Coordinating Activity. Thanks George.

In preparation for this year's Worldcon in San Jose, we've added some of the daily newszines from Con Jose, the 2002 Worldcon. The pubs can be found at http://www.fanac.org/worldcon/ConJose/x02-pubs.html. These are from the backlog, so I'm not sure who to thank for them.

May 30, 2018
Phew. Thanks to the scanning of Mark Olson, we have FAPA 24  on line. This includes THE FIRST PUBLICATION of Lovecraft's "The Funghi From Yuggoth" Cycle by Bill Evans - http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/FAPA-Misc/FAPA-Misc11-01.html.

This June 1943 issue of FAPA was very large - with 35 zines under the covers, additionally including several Donald Wollheim zines, Doc Lowndes, Harry Warner Jr, Bob Tucker, Art Widner, Al Ashley, Jack Speer, Walt Liebscher, and the like.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #414 (6.0 MB), #61 (5.1 MB), and #61.3 (4.6 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

May 26, 2018
Thanks to the scanning of Mark Olson, we have FAPA 23  on line. There are a couple of zines missing from the mailing, so if anyone has it and is willing to scan them for us, that would very welcome. We're working towards having 1943 material on line for the 2019 Retro Hugos. Thanks for the scanning Mark!

There are photos to brag on today too. Check out the SmofCon 11  photos that Mark scanned. This is the 1994 SmofCon. Hard to believe we're now up to 36.

May 24, 2018
George Phillies sent us a PDFs of May 2018's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #413 (5.4 MB), #60 (5.2 MB), and #60.1 (5.2 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

May 15, 2018
Interesting curiosities today, both listed under Fan Artifacts. First, a quote card which started in the 1950s, with signatures of some BNFs like Terry Carr and Lee Hoffman - http://www.fanac.org/Fan_Artifacts/q01-p00.html. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Second, a prepublication solicitation by Hugo Gernsback (Hugo Gernsback!) for subscribers to his new magazine - Amazing Stories. Yes, this is a one page mailing (presumably to readers of other magazines) to encourage them to subscribe to a new kind of magazine - one that exclusively offered scientifiction stories. The first issue of Amazing Stories came out in April 1926. Scanning for this by Bill Burns. You can find it at http://www.fanac.org/Fan_Artifacts/a01-p00.html.

Thanks Joe and Bill! Special thanks to the Merrill Collection for allowing us to photograph the Gernsback material.

May 14, 2018
Our thanks to Lee Breakiron for providing the missing pages of Acolyte 11! When you're seeking missing pages for a 1945 fanzine, there are not many folks that can help. But, with Lee's help, now it's online in all its glory. Thanks Lee!

We've added some of Mark Olson's 1994 Armadillocon  photos. There's a great shot of fans engaged in bat-watching, and there's one (somewhat hard to see I fear) shot of the bats themselves. Thanks Mark!

May 12, 2018
Some photos and more convention pubs, all thanks to Mark Olson's scanning.

First, we have 17 photos from Armadillocon 9, 1987. Lots of great dead dog photos here.

Next, we have a slew of convention publications from Noreascon III. You'll find all the PRs, the souvenir book, the memory book and the ballots. The site selection ballot  includes the excruciatingly painful bidder's questionnaire that was given to the Orlando and the DC bids. This later gave rise to the 'tar and feather' ceremony for the originator of the questionnaire at MagiCon. As you all may know, Mark Olson was the chair of Noreascon III.

May 11, 2018
We've added issues 19 and 20 of Linda Bushyager's Granfalloon  to the site. Scanning is courtesy of Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

May 10, 2018
Working some of the scanned materials backlog, and today we have a slew of interesting materials from the 1962 worldcon, Chicon III. You can find a list of the publications at http://www.fanac.org/worldcon/Chicon/w62-pubs.html  and it includes such interesting items as the photo filled convention annual, put together by Jay Kay Klein, the Progress Reports, several of which have articles about Theodore Sturgeon, and the invitation to a special reception for Walt and Madeline Willis. Great stuff. Scanning courtesy of Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

May 8, 2018
Added the April and May issues of Leybl Botwinik's CyberCozen. Thanks Leybl!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #412 (1.6 MB), #58.1 (5.3 MB), #58.3 (4.8 MB), and #58.5 (5.3 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

May 1, 2018
We've added 18 photos from the collection of Edie Stern and Joe Siclari, from 1979 to 1983. Most of these are of the South Florida fan group, with a few from Disclave and Lunacon in 1979. We were very young, all of us. You can see the Florida photos at here  and here. For the Disclave and Lunacon photos, look under those conventions on http://www.fanac.org/Other_Cons/. Joe, thanks for scanning and identifying everyone!

April 28, 2018
We've uploaded another Worldcon recording to Youtube today. Thanks to SCIFI, we have the Hugo and special tributes presentation at the 1984 Worldcon, LAcon II. From the Youtube writeup - "Toastmaster Robert Bloch's introductory remarks are tantamount to standup comedy, and the video also includes several special and moving tributes along with the Hugos. The first tribute is presented by Robert Silverberg and Harlan Ellison to fan and editor Larry Shaw (who died within the next year) and the second to Robert Bloch himself. There's also some fun with Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle on stage having to do with a rocket shaped object." You can find it at https://youtu.be/bUBL5jOSVok 

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #411 (7.6 MB), #57 (2.6 MB), and #58 (5.1 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

April 27, 2018
George Phillies sent us a PDF of the latest issue  of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's Tightbeam, edited by Bob Jennings. Thanks George!

April 26, 2018
Two more issues of Linda Bushyager's Granfalloon. You can now find issues 15 and 18 line, thanks to the scanning of Mark Olson.

The full set of MagiCon bookmarks, with original illustrations and short short stories is online at http://www.fanac.org/worldcon/MagiCon/w92-pubs.html. Scanning by Joe Siclari. These were an entertaining bit of worldcon bidding, with a heavy emphasis on Florida writers and artists. Full disclosure - I was part of the bid committee.

April 21, 2018
Thanks to John Bray, we've added the pubs from the 2018 Eastercon, Follycon. You can find them here: http://www.fanac.org/Other_Cons/Eastercon/f18-pubs.html  . Thanks John!

April 19, 2018
More convention materials and fanzines. All scanning to day by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

In the way of fanzines, we have added issue 66  of Bob Tucker's Le Zombie  and issue 14  of Linda Bushyager's Granfalloon.

For worldcon publications, we have added a couple of Noreascon 2 progress reports. Noreascon 2  of course was the 1980 worldcon.

For other conventions, we have added the program book from ChattaCon 5, the 1980 ChattaCon. We've also added the program preview for Odyssey, the 2010 Eastercon. This last was from John Bray. Thanks guys!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #410 (4.4 MB), #56.1 (5.3 MB), and #56.3 (5.1 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

April 18, 2018
George Phillies sent us a PDFs of April 2018's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

A miscellaneous set of changes today, all thanks to scanning by Mark Olson. First, we've added issue 12  of Linda Bushyager's Granfalloon.

Second, we have the Pocket Program and PR0 from the 2nd NASFiC, North Americon.

Lastly, there's a Report From the Chairmen  of Baycon, the 1968 Worldcon. Thanks Mark!

April 12, 2018
More convention pubs thanks to Geri Sullivan. Today we've added the Souvenir Books from Renovation and Noreascon 4. You can find them with the Noreascon  and Renovation pubs. Thanks Geri!

Taral Wayne sent us a PDF (14.5 MB) of his Perzine Rat Sass 8  which we have added to the Rat Sass index. Thanks Taral.

April 6, 2018
Joe Siclari has combed through the rest of the 1942 fanzines we can access, and has provided a list of the letters and articles written by the 1942 Retro Fan Writer candidates. It's all up now and you can find it at http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Retro_Hugos.html. The links to other sites will bring you to the first page of the fanzine. The links to fanac.org hosted fanzines will bring you directly to the article or letter. Thanks Joe!

Mark Olson has done another mammoth scanning job, this time on the Souvenir Book from the Worldcon he chaired. You can find all 190+ pages of the 1989 Noreascon 3 Souvenir Book at http://fanac.org/fanzines/Noreascon3/Noreascon33pb-00.html. Thanks Mark!

Theodore Krulik has sent us a few photos from the 2002 I-Con. They are at http://www.fanac.org/Other_Cons/I-Con/i21-p00.html. Thanks, Ted!

Added the March issue of Leybl Botwinik's CyberCozen. Thanks Leybl!

April 5, 2018
Ok guys, the Retro Hugo fan candidates have been named. With the help of Jack Weaver (Fanac.org's Webmaster for the first 20 years}, we are putting a good list of reading materials together for your consideration. Go to http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Retro_Hugos.html  for the list. What's novel here? We're pulling out individual articles and letters written by the Fan Writer nominees and giving you links. We're also giving you links to fanzines on other sites. This is a lot of work, so I sure hope you guys are taking advantage of it.

Mark Olson has been scanning convention materials. Check out the 145 page Denvention 2 Program Book. Thanks Mark!

April 1, 2018
George Phillies sent us a PDFs of John Thiel's Ionisphere. This is the Bulletin of the National Fantasy Fan Federation Fan-Pro Coordinating Activity. Thanks George.

John Bray has sent us material on Conine, a UK convention held in 1988. Here you'll find a number of publications on the convention. http://fanac.org/Other_Cons/Conine/c88-pubs.html. Thanks John!

March 29, 2018
More bounty from SCIFI, thanks to Jerome Scott (Director of Projects for SCIFI in LA)! We've put up another talk from the 1964 worldcon. Fritz Leiber speaks on "Monsters and Monster Lovers". This talk starts lightly but ends up seriously (and gets what sounds like a standing ovation from the crowd). From the Youtube blurb: "In this interesting audio with images, Fritz Leiber speaks eloquently about his favorite literary monsters (from Yog Sothoth to the forest in Peer Gynt), the relationship of science fiction to traditional monsters, why we are drawn to these characters, and on horror in a time of war. The first 10 minutes or so are a loving listing of characters, and the meat of the talk starts after that." https://youtu.be/c1B_EEFq1Bw 

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #409 (4.0 MB), #55.5 (5.3 MB), and #56 (5.6 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

March 25, 2018
A (very) belated thank you to Sam McDonald for providing the list of 1942 fanzines available from the Rusty Hevelin collection. With the list of fanzines published in 1942 generated by Joe Siclari and the software support of Mark Olson, we used that to put up this list for Retro Hugo nominators - http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/1942fanzinesconsideration.html. Thank you Sam. Sorry the appreciation comes so late.

George Phillies sent us a PDFs of March 2018's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. He's also sent us a PDF of the latest issue  of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's Tightbeam, edited by Bob Jennings. Thanks George!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #408 (2.7 MB), #55 (5.1 MB), #55.1 (5.5 MB), and #55.2 (3.3 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

March 13, 2018
I know it's a little late, but we now have a page of 1942 fanzines for the Retro nominations with individual issue links, not only to FANAC.ORG, but to other sites if they have them and we don't. It would have been up earlier, but we lost power in the storms (NY) and didn't get it back for 9 days. Listing of the fanzines by Joe Siclari and software for the integrated list by Mark Olson. Thanks guys! http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/1942fanzinesconsideration.html.

Something different for you on Youtube. Thanks to the technical wizardry of David Dyer-Bennet and Video Archeology, we have a brief MAC clip of the awards being presented for the masquerade. It's under 8 minutes and shows all the winners, including some very beautiful costumes and a most impressive Martian. You'll also see presenters Sally Rand and Bruce Pelz, and some snappy footwork by Filthy Pierre. It's at https://youtu.be/ZRezxlB8uZg  .

More photos coming from Ted Krulik. Here are a few from I-CON 20  in 2001. Thanks Ted!

March 12, 2018
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #407 (6.0 MB), #54.3 (5.3 MB), and #54.5 (5.4 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

March 1, 2018
Helsinki Worldcon photos today. We have uploaded the rest of Frank Olynyk's photos, and you can find them all at http://www.fanac.org/worldcon/Helsinki/x17-p00.html. Note that there's a change of directory since yesterday. Use this new link. There are 123 photos altogether, including a number of folk that don't normally come to US conventions. Thanks Frank!

February 28, 2018
Mostly photos today, and one fanzine. First, the fanzine comes courtesy of Kirby Bartlett-Sloan. It's an issue of Arkfandom, a 1977 clubzine by Margaret Middleton. I understand that this started out as a clubzine for two Little Rock clubs - The Little Rock Science Fiction Society and Fantasy Fellowship. We'll have more issues coming up soon. Thanks Kirby!

There are a couple of photos from Kirby as well. These are from Illinois fandom. Perhaps there will be more of these too.

From Balticon 40  in 2006, we have half a dozen photos from Ted Krulik. Thanks Ted!

Last but not least, we're starting to upload photos from this year's worldcon in Helsinki. You can see 45 photos from the autograph sessions taken by Frank Olynyk here - http://www.fanac.org/worldcon/Helsinki-Worldcon75/x17-p00.html. Also more to come. Thanks Frank!

February 26, 2018
We've added some photos and some seriously old fanzines. Ted Krulik has provided us another 10 photos, this time from Noreason 4. We also have new art related photos  from Loncon 3, received from artist Maurizio Manzieri. Thanks all!

For our old fanzines, we have two titles today. First, David Ritter has scanned 4 more issues of Allen Glasser's 1930 fanzine, The Planet. Thanks for sharing David!

An old motto of the LASFS is said to be "Even Death Will Not Release You" (or at least that's what Laney said). It's true of the fanzines too apparently, as they are still worth reading. Even if you're not a LASFS member, you might want to check out these 8 newly scanned issues of Shangri L'Affaires. In these issues (13-17, 32, 51), you'll find Frank Robinson, F.T. Laney, Charles Burbee and more. Scanning by Joe Siclari. Thanks Joe.

February 23, 2018
It's another Youtube day. Today we have uploaded a 35 minute audio clip (with images)of both Hugo Awards and two Guest of Honor speeches from the 1964 worldcon, Pacificon II. The Guests of Honor were Leigh Brackett and Ed Hamilton. The tape is brought to us by SCIFI, specifically by Jerome Scott, Director of Projects for SCIFI in LA. From the Youtube intro: Toastmaster Tony Boucher awards the Hugos (in under 7 minutes!), and Guests of Honor Leigh Brackett and Edmond Hamilton give their speeches. It's great fun; Tony Boucher is witty and thoughtful, Leigh Brackett is open and sincere, and Ed Hamilton is surprisingly funny, with anecdotes and personal reminiscences. Learn the secret of the Boys Club of Science Fiction. Hear the tale of throwing a body out of a spaceship near Saturn. Get a real understanding of what it feels like to sell your first story." Of Ed Hamilton, Tony Boucher says, "No one has ever destroyed so many suns so well." You can find it at https://youtu.be/504j2tU0VZg.

More photos from Ted Krulik. He's provided 16 photos split between Lonestar  (1997) and the Milennium Philcon (2001). Thanks Ted!

George Phillies sent us a PDF of the latest issue  of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's Tightbeam, edited by Bob Jennings. Thanks George.

February 20, 2018
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #406 (5.0 MB), #53.1B (5.4 MB), and #54 (4.1 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

February 13, 2018
Back to 1976. There's another video from the 1976 Worldcon, Big MAC at https://youtu.be/n0kAn3h_Fok  . This short (20 minute) talk is Jim Gunn's "Fifty Amazing, Astounding, Wonderful Years". From the Youtube blurb: (1976) "was also the 50th anniversary of the first science fiction magazine. In this video, Professor Gunn talks about the impact of the magazines on science fiction and the creation of fandom. There's also an entertaining description of the responses of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne to each other, a brief account of how to create a science fiction writer, and a sense of what the field was like in the early days, all delivered with charming wit. This essay later appeared in Gunn's "Inside Science Fiction", published by Scarecrow Press. (1992)." Thanks again to Video Archeology.

More photos. We've added the beginnings of an album for photos from the collection of Mark Hickman. Mark has photos of his own plus those of his father, Lynn, that go back for many years. Thanks Mark! And thanks to Joe Siclari for scanning.

Plus there are a few photos  from Bill and Mary Burns' party in 2014. There are some additional Suncon shots  too.

From 1942, we've added a letter  from Harry Warner, Jr. about the end of Spaceways. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

February 11, 2018
We've added an album for photos taken by Theodore Krulik. This is the the first small batch, and there are others being added to the appropriate convention photo pages. We've had some photos from Ted for different Readercons  and one from the 2000 Lunacon  so far. Thanks Ted! Great photos.

Added a 1987 issue of Pete Presford's UK newszine, Scantle. "Send your scandle for 'Scantle' ". Don't get too excited; not much scandal here.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #405 (5.7 MB), #52.5 (5.1 MB), and #53 (4.9 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

February 10, 2018
Today, thanks to the scanning of Mark Olson, you can immerse yourself in Pittcon, the 1960 Worldcon. We've added the Hugo nomination and voting ballots, 3 Progress Reports and best of all, Jay Kay Klein's Con Annual. This has 158 photos, with identifications. The key to the photos is in one section, and the photos are in another. You'll figure it out. The pubs for Pittcon can be found here - http://www.fanac.org/worldcon/Pittcon/w60-pubs.html. Thanks Mark!

More of jan finder's Spang Blah. Thanks to the scanning of Joe Siclari, we've added 5 issues from the 1970s. Jan was in Italy for some of these. In prep for your 2019 Worldcon in Dublin, you might want to read Bob Shaw's Tyme Travel Talk here  in issue 20.

February 7, 2018
Whoo-hoo! We've completed the run of Walter Gillings's Fantasy Review. Issue 17, added today, has articles such as the one introduced by "THOMAS SHERIDAN tells the romantic life story of shy JACK WILLIAMSON, who might have been a cowboy but instead became a Space-Time Ranger". Love it.

More European news, this time from the 1980s. We've added 7 issues of Roelof Goudriaan's Shards of Babel, including 5 issues co-edited with Lynne Ann Morse. Issue 16  includes the SweCon85 Progress Report. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

From 1943, we've an issue J. Michael Rosenblum's Futurian War Digest. He kept this up all during the war, with amazing regularity despite the British paper shortages. We've included the zines that were bundled with it. His Booklist, Terry Overton's Galaxy, and Ron Holmes Review Section. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Taral sent us Forgotten Toys. Is it issue 51 of Broken Toys? Maybe. Thank you Taral.

Added the February issue of Leybl Botwinik's CyberCozen. Thanks Leybl!

George Phillies sent us a PDF of the February 2018 issue  of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's Tightbeam, edited by Bob Jennings. Thanks George.

Today's Granfalloon  is number 11. Thanks to Mark Olson for scanning.

February 6, 2018
Today's newszines are from the UK. We have 4 issues of Fred Robinson's Straight Up  from 1952. Page 2 of issue 3  for instance, has letters from the late and lamented Wheels of If - Bob Shaw, Walt Willis and James White. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Today's Granfalloon  is number 10. Thanks to Mark Olson for scanning.

February 5, 2018
It's another newszine-rich day, with 14 more added. All scanning by Joe Siclari unless otherwise noted. First, we've added another 1950 issue of Ronald Friedman's SF Weekly. "All the News while it's News".

The reason that SF Weekly  is marked II is that there was a I. Today we've added 6 issues, a hoaxzine and an introductory letter for Doc Lowndes's Science Fiction Weekly  from 1940. The hoax is called "Science Fiction Weakly" and was an April 1 publication. Headline: Sykora Stubs Toe!

From Australia, we've added 7 issues of Vol Molesworth's newszineThe Sydney Futurian. These are all from 1947 and 1948 and is a newsletter of the Futurian Society of Sydney. If you're wondering what life was like then and there, the price for Americans is one prozine in exchange for 6 issues of the zine (and "Exchange

We've added 4 issues of 1942 Le Zombies  for your Retro research. Scanning thanks to Keith Stokes.

Today's Granfalloon  is number 9. Thanks to Mark Olson for scanning.

Mea culpa. Two errors to report. Yesterday, I mentioned adding the April 1950 issue of SF Weekly, edited by Ronald Friedman. It's really "Science Fiction Weekly" not "SF Weekly". The webpage has been fixed. Joe has an eagle eye.

Also, I had added the Phil Bronson zine Scienti-Comics. My error. It was already on our site with two issues scanned by Tom Veal almost ten years ago. I've removed the duplicate pages. Sorry for any confusion.

February 4, 2018
A strangely mixed bag for you this evening, with items from 5 decades of fandom. All scanning by Joe Siclari unless otherwise indicated. (Thanks Joe!) First, 3 issues of Sam Moskowitz's Helios. These

Next up is an issue of Walter Gillings British Scientifiction Fantasy Review  from 1938. It includes an article by Arthur C. Clarke on "Science Fiction for Beginners".

Moving along to 1940, we have the first issue of Phil Bronson's Scienti-Comics. It's exactly what the name would imply. This is starting to fade. As we put these old fanzines online, it really feels like a rescue mission for some of them.

Merry belated New Years. Here's your 1946 Greetings Gazette  from Walt Dunkelberger's Fanews. Best wishes from Dunk and Lorraine, Forry Ackerman and others.

Getting our first newszine fix, we've added the April 1950 issue of SF Weekly, edited by Ronald Friedman. It starts with what happened at a gathering when it was announced that L. Ron Hubbard had just had a baby.

Another version of Fanspeak  is up too. This one is from 1951, and was one of the welcome leaflets from the NFFF. It was edited by Bill Venable, with appreciations to Art Rapp.

Getting our 2nd newszine fix, we've added 2 issues of Harvey Inman's Fantasy Fiction Field  from 1963. This was the second series of the zine founded by Julius Unger.

And finally, the 70s. Today's Granfalloon  is number 17. Thanks to Mark Olson for scanning.

February 3, 2018
Retro stuff: Today we've uploaded Joe Siclari's list of 1942 fanzines with notations as to which are eligible for Best Fanzine. The PDF is here- http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/1942fanzines.pdf. Our plan is to make this linkable so you can go from the full list directly to the fanzines. Watch this space.

Today's Granfalloon  is number 13. Thanks to Mark Olson for scanning.

February 2, 2018
More photos today. First, a correction. Yesterday's Roc*Kon 3 photos are from 1979, not 1978. Thanks to Kirby Bartlett-Sloan for the photos and the corrections.

We've added another set of 30ish photos from the Gil Gaier album. These are photos by Gil that were scanned by Patty Peters. Included are a couple of great photos of Patrick Hayden and of Patty Peters. There's a very fine photo of Mal Edwards  too.

Some miscellaneous fanzines today, including 3 issues of 1942 publication (and a couple more from 1943). We've added the March 1975 issue  of jan finder's Spang Blah, along with issue 8  of Linda Bushyager's Granfalloon. Scanning for Spang Blah by Joe Siclari, and for Granfalloon by Mark Olson. We've also added the latest issue of John Thiel's Ionisphere. This is the Bulletin of the National Fantasy Fan Federation Fan-Pro Coordinating Activity. Thanks!

The older fanzines today are VOMs. There are 3 issues from 1942, and 2 from 1943, along with a few supplements. Alas one of the 1943 issues is partial, with only a few pages online. We'll keep lookng for the remainder.

February 1, 2018
Thanks to Kirby Barlett-Sloan, we have photos of Roc*Kon 3, from 1978. There are Klingons, there is filking, and a car with an admirable license plate. Thanks Kirby! We look forward to more Roc*Kon photos.

Today's newszines (this will stop at some point): we've added 18 more issues of Walt Dunkelberger's Fanews Newsletters. This includes the second 2nd annual issue, this one dedicated to Earl Kay, after a briefer one so marked earlier in the year. Earl Kay was co-editor until he was killed in the war. There's also a 4 page Pacificon supplement (1947). There are issues from 1945-1948 represented, and scanning is by Joe Siclari.

January 31, 2018
All scanning today by Joe Siclari, except where otherwise noted.

We have a new update for FANAC.ORG. If you're not on our mailing list (and why aren't you on our list?) you can find it here - http://www.fanac.org/FANAC_Inc/update0118.pdf. Just to throw some numbers are you. we have reached 50,000 pages of fan material online, over 2500 newszine issues and more than 33,000 views on our Youtube channel. Round numbers and lots of zeros. Help us keep it going.

Retro Hugo materials: We've added two more of Harry Warner, Jr.'s Spaceways, although one is from 1941. There were continuations from it into the 1942 first issue so it seemed like a good idea to add it now. We've also added issue 9  of Art Widner's Fanfare. As always, all Retro candidates on the site can be found here - http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Retro_Hugos.html 

Added issue 7 of Linda Bushyager's Granfalloon. Sample titillating article in that issue - "Ravished - Piers Anthony Reviews Dick Geis's latest sex novel". Scanning by Mark Olson.

Last but not least, 21 more newszines. We've added a slew of 1946 and 1947 issues of Walt Dunkelberger's FANEWS newsletters. There's an HG Wells obituary, there are reports of fan gatherings, and there are anecdotes. My favorite is in issue 278. It's about Tigrina's experience on the show "Queen for a Day". The part I liked best is the intro - "In keeping with the plan for LASFS members to get on all the radio quiz shows and split the profits with the LASFS, Memorial Day found Tigrina on the "Queen for a Day" program..."

January 30, 2018
All scanning today by Joe Siclari.

More Retro Hugo material today. We've added two more 1942 fanzines. First, we've added VOM22  from October 1942.

We've also added Space Tales 4  from July 1942. BTW, Space Tales is listed as a 1941 fanzine in the Pavlat Evans index. However, internal evidence in multiple places in the zine puts it as a 1942 publication.

26 newszines added from 1945-1946. These are issues of the Fanews  newsletters. As you may know, the zine was also published in card form. You can find all the issues listed in one place whether they are cards or newsletters. For that look here http://fanac.org/fanzines/FanewsCard/.

January 29, 2018
Many thanks to Sam McDonald for scanned material, background information, and for very useful recommendations. Today, thanks to Sam, we've put up issue 58 of STEFNEWS, and thereby completed the run.

Sam sent us Retro Hugo materials too. We have 3 1942 issues of Bonfire, and 2 more 1942 issues of Shangri L'Affaries, along with a 1941 issue - http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Shangri-laffaires/Shangri-laffaires04a-01.html.

When we put up VOM 21  a few days ago, we asked for help with the photo index. IT was there all the time. Sam pointed out that the key to the cover photos can be found on page 3.

Speaking of photos, we've put up another 100 or so of Gil Gaier's photos and you can see them here - http://www.fanac.org/Fan_Photo_Album/g02-p00.html. Patricia Peters scanned them all and provided them to us. Thank you Patty!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #404 (7.3 MB), #51.5B (5.3 MB), and #52 (5.2 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

January 28, 2018
Now that we've scanned as many issues of Niekas  as we can, Mark Olson has started scanning issues of Linda Bushyager and Suzanne Thompkins' Granfalloon. We have 5 issues from the late 60s up so far. Thanks Mark!

Added the January issue of Leybl Botwinik's CyberCozen. Thaks Leybl!

January 24, 2018
Confiction  was more than 27 years ago. But thanks to Thomas Recktenwald, you can listen to the Guest of Honor speeches and a few panels. You can find them here - http://www.fanac.org/worldcon/ConFiction/w90-audio.html. There will be a few more coming too. Thanks Thomas! Some or all of these may end up on Youtube with appropriate image accompaniment, but there are so many great audio tapes that we're putting them on FANAC.ORG as we can rather than wait till they're all tricked out for Youtube.

Ok, the December 1942 FAPA mailing  is entirely online. 235 pages, all scanned by Mark Olson.

January 23, 2018
The December 1942 FAPA mailing  is mostly online now. This is a vast mailing, and many thanks to Mark Olson for the scanning. These are part of our Retro Hugo efforts so that you can nominate and vote with knowledge. You can always see what he have for the Retros at http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Retro_Hugos.html.

We've put up about 70 of Gil Gaier's photos and you can see them here - http://www.fanac.org/Fan_Photo_Album/g02-p00.html. These are identified photos, and as we start to put up the unidentified photos, we'll be asking for your help to get the right names on the right faces. Patricia Peters scanned them all and provided them to us. Thank you Patty! These are great.

January 22, 2018
Lots of material today, both for the Retro Hugos and for the news junkies among you.

First, Mark Olson has scanned the last of the Ed Mesky Niekas  that we have. If you have issues that are not online, please let us know (especially if you are willing to scan or loan them!).

Next, Mark has also scanned another 1942 issue of FAPA. You can find the September issue there now, with more by Jack Speer, Art Widner, Russell Chauvenet and others. All this is reflected in the listing of materials available for those considering Retro nominations. You can find it all here - http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Retro_Hugos.html. Thanks Mark - that's an enormous effort.

And for the folks eager to know what happened in the 40s, we have an additional 52 issues of Fanews. To make it easier to read, I've broken them up into newsletters and cardzines. All the issues are in the index here - http://www.fanac.org FanewsCard/  but if you click on a newsletter you'll find yourself with the newsletter index and need to click on a FanewsCard link to get back. The advantage is that you can easily click through from card to card without getting bogged down in a 10 page newsletter. Actual coherent explanation will be posted on the relevant pages soon. This herculean scanning effort provided by Joe Siclari. Thanks Joe!

January 21, 2018
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #403 (5.4 MB), #51.1A (5.2 MB), and #51.5A (5.2 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

January 19, 2018
It's Youtube time again. Today, we've uploaded a 1996 interview of Forry Ackerman by Richard Lynch. Forry talks about the beginnings of "Famous Monsters of Filmland" and Vampirella, and about the man behind the Big Heart award, E. Everett Evans. There's a very sweet anecdote about Dr. David Keller, and lots of talk of film cameos, along with world class name dropping. What else would you expect from the man who won the first fan Hugo, for #1 Fan. It's an audio recording, enhanced with more than 50 images and you can find it at youtu.be/ZlQCHHGbhhQ.

Some random and not so random fanzines uploaded today. Mark Olson has scanned another one of Ed Meskys' Niekas. It's #15. Thanks Mark. Joe Siclari has added a flock of fanzines today. First, we've uploaded Speculation 21, edited by Pete Weston.

Joe has been scanning many 1942 and 1943 zines in preparation for the Retro Hugos. Today from 1942, we've added two issues of Larry Shaw's Leprechaun  and two issues of VOM. VOM (Voice of the Imagi-Nation) was edited by Forry Ackerman and Morojo, and has letters from folks like Ted Carnell, Harry Warner, Jr., Art Widner, and Milt Rothman. Issue 21  has a great cover made up of fan photos. Our page 2 is blank. If anyone has a page 2 with (maybe) a key to the photos, please let us know. Remember, you can always find a directory of candidate retro materials at fanac.org/fanzines/Retro_Hugos.html.

From 1943, Joe has scanned an issue of Phil Bronson and Walt Daugherty's Fantasite. Contributors include Ross Rocklynne, Carl Jacobi, Gordon Dickson, and Bob Tucker. This is 1943. Gordy's first published story was 1950.

January 17, 2018
Retro Hugo nominations will be open soon. We're putting materials up on fanac.org so you can have as much grist for your Hugo mill as possible. You can always see what we have available by looking at our Retro Hugo candidate materials  page. Lots of good stuff, and more everyday.

Thanks to the scanning of Joe Siclari, today we've added another external criticism  of Claude Degler's Cosmic Circle, this one by Larry Shaw as well as more Shangri L'Affaires, with 4 more issues from the 40s. We've also added issue 17  of Sanders, and the first two issues of Bill Kroll's Scientifantasy, completing the run. If you're yearning for some news of Australia, there are also 6 more issues of Roger Weddall's Thyme  from the mid80s.

George Phillies sent us a PDFs of January 2018's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

January 10, 2018
Many new pages added since the last update. All scanning by Joe Siclari unless otherwise noted. Thanks Joe! That's a LOT of scanning. First in the way of newszines, we have Nebula V2, #3  from July, 1942, edited by Rusty Barron, better known to us youngsters as Rusty Hevelin. We also have issue 1 of Newfangles  by Don and Maggie Thompson.

On the non-newszine side, we have issue 6 of Ed Meskys' Niekas  from 1963 (scanned by Mark Olson) and we have Fanfare 8  from February, 1942, edited by Art Widner.

Joe has added a wealth of 1942 issues of Harry Warner Jr's Spaceways, with issues 25-29 covering almost all of 1942.

Thanks to Joe Siclari's scanning, we also have the June 1942 FAPA 20  mailing. This issue of FAPA had zines by some of the best known names in fandom, includng Donald Wollheim, Jack Speer, Bob Tucker, Harry Warner Jr. Forrest J no period Ackerman, Milt Rothman, Russell Chauvenet and many others.

Are you detecting a chronological pattern in most of these pages? The 1942 Retro Hugos are coming. More about that later.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #402 (4.3 MB), #50.1B (5.3 MB), and #51 (4.7 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

January 8, 2018
George Phillies sent us a PDF of the January 2018 issue  of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's Tightbeam, edited by Bob Jennings. Thanks George.

We've added 3 more issues of Ed Mesky's Niekas, scanned by Mark Olson. Issue 46  is about Strange Sports Stories, and there are other issues dedicated to a single topic. Thanks Mark!

January 5, 2018
Two more Niekas  today, scanning by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark! (and thanks Ed!)

January 2, 2018
Happy New Year! Our first offerings for 2018 are 2 more issues of Ed Meskys' Niekas  from the 1990s, the last 3 issues of Taral's Rat Sass  and 4 issues of Opuntia. Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #401 (3.6 MB), #49 (5.0 MB), #50 (5.1 MB), and #50.1A (5.3 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks to Dale for the Opuntias, and to Taral for the Rat Sass. Scanning of the Niekas issues done by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

December 30, 2017
We've added 13 more issues of Ed Meskys' Niekas  for your holiday pleasure. Thanks to scanning by Mark Olson, we have issues covering most of the 1980s, including the Arthurian issue  and the Andre Norton issue. Enjoy!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #48 (4.8 MB), #48.1B (5.2 MB), and #48.5A (5.2 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

George Phillies sent us a PDFs of December 2017's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

December 17, 2017
To round out the year, another tidbit of Video Archeology for you. This time, we present the Robert Heinlein Guest of Honor speech from the 1976 Worldcon, MidAmeriCon (with video provided by the inestimable Video Archeology team) You can see it at https://youtu.be/LoSnjYLw2A0.* In this speech, a few years after Heinlein's brain surgery, you get a variety of topics. It's sometimes uncomfortable (as it was in 1976), and there are boos as well as applause. Boos. At a GoH speech. The talk touches on Heinlein's belief in the inevitability of atomic war and his belief that mankind will go to the stars. There are comments on Russia and China, the role of men, and more than a few very bad jokes. If you like Heinlein, or if you don't, this video is a rare opportunity to hear that legendary figure. Thanks again to the Video Archeology team (especially Geri Sullivan and David Dyer-Bennet) for providing the video, and to Jeff Schalles who kept the tapes safe for so long.

*It's easier to remember our channel address - youtube.com/c/fanacfanhistory.

Thanks to Kim Gibbs, our archive of File 770  is now complete! The elusive issue 81  is online in PDF format. Kim, thanks so much for responding to our request for help. This site is really a community effort.

Somehow we missed the fall issue of the TNFF Tightbeam, edited by Bob Jennings. Thanks go to George Phillies for sending us another copy of issue 280.

December 15, 2017
Another issue of Ed Meskys Niekas, thanks to Mark Olson's scanning. Thanks Mark! These are big issues, so it's a lot of scanning. And of course our thanks to Ed Meskys for his support of this effort.

George Phillies sent us a PDF of the December 2017 issue  of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's Tightbeam, edited by Bob Jennings. Thanks George.

December 14, 2017
A new fanzine title today! Thanks to Mark Olson's scanning, we have 4 issues of Ed Mesky's Hugo award winning fanzine Niekas  online. Niekas was the first fanzine focused on Tolkien. Per the article  in fancyclopedia.org, contributors included Piers Anthony, ATom, John Boardman, Vaughn Bode, Anthony Boucher, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Charles N. Brown, Don D'Ammassa, Philip K. Dick, an ongoing "Glossary of Middle Earth" by Robert Foster, who later published Tolkien's World From A to Z: The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, Clyde Kilby, Jack Gaughan, Jack Harness, Ben Indick, S. T. Joshi, Tim Kirk, Fred Lerner, Dave Locke, Sam Moskowitz, Andrew J. Offutt, Diana Paxson, Bruce Pelz, Darrell Schweitzer, Bjo Trimble, and Roger Zelazny.

December 13, 2017
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #400 (8.0 MB), #47.1A (5.2 MB), and #47.5 (5.0 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

December 11, 2017
ONE MISSING FILE 770! That's all that's left. Does anyone have issue 81? Mark Olson has scanned the last 4 issues that he has, and we're now only missing issue 81. If you have it and could scan it, please send a note to fanac@fanac.org . We will keep looking for that issue. You can see them (almost) all at the FIle 770 index page.

Thanks to the scanning of Joe Siclari, we've added 6 issues of Shangri L'Affaires, the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS) newsletter. There's one from the 1st series and 5 from the 2nd series, both from the early 40s. This zine lasted over 80 issues, until the 1980s.

December 9, 2017
A plethora of once current events is now yours for the looking, with 25 newszines added today.

We've added our earliest newszine title, Science Fiction News, with 2 issues from 1936. This was an official publication of the Oklahoma Scientifction Association, edited by Dan McPhail, with Jack Speer as an assoicate editor. Marked as Volume 5, Number 3, one of the articles makes mention that was the first printed issue. Scanning by Joe Siclari. Thanks Joe!

We have more File 770's  up too, with 5 issues from 145-149 scanned by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

There are another 18 issues of Graham Stone's Science Fiction News, this title from Australia. The issues range from 1954 to 1983. Scanning by Joe Siclari. Thanks Joe!

December 8, 2017
Another voice from the past for you today, thanks to Evelyn Leeper, we've added an audio with images of Theodore Sturgeon's Guest of Honor speech at the 1972 Lunacon. You can find it at https://youtu.be/QPjVcgZcC24. With an Isaac Asimov introduction, there are corny puns and jokes from both of them, but primarily the talk is a serious, constructive discussion of Sturgeon's "best beloved field", and a defense against those that would marginalize and dismiss it. There are a few heartfelt minutes at the end about the (1972) US government amassing citizens' private data, without any ability to challenge it. More than 40 years later, it's still important, and worth listening. This is an audio tape enhanced with images. Thanks Evelyn!

Added the latest issue of John Thiel's Ionisphere. This is the Bulletin of the National Fantasy Fan Federation Fan-Pro Coordinating Activity. Thanks!

December 7, 2017
Mashable.com has discovered the FANAC YouTube channel! Or at least one item on it. They did an article  on our Video Archeology footage of the MidAmeriCon Star Wars panel, and the hits shot up to over 10,000. It's great to have all that hard work by the Video Archeology crew pay off. That's far more than the entire attendance was at Big Mac.

Newszine update: We've added 6 more issues of File 770  from 2001 and 2005. Scanning by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

Joe Siclari has been locating and scanning Shangri-LAs! 9 issues added today from 1941 to 1956. There are some choice issues here, includng one with a cover by Charles Schneeman. Thanks Joe!

Added Evelyn Leeper's report on Philcon 2014. Thanks Evelyn!

More to come. Smofcon 35 was last weekend, and we'll be putting up a batch of photos. We're also working on a new audio piece for Youtube. Actually it's an old audio piece - from 1972. Does anyone have any 1972 Lunacon photos? We could sure use them.

December 4, 2017
Newszine update: We've added 11 more issues of File 770, with Mark Olson providing 5 issues from 2000 and 2001, and Mike Glyer giving us the last 6 issues from 2012 to 2016. Thanks to you both!

Added the last two issues of Leybl Botwinik's CyberCozen. Thaks Leybl!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #399 (5.8 MB), #46.5D (5.3 MB), and #47 (4.4 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale!

November 28, 2017
Don't Miss: A real treat today. Do the names Mort Weisinger and Julius Schwartz mean something to you? Today, we put up an issue of the 1932 fanzine, The Time Traveller  that they put out with Allen Glasser and Forry Ackerman. This is one of the earliest fanzines devoted to science fiction. This fanzine is so old that the masthead lists one Forrest J. Ackerman, with a period after the J!

If you got the FANAC newsletter, you know that we've been adding issues of Mirage, Jack Chalker's Hugo nominated fanzine. If you didn't get the newsletter, and you would like to, then please drop a line to fanac@fanac.org and I'll make sure you get on the list. Joe Siclari has scanned issue 5  from the Spring of 1962.

Another fanzine we've been working (see the newsletter ) is Shangri-LA. Today we added issues 11, 15 and 26. Scanning courtesy of Joe Siclari.

Newszines: We've added 4 newszines today. Mark Olson scanned two more File 770s  for us, these from the latter part of 1999. Joe Siclari scanned two issues of CHAT  for us, these from 1978. Not quite a newszine....but in the ballpark. Joe also provided a scan of Fantasy Faction Field  purportedly from 1941. It's issue &@ .

November 25, 2017
We've posted the latest FANAC Fan History project update. This gives you a tops down view of what we've been doing over recent months. Sometimes it can be easy to get lost in all the detail you see in what's new. The update  can make sense of it. You can find the update in the section About Us  which also contains interesting info on who we are, what we're doing, and most importantly, who our contributors are. If you should be listed and you're not, then it's the webmaster's error, so please send a note to fanac@fanac.org and we'll get that little problem corrected.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #398 (5.0 MB), #46.5B (4.9 MB), and #46.5C (4.5 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

George Phillies sent us a PDFs of November 2017's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

November 20, 2017
Thanks to the Video Archeology folks (especially Geri Sullivan and David Dyer-Bennet), we've uploaded another bit of fannish history. Today, it's an excerpt from the Weird and Horror Genre Luncheon panel discussion. This features Poul Anderson, Charles Grant, Ted White, Kirby McCauley (mod), Tom Reamy and Stuart Schiff talking about Lovecraft, ghost stories, fairy tales and why they are attracted to the genre. There is some damage to the film, but DDB has made it very watchable. You can find it here  or just search for the FanacFanhistory channel on YouTube.com .

We've also added 9 more issues of File 770, these from 1998 to 1999. Scanning by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark, for the photos and the fanzine scanning!

November 18, 2017
Who are these people? We've added about 100 new photographs from two Worldcons, and a bunch of other conventions. Check out these photos provided by Mark Olson for ConFrancisco  and ConAdian. New photos (also from Mark) for Westercon 48, 1995, Boskone 31, 1994, Smofcon 7, 1991, Eastercon, 1996 and Fourth Street Fantasy, 1994. As always, we appreciate any corrections or people identifications you can give us.

We've added 5 more issues of File 770, these from 1997 to 1998. Scanning by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark, for the photos and the fanzine scanning!

November 15, 2017
An unusual treat for you today, that will hopefully help bring a light mood for the holiday season. We've added 15 years/issues of Irish Fandom's Christmas greetings, Peace on Sol III. These were edited by Walt and Madeline Willis, and always started with the phrase "Goodwill to Mellow fen". Some of the issues were not internally dated. If you have a correction for the dating that we have determined, please let us know. All scanning by Joe Siclari. Thanks again Joe!

Thanks to Richard Lynch, we have 4 more issues of CHAT, the newszine of the Chattanooga Science Fiction Assocation. One of these is from 1977 and the remaining three are from 1979. Thanks Rich!

We've added 5 more issues of Shangri-LA, from 1949-1951. Scanning also by Joe Siclari. Thanks Joe!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #397 (6.2 MB), #46.1 (4.9 MB), and #46.5A (5.1 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

November 14, 2017
Fanzines and photos are the order of the day.

First, for photos. We've added about 115 photos today, all from Mark Olson, spread across the decade between Conspiracy  in 1987 and BucCONeer  in 1998. You'll find new photos online for both of these Worldcons. Also, we have new photos for:

--1992 Boskone 

--1993 Readercon, including photos of photos Brian Aldiss, another great writer who we've lost this year

--1994 Tropicon XII, including photos of another friend lost this year, the recently deceased Francine Mullen

--1997 Albacon 

Now to the fanzines. We've added 8 more issues of File 770, these from 1995 to 1997. Scanning by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark, for the photos and the fanzine scanning!

We have added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, Vol. 36, No. 19, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both.

November 10, 2017
Today's "What's New" from FANAC Fan History Project Chair, Joe Siclari:

Around 1960, Dick Eney was a fannish reference and publishing machine. He was a frequent contributor to quite a few apas, and published material for other fen. Dick published two of the major fannish reAlference works of all time. The first was Fancyclopedia 2 and its supplements, containing hundreds of pages of material. Fancyclopedia 2 was the basis and starting point for FANAC's Fancyclopedia 3 (online at http://fancyclopedia.org/ ).

The other major work was the 388 page collection/history A SENSE OF FAPA. We have just finished scanning and uploading this to FANAC.org. SENSE OF FAPA contains several major publications that were originally distributed in FAPA (FanBtasy Amateur Press Association), the earliest being from 1937 in the first issue of FAPA.

Among the major articles uploaded today in A SENSE OF FAPA are:

John Michel's Mutation or Death - politics in fandom

Jack Speer's Up to Now - a compact history of fandom, without the digressions of Moskowitz's The Immortal Storm

F. Towner Laney's Ah! Sweet Idiocy! - also online separately at http://fanac.org/fanzines/Ah_Sweet_Idiocy/ 

Joe Kennedy's Before the Bomb! - New York Fan History from the same period as ASI

A SENSE OF FAPA  includes many articles by the best that fandom has produced including: James Blish, Redd Boggs, Charles Burbee, P. Schuyler Miller, Milt Rothman, Bill Rotsler, Harry Warner, Jr., C, S. Youd (John Christopher) and many others.

Help yourself to one of best publications fandom has produced.

---Joe Siclari

All scanning for A SENSE OF FAPA  by Joe Siclari. Thanks Joe!....Fanac webmaster

November 9, 2017
Where were you in 1991? If you were at a science fiction convention, maybe we can spot you in the FANAC photos. Today we've added photos from 3 1991 conventions, all courtesy of photographer Mark Olson. You can see 15 new photos of Chicon V, the 1991 Worldcon. There are 11 new photos from the 1991 Smofcon  in Portland, and there are 16 photos of the 1991 4th Street. Thanks Mark! (Hint: There are more to come.)

Today's fanzine updates are all about the news. We've added 4 issues of the Lynch's CHAT, the newszine of the Chattanooga Science Fiction Assocation. These are from 1977-1978. Scanning by Richard Lynch. Thanks Richard!

Five issues added today of Mike Glyer's File 770. These issues are from 1994-1995. Scanning by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

November 8, 2017
Return with us to those thrilling days of 1991 - 1992, in winter time Boston. Today, we've added 40ish pictures from Boskone 28 and 29, thanks to Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

November 7, 2017
We've completed the run for Joe Siclari's Fanhistorica, adding issues 3 and 5. There are some choice bits of history in here. Check out the TOC for the issues to see what's there. Don't miss the wonderful Stu Shiffman covers on Issues 3 and 4. Scanning by Joe Siclari. Thanks Joe!

More newszines, this time from 1994. Two newly posted issues of Mike Glyer's File 770  from the scanning of Mark Olson. Thanks Mark.

November 6, 2017
Today's "What's New" from Fanac Fan History Project chair, Joe Siclari -

Francis Towner Laney's memoir Ah! Sweet Idiocy!  is, without a doubt, the single most important polemic about science fiction fandom. Laney claimed that this would be his farewell and last stand in fandom. It didn't work out that way as he kept somewhat active into the 1950s. It did, however, make him the most controversial fan of his period (standing out in importance and notoriety even over Claude Degler and his Cosmic Circle.

This memoir is not only long (130+ pages) and detailed but it is the major primary source of information (some would say disinformation) about fandom in the 1940s. Laney was a prolific, opinionated writer credited with saying "Anything worth writing is worth putting on stencil". This statement is belied by the fact that he wrote numerous tightly spaced, full and multipaged letters, often directly to the people he was criticizing.

Ah! Sweet Idiocy! has been the single most requested item to be put online. Laney takes some liberties with the facts to suit himself, however, he is often candid about his own problems and biases. To put this material in some context, I devoted many pages of my fanhistory zine, FanHistorica, to articles written by, about, and against FTL and ASI (including excerpts from ASI). You can find these at FanHistorica. To see other sides of Laney look at his sercon fanzine The Acolyte  and his FAPA zine, Fan-Dango. More material by Laney will be put online here in the future.

As you can easily tell, I have been fascinated/engrossed ??? by Laney and his oversized influence in S-F Fandom for years.

--- Joe Siclari

November 5, 2017
We're happy to tell you that we have 2 more Voids  on line today. Thanks to the scanning of Joe Siclari, we now have issues 2 and 3 on line. Thanks Joe!

More newszines, this time from 1993 and 1994. Four newly posted issues of Mike Glyer's File 770  from the scanning of Mark Olson. Thanks Mark.

You may have heard that we've lost another fan, D. Potter. *sigh* Thanks to Andrew Porter, we posted a few beautiful pictures of her from the 1980s. They're on two different pages, so please page through. Start on the bottom right of this page.

Here's your daily dose of esoteric fannish interest. Mark Olson has provided us a number of photos from the MagiCon exhibit setup, along with some photos of the preparation work that went on in Boston, before the con. If you work on exhibits or are thinking of volunteering you can find a sample of what to expect starting here. Thanks Mark, for the photos, and the exhibits.

November 3, 2017
Grins and giggles for your Friday afternoon. On our Youtube channel  we've added a fabulous audio recording (with pictures) of Harry Harrison's Eastercon 22 talk on Stonehenge and Sex. It includes a roaringly funny discourse on the introduction of sex into science fiction stories in the 60s, with anecdotes about well loved authors and editors including Brian Aldiss, Mack Reynolds, Ted Carnell and George O. Smith. You'll hear about Starship 69, and how to get "dirty bits" past editorial assistant Kay Tarrant. The last part of the talk is an absolutely fascinating view of John W. Campbell, editor of Astounding (later Analog) and how it was to work with him. Audience interruptions include Anne McCaffrey and John Brunner. Worth a listen!

November 2, 2017
Take a look at these recent photos, added courtesy of Mark Olson. We have photos for the 1989 Tropicon 8  and for the 2001 Boskone 38. Thanks Mark! There are a few fans to be identified in these photos, so if you know someone, say something.

We've added Evelyn Leeper's 2015 Philcon report. Thanks Evelyn!

More news of the 90s. Mark Olson has provided scans of three more issues of File 770, this time from 1992 and 1993. Thanks for the scanning Mark!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #396 (6.8 MB), #45.5 (4.9 MB), and #46 (4.9 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

October 31, 2017
It's almost time for Philcon this year. Thanks to Evelyn Leeper, we've added her report  on last year's Philcon. Thanks Evelyn!

Mark Olson is still scanning. We've added 5 issues of File 770  to the list, from 1991 and 1992. Thanks Mark!

October 29, 2017
Today, we've added 3 issues of Jack Chalker's Hugo nominated fanzine Mirage. Here you'll find articles, stories and bibliographies related to the field. Thanks to Eva Chalker for her kind permission, and to Joe Siclari for scanning (especially for the 80+ page issue)!

We've added 3 more issues of Shangri-LA, from 1949-1951. Scanning by Joe Siclari. Thanks Joe!

Time for some convention publications. Today, we've added pubs from several Eastercons. If you didn't get a chance to attend, you can live vicariously by looking at the pubs for Olympus, Satellite 4, and Innominate. Publications were scanned and otherwise provided by John Bray. Thanks John!

October 27, 2017
Five more File 770s, all from 1986. Scanning by Mark Olson.

October 24, 2017
Mark Olson scanned and sent us 7 more issues of File 770  from 1985 and 1986. Thanks Mark!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #395 (3.2 MB), #44.1D (5.0 MB), #45 (4.7 MB), and #45.1 (4.9 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

October 20, 2017
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #394 (6.6 MB), #44.1A (4.9 MB), and #44 (4.8 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

George Phillies sent us a PDFs of October 2017's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

October 16, 2017
Two more of Mike Glyer's File 770s, this time from 1984. Scanning by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

Five more issues of the Lynch's CHAT, the newszine of the Chattanooga Science Fiction Assocation. These are from 1979-1981. Scanning by Richard Lynch. Thanks Richard!

October 14, 2017
Continuing today with Newszines. Five more File 770s, 1983 and 1984. Scanning thanks to Mark Olson. By my count, we have put online 2267 newszines so far, with the earliest from April 1938, and the most recent from 2011. That April 1938 newszine, Science Fiction Newsletter, published by Dick Wilson, appeared only 12 years after the first science fiction magazine hit the newsstand. Dick was 17 at the time, and his first short story was published in Astonishing Stories two years later.

October 13, 2017
More Shangri-LAs! Today, 5 issues from the 1940s, edited by either Dale Hart or Walt Daugherty. Scanning by Joe Siclari. Shangri-LA  was one of the official organs of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society.

A big drop of fannish history today. Ever hear of Claude Degler? You can read the Fancyclopedia 2 article about him here. Degler and his Cosmic Circle were the center of fannish furor in the 1940s (and deservedly so). Here  is a whack of the original materials published by and about the Cosmic Circle. Here you'll find both external criticism (so marked) and the Cosmic Circle fanzines. Today, a whack equals 44 publications. Included are almost the entire run of Cosmic Circle Commentator  and three Fanews Analyzer. All scanning by Joe Siclari. Thanks Joe!

We have added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, Vol. 36, No. 15, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

October 12, 2017
A slew of new things today. We've added issue 23  of Rhodomagnetic Digest, scanning by Gideon Marcus. Thanks Gideon!

With the permission of the LASFS board, we have started putting up some Shangri-LA issues. Today, 5 issues from the 1950s. Scanning by Joe Siclari. Shangri-LA  was one of the official organs of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society.

Added issue 13  of Bruce Sterling's Cheap Truth  from 1985.

Who was who in 1940 in fandom? We have the answer here. What we don't know is who it was that produced this publication. If you do, please let us know. Send the info to fanac@fanac.org .

October 8, 2017
You can't tell the BNFs without a scorecard, or at least a Who's Who. We've added L.D. Broyle's Who's Who  from 1961 under Fannish Reference Works. Here you can read about folks like Roger Ebert, Dick Eney, Rick Sneary and more. What did the world (or at least Broyle) think of Harlan Ellison in 1961? Of Bjo? Read it here. Broyle even included what kind of audio equipment each fan had. Scanning by Mark Olson.

October 6, 2017
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #393 (4.6 MB), #43.1A.pdf (5.0 MB), and #43.1B.pdf (5.3 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

October 5, 2017
Two more File 770s, from March and April 1983. Scanning thanks to Mark Olson.

October 3, 2017
More fannish news today, this time from the 70s and 80s. First, thanks to the scanning of Mark Olson, we've added 5 more issues of Mike Glyer's File 770, from 1982 and 1983. If you remember Chicon IV  with fondness, you might want to check out the File 770 issue that includes the convention report. Thanks Mark!

Thanks to the scanning of Richard Lynch, we have another 16 issues of CHAT, the newszine of the Chattanooga Science Fiction Assocation. With co-editor Nicki Lynch, the zine also covered fannish news of the region and the nation.

September 29, 2017
Today's update includes Ron Bennett's TAFF report. The report was published in 1961 and covers his TAFF trip in 1958. Want to see what fandom was like almost 60 years ago? Read the report.

Thanks to the scanning of Mark Olson, we've added 11 more issues of Mike Glyer's File 770, including all the issues from 1981 and a couple from 1980 and 1982. Thanks Mark! As all you viewers of this page know, File 770 is still a very living newszine and can be found at file770.com.

September 26, 2017
Thanks to the scanning of Richard Lynch, we have added two issues of CHAT, the newszine of the Chattanooga Science Fiction Assocation. He edited it with his wife, Nicki Lynch, and the zine also covered news of the region and the nation.

Added the latest issue of John Thiel's Ionisphere. Thanks!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #392 (6.8 MB), #42.5 (5.1 MB), and #43 (5.1 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

September 18, 2017
Ready for your close up? Maybe it's already online. Today we added photos from the 2016 SMOFcon. Many of these were taken by Rick Katze. Thanks Rick! The rest were taken by Edie Stern. We also put up a batch of photos from 2000 from Tropicon 19, including many South Florida fans. These are from the collection of Joe Siclari. If you can identify the folks marked as ???, please let us know who they are. It's easy to fill in an update form. You'll see the "Click Here" button near the caption.

Added 6 issues of Mike Glyer's File 770  from 1979 - 1980, including the 1980 Yearbook. Scanning courtesy of Mark Olson.

Added issues 27  and 29  of the 40s cardzine QX. These issues happen not to be cards, and are not dated, but I think they are from 1945. Warning - these are not the best zines of the run. Scanning courtesy of Joe Siclari.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #391 (6.4 MB), #42.1.pdf (2.5 MB), and #42.pdf (5.2 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

September 16, 2017
It's 25 years since MagiCon! To celebrate, we've uploaded a video of MagiCon Guest of Honor Vincent Di Fate speaking on "Science Fiction, Spirit of Youth". You can find it here. This far ranging talk includes an illuminating discussion of Frank R. Paul and how he affected the field. Vin also talks about his own influences, and science fiction film. At a 1980s Tropicon, Vin's Guest of Honor speech centered on being a science fiction guy. That enthusiasm comes out loud and clear in this video. Check it out!

September 12, 2017
George Phillies sent us a PDFs of September 2017's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #390 (6.5 MB), #41.1D.pdf (5.4 MB), and #41.5 (5.1 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

September 9, 2017
Added 5 more issues of Mike Glyer's newszine File 770  from 1978 and 1979, thanks to the scanning of Mark Olson.

September 7, 2017
We can call today "Bob Tucker Day", as we have added 27 issues of his seminal humor zine Le Zombie. Combined with news and gossip, this "Ghoul's Ghazette" was a must read of the time, and is still entertaining. He often quoted people or commented in such a way that the feuds of the day were clearly exposed. Lee Hoffman was Bob's fannish granddaughter, and we have added all 3 issues of her 1956 history zine Fanhistory. You might notice a similarity in the covers for Fanhistory and in the covers of Lee's earlier focal point zine, Quandry.

September 6, 2017
Want some truth? Some Cheap Truth? 16 issues of the Vincent Omniaveritas (Bruce Sterling) fanzine from the mid80s are now online. Scanning is thanks to Joe Siclari.

Thanks to Joe's scanning, we also have added news of the day. For days in March 1947, see Tympany 2.

For Austalian days in May 1959, see Merv Binns's Australian Science Fiction Newsletter 3. For more Australian news, this time from October 1978, we have Merv Binns's Australian SF News 5. If you like your Australian news more media oriented, we've added the first issue  of Sweetness and Light.

For news of Europe, we've put up 6 issues (mostly from 1984) of Shards of Babel.

George Phillies sent us a PDFs of the August 2017 issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

September 4, 2017
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #389 (4.7 MB), #41.1B (5.7 MB), and #41.1C (4.9 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

MagiCon was the 50th Worldcon, held in 1992 in Orlando, Florida. It was the first project of FANAC, Inc. and eventually provided the seed money for the Fan History Project. Our Guests of Honor were Jack Vance, Vincent Di Fate and Walt Willis. To see our photos from the convention, click here. Mike Glyer has celebrated the anniversary by republishing his contemporaneous convention report at File 770.

We have fond memories of the Enchanted Duplicator miniature golf course, of the amazing History of Art retrospective led by GoH Vincent Di Fate, and of our Fan Lounge, which people have said is the standard by which all subsequent fan lounges are judged. At the closing ceremonies we celebrated the field by creating a time capsule, which was surprisingly emotional. After a quarter of a century, we're planning to open it soon. soon. Watch this space.

Thanks again to all the people who worked so hard and made this convention, a surprising number of whom are still working on worldcons today.

Hope you enjoy the memories. Joe Siclari and Edie Stern

August 22, 2017
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #388 (6.1 MB), #40.2 (2.4 MB), #40.5 (5.0 MB), and #41.1A (5.0 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

August 19, 2017
Back to the 40s today. We've added 26 issues of the newszine FanewsCard  from late 1943 - mid 1944. Scanning courtesy of Joe Siclari. Thanks Joe!

August 16, 2017
News today about Western North American fandom in David Nee's Sanders. We've added 12 issues from 1971 and 1972. Scans by Joe Siclari.

August 15, 2017
Thanks to Jack Weaver, our site builder and webmaster for FANAC's first 20 years, we have a new FANAC.ORG feature! If you look at the fanzine list (either classic  or modern ) you'll see a count on the right of how many issues are online at FANAC.ORG and an indicator if the fanzine is new or updated, or if the run of fanzines is complete. Check it out!


Today we've added 3 newszines: 2 1978 issues of Mike Glyer's File 770  and one 1991 issue of the European newsletter Shards of Babel. Scans by Mark Olson.

We added a small picture of Carol Hoag, Iguanacon registration head, thanks to Tim Kyger.

August 14, 2017
Adding a few more issues of various newszines. First, issue 4  of Vince Clarke's Science Fantasy News  from 1949. Two issues of Graham Stone's Science Fiction News  from 1985. That last is from Australia. And finally two 1978 issues of Mike Glyer's File 770. Want to know more about these people? Check out the articles about them in Fancyclopedia.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #387 (4.3 MB), #40.1 (5.2 MB), #40.2  (2.4 MB), and #40 (4.7 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

News and anecdotes (including one about Isaac and Harlan) from 1953 in 9 issues of a newly scanned fanzine Saturday Morning Gazette. This was edited by John Mangnus, and scanned by Joe Siclari. The editor's nickname for the magazine? "Smug".

August 11, 2017
Not at Worldcon this year? Stop by the FANAC site and browse through some prior Worldcon photo albums: http://www.fanac.org/worldcon/  . Laurie Mann will be posting a few at the FANAC Twitter account. Follow along at: https://twitter.com/FANACFanHistory.

Today, we added the August issue of Leybl Botwinik's CyberCozen. Thanks, Leybl!

Mark Olson has been scanning. Thanks to him we have issue 15  and issue 17  of Pete Weston's Speculation. We also have issue 3  and issue 4  of Mike Glyer's newszine File 770. Thanks Mark!

August 6, 2017
Evelyn Leeper has written a convention report  on this years NASFIC. Thanks Evelyn!

August 5, 2017
It's always interesting to see how others view us. In modern times, science fiction has permeated popular culture, but as we all know, it was not always thus. Today we've added the very first mainstream press review of a science fiction convention. Have a look at the TIME magazine report  on the first worldcon, published July 10, 1939. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Thanks to Tim Kyger, we have put online Bill Patterson's memoir of Arizona fandom and how IguanaCon, the 1978 Worldcon, came to be. The Little Fandom That Could  is up under Fan Histories. Thanks Tim!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #386 (7.2 MB), #39 (4.7 MB), and #39.5 (5.2 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

August 2, 2017
Added the latest issue of John Thiel's Ionisphere. Thanks!

More newszines. Added 12 issues of Andrew Porter's SF Weekly  from 1967 and 1968. Scanning thanks to Mark Olson.

July 27, 2017
A whopping 84 newszines added today, all scanning by Joe Siclari:

4 issues of Focal Point, volume 2 from 1970. These were edited by Arnie Katz and rich brown.

80 issues of STEFNEWS, edited by Jack Speer from 1945 - 1947. This newszine was amazingly regular for the first couple years.

July 26, 2017
Continuing now with the newszines, we've added these zines scanned by Joe Siclari (thanks Joe!):

20 issues of Tympany, a zine edited by Redd Boggs and Robert Stein. These are issues from 1947-1948. One of the 20 is a hoax zine. (Don't worry, it's labeled in the index.)

4 issues of Shards of Babel  from 1982-1983. This is a newszine from the Netherlands edited by Roelof Goudriaan.

3 issues of Ron Ellik's Starspinkle  from 1963, along with a checklist of the fanzine.

3 issues of jan finder's Spang Blah  from 1976.

5 issues of (mostly) Roger Weddall's Thyme, with issue numbers in the 20s. The most recent issue  (from 1987) added today was edited by Lyn and Peter Burns.

Issue 1 (1992) of Joyce Katz's Spin Dizzy. The opening lines? "Joe 'Houdini' Siclari pulled off a neat trick at the worldcon, when he managed to turn an oversized gathering of anonymous convention goers into a warm and intimate room full of fandom's finest. Such was the feeling of walking from the thousands, into the true heart of the convention, the fan lounge, where a glow of goodwill filled the room." Joe chaired MagiCon, and Geri Sullivan ran the fan lounge.

Issue 441, April 67 of Science Fiction Times.

July 25, 2017
Steven Brust and Geri Sullivan tell the true story of Minneapolis fandom on today's new Youtube piece. Listen to this audio recording (with supplemental images) to hear great anecdotes about how the music parties got started, the Minneapolis style of convention running, the first Minneapolis World Fantasy Convention and much more. Geri does a great job of moderating as well as participating in this discussion. Check it out!

July 24, 2017
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #37.1 (5.2 MB), #37.2 (1.5 MB), #38 (3.6 MB), and #385 (7.9 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

July 22, 2017
Newszines today. Added 4 issues of a newszine published by Gnome Press, and edited by Bob Tucker and Robert Bloch. The issues are from 1956 and 1957, and it's called The Science Fiction World.

July 21, 2017
Added 5 issues of the Australian newszine Futurian Observer  from 1940. Issue 8  begins the reporting on the Australian government's ban of all SF magazines in 1940, and what was done about it. Very interesting. Material provided and scanned by Joe Siclari.

July 18, 2017
Issue 1  of Ian Gunn's art zine Artychoke  is up. The other issues are now accessible under Artychoke  as well as under Thyme  where many of them were distributed. Thanks to Joe Siclari for scanning that first issue. Mark Olson scanned the Thymes.

Evelyn Leeper has sent us photos of NorthAmeriCon '17, this year's NASFIC. Thanks Evelyn!

July 17, 2017
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #35.5.pdf (3.6 MB), #36.pdf (4.3 MB), and #384 (9.9 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

George Phillies sent us a PDFs of July 2017's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

July 16, 2017
We've added 3 more issues of Joe Siclari's Fanhistorica. Included are articles from luminaries such as Bob Tucker, Ray Nelson, Walt Willis and Alva Rogers. You'll also find 2 parts of the reprint of F. Tower Laney's Ah! Sweet Idiocy!. If you haven't read it, you should.

July 15, 2017
George Phillies sent us a PDF of the July 2017 issue  of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's Tightbeam, edited by Bob Jennings. Thanks George.

July 13, 2017
Newszines today. We've added 7 issues of Fandom on Parade, a cardzine from 1945. Sample headline? STATEMENT BY SHAW: "Yes, DAW's sueing us" . Scans by Joe Siclari.

July 11, 2017
More issues of Greg and Jim Benford's VOID! You can now read online issues 11, 12, and 13. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

We've finally added issue 1  of Joe Siclari's Fanhistorica. This history focused zine has fabulous material reprinted from the past as well as current insights. If you haven't read the true story of Baycon in Ginjer Buchanan's "I've Had No Sleep and I Must Giggle", this is your chance. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

More material provided by Kerry Kyle and scanned by Joe Siclari:

Issue 2  of the Jack Baltadonis fanzine, Fantasy Herald. Hecto!

Issue 12  of the International Observer of Science and Science Fiction. Editors were John Michel, Fred Pohl and Donald A. Wollheim.

We also have more newszines today. There are 5 issues from the early 60s of the British newszine by Ron Bennett, Skyrack, along with the last issue  of Mike Ward's Winnie. There's also issue 151  of Ansible.

July 10, 2017
Kerry Kyle has provided us with some choice 1930s publications to scan. Thanks to Kerry, and to the scanning of Joe Siclari, we have added:

Issue 1 of the Fantasy Amateur  from 1938, the official organ of the Fantasy Amateur Press Association (FAPA). FAPA is the oldest and longest running fan APA. Check out the membership list on page 3. It's a who's who of the era. First editor? Fred Pohl.

Issue 1 of The Atom, a 1937 fanzine by Richard Wilson.

Arcturus 8  from 1936.

Issue 1  of James Taurasi's Cosmic Tales Quarterly (1937).

Issue 1  of the Bulletin of the Leeds Science Fiction League. After a few issues, news of Leeds was to be found in the Futurian.

Issue 1  of Weir's Fantasmagoria (1937).

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #34.5 (5.3 MB), #35.1 (5.1 MB), and #383 (8.7 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

July 6, 2017
More fan news of WWII. Today, we added 25 issues of FanewsCard  from 1944 and 1945. Most of them are issues between #64  and #91. All scanning thanks to Joe Siclari. Thanks Joe!

One more issue of Andrew Porter's Degler  too. It's #252, and scanning is by Mark Olson.

July 4, 2017
David Speakman sent us 22 issues of Tightbeam, ranging from 1962 to 2014. This is an NFFF production. Thanks David!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #33.1 (5.5 MB), #33.5 (5.2 MB), and #381 (4.8 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

July 3, 2017
Today, we added the July issue of Leybl Botwinik's CyberCozen. Thanks, Leybl!

George Phillies sent us a PDFs of the issue June 2017 issue  of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's Tightbeam. Thanks George.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #34.1 (3.6 MB), #34 (5.1 MB), and #382 (8.7 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

June 23, 2017
George Phillies sent us a PDFs of June 2017's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

June 20, 2017
Newszines! Another 10 issues of QX  from 1944, including the first 5 issues. Scanning thanks to Joe Siclari. News of the day, including what's being published, and fannish wartime stories.

June 19, 2017
Back we go to newszines. Thanks to the scanning of Joe Siclari, we have added 7 more issues of QX  from 1944 to January, 1945. The first line of the last January issue  - "Ye Ed in infant ry".

June 18, 2017
More Eastercon  publications, still thanks to the scanning of John Bray. Today, we have added pubs from Concourse (2004) and from Contemplation (2007). Thanks John!

June 17, 2017
Started adding Eastercon  publications, thanks to the scanning of John Bray. To begin with we have pubs from Dysprosium (2015) and from Mancunicon (2016). Thanks John!

June 13, 2017
Added the latest issue of John Thiel's Ionisphere. Thanks!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #32 (4.2 MB), #33 (4.5 MB), and #380 (6.8 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

June 6, 2017
New photos and photo caption updates are being added all the time. In the last week, Joe Siclari has corrected and updated a number of captions, new MAC2 photos were added thanks to Rich Lynch and Thomas Recktenwald, and photo updates were supplied by Amy Wolfthal. Thanks, all!

Today, we added the June issue of Leybl Botwinik's CyberCozen. Thanks, Leybl!

June 5, 2017
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #31 (4.7 MB), #31.1 (5.1 MB), and #379 (5.3 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

May 30, 2017
Added some photos  from the Fan History program from last weekend's Balticon. Thanks to Balticon Fan GoH Geri Sullivan for arranging it.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #29.1(4.0 MB), #29.2 (1.6 MB), #29.5 (2.4 MB), #29 (2.3 MB), and #378 (3.8 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

May 25, 2017
George Phillies sent us a PDFs of May 2017's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

May 20, 2017
Added PR6 for Noreascon 3, the 1989 Worldcon. Scanning by Mark Olson.

May 19, 2017
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #28.1B (5.5 MB), #28.5.pdf (5.2 MB), and #377 (8.6 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

May 18, 2017
We've started listing our contributors  on the website. If you've contributed to FANAC.ORG, or Fancyclopedia, or sent us materials for the Youtube channel, then you should be there. We're not done yet, but if you're not listed and should be, please let us know. If you're listed and would prefer not to be, then let us know that too. There are many fans that have contributed scanning, photos, identified people in photos or corrected information, written articles for Fancy3, sat at the FANAC table at conventions, done interviews, etc. This is a community effort. Take a look at our community!

May 17, 2017
More newszines today, this time from 1969 and 1970. We added issues 2, 6, 10, and 11  of Winnie, edited by Michael Ward. Scanning by Mark Olson.

May 16, 2017
Added 6 more issues of Fantasy Newsletter  from 1981 and 1982. Here you'll find columns by Fritz Leiber, Bob Weinberg and others. Issue 44  and 45  were edited by Bob Collins, and published by Florida Atlantic University. Scans for these issues by Mark Olson.

May 15, 2017
Remember the 60s? Remember 1963 very well? If not, then you can check out Issue 3  of the Science Fiction Yearbook. This was edited by the James Taurasi and Frank Prieto, the fans that brought us Science Fiction Times. Scanning by Ned Brooks.

May 14, 2017
Added 4 Progress Reports and a flyer on the Willis Fund  from the 1961 Worldcon, Seacon. Scanning from Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #28 (5.4 MB), #28.1A (5.3 MB), and #376 (5.4 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

May 12, 2017
The run of Mad 3 Party  is now complete. With scanning by Mark Olson, the last 12 issues have been added. This is the zine (winner of the 1990 Hugo for Best Fanzine) that started as part of bidding for Noreascon 3, and morphed into worldcon planning once the bid was won. Thanks Mark!

May 9, 2017
Were you at Aussiecon I in 1975? If you answered no (and I did), then catch our latest Youtube upload. We are happy to have provided video of Ursula K. Le Guin's Guest of Honor speech. It's a funny, thoughtful speech covering the state of the field, the place of women writers, her own experiences and her hopes for science fiction. There are more than a few zingers too. You also get Le Guin in a propeller beanie. Enjoy! Thanks to S.C.I.F.I. for digitizing, and to Elayne Pelz for providing us the footage.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #26.2, #27, and #375 (7.0 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. He has also updated the Cumulative Index to cover issues through #375. Thanks Dale!

May 4, 2017
Added the May issue of Leybl Botwinik's CyberCozen. Thanks, Leybl.

We have added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, Vol. 35, No. 44, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

April 29, 2017
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #26 (5.1 MB), #26.1 (5.4 MB), and #374 (7.0 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

Added Taral's Rat Sass 4. Thanks Taral.

George Phillies sent us a PDF of the National Fantasy Fan Federation's latest Tightbeam. Thanks George. This is an N3F publication, edited by Bob Jennings.

Added the April issue of Leybl Botwinik's CyberCozen. Thanks, Leybl.

April 14, 2017
Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #373 (3.6 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

April 12, 2017
Did you realize that Harry Harrison was a comics artist as well as a science fiction writer? Check out our latest Youtube upload, the comics panel from Baycon (1968). This audio recording with images features moderator Paul Moslander with Marv Wolfman and Harry Harrison. Harry is a fabulous story teller, talking about EC Comics, Bill Gaines, and the story of the comic that was almost published as the "Man with No Balls At All" among other things. Marv was just at the beginning of his career, with all the accomplishments at DC and Marvel to come, and talks about the state of the contemporary comics scene. Thanks to Tom Whitmore and Pacifica Radio for the recording, and to Mark Olson for format processing.

The MT Void, Vol. 35, No. 41, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

April 4, 2017
Remember Noreascon 3? Now you can refresh your memories by looking at the Noreascon 3 Memory Book. Scanning courtesy of N3 Chair, Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

April 3, 2017
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #23.1Bi (1.6 MB), #23.5 (5.5 MB), #25 (5.1 MB), and #372 (4.2 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Issue 23.1 Bi is a Parody issue from 1995! Thanks Dale.

April 2, 2017
George Phillies sent us a PDFs of March 2017's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

The MT Void, Vol. 35, No. 40, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #371 (5.6 MB), #41 (4.6 MB), and #53.1A (5.3 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

March 22, 2017
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #22.5 (5.6 MB), #23.1A (5.7 MB), and #23.1B (5.2 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

March 15, 2017
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #21.1 (5.5 MB), #22.1 (5.3 MB), and #370 (3.9 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

March 8, 2017
Added 13 more issues of Fantasy Newsletter  from 1979 and 1980. Scanning courtesy of Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #20 (1.2 MB), #20.2 (729.1 KB), and #21 (5.5 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

March 3, 2017
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #19.1 (5.5 MB), #19.5 (5.6 MB), and #369 (5.0 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

Added the March issue of Leybl Botwinik's CyberCozen. Thanks, Leybl!

March 1, 2017
Woot! Another fabulous piece of video from the Video Archeology team. Here  is "Gonad the Barbarian", presented at MidAmeriCon, the 1976 Worldcon, by Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre before they famous. If you are a Conan fan, or if you're not, this is worth watching. There are great sketches afterwards as well, my favorite being the recreation of famous pieces of art. Thanks to Geri Sullivan, David Dyer-Bennet, Scott Imes, Jeff Schalles and others, we have another piece of delightful video history. Thanks!

February 28, 2017
Today's additions: Issue 2  of the west coast newszine Sanders  from February 1971, edited by David Nee, and scanned by Joe Siclari.

Five issues of Fantasy Review (UK), edited by Walter Gillings from 1949/1950. Fantasy Review  was retitled Science-Fantasy Review with issue 16. The last issue of Science-Fantasy Review as a fanzine was #18. Science-Fantasy Review was incorporated into the first issue of the prozine Science-Fantasy, published in July, 1950. It continued to be edited by Walter Gillings. All scanning by Joe Siclari. Thanks Joe!

February 25, 2017
Added two more issues of Convention, Andy Porter's fanzine of news for convention planners (circa 1970). Scanning by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark and Andy!

George Phillies sent us a PDF of the National Fantasy Fan Federation's latest Tightbeam. Thanks George. This is an N3F publication, edited by Bob Jennings.

1970. Akos was edited by Eli Cohen and Janet Megson (aka Janet Kagan). Thanks Eli!

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

February 22, 2017
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #18 (5.0 MB), #19 (5.5 MB), and #368 (4.3 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

We've added more of Andrew Porter's zines today. First, two issues of Chronicle, a predecessor to SF Chronicle, but this one is focused on fannish news only. Second, three issues of Convention  news for convention planners. Chronicle  is from 1973, and Convention  began in 1969.

These are scanned by Mark Olson, as are the 92 issues of Degler  we put up today, beginning with issue 108.

February 21, 2017
George Phillies sent us a PDFs of February 2017's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

February 20, 2017
More Video Archeology footage! in 1976. Before the film was released, before Star Wars and George Lucas were household names, producer Gary Kurtz, star Mark Hamill and marketing director Charles Lippincott came to MidAmeriCon to promote Star Wars. This Q&A session  is full of fascinating background information about the film, the filming and the attitudes of the Star Wars team. Thanks to Geri Sullivan and David Dyer-Bennet for all their hard work and to Jeff Schalles for storing this material. Remember, you can find all our Youtube videos at http://youtube.com/c/FanacFanHistory.

Added the February issue of Leybl Botwinik's CyberCozen. Thanks!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #16.5 (5.5 MB), #17 (5.3 MB), and #17.1 (5.5 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

February 12, 2017
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 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.

January 12, 2017
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #11.1 (5.1 MB), #11.5 (5.1 MB), and #364 (3.3 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

January 11, 2017
Everyone has heard of Nydahl's disease, right? After putting out a 100 page anniversary issue of his fanzine Vega, he was so burned out that he gafiated. Today we've added issue 4, and the fabulous annish. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Before there was Speculation  there was Zenith Speculation. We've added 2 issues of Pete Weston's zine from 1965 and 1966. Scanning by John Boston.

January 10, 2017
We're all very sorry to hear of the death of Peter Weston, the 2004 Noreascon 4 Guest of Honor, and a friend to many reading this. Today, through the courtesy of the scanning of John Boston, we bring you 13 additional issues of his Hugo nominated fanzine, Speculation. There are fabulous contributors here -- folks like James Blish, Larry Niven, John Brunner and more. There's also an issue there of Speculaton Data, with news and other material not normally in Speculation.

Thanks to the scanning of Mark Olson, we've added 5 more issues of Alan Stewart's fanzine Thyme. Check the index for issues 113 - 117 from the 90s, and see what the news was in Australia.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #63.5B (5.1 MB), #64.1B (5.6 MB), and #64.1C (5.1 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

January 8, 2017
Another wonderful video today, this one from the Video Archeology folks. Today's blast from the past is a fanzine panel  from the 1976 Worldcon, MidAmeriCon. Featuring Moshe Feder, Patrick Hayden (aka Patrick Nielsen Hayden), Victoria Vayne, Gary Farber, Linda Bushyager (moderator), Jon Singer, and Taral, this video is a detailed look at fanzine mimeography. It has a brief but fabulous segment with Jon imitating a mimeo, and is rich with the details of how faneds produced those priceless zines. Thanks to Geri Sullivan and David Dyer-Bennet for the Video Archeology program, and to Jeff Schalles for keeping these recordings safe through the decades.

January 4, 2017
We've added 13 issues and now have the complete run of Fanscient  on line. This Donald B. Day fanzine from the late 40s, early 50s, boasts contributors such as David Keller, MD, artist Jon Arfstrom, Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury and Anthony Boucher. Scanning by Joe Siclari, with one issue by Tom Veal.

January 3, 2017
Continuing our push to add VOID issues, today thanks to Joe Siclari's scanning, we've put up issues 19, 20  and from 1960, issue 21.

Another Thyme, thanks to Mark Olson's scanning. We have added issue 112  from 1996. Check it out -- there's an issue of Ian Gunn's Artychoke  in this issue.

January 2, 2017
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #363 (6.6 MB), #64A (5.1 MB), and #64B (5.4 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

January 1, 2017
Happy New Year! If this time doesn't suit you, then how about some Thyme? Today we added issue 111  of Alan Stewart's Thyme from 1996, scanning by Mark Olson.

December 27, 2016
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #362 (4.7 MB), #63.1E (4.9 MB), #63.3 (5.1 MB), and #63.5A (5.1 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

December 26, 2016
George Phillies sent us a PDF of the National Fantasy Fan Federation's latest Tightbeam. Thanks George.

We've put up issue 3  of Bob Madle's Fantascience Digest. This is a 1938 issue from a stalwart of First Fandom (and in fact, the first leader of the organization). First Fandom has a distinctive triangular membership patch and the motto, "First Fandom is not dead, only doddering." For more, see the Fancyclopedia.org article  on First Fandom.

December 25, 2016
Added Thyme 110, the Australian newszine. This issue is from 1996 and comes to us through Mark Olson's scanning prowess. Thanks Mark.

We've added the Guest of Honor Speeches by Jack Williamson (partial audio) & Bob Madle (complete audio) for Suncon, the 1977 Worldcon on our Youtube channel. Jack tells how he found science fiction and became a writer, and Bob talks about his fannish career. This is an audio recording embellished with photos. You can find it here.

We have added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, Vol. 35, No. 26, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

More Australian news today. Through the efforts of Mark Olson and his scanner, we have added 4 1995/1996 issues of Thyme. Thanks Mark!

We have added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, Vol. 35, No. 26, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

December 21, 2016
George Phillies sent us a PDFs of December 2016's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

December 20, 2016
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #10.5A (5.5 MB), #10.5B (5.3 MB), #11 (2.6 MB), and #361 (6.3 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

Nostalgic for the 1970s? For your reading pleasure, today we have 10 issues of Luna Monthly  from 1972 - 1976. Scanning provided by Mark Olson; thanks, Mark!

December 15, 2016
Another Youtube extravaganza! Today we uploaded FAANS, a video produced in in 1983 by Larry Tucker. Featuring Roger Sims  and a multitude of midwest fans this "mystery" story of hotel detective Mundane at his first convention is full of fun and contemporary jokes and references. Please subscribe to the Youtube Channel  if you haven't already. Once we have another 23 subscribers, we can get our vanity URL!

December 14, 2016
More newszines coming your way. First, thanks to the scanning of Joe Siclari, we have 2 more issues of Fanews, both multipage. Issue 338  is from the end of 1947, and the big issue is the fourth anniversary issue  also from 1947.

Mark Olson has been busy scanning as well. From him we have an additional 8 issues of Luna  from 1970 and 71. One of these is a double issue, from May-June 71. Thanks Mark!

Added 4 issues of Bob Tucker's Le Zombie. Thanks to the scanning of Joe Siclari, you can read issues 37, 41, 65  and 67.

December 13, 2016
Continuing our plan to have the complete run of VOID  online, today we've added issues 10, 17, and 18. Issue 10 is edited by Greg and Jim Benford, and the other two by Greg Benford and Ted White, with scanning of all issues by Joe Siclari.

December 8, 2016
This week's Youtube addition is the oldest one yet. Today we added a unique panel  discussion from Baycon, the 26th WorldCon. This entertaining, funny recording of the the panel "Remembrance of Things Past" features personal anecdotes about Lovecraft and writing for the pulps. Here's your chance to hear stories about Lovecraft (and Robert E. Howard), from Fritz Leiber, Robert Bloch, Edmond Hamilton, Emil Petaja, E. Hoffman Price, and Jack Williamson, with accompanying photos. The panel is moderated by Baycon co-chair Alva Rogers (who wrote Requium For Astounding). This excellent recording is courtesy of the Pacifica Radio Archives. Thanks to Tom Whitmore for providing the material and getting permission from Pacifica Radio Archives. Contact Pacifica Radio Archives  to purchase a CD. Thanks also to Mark Olson for audio formatting. If you enjoy this, please subscribe to the FANAC YouTube channel.

December 6, 2016
We've added 3 issues of the Alberta Science Fiction Society fanzine from 1971-1972, courtesy of Dale Speirs. You can find them at either Alta-Ego  or at Great Nor'Western News. There are some familiar names in the ToC, including Mike Glicksohn, Susan Glicksohn (Wood), and John Mansfield. Thanks, Dale!

George Phillies sent us a PDFs of Issue 2  of Ionisphere, the Bulletin of the National Fantasy Fan Federation Fan-Pro Coordinating Activity. Thanks George.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #10 (5.0 MB), #360 (3.7 MB), #9.1 (4.8 MB), and #9.5 (5.4 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

November 30, 2016
More newszines. Lots more newszines. Thanks to the scanning efforts of Joe Siclari, we have put up 35 issues of Andrew Porter's SF Weekly  from mid 67 to mid 68. Headlines include "Hugo Gernsback Dead" and "SFWA Settles with Sol Cohen of Ultimate Publications".

We also put up 4 hoaxzines  of the UK newszine Skyrack. Publication dates like May 35 should tell you when you're not reading the news.

In honor of Smofcon, due to start imminently in Chicago, we have posted the first flyer  for the first SMOFcon. Started in 1984 by co-chairs Joe Siclari, Theresa Renner and Ben Yalow, this convention has done wonders for the standard of operations for science fiction conventions. I have personally seen a concom change their minds about running a local convention after attending a Smofcon and realizing how ill prepared they were to do so.

To continue yesterday's newszine focus, today we have posted 2 more issues of Luna Monthly  from 1970. Issues 10  and 11  await your reading pleasure. All the Lunas have been scanned by Mark Olson.

We've also put up another 9 issues of Ron Bennett's newszine from the UK, Skyrack. Issues range from 1963 to 1966. All the Skyracks have been scanned by Joe Siclari.Soon to come -- hoax zines for this newszine.

November 29, 2016
Headlines getting you down? There is plenty of news waiting for you in the past. Today, we've added 3 more issues of Luna Monthly, from December 1969 - February 1970. Scans are courtesy of Mark Olson. Read about Isaac Asimov's "To Tell the Truth" appearance in Issue 7, or about Seabury Quinn in Issue 9. What a difference a handful of decades makes.

Do you feel the need for a good tendril-session? Do you miss the Wheels of IF? Has someone asked you to join their Cosmic Circle? If you have no idea what these words mean, then you need to understand Fanspeak. Enjoy this expanded version of Art Rapp's glossary, as published in 1952 by Lee Hoffman and Redd Boggs.

Another tidbit today from the Video Archeology crew. Thanks to Geri Sullivan, David Dyer-Bennet, Jeff Schalles and others, we have some Minneapolis fandom film that was used on the closed circuit channel at Big MAC in 1976. Welcome to Know the Hotel Staff, a film made "in cooperation with the Institute for Transtemporal Fannish Studies".

November 25, 2016
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #359 (3.6 MB), #67 (5.1 MB), #67.1A (5.4 MB), and #67.1C (5.1 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

November 22, 2016
George Phillies sent us a PDFs of November 2016's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

November 17, 2016
Comics? Early comics? We added two issues of David A. Kyle's early fanzine Fantasy World. This is one of the earliest (1936) comics fanzines.

We added 4 newszines today, ranging from 1940 to 1968. All scans by Joe Siclari (and thanks Joe!).

-- The April 1940 issue of MidWest News & Views, edited by Mark Reinsberg.

-- A May 1968 issue  of SF Weekly, edited by Andrew Porter.

-- Two issues of the German SF Times  from 1961.

Another Video Archeology piece is now up on Youtube. A very young Joe Haldeman sings "Stan Long".

An interesting artifact added today. Thanks to Kerry Kyle, we have added a diary/autograph book  from Dave Kyle's 1965 trip to England for the British Worldcon, Loncon 2.

November 15, 2016
Added a number of photos from World Fantasy 2016. Taken by Frank Olynyk, these are photos of the author/artist autograph session. Thanks Frank!

Added two issues of Taral Wayne's new fanzine, Rat Sass. Thanks Taral!

November 12, 2016
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #358 (4.1 MB), #8.1 (5.2 MB), #8.5 (5.2 MB), and #9 (5.2 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

November 9, 2016
On our Youtube channel, we've added an audio recording with images  of the Guest of Honor speeches from Noreascon 2, the 1980 Worldcon. Bob Silverberg, as Toastmaster, gives great introductions, including a story about working with editor Damon Knight. Damon Knight's talk is full of life history and anecdotes including how he ended up with the Futurians ("Fred Pohl saved my life"). Kate Wilhelm's talk is a serious discussion of the nature of our reality. Several photos provided by Leslie Turek and by Andrew Porter. The photos from the Program Book were taken by Jay Kay Klein.

Added a few images for Noreascon 2. These are primarily PR covers and a few Guest of Honor pictures from the program book. Photos were taken by the estimable Jay Kay Klein.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #44.1B.pdf (5.0 MB), #7.1 (5.0 MB), #7.5 (5.3 MB), and #8 (5.0 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

November 7, 2016
Courtesy of the Video Archeology program, we've added another MidAmeriCon(1976) Worldcon  panel. My Favorite World Tomorrow  features Jerry Pournelle, Spider Robinson, Arsen Darnay, Jim Baen and Karl T. Pflock. Each of the panelists (except for Jim Baen) talks about a future. Jim provides editorial comment. Arsen contributes a somewhat mystical "favorite tomorrow", with the others staking out very different futures. The guideline was to predict at least 50 years out, which would make these visions no earlier than 2026. Hey that's only 10 years away.

Added the current issue of CyberCozen. Thanks, Leybl!

George Phillies has sent us the current issue of Askance, a genzine by John Purcell. Thanks George and John!

November 4, 2016
Added some photos  for the 1971 Worldcon, Noreascon. These are taken from the Noreascon Proceedings, and were from the talented camerawork of Jay Kay Klein.

November 1, 2016
Added issue 20  of Sanders  from June 1972.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #357 (5.5 MB), #67.1E (5.3 MB), #67.1F (5.6 MB), and #67.3 (4.9 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

October 31, 2016
Filling in the blanks on the newszines. Here's an opportunity to find out what the movers and shakers of UK fandom were talking about in the 50's. We've added 4 issues of Vince Clarke's Science Fantasy News, "Fandom's answer to The Times". If you're not familiar with Vince Clarke, check out the article  in FANCYCLOPEDIA.ORG .

Today we added 3 issues of Mike Glyer's File 770, with 2 from 1987 and one from 1993. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

We also added an issue of Andrew Porter's Science Fiction Chronicle  from January, 1980.

Ready for more comic fandom news? Today we added 2 issues of Don and Maggie Thompson's Newfangles  from 1971. The March issue  marks the 10th anniversary of comics fandom, and the fifth anniversary of Newfangles.

October 30, 2016
Thanks to Bill Burns for the scanning, we've added 14 issues of Fanews Card  from 1944 and 1945. Thanks!

October 27, 2016
And now for something completely different. Check out the short video, Ms. Marian's Bedtime Story, we've posted on our Youtube channel. This was created in the summer of 1976 to be used as filler on the MidAmeriCon closed circuit channel in the hotels. It's a fannish life, suitable for children.

October 26, 2016
Some MidAmeriCon (1976) history for you today. We've added another of the daily newsletters, Bullsheet#0, which was distributed before the convention. We've also added the Hugo voting tallies, which according to Ken Keller, have not been published before now. You can find them on the MidAmeriCon publications page. So if you always wanted to know just how large Joe Haldeman's margin of victory was for THE FOREVER WAR, here's a chance to find out.

October 25, 2016
Added another issue of Shards of Babel  from 1983. This is a newszine from the Netherlands.

Time for more VOID! Added 4 more issues of Greg Benford and Ted White's fanzine (from 14 to 16.5), and have included at the end the original LOC from Rick Sneary. Here's a chance to see what Greg and Ted excerpted from the letter to print in issue 16.5.

Added about 175 photos  from Loncon 3. Most of these are individual shots taken at the autograph sessions. Thanks to Frank Olynyk for the photos!

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

October 23, 2016
So far today, we've added three 1979 issues of Andrew Porter's Science Fiction Chronicle, with scans by Joe Siclari.

We've also added an unusual piece done for FAPA 61. It's Fen Crittur Comical Books, with original story by Walt Willis and Bob Shaw, and with drawings by Bob Shaw assisted by Vince Clarke. Scanning was done by Andrew Porter. Thanks Andy!

October 20, 2016
George Phillies sent us a PDFs of MONTH YEAR's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #356 (4.2 MB), #68 (5.4 MB), #68.1A (5.2 MB), and #68.1B (5.0 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

October 18, 2016
We've posted a video of the Constellation Masquerade on our Youtube channel here. This video was briefly up a month ago, but blocked because of a copyrighted bit of music used by one group of contestants (and it was also wrongly identified as Bucky at that time). Thanks to Kathi Overton, the offending music has been silenced. See costuming state-of-the-art circa 1983; hear the explanation of the judging approach; check it out. Please subscribe to the channel if you haven't already done so. When we get another 40 subscribers, we can get an easy to remember URL for the channel.

Sam McDonald has provided us with scans for 14 more issues of Fantasy Fiction Field  from 1941 - 1945, along with much improved pages for several other issues. Thanks Sam! Your scans are very much appreciated.

We've added an issue of Ahrvid Engholm's e-zine Intermission.

John Thiel is starting Ionisphere  as a TNFF Bulletin publication for the Fan-Pro Co-ordination activity of the N3F. First issue has an interview with Adam-Troy Castro.

We have added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, Vol. 35, No. 16, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

October 13, 2016
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #354 (5.2 MB), #355 (4.2 MB), #68.1C (5.6 MB), #68.3 (5.2 MB), #6.5 (4.9 MB), and #7 (4.5 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

Another outstanding video from the Video Archeology Project! Today, we have posted a video captured at MidAmeriCon, the 1976 Worldcon, with George Barr's Fan Guest of Honor speech, and with many tributes to Robert Heinlein by folks like Alfred Bester, Fred Pohl, Bob Tucker, Jerry Pournelle, L. Sprague de Camp, Larry Niven and George Scithers. You can find it here  on our Fanac Fanhistory Youtube Channel. Thanks to David Dyer-Bennet and to Geri Sullivan.

George Phillies sent us a PDF of the new issue of the National Fantasy Fan Federation's Tightbeam  edited by Bob Jennings. Thanks George.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

July 27, 2016
What was the news in the exciting 1970s? Take a look at Luna, edited by Ann Dietz. We have 12 issues from 1972 - 1974, with news and interviews in the field. You'll find interviews with Andre Norton, Roger Zelazny, Keith Laumer and more. Scans by Mark Olson.

July 26, 2016
Still filling in the gaps today. Added 19 issues of Australian SF News, 18 of which are from the 1980s and 1 from 1992. This is the Merv Binns newszine focusing on, yes, Australian SF News.

Added 7 issues of Focal Point  from 1965 (edited by Mike McInerney and rich brown).

Added 1 issue of Starspinkle, the Ron Ellik newszine.

Added one more issue of Rally  today, this one from 1978.

July 25, 2016
Filling in a few things today. Added 7 issues of the Bruce Pelz fanzine, Ratatosk  from 1965-1966.

Added 5 later issues of Fanews Card  from 1945 - 1947.

A new fanzine for us, Focal Point  added today. It was edited by rich brown and Mike McInerney. The 13 issues added today are from 1965 - 1966.

On the international scene, from the Netherlands, we added one issue of Shards of Babel, a regional newszine edited by Roelof Goudriaan from 1983.

Another singleton so far, we added one issue of Spang Blah, a newszine with international flair by jan finder. This issue is from 1977.

One more singleton today, with the addition of Tympany, issue 6, edited by Redd Boggs and Robert Stein.

We've added another 42 issues of Fantasy Fiction Field  from 1941 - 1944. Sample headlines - "Doc Lowndes Released From Service; Couldn't Pass Medical Exam", "Bok Sells to Campbell!" and "Moskowitz Drafted!"

July 24, 2016
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #348 (3.9 MB), #69.3 (5.5 MB), and #69.5 (4.8 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

July 23, 2016
A new (and very short) video is up on Youtube. This is a snippet from the Video Archeology Project, coordinated by Geri Sullivan. At the 1976 Worldcon, the release of Star Wars was featured with an exhibit, and appearances by Mark Hamill and film execs. This video  is a preview of a featured discussion held in 1976 at the convention. The full video, along with many others produced by Scott Imes at the 1976 Worldcon will be shown at the 2016 Worldcon, MidAmeriCon 2. After the convention, the FANAC Fanhistory Channel will be hosting all the videos from MidAmericon thanks to the Video Archeology Project coordinated by Geri Sullivan. Subscribe to our channel! You'll be notified of new videos as we put them online.

Today's newszines are from 1941. We've put up 28 issues of Fantasy Fiction Field  from that period. Sample headline: Wollheim reports Cosmian League Newest Pro Organization is Growing Leaps and Bounds.

We've put up two more Barsoomian Times  and one more Fantasy Comics  today for your reading pleasure.

July 22, 2016
News for you. Added 60 issues of Fantasy Fiction Field  from 1942 - 1945. Con reports, obituaries, and so on from the days when everyone was a paper fan.

July 20, 2016
Happy Moon Landing Day! Today we have 9 more issues of Fantasy Fiction Field  from 1942 and 1943 in the way of newszines.

If you want a more focused view of the news, check out Barsoomian Times  and Fantasy Comics. More of these to come.

July 19, 2016
Three different continents are represented in today's score of newzines. First, from Australia, we have 14 issues from 1980 - 1982 of the Australian SF News. In 1982, an Australian author was GoH at the Worldcon in Chicago. Take a look at how his countrymen responded to that honor.

From the UK, we have 4 1939 issues of L.V. Heald's Science Fantasy Review. Their motto is "Science Fiction: Seeker of a Better To-morrow".

And from US, we have one additional newszine issue today. Issue 22  of Dick Wilson's Science Fiction Newsletter  from April 1938 is now online.

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

to fans, leaving professional news to other zines. We have the run of 9 issues up. Over the course of the run, it was edited by Craig Miller, Elliot Weinstein, Glen Mitchell and Mike Glyer.

We have updated the Fanac Names Cross Reference. There are currently 23,656 names in these listings.

July 18, 2016
A newszine from Brooklyn put online today, from Julius Unger. Check out Fantasy Fiction Field issues  from 1940-1941. Today we have put up 10 of them. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

More issues of Rally  available as well today, with 2 from the '60s, and 8 from the '70s. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

July 17, 2016
It's our week for Australian newszines. We have 26 more issues of Fanew Sletter  up, covering parts of Sept 1976 - Jan 78. Ever wonder how the Ditmar's are awarded? Here's a chance to learn more about the process. Take a look at the nomination form and explanatory material in issue 74.

It's really our week for Australian newszines. A new title has been put up today. Check out Merv Binns' newzine, Australian SF News. We have 12 issues from 1979 and 1980 online, with convention reports, the professional scene and more!

For your Retro Hugo reading pleasure, today we have put up a 1940 issue  of Wiggin's Science Fiction Fan. This issue contains an article  by Retro Hugo nominated fan writer, Harry Warner Jr. on Dracula. You can see the full list of Retro Hugo Fan materials here.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #347 (6.5 MB), #4.5 (4.9 MB), #5 (5.0 MB), and #70 (5.3 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

July 15, 2016
Australian newszines! Today, we've put up 43 issues of Fanew Sletter, Leigh Edmond's newzine. There's occasional supplementary material, including the Daily Newsletters from Aussiecon, and FanWords. Here's your chance to get a view of Australian fandom in the 70s.

July 14, 2016
For Bastille Day, we've put up the first 7 issues of Andy Porter's Algol. Algol received 6 nominations for the Best Fanzine Hugo, winning in 1974. By issue 7, contributors included Dave Van Arnam, rich brown, Richard Wilson and Steve Stiles.

One more newszine is up as well. Issue 40  of Dick Wilson's Science Fiction Newsletter  from September 1938 is now online. It was pubbed on a mimeo; take a look - earlier issues online were hecto.

July 13, 2016
Today's newzine is Science Fiction Newscope, edited by Lawrence Ray Campbell. This zine is from the early 1950s, and reports pro and fan news. We've added 8 issues from 1951 and 1952.

July 11, 2016
1930s and 1940s not your beat? Today we have some newszines from a later period. Take a look -- we've added 16 1960s issues of Rally, a "news and chatterzine with a Southern accent".

From the 70s, we've added 6 issues of Joyce and Arnie Katz's fanzine, Fiawol.

We've also added issue 77  of FANAC, giving us a complete run of this 1950s/1960s newszine.

July 10, 2016
Great stuff today. We've added a batch of Fantasy News, including 25 issues from 1939, and 4 from 1940. What was it like to be at the very first World Science Fiction Convention? Feel the joy and excitement in this contemporary report, here in issues 55, 56, and 57. That last one has a detailed description of the ballgame!

One of the fans nominated for Best Fan Writer in the Retro Hugos is Bob Tucker. We've added fanzines from a slightly later period than the Retros today, with all 15 issues (1945-1949) of the Bloomington Newsletter, and 12 issues (1950-1952) of the fanzine after it changed to Science Fiction Newsletter.

We've also added Le Zombie #5  from 1939.

July 8, 2016
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #346 (6.1 MB) and #70.1C (5.5 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

July 7, 2016
Asimov sings! Added the third segment of the 1971 Hugos banquet to our Youtube channel. You can find it here. This features banter by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg,and also Asimov singing an original limerick.

Added two special editions of Starspinkle, towards the end of the run. Both the specials announce the broadcast of adaptations of Harlan Ellison stories. "Harlan Ellison wants you to watch television Saturday night."

July 6, 2016
During the past week, our Fancy 3 site, Fancyclopedia.org, added 67 new pages and updated around a hundred others. The entry of the week is "Fanac". Pages for Hal Clement  and Filthy Pierre  were among those updated. Fancyclopedia is a wiki based encyclopedia, and knowledgeable fans are encouraged to add to it. New pages added include New Zealand Natcon 19, Marv Wolfman, the Vogon Interdimentional Poetic Society  and Fred Prophet.

On fanac.org  today we added 3 issues of Phan, a little newszine from 1944. Interesting headline (reeking of fannish legend) - "Outsiders, Los Angeles Radicals, Disband!"

July 5, 2016
Much to report today. We've put online 43 issues (almost the entire run) of Starspinkle, a "news and chitter-chatter fanzine" by Ron Ellik from 1963-1964. There's a good illo in each of the issues, and I do believe I saw art by Roy Krenkel, Dan Adkins and Bill Rotsler to name a few.

Two more issues of Bob Tucker's Le Zombie  are up. These are issues 3 & 4 from 1939.

Filling in the gaps on Fantasy News. Today, we've added 12 issues, with 4 from 1939, 4 from 1941, 3 from 1943 and 1 from 1944. These wartime issues are poignant, with news of fans being called up for service intermixed with news of the science fiction field.

July 2, 2016
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #345 (6.4 MB) and #64.1A (5.5 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

Added 7 1949 issues of Fantasy News  from the April to September period.

July 1, 2016
Is February 1939 important to you? We've added 4 issues of Fantasy News  from that period.

June 28, 2016
In response to some Facebook conversation, today we've added a fanzine by Walt Willis and James White, "From the Enchanted Duplicator to the Enchanted Convention". Enjoy!

Joe has scanned another three Fantasy Times, filling in holes in 1947 and 1948. Today we added issues 60, 61, and 70. Thanks Joe!

June 27, 2016
Today, we've added fanzines nominated for the Retro Hugos. First, there's another 1940 issue of Spaceways, this one #11. Thanks to the help of Bob Madle, we also have 3 more issues of 1940's Voice of the Imagi-Nation. Zines provided by Bob, and scans of those zines courtesy of Joe Siclari. Thank you both.

June 26, 2016
Finished putting up the run of FANAC, adding 7 later issues by Walter Breen as well as Terry Carr's 28 page 3rd anniversary issue, the Fannish III. Great anniversary issues for this fanzine -- check out the first two anniversary issues as well. They're #34  and #53. Note that it took Terry until 1964 to get that third anniversary issue out.

June 25, 2016
FANAC  was a Hugo award winning fannish newszine, edited by Terry Carr and Ron Ellik, and later by Walter Breen. Today, we put online 39 issues from 1960 - 1962. In addition to the news, contents include columns by Walt Willis, cartoons by artists such as Bill Rotsler, Ray Nelson and ATom.

For our Retro Hugo reading list, today we have added a 1940 piece written by H.P. Lovecraft and Duane W. Rimel, published in Paul Freehafer's September 1940 Polaris.

June 24, 2016
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #344 (1.8 MB) and #70.1E (5.1 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

June 22, 2016
Now, filling in some of the gaps in Science Fiction Times. Joe Siclari has scanned 6 more issues, with 3 from 1958, 1 from 1959, 1 from 1960 and 1 from 1967. We're working to have as broad a calendar coverage with the newszines as possible. Thanks Joe!

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

June 21, 2016
Filling in some of the gaps in Fantasy Times. Joe Siclari has been searching for the zines to fill in the gaps for Fantasy Times, and today we've put up 9 issues from 1946, 1947, 1951 and 1955. One of the zines came from Lee Hoffman's collection and one from Ross Rocklynne. Thanks to Joe for the searching and scanning.

June 20, 2016
Added a segment to the Noreascon 1 (1971) Worldcon Hugo Banquet on Youtube. This is part 2  of the banquet and has the Guest of Honor Speeches by Harry Warner, Jr. and by Clifford Simak. It also has an explanation and awarding of the Pat Terry Award by Gordy Dickson and of the Big Heart Award by 4sj.

June 17, 2016
Today's offering - another 24 Science Fiction Times. This set includes 8 from 1967, 12 from 1968 and 4 from 1969.

June 16, 2016
Almost done now with the Science Fiction Times  run that Ned Brooks scanned. Today you'll find 16 more issues, with 13 from 1965, one from 1966 and two from 1967. The newszine had been in publication for 25 years with very regular issues. Issue 433  marks the death of Doc Smith with many appreciations by fans and pros. If you are a Burroughs fan, you might be interested in the Barsoomian Times, found on the last 4 pages of Issue 433, and edited by Jeremy Barry. There are more Barsoomian Times in other issues, including in 1965, Issue 432, Issue 424  and Issue 426.

June 14, 2016
More newszines. Today you will find 8 1962 and 7 1964 issues of Science Fiction Times. Fun stuff - there's a financial report for Seacon, the 1961 Worldcon on page 3 of this issue  and a report on the 15th Westercon in here.

June 13, 2016
An interesting set of newszines today. First, we've added 4 issues of the Australian SF News  from 1954 and 1958. If you'd like to check out the differences between the United States and Australia in how and what the news of science fiction and fandom was reported, you can compare the Australian fanzine with Fantasy Times  and Science Fiction Times  from the same month and year.

Wonder how worldcons were different decades ago? Check out the daily newsletter  from the 1961 Pittcon.

We've also added the June  issue of CyberCozen  edited by Leyble Botwinik. Thanks Leybl.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #343 (6.4 MB) and #70.1G (5.4 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

June 8, 2016
Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #14.1 (5.4 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

June 5, 2016
Added Progress Report 1  from Seacon, the 1961 Worldcon. It includes a final financial report on Pittcon, the 1960 Worldcon, showing a cash flow of all of $5013.68.

Continuing to add Science Fiction Times, you can now find 3 more issues from 1963 and 7 more from 1964. 1964 was the 23rd year of this newszine's publication, and at the time it was the world's oldest amateur SF publication.

June 3, 2016
Taral Wayne sent us a PDF (6.1 MB) of his Perzine Broken Toys 49  which we have added to the Broken Toys index. Thanks Taral.

We have added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, Vol. 34, No. 48, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

June 2, 2016
Today we have more newszines. We've added 23 issues from 1961 of Science Fiction Times  and 6 more from 1962. This includes a blockbuster 20th anniverary issue  with articles by Fred Pohl, James Blish, Otto Binder, Forry Ackerman and others.

June 1, 2016
Added four 1940 issues of the Retro Hugo nominated fanzine, Voice of the Imagi-Nation. Letters from Wm. Temple, Arthur C. Clarke, Art Widner, Jack Speer and others, with many facsimile signatures included.

Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue 342 of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

May 30, 2016
Today, we've added Hyphen 6, the January 1954 issue of Walt Willis's fanzine. In addition to articles by Walter, there are contributions from Bob Shaw, Vince Clarke, F. Towner Laney and others, along with letters by Eric Frank Russell, Robert Bloch, Shelby Vick and more.

For newszines, we've added a May, 1944 issue  of Fantasy Times  along with 24 issues of Science Fiction Times  from 1960.

May 29, 2016
Added 1959 issues (23 of them) of Science Fiction Times. This is the same fanzine as Fantasy Times  which changed its name in mid 1957. Headlines include: "First Worldcon SF Con Held 20 Years Ago", "Detention - Huge Success, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Blish - Freas & Bloch Win Hugos", and "'Astounding' to Change Name".

Sample headlines: "Twenty Years of Asimov to be Celebrated in March '59 Amazing", and "Detroit Wins '59 Site, 'Fantasy and Science Fiction' Wins 'Hugo', Solacon Withdraws from WSFS"

We have added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, Vol. 34, No. 47, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both.

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.

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 newszine 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 newszine 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 newszine 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 newszine 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
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 newszine 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 newszine, 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 newszine, 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.

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.

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 newszine 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.

April 1, 2016
We have a new video up on the Fanac Fanhistory Project channel on Youtube. Featuring Fred Pohl, Bob Madle, Earle Korshak and Dave Kyle, you can view the MagiCon panel discussion on the first Worldcon.

We've posted the new April issue  of Leybl Botwinik's fanzine Cyber Cozen  along with earlier 2016 and 2015 issues. Thanks, Leybl.

March 30, 2016
We have a new video up on the Fanac Fanhistory Project channel on Youtube. Check out the playlist for Outworlds Live!, the live performance of Bill Bowers' fanzine Outworlds 50 from the 1987 Corflu.

March 29, 2016
We've posted the new Broken Toys 48  issue of Taral's fanzine Broken Toys. Thanks, Taral.

You can also find the February  issue of The National Fantasy Fan  thanks to George Phillies.

March 21, 2016
Two new issues of Opuntia  added, both the new Opuntia 337, and an archive issue, Opuntia 248. Thanks Dale!

March 15, 2016
A number of fanzines that were added in February and March dropped off the "what's new" list. Don't worry, the Fantasy Times, the Ratatosks, and the others are still there.

In addition to the February and March issues, today we added two issues of Opuntia, both the new one, Opuntia 336, and an archive issue, Opuntia 30. Thanks Dale!

One of our most exciting new projects is to make historic video and audio available. We have begun the Fanac Fanhistory Project channel on Youtube! To begin with, we have made available a couple of items from MagiCon. the 50th Wordcon held in 1992. On the channel you will find an interview with Fan Guest of Honor, Walt Willis, and the Isaac Asimov Memorial.

January 29, 2016
Edie Stern has added Fantasy Times #2A, #4, and #5 edited by James V. Taurasi during October to December 1944 to the Fantasy Times  index. Thank you Edie.

These scans were provide by Ned Brooks before his accidential death and include most, if not all, of the issues of the zine that were published from September 1941 to July 1956. Edie will be putting them on-line here over the next few months.

January 28, 2016
Edie Stern has added Fantasy Times #8 and #10 edited by Sam Moskowitz in April and June 1944 to the Fantasy Times  index. Thank you Edie.

January 26, 2016
Taral Wayne sent us a PDF (11.6 MB) of his Perzine Broken Toys 46  which we have added to the Broken Toys index. Thanks Taral.

January 18, 2016
George Phillies sent us a PDFs of January 2016's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

January 15, 2016
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #251 (5.4 MB) and #332 (1.9 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

January 8, 2016
Edie Stern uploaded a PDF (1.96 MB) of the first Progress Report for the 2015 Operacon  that was held March 12–15 in Milwaukee, WI. Thanks Edie.

It was a four-day relaxacon in conjunction with the Milwaukee world premiere of “The Snow Dragon”, the latest opera by award-winning sf, fantasy and horror writer Somtow Sucharitkul (aka S.P. Somtow).

January 5, 2016
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #331 (3.0 MB) and #61.1 (5.3 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

January 1, 2016
Taral Wayne sent us a PDF (1.1 MB) of his Perzine Broken Toys 45  which we have added to the Broken Toys index. Thanks Taral.


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