The Fanac Fan History Project

Site History (2016-2019)

September 16, 2019
A whopping 61 additional fanzines today. Randomly on a Monday (actually in order of upload):

--Issue 5  of Sky Hook, Red Boggs, January 1949 FAPAzine. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--14 issues of Beabohema, Frank Lunney. Issues 2, 4-11, 13-16, and 20, from 1968-1971. Scans by Mark Olson.

--3 issues of Gtterdmmerunng, Tommy Ferguson, Mark McCann, and James McKee. We added issues 1-3, but we actually alrady had issues 8-11. However they were listed in a pre-2000 format on the website, and I suspect no one, except maybe our late lamented 1st webmaster, actually knew they were there. Scans of issues 1-3 were done at Dublin 2019.

--5 issues of Xero, Dick and Pat Lupoff. We added issues 6, 8-9, along with issue 8 Comics, and issue 8 Avram Birthday edition (which is only 2 pages). Note that issue 6 from 1961 is the Willish - http://fanac.org/fanzines/Xero/Xero6.pdf. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--25 more issues of Yandro, Buck and Juanita Coulson. Today's additons: issues 184-186, 196, 198, 201-204, 206-209, 211-218, 221-224. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--9 issues Scientifriction, Mike Glyer. This is a new title for us. Mike introduces the first issue (December 1974), by saying it's "A sort of Christmascard of a fanzine", By issue 4, he's up to 94 pages. We have issues 1-4, 6, and 9-12. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--4 more issues of Proper Boskonian, various editors, from 1969-1976. We've added issues 5, 7, 13, and 14. Scans by Joe Siclari.

September 14, 2019
Between the Dublin 2019 scanning and Joe Siclari's scanning, and with a little help from our friends, we added 58 zines today.

From Dublin -

--3 issues of Tommy Ferguson's TASH, 1990s. According to Fancyclopedia.org, TASH stands for "The Amazing Sentient House". Cool.

--30 issues of the ISFA Newsletter, the newsletter of the Irish Science Fiction Association. Apparently, the newsetter had some evolution in its name, being styled "newsletter" in the 70s and 80s, and just "news" in the 90s. There were a couple of different editors along the way as you might imagine. These issues run from 1977 to 1982.

From the scanning of Joe Siclari -

--23 more issues of Buck and Juanita Coulson's Yandro. We added issues: 141, 144-145, 153, 155, 157-161, 164-169, 171, 200, 205, 210, 219-220, and 225. Issue 141 dates from 1964, and 225 comes from 1974, so a 10 year span. Usually, I talk about the contributors of words when I mention fanzine ToCs. Having put up a vast number of Yandros in the last few days, I want to point out that there are some fine covers here too - from folks like George Barr, Eddie Jones, Dan Adkins, Danny Frolich, and Juanita herself.

With a little help from our friends -- Rob Hansen provided us with scans of 2 issues of VOM. Newly uploaded are issues 17 and 49. Thanks Rob! We're only missing two issues now. Does anyone have issues 31 or 34? Can you scan them for us? Contact me at fanac@fanac.org.

September 13, 2019
When I do the updates, I usually talk about the fanzines and photos uploaded. Often, folks provide corrections or clarifications, and I generally don't point those out. It happens relatively often, so today let me tell you that I corrected a bunch of misspellings of "Hertz" thanks to a note from John Hertz. No, the misspellings had nothing to do with John, but were for a fellow traveller. Thanks, John.

Added a curious item from August 1950, provided and scanned by Susan Graham and UMBC. It's Egoboo - A Fantasy Satire, by Manly Banister. "EGOBOO is strictly fiction-its characters, places and incidents are fictional. It is, admittedly, satire, but satire without the sting of malice or animosity. It is a mirror like one of those you find at amusement places, laughably distorting what they reflect." Thanks go to Susan Graham and her team.

The biggest addition is another 18 issues of Buck and Juanita Coulson's Yandro. Newly uploaded: issues 121, 123, 126, 129-138, 226-227, and 250-252. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

We have added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, MT Void Vol. 38, No. 11, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

September 12, 2019
We're mostly staying at least 50 years behind the times today (and all the scanning is by Joe Siclari). We've added 25 zines here.

--1943 Fanzine Yearbook, compiled by Bob Tucker, Larry Shaw and Art Widner. This appeared with Le Zombie 56  in January, 1944.

--Zap, a one-shot done by Ted Johnstone in May, 1957, to commemorate the 1957 LASFS Fanquet held in honor of Forrest J Ackerman. The ink has faded in parts, so some of this is physically hard to read.

--KiwiFan, from Roger Horrocks. 3 issues of this New Zealand fanzine from the late 50s.

--Yandro, from Buck and Juanita Coulson. We've added 20 issues, mostly from the 1960s: 101-102, 104, 106, 108-113, 115-117, 119-120, 253-254, 256-258 and 2 calendars plus a supplement.

September 11, 2019
From Ireland to Dave English - that's where we go today, with a difficult stop in California.

Ireland is represented by 2 issues of James Bacon's The Brentford Mercury  from the mid90s. Did you think Journey Planet was the first?

We halso have 3 issues of Lee Hoffman's folk music zine, Caravan. The last issue here, number 16, is what the zine looked like after it had been taken over by Billy Faier. There's also a songbook, "Folksong Festival Songs".

In the area of collections and fanthologies, today sees 4 more scanned and online: Fanthology 1981, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, A Dave English Sketchbook, published by Larry Stark, the Incompleat Burbee, Vol 1, put together by Pete Graham, Ron Ellik Terry Carr, Dave Rike and Carl Brandon, and Rotsler's Rocks, by Bill Rotsler. We've also replaced the JPG version of "The Selected Writings of Rick Sneary" with a PDF version.

Lastly, I want to call to your attention that we are assembling materials related to the Breen Boondoggle. You can find them at: http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Breen_Boondoggle/ 

September 10, 2019
Wow, we've uploaded 35 fanzines today, from 1955 to 2019.

Noteworthy (not that they're not all noteworthy):

--Issue 300 of Tightbeam, edited by George Phillies and Jon Swartz. That's a lot of issues. George Phillies says that next year is the NFFFs 60th year of publication for Tightbeam.

--The Zed 780, Karen Anderson (Summer 1955). My favorite for today - this issue has the first intentional use of the word "filk" according to Fancyclopedia.org - and you can search for it! Very cool.

Irish zines scanned at Dublin 2019 (all thanks to Philippa Ryder for bringing them for scanning):

--Cygnus, 2 issues (1970s), edited by David Patterson. These are from the North Down Science Fiction Group.

--ISFA News, 10 issues (early 90s), edited by Brendan Ryder. News from the Irish Science Fiction Association.

More issues of stuff we have and want more of:

--Alien Critic and FAPA Psychotic, edited by Richard E. Geis. We have Alien Critic, issue 4 (Jan 1973), and FAPA Psychotic 2 (from around 1972). Scanning by Joe Siclari.

--Cry of the Nameless, edited by F.M. Busby. We have a strange little issue from September 1960, plus an envelope from 1969 (it's groovy, and I mean that with no subtext), and a letter from Ted Pauls (1959). I've tucked everything in chronological order, so just look for the date and you'll see the names/descriptions. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

--Jane's Fighting SMOFs, edited by Jane and Scott Dennis. Added today is issue 12 (Summer 1988), scanned by Ben Yalow. This is the fanzine that focused on convention bidding (esp worldcon bidding).

--Proper Boskonian, 8 issues, various editors. We added issues 6, 12, 26-27, 32, 35, 40, and 43. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

--South of the Moon, issue 18 (1980), edited by Harry Andruschak. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

--Yandro, 8 issues (1960-1961), edited by Buck and Juanita Coulson. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

September 9, 2019
Variety is today's keyword.

First, we added the November 1944 FAPA30A mailing, with 14 zines, including poetry, snark and serious constructive fandom (like Laney's Fan-Dango 7. This is part of our 1)FAPA love and 2)prep for next year's Retro Hugos. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Second, we've added some photos of program panels from Dublin 2019, thanks to Rich and Nicki Lynch. There are also a few caption corrections courtesy of photographer Frank Olynyk. You can see them all at: http://www.fanac.org/worldcon/Dublin/x19-p00.html  . The panel photos are at the end.

Third, it's a YouTube day. We've added another interview by Rusty Hevelin conducted at MagiCon in 1992. Note the warning in the writeup. From the writeup - "In this video, Rusty Hevelin interviews author Jack Williamson. Jack talks candidly about his life and career, from his experiences with psychoanalysis to his apprenticeship with (early SF writer) Miles J. Breuer to how he changed with the market over 50 years. WARNING: You have to listen closely as Jack speaks softly, and the interview is very slow till about midway. There's a lot of "I don't recall" early on. If you do, you'll be rewarded with insights into one of the field's most important early writers." The link: https://youtu.be/HEjK5phFv1o 

September 8, 2019
For you today, we have a mixed bag of interesting fanzines.

--Lighthouse, edited by Terry Carr and Pete Graham. We've added issue 6, May 1962, completing the run! Scanning by Joe Siclari.

--Maya. We've added issue 7, February 1975, edited by Rob Jackson. This was provided by Rob Jackson and scanned at Dublin 2019.

--The Phantagraph, edited by Don Wollheim. We've added issues 49 and 50 from 1944. These are part of FAPA 30A from November 1944 which will be added next. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

--Quibble only one, October 1951, by Peter Ridley. This was a one shot, one copy zine done for Lee Hoffman, presumably as a gift or a goof. It features "Illustrations by Virgil Mislay and Earle Bogey". There's hand drawn art, and apologies but the print quality is not the best. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

--Xero, edited by Dick and Pat Lupoff. Issues 5 and 7 from 1961. Issue 7 credits includes John Berry, Lin Carter, Don Westlake, Buck Coulson, ATom and Steve Stiles. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

--Yandro, edited by Buck and Juanita Coulson. Issues 74-75, 77, 79, 81, 85, 86, 88, and 100 (which range from 1959 to 1961). Scanning by Joe Siclari.

September 7, 2019
Still catching up from Dublin 2019. Today we added about 200 photos taken by Frank Olynyk. These are primarily of authors at their autographing, but there are a few others. See them at http://www.fanac.org/worldcon/Dublin/x19-p00.html. There's a little more tuning to do on the descriptions, but they're up. Thanks Frank!

--11 more issues of First Contact, 1990s, edited by Robert Elliott. This is the newsletter of the Irish Science Fiction Association, and was provided by Philippa Ryder, and scanned at Dublin 2019.

--Maya, edited by Ian Williams, Ian Maule and Rob Jackson. Today, we have issues from all of them. Adding issues 1-6 and 12-13. There's content from the editors, Terry Jeeves, Darrell Schweitzer, Harry Bell, Bill Kunkel, Christopher Priest, Greg Benford, Malcolm Edwards, Pete Weston among others.

--Proper Boskonian, 12 issues by various editors. This was the genzine from the New England Science Fiction Association, published from 1967-1998. Here's a quote from issue 8 - One of the delights of fandom is the never-ending stream of characters who are going to save and purify SF and/or Fandom. They arise; they issue their manifestos; people take them very seriously; all sorts of statements are issued pro and con; people get very upset about what "they" are doing; and a good time is had by all." That was by Richard Harter, in 1971. It seems quite modern, doesn't it?

September 5, 2019
Alphabetically today, we begin with

--9 issues of First Contact, 1990s, edited by Robert Elliott. This is the newsletter of the Irish Science Fiction Association, and was provided by Philippa Ryder, and scanned at Dublin 2019.

--4 issues of Quandry  1952, from Lee Hoffman. We've added issues 18-19, 22 and 24. Thanks to the scanning and OCR'ing by Joe Siclari, we've also replaced issue 20 with a searchable PDF. It makes me unreasonably happy to go into a Q and search on Bloch and (after a couple of clicks) go directly to the letter of comment that he wrote. (In issue 20, he starts with "Dear Shirley", which I'm pretty sure was something no one else did. LeeH always called him 'Mr. Bloch'.)

--Issue 4, Fall 1938, of Scienti-Snaps, edited by Walter Marconette, provided and scanne by David Ritter. David says this is the last all hecto issue.

--Sensor 1.5, Summer 1995, Brendan Ryder. This is the Intersection issue (it's short). It was scanned at Dublin 2019 having been provided by Philippa Ryder.

--WSFA Journal 72, June 1970, Don Miller. Scans by Joe Siclarti.

--2 issues of Yandro, Buck and Juanita Coulson. Issues 56 (1957), and 68 (1958). Scans by Joe Siclari.

--Issue 11, January 1966, of Pete Weston's Zenith Speculation. There's also a letter  soliciting subscriptions. Don't we all wish we had a secretary like Pete did.

September 4, 2019
Another mixed bag today, including a couple of scans from Dublin 2019.

--Maya 8, July 1975, edited by Rob Jackson, with material by Malcolm Edwards and Peter Weston among others. Scanned at Dubin 2019.

--Outworlds, issues 8 and 11, by Bill Bowers. Issue 8 is an all column issue with contributions by Poul Anderson, Greg Benford, Steve Fabian, Doc Lowndes, Andy Offut, Ted Pauls and Bill Rotsler. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--Pamphrey 7, the last issue of a Walt Willis FAPAzine from 1958. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--Retribution 5, December 1956, by John Berry and Arthur Thompson.

--Issue 1  of Sensor, Winter, 1994, Brendan Ryder. Subtitled a "Review of Irish Science Fiction". This is one of the cache of Irish fanzines, provided to us at Dublin by Phillipa Ryder, and scanned at Dublin 2019.

--Shangri L'Affaires, 14 issues from 1963-1965: 54-60, 63 and 65, plus the 1961 Meritricious Art Supplement, from various editors. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--Son of the WSFA Journal, Don Miller, 7 issues 1970-1973: 6-9, 62, 76, 87. These are news supplements to the WSFA Journal.

--South of the Moon 13, August 1976, Andrew Sigel

--Spacewarp 14, May 1948, Art Rapp

September 3, 2019
Today, we learned of the death of FANAC.org's first webmaster, Jack Weaver. Without him, there would be no FANAC site. I met Jack in 1980, when we were both working on the same real-time telephony project for IBM. Jack was technically excellent, thoroughly irascible with those he had little respect for, and a remarkably good friend for what turned out to be almost 40 years. He read science fiction, joined the local club and worked on art show and other convention jobs. At work, when we were having one of those inevitably strange discussions, this time about which of Snow White's dwarfs each programmer resembled, Jack immediately laid claim to Grumpy. No one objected. I will miss him a lot.

As we've experimented with OCR, I've been articulating whether each day's PDFs are searchable. From now on, they're all searchable (except for the art portfolios) and so I'm going to stop mentioning it. Everything new will go up as a searchable PDF unless it makes more sense to have them go up as an image. Thanks for your patience and sorry for any confusion. We are still experimenting with bookmarks, so I'll keep you posted about that.

Today, everything is from Joe's scanning. Thanks Joe! Finally, we've added issue 9  of Hyphen. Materials by Walt Willis, Vince Clarke, Chuck Harris, and Bob Bloch plus letters from all kinds of interesting people. This completes the run (!!!).

Added issue 117  of Harry Warner's Horizons. This was mailed out in FAPA 111.

We've added a boatload of Art Rapp's Spacewarp. There are 14 newly uploaded issues: 7, 19, 23-33, 66, plus the index to the first 5 volumes. Issues are primarily from the late 40s, with the most recent one being from 1960.

Continuing the run of classic zines, we also have issue 2  of Wild Hair, this one dated April 21, 1949. It is from Burbee, Laney and Rotsler.

In random order, we finish with issue 52  of Tucker's Le Zombie, from 1943. Page 9 has a list of fans in the war.

September 2, 2019
Today's additions are courtesy of the scanning of Joe Siclari.

We have added 3 issues of Richard Bergeron's Warhoon, specifically 9, 14 and 16. These range from 1960 to 1962. There are contributions from Walt Willis, Dick Eney, Gregg Calkins, Walter Breen, etc.

Another treat is the addition of 2 searchable issues of Hyphen, edited by Walt Willis et al. We've added issue 19, and replaced the partial issue 1 with a PDF of the entire issue.

From Frank Dietz, we have issue 3  of Luna (which is different than Luna Monthly ). This completes the run. In this issue, there's a speech by Fritz Leiber, a debate on "Witchcraft in Science Fiction" by Lester Del Rey and Randall Garrett and more. Despite the fact that this zine is 56 years old, and our source is not pristine, with the magic of current OCR you can open it up and search on "Witchcraft" and go right to the article. It may not sound exciting to you, but it's exciting to me.

We've also added Chanticleer 6, by Walt Liebscher. I believe this is from December 1945, and contributors include Doc Lowndes, Bob Bloch and Bob Tucker.

And finally, Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #454(5.1MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

August 31, 2019
The first and maybe the best of our Dublin 2019 scanning is now online. From the collection of Dublin chair James Bacon, we have the sketchbook  of James White, circa 1948, done on the back of a receipt book from the tailor shop where he worked. These are the covers of Slant  that you never saw, plus you know, sketches.

August 30, 2019
More classic issues of Cry of the Nameless  today. We've added 15 issues in PDF format from the late 50s and late 60s. Issues added are: 112-114, 116-119, 122-125, and 180-183. These are chock full of fascinating letters, illos and articles by professionals and BNFs, but you'll have to delve in for yourself. I've had too much fun the last few weeks and now I'm tired. More tomorrow.

August 23, 2019
At the worldcon, several people came up to the table and made kind comments about the work Fanac.org did in assembling materials for the Fan Retro Hugos. As you may have heard, CoNZealand plans to award Retro Hugos next year for works from 1944. Well, we've started assembling the material and you can see the initial list at http://fanac.org/fanzines/Retro_Hugos.html. There are a few errors baked in (eg the numbers on a couple of these are not accurate), but it's a decent start.

Today's other offerings still come from the backlog (aka before Dublin). We've added:

Issues 2 and 4 of the Whole Fanzine Catalog, by Brian Earl Brown, scanning by Joe Siclari. We've also replaced the JPG verson of issue 21  with a searchable PDF created by Mark Olson. The new issues complete the run.

Vol 2, #2  of Boyd Raeburn's Bas, scanning by Joe Siclari.

Issues 2 and 4 of Ground Zero, edited by Belle and Frank Dietz and George Nims Raybin. This completes the run of Ground Zero. Contributors include: John Trimble, Ron Ellik, Lynn Hickman, Ian Macauley and Ted Johnstone. Scans by Joe Siclari.

We have updated the Fanac Names Cross Reference. There are currently 27,704 names in these listings.

Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #453(8.6MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

August 21, 2019
We're back from Dublin 2019, and playing a little catchup. Not ready yet to post anything scanned at Dublin, but here are a few other fanzines for you.

First, from Mark Olson's scanner, we have 12 issues and 5 supplements of the WSFA Journal. The supplements are from the issues numbered in the 70s, and the regular issues are scattered from 1971 to 1974.

George Phillies sent us a PDF of the August issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's Tightbeam, edited by George Phillies and Jon Swartz. Thanks George!

Lebyl Botwinik sent us the August issue of CyberCozen. Thanks Leybl!

George Phillies sent us a PDFs of August 2019's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #451(7.2MB) and #452(6.2MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

August 2, 2019
We're glad to announce that we have completed the run of Joe Kennedy's major fanzine, Vampire. We added the rare first issue (hecto & construction paper) from 1945.

July 28, 2019
First, we've added another classification system for your edification. This one is from Jack Speer, and was originally published in December of 1943. The version we have uploaded is the reprint by Roy Tackett in Dynatron 25 (1965). The title is Decimal Classification for Fantasy Fiction. Scans by Joe Siclari

Mark Olson has been continuing to experiment with OCR of mimeographed fanzines, and we are now starting to put these searchable PDFs online. Remember when you are searching them that the OCR of these old documents is not 100%, but hot damn, now we can search in fanzines that were published decades ago! The earliest today is Yandro 50 from March 1957.

Today's searchable bounty:

--Issue 67, January 1989, of Bruce Gillespie's SF Commentary. We also put up issues 71-72  from April 1992, but that scan is not searchable as yet. Scans by Mark Olson.

--Issue 1, July-August, 1976 of Brian Earl Brown's The Whole Fanzine Catalog. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--Issue 76, April 1971, of Don Miller's WSFA Journal. Scan by Mark Olson

--Yandro, by Buck and Juanita Coulson, issues 50, 69, 73, 93 and 95. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--Xero, by Dick and Pat Lupoff. We've put up our first issue, which is the final issue, #10.

July 26, 2019
George Phillies sent us a PDFs of July 2019's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #450(5.0MB) of his perzine Opuntia, as well as an updated index to cover the last 25 issues. Thanks Dale.

July 25, 2019
More from the scanners of Susan Graham and her team at UMBC:

1. Two issues of Harry Warner's Spaceways  - issues #2 and #6 from 1939. Number 6 has been tinkered with to improve readability.

2. Issue 6  of Ron Ellik's Starspinkle. This newszine from the early 1960s was a "bi-weekly news and chitter-chatter fanzine" according to Ron.

3. Issue 2  of Ed Mesky's Niekas  with an off-putting front cover. Page 4  has a lovely description of the filk singing session in Karen Anderson's room at Chicon. Sample - "For the next few hours I was there listening to and grokking in its fullness the various filk, Tolkien, and filth songs sung."

4. Issue 8  (edited by Jean Cox) of Shangri-LA. This is a "conference issue" from 1948, and the cover advertises in this issue A E Van Vogt, Ray Bradbury, L Major Reynolds, and Chas Schneeman.

Many thanks to Susan Graham and UMBC.

July 24, 2019
Very pleased to say that today's update consists of 3 of the first 4 issues of Laney's The Acolyte. These were provided and scanned by Susan Graham and her team at UMBC. They kindly have helped fill in some holes in the archive and there are more fanzines from UMBC coming (although unfortunately not more Acolytes). Issue 1 has been tinkered with in terms of color and contrast in order to make the text more readable. Thanks, Susan!

July 23, 2019
Ed Meskys has provided more than 20 boxes of fanzines to scan and upload. We're starting to go through them now. Thanks, Ed! It's like finding a treasure chest and just getting ready to open the lid. Mark Olson provided the transport. Thanks, Mark! That's a lot of boxes.

We're putting the individual zines from the Denventioneer up on their own index pages. Today, we've added Wright's Denventioneer Comet  issue to that index, and started one for Yerke's Damn Denventioneer Thing. These are from Marh 1941. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

In the spirit of tidying up, we've also added the cover (found it!) to Bas 6. There's also a B&W cover  for the same issue. I don't know the story behind the two covers. Do you?

Additionally, we have added the double issue 18-19  of the Whole Fanzine Catalog from March 1981. Scans by Mark Olson.

July 22, 2019
Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #449(8.6MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

July 18, 2019
A bit of a puzzle to lead off with today. I put up issue 3  of Psychotic today, but I'm not entirely sure that it is issue 3. If someone can clarify this for me, it would be much appreciated. There's no issue number that I can find or date. Apparently Geis had some printing problems too, as there were blank pages embedded. We think we put this back to together accurately but if you have a copy, we would appreciate any corrections or confirmations. Scan by Joe Siclari.

Thanks to David Ritter, we now have the first 4 issues of volume 2 of Fantasy News. These are whole numbers 27-30 and date early 1939. All issues are from David's collection, with the exception of issue 27 which is from the collection of James Halperin, Heritage Auctions. David did all the scanning. Thanks David!

Joe also scanned Science Fiction Reivew 21  published by Dick Geis in August of 1955. Contributors include Damon Knight, Dick Lupoff, and Harlan Ellison.

Moving to a more contemporary period, we've added issue 71-72 of Bruce Gillespie's SF Commentary  from April, 1992. There are letters from Ursula Le Guin, Walt Willis, Brian Aldiss, Mal Edwards, Stan Robinson, and many more. Scanning by Mark Olson.

And lastly, today, we have issues 20 and 21 of the Whole Fanzine Catalog. As the index says, these are both from November 1981. They were mailed out together and they are separate issues. Scanning by Mark Olson.

July 14, 2019
Thanks to David Ritter, we now have the first volume of James Taurasi's Fantasy News  online. All issues are from David's collection, with the exception of issues 18 and 24 which are from the collection of James Halperin, Heritage Auctions. David did all the scanning. The issues run from June - December of 1938, coming out very regularly every two weeks. Today's addition is issues 11-26. Here you can read the fannish reaction (or at least Taurasi's reaction) to important events of 1938. Example: the issue 13 headline: "Greater New York Chapter of the Science Fiction League dissolved by Thrilling Wonder Stories", followed a few months later by the issue 21 headline: "First Queens SFL Meeting Huge Success. Mort Weisinger, Editor of Thrilling Wonder, Present". A big hoorah for David Ritter! Thanks!

We have 4 more issues of Bruce Gillespie's SF Commentary. Mark Olson has scanned issues 32, 34, 38, and 68 for us. The first 3 are from 1978 and issue 68 is from 1990. Thanks Mark!

George Phillies sent us PDFs of the July issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's Tightbeam, edited by George Phillies and Jon Swartz. This month's Tightbeam comes in two parts (as did last month's issue). Thanks George!

We also received a PDF of John Thiel's latest Ionisphere  from George Phillies. This is the Bulletin of the National Fantasy Fan Federation Fan-Pro Coordinating Activity. Thanks George!

George Phillies sent us a PDFs of June 2019's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

July 12, 2019

"Ain't Technology Grand" department - Mark Olson has provided a PDF of the Pavlat-Evans fanzine index  that is searchable! It's not 100%, eg there are some pages and characters that the OCR didn't grasp, but I ran 3 searches and 2 of them worked just fine. What a great improvement to those of us that use the Pavlat-Evans Index heavily. For those that don't, the index chronicles all the fanzines published from the beginning through to the December 1952. There are errors and omissions, but it's a very handy tool. Thanks Mark!

A real newszine treat, courtesy of David Ritter. He's scanned and provided us with the first ten issues of James Taurasi's Fantasy News, dating from the summer of 1938. The first headline of the first issue? "NEXT HELIOS TO BE LARGE SIZE!". A big thanks to David Ritter, and to Mark Olson who provided some reformatting support. This gives us 2886 newszines available online.

There are two more issues of Bruce Gillespie's SF Commentary  up - issue 19 (1971) and issue 29 (1972). Issue 19 is massive - it's 142 pages, and is a special John Foyster issue. Scanning by Mark Olson.

We have for you the (current) July issue of Leybl Botwinik's CyberCozen. Thanks Leybl!

Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #448 of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

And finally, a teaser. We have the last two issues of Spaceways  coming soon, thanks to Susan Graham and UMBC. There are other zines from our scanning wish list as well that we'll be getting online as soon as we can. Thanks so much for helping Fanac fill in the gaps in the online archive of important zines.

July 10, 2019
Mark Olson sent us scans of 3 issues of Don D'Ammassa's Mythologies. Today we've added issues 15-17. Thanks Mark!

July 8, 2019
Two sterling additions to the archive today.

First, it's a YouTube day. Thanks to the careful archiving of Bill Burns, we have a 1970 recording of a talk by James Blish. From the YouTube description: An interesting talk tracing the history of science fiction from well accepted general literature to a literary ghetto and back to general respectability. With wit and insight, James Blish (who was also the respected critic William Atheling Jr.) talks about science fiction before the debut of Amazing,and his perceptions of the malign influence of the specialty magazine. Jim discusses the impact of technology on society's attitude towards science fiction, and where we might go from here. Audio recording enhanced with 40 images. Recording and photos provided by Bill Burns, who was part of the Sci-Con 70 committee. Link: https://youtu.be/Sbj_ClgiQ4c 

Second, we've added a vintage Combozine. Scanned by Joe Siclari, we have added The Denventioneer 1, produced for the 1941 Worldcon, Denvention. Edited by 4e and Morojo, this includes special issues of VOM, Comet (Wright) including a Ray Bradbury piece, Fantasite (Bronson), Damn Thing (Yerke), Alchemist (Hansen), Pluto (Manning) and a few extras.

July 4, 2019
A few treats today for you:

The oldest is Damon Knight's Snide. We've added the Denventioneer issue, from 1941. The first page is more legible than the second, but if you blow it up you can read it. Scan by Joe Siclari.

From the 60s, we have Saint Fantony publications. First, from Keith Freeman and Stanley Nuttall, a very helpful explanation: The Most Noble and Illustrious Order of Saint Fantony, a history and structure. There's also the 1966 secret ballot  for election to the Order.

Dale Speirs was kind enough to resend a PDF of issue #445(5.8MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Somehow I missed/lost it. Thanks Dale.

July 3, 2019
Today's zines:

Twig 16, 1960, edited by Guy Terwilliger. This issue has pieces by Ted White, Rick Adams and Miriam Carr, and art by Rotsler, ATom, Reamy and others. Scanning and contrast enhancement by Joe Siclari.

Foolscap, issues 1 and 2 from 1967. Edited by John D. Berry. Joe has enhanced the contrast on these to make them more legible. Scanning also by Joe Siclari.

A few updates to start with: thanks to Jonathan Baker for reporting the problem, the links have been fixed on the Other Conventions  index page.

We have updated the Fanac Names Cross Reference. There are currently 27,624 names in these listings.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #446(3.5MB) and #447(8.4MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

June 14, 2019
We tried to scan Terry Carr's Innuendo 4  at Corflu 2019, but it jammed the scanner and a page was damanged. Now, with careful attention Joe Siclari has scanned the issue and it is finally online. Thanks Joe!

Three new titles today. The earliest is an issue of Walter E. Marconette's Scienti-Snaps. This is the first annish, and it's from February 1939. It has fiction, articles and features, including "An Answer to 'Science or Fiction?' by R.D. Swisher, Ph.D. Scans by Joe Siclari.

Next, from March-May 1939, we have 2 issues of Bob Tucker's D'Journal. The banner reads "Fantasy Fiction's First Fun-Fan Folio Featuring Funtastic Foolery". That sounds like Bob, doesn't it? Scans by Joe Siclari.

Fannish generations later, we have an issue of Dean Grennell's Grue. This is issue 27 from February 1956. Grue was a FAPAzine, and it was nominated for the 1956 Best Fanzine Hugo. Since I've been quoting, here's one from page 2 - "Material this time by Robert Bloch, Chuck Harris, Lee Hoffman, John Berry, A J Burks, Chuck Derry, Ken Beale, Burbee, Bill Courval, and Bob Hoskins. Artwork by Ray Nelson, Ron Fleshman, Arthur Thomson, Will'm Rotsler, Rich Bergeron, Lee Hoffman, Juanita Wellons Coulson, damon f knight, Randy Jason, also random scraps by the editor." Scans by Joe Siclari.

We have for you the (current) June issue of Leybl Botwinik's CyberCozen. Thanks Leybl!

June 13, 2019
Two more issues of Psychotic, edited by Dick Geis. These are issues 7 and 13 from 1954. Remember, the Psychotic issues are listed under SF Review, so don't be surprised. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

June 12, 2019
A new title for us today - we've added issues 7-14 of Don D'Ammassa's Mythologies. The issues are from 1975-1978, and Mythologies was twice nominated for the Best Fanzine Hugo. These are substantial zines, with contributors including Paul Di Filippo, Jerry Pournelle, Bonnie Dalzell, and Jim Young. Scanning by Mark Olson.

Joe Siclari has manually corrected the scan for Fan-Dango 21, making it more readable. Thanks, Joe!

June 5, 2019
Two new-to-us titles, and an article by Helen Wesson today.

We've added the complete run of Lee Hoffman's folk music zine Gardyloo, the "Magazine of Folknikness". Gardyloo, or something like that, is of course what French housewives were reputed to yell as they emptied the chamberpot from a 2nd story window. These are from 1959-1960. They're a bit peripheral to our main focus, but we are now out of Lee Hoffman folk titles to upload. Gardyloo was added by request, which pleased me no end.

Thanks to Rob Hansen's OCR project, we have issue 1, 7-11 of Sands of Time, edited by Ted Carnell. Issues are from 1941-1944, and were bundled with FIDO. You can see text versions of Sands of Time on Rob's web site at http://www.fiawol.org.uk/fanstuff/then%20archive/Sands/SOT.htm . These scans were delivered to us at Corflu 2019 through the good offices of Bill Burns. Thanks Rob! Thanks Bill!

The article I mentioned is The Phenomenon of HPL. It's a ten page article that appeared in The Fossil, the official organ of the alumni of amateur journalism. The page indicates that this article won the first annual Fossil literary award for biography. It's from July, 1957.

June 4, 2019
A mixed bag today, as it is on most days.

--Wild Hair 7, June 1951, edited by Charles Burbee, F. Towner Laney and Bill Rotsler. Lifted from the facsimile published in Boonfark. Thanks Dan!

--Dimensions. Issue 15, August 1954, edited by Harlan Ellison, and issue 16, September 1956, edited by Lee and Larry Shaw. Apparently Lee and Larry Shaw inherited some materials from Harlan after he had moved on to other interests. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

--Beabohema, edited by Frank Lunney, 1968 - 1971. Beabohema was nominated for the 1970 Best Fanzine Fanzine Hugo. We've added 4 issues: 3, 12, 17-18. There's Vincent Di Fate fan art - http://fanac.org/fanzines/Beabohema/Beabohema17-19.html, and also in issue 17, a Hannes Bok section - http://fanac.org/fanzines/Beabohema/Beabohema17-27.html. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--Eye, edited by Vince Clarke. Issues 2 and 6 from 1954-1955. Contributors including John Brunner, E.C. Tubb, Ron Bennett, Sid Birchby and of course Vince Clarke. More issues coming. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--Operation Fantast Newsletter, Ken Slater. Issues 6 (Oct 51), April 54 and August 54. News of the day. This is a different publication from Operation Fantast, although they're both put out by Ken Slater. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--Whole Fanzine Catalog, edited by Brian Earl Brown. Issues 27-28 from 1987-1989. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--Gafia, Ted White. Issues 9 and 10, 1958. Issue 9 has a report on Ted's trip to the Midwestcon. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--Fanthology 76, edited by Victoria Vayne. Best of the year, with contributions by Harry Warner, Lee Hoffman, Reed Waller, Bob Shaw, Mae Strelkov, Bob Tucker, Grant Canfield, Tom Perry and more. Scan by Mark Olson.

--1986 Science Fiction Fanthology, edited by Mike Glyer, produced by Dennis Virzi and Pat Mueller, and scanned by Mark Olson. Chris Priest, Avedon Carol, Jeanne Gomoll, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Elst Weinstein, Skel, Arthur Hlavaty, Brad Foster, Dave Langford and more.

June 3, 2019
Today, we have some interesting ephemera along with two new fanzine titles (new-to-us fanzine titles). Of course, there's a little more filling in of existing titles as well. All scans today are by Joe Siclari. Thanks Joe!

For the interesting ephemera --

--An Inchmery Holiday card  (1959) from the Aporrheta folks. I find this particularly poignant since 1960 was the year that it all fell apart. When we met Vince Clarke in the 80s, he was still beyond devastated.

--Program for the Enchanted Duplicator production  at Norwescon 5, March 19, 1982, Shelley Dutton and the Razz Bazz Rep. Now you have the program and the script.

For the new titles--

--Boonfark, edited by Dan Steffan, 1974-1983. We have issues 1-3, 5-8. Issues 6 and 8 have graphic adaptations of Chapters 2 and 3 of the Enchanted Duplicator. Presumably Chapter 1 was in issue 4. (Does anyone have an issue 4 that they're willing to scan for us?) Contributors to Boonfark are stellar - Terry Carr, Ted White, rich brown, Grant Canfield, Bill Rotsler, Alexis Gilliland, Ray Nelson, Dave Langford, Jack Gaughan, Steve Stiles, Lee Hoffman, Richard Bergeron, ATom, etc.

--Wing Window, John Berry perzine, 1981-88. We've added issues 1-9, and 11.

And finally for the filling in--

--Double Bill, edited by Bill Bowers and Bill Mallardi. Issues 11-13 (1964-1965), and 18-20 (1968-1969)

-- Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #444(5.7MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

June 2, 2019
A wealth of updates today. Joe was up half the night scanning apparently. Thanks Joe!

Two new titles:

--Bane, edited by Vic Ryan, 1961-1962. We have added the complete run of 10 issues (well 9 and 1/2 issues). Contributors include Dan Adkins, Nick Falasca, MZB, Buck Coulson, Bob Lichtman, Bill Rotsler, Steve Stiles, Terry Jeeves, Bob Tucker, Andy Offutt, Shelby Vick, ATom, Redd Boggs, and Harry Warner, Jr.

--Habakkuk, edited by Bill Donaho, 1960-1994. There were a few gaps in publication. The first 6 issues are 1960-1961. The next 3 are 1966-1967. Donaho also stopped numbering the issues with their whole numbers, and switched to Volume/Number in the second set, or rather Chapter/Verse. There are some great illos, and contributors include Bjo Trimble, ATom, Ray Nelson, Bill Rotsler, Mal Ashworth, Felice Rolfe, Art Rapp, Ron Ellik, Steve Stiles, Greg Benford, Gordon Eklund, Terry Jeeves, Joe Staton, and Don D'Ammassa.

More of the same. Issues to start filling in runs of fanzines that are already represented on the site.

--Aporrheta, edited by Sandy Sanderson, 1958-1960. We've completed the run, adding issues 1-5, 7-14, and 16. ATom, Ron Bennett, Vince Clarke, Harry Warner, Dean Grennell, Joy Clarke. Fancyclopedia.org says Aporrheta has been called "one of the best British fanzines of the late 50s" - http://fancyclopedia.org/aporrheta  .

--Outworlds 48, December, 1985, Bill Bowers.

--SF Commentary, Bruce Gillespie. Issues 51-52 (1977), 69-70 (1991). The last is a double issue. Scanning by Mark Olson on the SF Commentary issues. The rest of today's scanning is all Joe Siclari.

--WSFA Journal, edited by Don Miller. Issues 57, 61, 70, 73-74, 77 from 1968-1971. This is a clubzine, but there are unexpected art and articles in here. Covers and back covers are done by Vaughn Bode, Jack Gaughan, Tim Kirk and articles by Thomas Burnett Swann, Jay Kay Klein. Strong representation on the TOC by DC locals of course like Alexis and Doll Gilliland.

June 1, 2019
We have a new-to-us title to add today. Thanks to the scanning of Joe Siclari, we've added the first 10 issues of Double Bill, edited by Bill Bowers and Bill Mallardi. The zine was published from 1962 to 1969, and had contributors like Buck Coulson, Bjo Trimble, Bob Tucker, John Berry, G.M. Carr, and Terry Jeeves.

There's more sercon in 4 additional issues of SF Commentary, edited by Bruce Gillespie. Today's additions: issues 25, 26, 28, and 30. These are sizable issues. Issue 26 alone is 120 pages. Scanning by Mark Olson. We may be asking for help in filling in our gaps in SF Commentary. We're running out of issues to scan and there are not that many issues under 70 that are missing.

More music today as well. We have added issues 1-9 of Lee Hoffman's Caravan, 1957-1958. This is a folk music zine so a little peripheral to our FANAC.org focus, but 1) it's from LeeH, and 2) you'll see contributions from John Brunner, Buck Coulson and Harlan Ellison. There's also Dave von Ronk. Scanning by Joe Siclari from LeeH's file copies.

Fill in the gaps:

--WSFA Journal #1, March, 1965, edited by Don Miller. This 1st issue starts with a history of the Washington Science Fiction Association, the organization for which this fanzine is the official organ. There's a short message from the president, Banks Mebane. In a curious juxtaposition, Banks Mebane later moved to Florida and was friends with Lee Hoffman. Here's my favorite picture of them together - http://fanac.org/Other_Cons/TropiCon/t03-005.html. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

--Femizine 11, May, 1959, edited by Ethel Lindsay. There's a piece by Elinor Busby in this issue, along with other contributors. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

May 31, 2019
Today's additions continue to fill in existing titles. All scanning by Joe Siclari today.

--Pot Pourri 41, John Berry, October 1965.

--Peon, edited by Charles Lee Riddle. Issues 2 (Sept 1948) and apparently issue 11 (Dec 1949). I thought issue 11 was already online, but somehow I neglected to actually put it online. Issue 2 has Rotsler illos. Issue 11 has David Keller, E. Hoffman Price, Ray Nelson and more.

--Yandro, edited by Buck and Juanita Coulson. From 1962-1966, we've added 6 more issues of Yandro: 118, 124, 128, 139, 142, 156.

--Shangri L'Affaires 13, A Series, edited by Forry Ackerman and Morojo, Halloween 1941. This is a one page zine that was apparently done at a party by leaving the stencil in the typer. We've all done it at one time or another, haven't we?

--Orion, issue 19, June 1957 edited by Paul Enever and George Richards, and a 3 page Christmas Card for 1961.

--Odd, edited by Duggie Fisher and Richard Elsberry. Issues 4-8, 10-13 from 1950-1951. Issue 12 has a Silverberg piece, "The Truth About Yngvi".

May 30, 2019
Fill in the blanks

--Spacewarp, edited by Art Rapp, issues 67. 69, 74, 76 from 1960 to 1963. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--Spanish Inquisition 9, February 1977, edited by Jerry Kaufman and Suzle Tompkins. This has a great Stu Shiffman cover - a portrait of the editors. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--Voice of the Imagi-Nation, edited by Forry Ackerman and Morojo. Many issues: 18-19, 22, 29-30, 32,35-45, 47-48, 50 and two special issues done for the 1941 Denventioneer. Issue 39 has Forry's article/response to the death of his baby brother, KIA on January 1, 1945. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--Warhoon, edited by Richard Bergeron. Issues 18 (1963), 23 (1968). Contributers include Robert Lowndes, Walt Willis, William Atheling Jr (Jim Blish), and Walter Breen. Scans by Joe Siclari.

May 29, 2019
Scanning and uploading have been happening. Reporting on the scanning and uploading has not. So, additions from the last few days (in order of upload):

--Fanvariety, edited by Max Keasler. Issues 4-13 from 1951. This later became Opus. This was 1951 remember, and on page 3 of issue 12, http://fanac.org/fanzines/Fanvariety/Fanvariety12-03.html, you can read Max Keasler's reaction to finding out that Lee Hoffman was a girl. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--Shangri L'affaires 10, May 1943, edited by Phil Bronson. This is the "B" series (the "A" series issue 10 appeared in 1941). Shaggy 10 was provided by Rob Hansen from his OCR project and delivered by Bill Burns at Corflu 2019.

--Novae Terrae 28, December 1938, edited by M. K.Hanson. All the Novae Terraes have been provided by Rob Hansen from his OCR project, and were delivered by Bill Burns to us at Corflu 2019. If you would rather read a text version, they're all on Rob's site at http://www.fiawol.org.uk/FanStuff/THEN%20Archive/NewWorlds/NT.htm.

--Femizine, edited by Joan Carr and Ethel Lindsay. Issues 1, 5-6,7 and 9, mid 1950s. Joan Carr, of course, was a hoax perpetrated by Sandy Sanderson. Issue 9, http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Femizine/Femizine09-01.html  tells the whole story. Femizine went on for 6 more issues. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--SF Commentary, edited by Bruce Gillespie. Issues 16-18, 20-23 from 1970-1971. Scanning by Mark Olson.

--Little LeZombie, Bob Tucker, Issues 1 and 3 from 1941. These were printed in Fantasy Fiction Field and are slotted into the Le Zombie index where they fit chronologically. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

--Cinder, edited by Jim Ashe, late 1960s. The dates and numbering are inconsistent here. Does anyone have insight? Are there two series? Scanning by Joe Siclari.

--Foolscap, John D. Berry. Issues 4-6, 8. 10-11 AND a 3 page LOC from Lee Hoffman that was tucked into one of the issues. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

May 27, 2019
Added Foundation of the CPASF, by John Michel from May 1939. You've heard that Michel thought fans should be politically active. This one shot pamphlet is about the CPASF - "Committee for the Political Advancement of Science Fiction". Scan by Joe Siclari.

May 26, 2019
Something old, something new. Today's additions in chronological order:

--Deventioneer Fantasite 1, Phil Bronson, March 1941. This is part of a combozine done for Denvention in 1941. My favorite line is "Cliff Simak is every inch a fan and he is positively swell." He certainly was when I met him in 1981. We will be putting up other zines from the Deventioneer, as well as the entire fanthology. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--What is Science Fiction Fandom?, Martin Carlson. This is a 1971 reprint of a 1944 pamphlet presented by the welcoming committee of the National Fantasy Fan Federation. It's a window on the past. In defining fandom, the pamphlet quotes E. Everett Evans as saying that fandom "is a state of mind", and from Michael Rosenblum's "Citizens of Tomorrow in the World of Today". I have to agree that fandom broadens your life. Scanned at Corflu 2019.

--Fantasy Advertiser 4, September 1946, edited by Gus Wilmorth. Magazines and books for sale, ads and the occasional article. Scanned by Joe Siclari.

--Operation Fantast 6, December 1948. Edited by Ken Slater, 1st series. Fiction, reviews, editorial and listings of magazines for sale. Scanned by Joe Siclari.

--Fandango 21, edited by F. T. Laney, Spring 1949. In addition to Laney, there's an article by Burbee. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--Orion, edited by Paul Enever. Issues 11-12 from 1955. Contributors include John Berry, George Richards, ATom and others. Scanned by Joe Siclari.

--Space Diversions 11, edited by Norman Shorrock, June 1960. This is the last issue Space Diversions, and has contributions by Eric Bentcliffe, Ron Bennett and Terry Carr among others. Norman was still looking for LOCs despite it being the last issue. He promises that a LOC will ensure you receive the first issue of Bastion.

--Legal Rules, Jerry Lapidus. Issue 2 from 1969. Business meeting stuff from worldcon. This was scanned by Mowgli Assor, and provided to Fanac at Corflu 2019.

--Inworlds, Bill Bowers. This is a review zine from the early 70s. We've put up 12 issues of it today. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

--Intermission 84, 2019, an EAPA zine. Ahrvid Engholm. This one is also on e-fanzines.

May 25, 2019
Happy Memorial Day Weekend! In the US, it's the unofficial start of summer. For your beach reading pleasure, we have added fanzines from both sides of the pond, and across multiple decades.

--Novae Terrae, edited by M. K. Hanson, issues 23-27, as well as the supplemental pages for issue 27. These issues are all from 1938, and include a 48 page anniversary issue. Associate editors include Arthur C. Clarke and William Temple. Jack Speer has an article in the anniversary issue titled "Why Fandom?" It's still worth reading. As with the other issues, these were provided by Rob Hansen from his OCR project and delivered to Corflu 2019 by Bill Burns.

--Opus, edited by Max Keasler, issues 2-6, 1952. There's a lot tove here. There's the continuing "All Our Yesterdays" by Harry Warner Jr, columns and articles by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Harlan Ellison ("Cleveland Fandom - First Year") and a quirky feature called "About This Picture" in which a skiffy illustration is paired with an explanation that is funny or outrageous or a combination. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

--Psychotic, edited by Richard E. Geis. Issue 5 from 1953. Remember, the Psychotics are in the SF Review index along with other Geis titles.

--Spacewarp, edited by Art Rapp, issue 100, October, 1972. This is the 25th anniversary issue, and a 104 page behemoth. There's a useful list here too - page 3 has a checklist of Spacewarps to date - http://fanac.org/fanzines/Spacewarp/Spacewarp100-003.html  . There are reprinted articles, other checklists, poetry, art and cartoons. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

--Timebinder, edited by E. Everett Evans, issues 1, 4 and 6 from 1944-1946. Serious and constructive. Very serious. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

--Umbra, edited by John Hitchcock, issue 8, August 1955. Book reviews, fanzine reviews, fiction, editorials. This is ditto. Joe Siclari for the scan and judicious punch-up so it's more readable. Thanks Joe.

--Warhoon, edited by RIchard Bergeron. Issues 1, 5, and 11 from 1952-1961. Issue 1, page 6 is not upside down. Issue 11 has a piece by John Berry. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--Yandro, edited by Buck and Juanita Coulson. Issue 84, January 1960. This issue has a 13 page art section and some innovative page numbering. There are no pages missing, but the numbers aren't contiguous. I've numbered the art section ("Yandrart") as A1, A2, etc. Contributions by MZB, Ted White, Gene DeWeese and others. In particular, art by George Barr, Dan Adkins, Bjo Wells (aka Trimble), Juanita Coulson, George Scithers and others. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

May 24, 2019
I've fixed some errors on the site thanks to help from John Boston and Rob Hansen who pointed them out. If you see a problem, even if it's a small one, please let me know by sending a message to fanac@fanac.org . Thanks to Rob, I've corrected the editor's name on Caustic Square Bullshooter - part of the December '43 FAPA mailing, and thanks to John, I've corrected the page ordering on Terry Carr's Lighthouse 5. Thanks to you both.

We have a few new additions as well.

--Aporrheta, edited by Sandy Sanderson. Issues 6, 15, 17 from 1958-1960. Contributors include: Bob Tucker, Frank and Belle Dietz, Joy and Vince Clarke, Dean Grennell, Bill Rotsler, ATom, and John Berry.

--Full Length Article #6, Jack Speer, 1965. Titled "The Breenigan After One Year". Too soon?

--Opus, edited by Max Keasler. Issue 20, January 1953. This is our first issue of Opus, but the last of the fanzine I believe. On Max Keasler: Lee Hoffman said of him, "Max was the personification of Sixth Fandom in America: young, witty, enthusiastic. He openly avowed that he never read science fiction. He blazed across the fan skies, speaking in interlineations, publishing monthly, filling the world with Ray Nelson drawings. Then he disappeared." http://fancyclopedia.org/max-keasler 

--Psychotic, edited by Richard E. Geis. Four issues: 11, 22, 25, 27 from 1954 (issue 11) to 1968. Sample contributors from issue 27 - Bill Rotsler, Ross Chamberlain, Harlan Ellison, Greg Benford, Jack Gaughan, and John Christopher. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

--Sky Hook, edited by Redd Boggs. Issues 14 (1952) and 20 (1953). Skyhook was nominated for the Best Fanzine Hugo in 1956 and the Retro for Best Fanzine of 1954.

--Spacewarp, edited by Art Rapp. Added issues 22, 109. We had had text versions of some others, but have now also added scans of issues 34, 35, 36, 38, 42, and 109. Spacewarp was nominated for the Retro for Best Fanzine of 1951.

--Texas SF Inquirer, issue 24 (edited by Scott Merritt), and issue 55 (edited by Brad and Cindy Foster). Provided by Pat Virzi and and scanned at Corflu 2019. We are still working down those scans.

May 23, 2019
For your fannish entertainment today:

Completed runs:

--Oopsla, edited by Greg Calkins - I thought this was complete before but Sam McDonald pointed out that there was an interim issue after 29 and before 30. That one is now online as well, so we ought to be well and truly complete on Oopsla. Thanks Sam! Joe Siclari for the scan.

--Pong, edited by Ted White and Dan Steffan - In a massive feat of scanning, Joe has provided the remaining 35 Pongs and now we have a complete run. Thanks Joe!

More of a good thing:

--A Bas, edited by Boyd Raeburn. Issues 5, 6, 8 supplemental (2 pages), 10, and Volume 3, Number 3. I can't figure out which issue is V3, N3. Does anyone know? From internal evidence, I place it at July, 1954, but I don't know the whole number. Help. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

--Canadian Fandom 21, June 1954, this issue edited by Gerald Stewart. Intended for distribution at the Mid-West Con. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

--Goon, but Not Forgotten  by Jack Harness, October 1959. Scan by Joe Siclari. This was pubbed in 1959. The Goons of TV fame released an album by the same name (with the addition of an ellipsis) in 1967. There are some puns that cannot be avoided. The Goon Show ran from 1951 to 1960, so perhaps Jack reused the title.

--SF Commentary, edited by Bruce Gillespie. We've added issues 10-14, all from 1970. George Turner, John Foyster, Harry Warner, Bill Rotsler, etc. Scanning by Mark Olson

May 22, 2019
More good stuff today in no particular order. From the 1970s, we have 4 more issues of Mike Gorra's Random. These are issues 1-4 from 1974, and issue 4 has an Egoboo Poll for 1973-1974 and lists voters and votes for Best Fanzine and Best Fan Writer. Who won? Outworlds was the best fanzine and Susan Wood was the best fanwriter. You can see the entire poll at http://fanac.org/fanzines/Random/Random04-06.html. Scanned by Joe Siclari.

The next is, I think, a new title for us today. We've added 6 issues of Pong, edited by Ted White and Dan Steffan. An early 1980s fanzine (except for issue 41), it was a key fanzine for its commentary and wit. Issue 41 scanned by Dan Steffan, and the rest by Joe Siclari.

More Peons  too. We have added 14 more issues: 1, 3-6, 8-11, and 17-21. Edited by Charles Riddle. These date from the late 40s to early 50s.

We've added 3 more issues of John Berry's SAPSzine Pot Pourri, including issue 1. (We've added 1,5, and 6.) In the first issue, you can feel his excitement over finally getting into SAPS. It's charming. Scans by Joe Siclari.

May 21, 2019
First, we have more Oopsla, edited by Greg Calkins. These are issues 4 issues today. We have issues 13-14, 16, and 30, from 1954 to 1961. Issue 30 has contributions from: George Barr, Walt Willis, Dean Grennell, Bob Bloch, Harry Warner Jr, Bob Tucker and Greg Calkins. Oh, and the art credits are really good too: Dan Adkins, Richard Bergeron, Jack Harness, William Rotsler, and ATom. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Next we have more Psychotics, including some early ones. Issues 8 and 17 are from 1954, and issue 23 from 1968. Psychotic was one of the titles that Dick Geis used, and you'll see on the index that they are listed with SF Review and Alien Critic. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Finally, we've added the first 9 issues of Bruce Gillespie's SF Commentary. SF Commentary is serious and constructive, and there are unexpected (to me, anyways) contributors like Stanislaw Lem. Scanning by Mark Olson.

George Phillies sent us a PDFs of May 2019's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

May 20, 2019
Just two titles today, but both of them are outstanding.

First, we have another 11 issues of Lighthouse, edited by Terry Carr and Pete Graham. Beginning with issue 10, Terry's name is the only one that appears as editor. Lighthouse was nominated twice for the Hugo for Best Fanzine. Contributors include Walt Willis, Terry Carr (of course), Jack Gaughan, Don Wollheim, Ted White, Pete Graham (of course). For issue 15, the TOC reads like a wishlist of contributors - Chip Delany, Carol Carr, Gahan Wilson, Fritz Leiber, Damon Knight, Tom Disch, Pat Lupoff, Joanna Russ, Harlan Ellison. And now it's online at http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Lighthouse/Lighthouse15-01.html  and you can read it whenever and wherever you want. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Next, we have another 6 issues of Oopsla, edited by Greg Calkins. Thanks to the scanning of Joe Siclari, we've added issues 1-5, and also issue 5.5. This last was done for Walt Willis, put together to raise money for the fan fund to bring him to the US and Chicon II.

Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #443(3.9MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

May 19, 2019
I ran out of time to post an update yesterday, so this is actually for yesterday and today. Today's fanzines come from 1935 to the late 1960s, so I will attempt a chronological list.

--Membership list of the Society for the Prevention of Wire Staples in Science Fiction Magazines, March 1935, presumably by Don Wollheim. For the original material on the Staple Wars, see the zines in the index of the Polymorphaneucleated Leucocyte. Scanned at Corflu 2019

--Nova Terrae, edited by M.K. Hanson. Issues 19-22, from 1937-1938. As with the other issues, these were provided by Rob Hansen from his OCR project and delivered to Corflu 2019 by Bill Burns. More to come.

--The Timebinder, edited by E. Everett Evans. Issue 2, April 1945. Poetry, personal reflection, letters. Scanned at Corflu 2019.

--Toward Tomorrow, edited by Jimmy Kepner, June 1945. FAPAzine. This issue includes an article on the Social Structure of Fandom. Scanned at Corflu 2019

--Beware, edited by Ken Beale. Issues 1-2 from 1951. The editorial in issue 2 is about how conventions *should be run*, triggered by receiving the first Nolacon material. There's fiction and articles as well. Scanned by Mowgli Assor and and provided by him at Corflu 2019.

--Sinisterra, edited by Wally Weber. Issue 7, Winter 1954. Another from the Nameless Ones, with fiction and articles. Scanned at Corflu 2019.

--Ploy, edited by Ron Bennett. Issues 3-4 from 1955, and issue 12 from 1958. Scanned by Joe Siclari. I believe we are only missing 2 issues to complete the run.

--Ooopsla, edited by Greg Calkins. Issues 20-26, and part 1 of the double issue 28-29. Issue 20 is from Jan 1956, and issue 26 is from March 1959. Contributors include John Berry, Walt Willis, and Harry Warner. Scanned by Joe Siclari.

--Peon 37, October 1956, edited by Charles Lee Riddle. There's an article by James Gunn in this issue, on the topic of getting a mass market for science fiction. It ends with these lines - "The only way to a mass circulation for science fiction is a slow process of education. Bring up a generation that isn't afraid of speculation, that can swallow an idea without getting indigestion." And now we are popular culture. Scanned by Joe Siclari.

--SF Club of London Club Combozine, various editors. These issues for 1960 and 1961. ATom, Vince Clarke, Ethel Lindsay, and others. Scanned at Corflu 2019

--Locus, edited by Charlie and Marsha Brown, issues 11-15, from late 1968. Scanned by Mowgli Assor and and provided by him at Corflu 2019.

May 17, 2019
I screwed up the What's New report yesterday, and gave short shrift to Random, edited by Mike Gorra. Yesterday we added issues 5-10 from 1975. Contributors include Bob Tucker, Terry Carr, Redd Boggs, James Shull, Ray Nelson and others. Ray,of course, invented the propellor beanie. He talks about it in issue 9, in "Birth of the Beanie" - http://fanac.org/fanzines/Random/Random09-12.html.

Today's additions:

--Tomorrow And..., edited by Jerry Lapidus. Issues 8-9 from 1971-1973. Contributors include David Gerrold, Bob Vardeman, Dan Steffan, andy offutt, Mike Gilbert, Richard Bergeron, James Shull, Ted White, Harry Warner, and John Foyster. Scanned at Corflu 2019

--Oopsla, edited by Greg Calkins. Eight issues from the 1950s. Conributions from Walt Willis, Shelby Vick, Richard Elsberry, Bob Tucker, Hal Shapiro, Robert Bloch and more. Scanned by Joe Siclari.

May 16, 2019
Still working through the Corflu scanning (plus a little gap filling).

The gap filling is Innuendo 6, the Innish. This is an 86 page zine, with material by Terry Carr, Ron Ellik, Ron Bennett, Harry Warner Jr. Rich Eney, Pete Graham and the final 3 chapters of Carl Brandon's "The Cacher of the Rye". Scanning by Joe Siclari.

From the Corflu scanning we have:

--A L'Abandon, edited by Jim Caughran, issues 3 and 6 from 1958-1960. Contributions from Terry Carr, Bill Donaho. Random 5-10

--Pirate Jenny, edited by Pat Mueller, issues 1-4 from 1988-1999. Handsome zine out of Texas, with contributions by Teddy Harvia, Richard Brandt, Dennis Virzi, and Brad Foster. Pirate Jenny was nominated for the Hugo for Best Fanzine in 1990.

--Nova Terrae, edited by M.K. Hanson, issues 14, 16-18 from 1937. As with the other issues, these were provided by Rob Hansen from his OCR project and delivered to Corflu 2019 by Bill Burns. More to come.

May 15, 2019
A couple of delightful additions to the usual roster of zines uploaded from the Corflu mass scanning event.

First, we have a transcript of the highly entertaining Guest of Honor speech  that James White gave at Albacon II, the 1983 Eastercon, titled "The Scottish Influence on Sector General". Ian Sorensen provided and corrected the OCR transcript. It's a real pleasure to hear James speak again, and you can hear him when you read the transcript. Thank you, Ian.

Second, thanks to Jerry Kaufman, we now have the script for the Enchanted Duplicator play  that was performed in 1982 at (I believe) Norwescon 5. The adaptation was done by by Shelley Dutton Berry, Gary Farber, and Jerry Kaufman. Thanks Jerry! This is especially timely with the Irish worldcon just a few months away.

On to the fanzines.

-- Everything is Everything, by Gary Deindorfer, March 1972. This is a 2 page rider that was distrubited with Hot Shit  one month. Provided by Grant Canfield, scanned at Corflu 2019

-- Ploy, edited by Ron Bennett, from 1956 - 1959. 9 issues. There are lots of illos, including art from Bill Rotsler, ATom, Eddie Jones, Juanita Coulson. Articles from Lee Hoffman, Terry Carr, Bob Bloch, John Berry, Terry Jeeves. It was fun even to upload them. Voyage 3, Rotsler Art zine, 1974, scanned at Corflu 2019

--Space Diversions, issue 2 (1952) edited by Tom Owens and issue 10 (1958), edited by John Roles. The Liverpool group of the 1950s published this fanzine, edited by one or more of Norm Shorrock, Tom Owens and John Roles. Content by the editor, Walt Willis and others. Art by Eddie Jones. Scanned at Corflu 2019.

May 14, 2019
More Horizons  today. FAPAzine by Harry Warner Jr, from 1954 to 1975. Thanks to Frederic Gooding III who provided these issues at Corflu 2019, we have added issues: 61, 65, 67, 69-81, 83-84, 113-114, 127-141, and 143. If I've counted correctly, that's 36 issues. Thanks also to Joe Siclari who scanned them.

Having led with the massive issue count, now on to lesser issue counts.

--Novae Terrae, edited by M.K. Hanson, 4 issues from 1937: issues 10-13. As with the other issues, these were provided by Rob Hansen from his OCR project and delivered to Corflu 2019 by Bill Burns. More to come.

--The Pendulum, edited by Bill Venable, 1952-1953. Complete run of 4 issues. Redd Boggs, columns by Derek Pickles and Harlan Ellison. Scanned at Corflu 2019.

--Vieing, edited by Wayne Strickland, August 1955. Rotsler art, Terry Carr, Daniel Galouye, Bob Tucker, Charles Burbee. I think this was a one shot. Scanned at Corflu 2019.

--Voice of the ImagiNation 46, September 1945, edited by Forry Ackerman and Morojo.

May 13, 2019
Today's additions:

--egoscan, by Ted White. Issues 6, 7 from 1984. "The Fanzine That Talks About Fans". Scanned at Corflu 2019.

--Texas SF Inquirer, these issues edited by Scott Merritt. Issue 29 and the rest of issue 27. Apparently I had only uploaded part of issue 27 before. Provided by Pat Virzi and scanned at Corflu 2019.

--Hot Shit, edited by John D. Berry and Calvin Demmon. We added the complete run of 20! Many thanks to Grant Canfield for providing the zines to scan. Scanned at Corflu 2019.

--Novae Terrae, edited by M.K. Hanson. Added 5 issues: 5,6,7,8, and 29. These were provided by Rob Hansen from his OCR project, and delivered to Corflu 2019 by Bill Burns.

--Horizons, edited by Harry Warner and published in FAPA. A lot of issues of Horizons were provided by Frederic Gooding III, and we are starting to get them online today. The first batch of 8 issues: numbers 47-51, 53-54, and 60 which are from 1951-1954. Harry was not only prolific but amazingly consistent. One of the most trying parts of putting zines online is to find the number, the date, and often the editor (and the name of the fanzine). Bruce Pelz was a marvel of consistency in making this info easy to find. Harry's Horizons are equally consistent. A very big thank you to Frederic for providing these at Corflu 2019.

May 12, 2019
Lots more fanzines scanned, but first a brief digression. At the end of April, I uploaded Thyme 77, and commented on the unusual inclusion of Thyme Fiction. Kim Huett tells us that a number of issues of Thyme included a fiction supplement while Lync & Clive Newall were editing the newszine. Thanks Kim! I'll keep an eye out so I can note that in the index as we scan more.

Now fanzines. We've added the May issue of Leybl Botwinik's CyberCozen. Thanks Leybl!

Below is today's roster of fanzines scanned or acquired at Corflu 2019 and uploaded. We scanned 3500-4000 pages at Corflu; so far we have uploaded 1700 or so.

--Button-Tack, the Rick Sneary Memorial Fanzine, edited by Len and June Moffatt and John Hertz, 1991. Tributes and writings. Provided by Joe Siclari.

--Howard Phillips Lovecraft - Memoirs, Critiques and Bibliographies, edited by George Wetzel, 1955. Provided by Joe Siclari.

--Innuendo, edited by Terry Carr. From 1956 to 1990, we have added issues 2, 9, 10, and 12. Last update I credited these to the wrong person. They were provided by Joe Siclari. Stellar contributors include Terry Carr, Greg Benford, Harry Warner, Susan Wood, Tom Perry, Carol Carr, Steve Stiles, Grant Canfield, Dan Steffan, Bill Rotsler and ATom.

--Niekas, edited by Ed Meskys and Felice Rolfe. From 1965-1966, we have added issues 11 and 16. These were provided by Murray Moore. Serious and constructive, and enormously long. These two issues total 180 pages.

--Novae Terrae, edited by M.K. Hanson, 1936. We added issues 1 and 4, and will be adding more. These are thanks to Rob Hansen whose OCR project team scanned many British fanzines. He's providing the scans to us. Thanks Rob! You can read a text version of these at http://www.fiawol.org.uk/FanStuff/THEN%20Archive/NewWorlds/NT.htm 

--Peon, edited by Charles Lee Riddle. From 1949 to 1957, we added issues 7, 30-35, and 38. Contributors include Robert Bloch, Terry Carr, Harlan Ellison, and Jerome Bixby. Provided by Joe Siclari.

--Pot Pourri 2, John Berry, 1958. Includes a Carl Brandon piece. Provided by Joe Siclari.

--Skyhook, edited by Redd Boggs. From 1948 to 1952, we added issues 4, and 13. Provided by Joe Siclari.

--Tomorrow And.., edited by Jerry Lapidus. From 1968 to 1973, we added issues 1, 5, and the Letter and Review supplements to issue 9. Provided by Rob Jackson from the collection of Paul Skelton.

--Twilight Echoes, edited by Joe Fortier. Issue 5 from 1945. "Dedicated to the Liberal Fantasy Mind" . Provided by Joe Siclari.

--Umbra 15, edited by John Hitchcock, August, 1956. Provided by Rob Jackson from the collection of Paul Skelton.

May 9, 2019
Continuing to put up the zines scanned at Corflu 2019. All the zines today are provided by Rob Jackson from Paul Skelton's collection and scanned at Corflu 2019.

-- Innuendo, 1956-1958. Edited by Terry Carr and Dave Rike (later by Terry Carr alone). 5 issues with contributors like Terry Carr, Robert Bloch, Carl Brandon, Harry Warner Jr., Bjo Wells (Trimble?), Bill Rotsler, Ray Nelson, Jack Speer, and Marion Zimmer Bradley. Outstanding stuff.

--Tomorrow, issue 4, Winter 1938. Edited by Douglas Mayer. Published by the Science Fiction Association.

--Umbra, 1955-1956, edited by John Hitchcock. 3 issues with contributors like Larry Stark, Ron Bennett, and Greg Benford.

--Voice of the Imagi-Nation, edited by Forry Ackerman and Morojo. Issues 24, 27 and 33 from 1942-1944. Letters from fandom, with correspondence from folks like Bob Tucker, Tigrina, Walt Leibscher, Harry Warner, C.S. Youd, Francis Towner Laney, Jimmy Kepner, Vol Molesworth, Robert Bloch, Milt Rothman and more.

--Vulcan, edited by Pete Graham and Terry Carr. Issue (August 1952). Features, Fan humor, serious constructive stories, and serious constructive poems. Lots of Terry Carr content.

Also from Corflu, but not a fanzine, we've added to the YouTube channel a recording made by Rob Jackson of the Saturday panel, "The Void Boys Speak!". If you are a subscriber to the FANAC YouTube channel, you may have gotten a notice yesterday. Thanks to Bill Burns, today we are uploading a replacement video of that panel with improved quality. Thanks Rob, and thanks Bill! From the YouTube description: "VOID was a focal point fanzine of the 1950s, and launched the science fiction careers of Jim and Greg Benford. This panel, held at the 2019 Corflu, covers the history of VOID. With original editors Jim and Greg Benford, co-editor Ted White, and with Luis Ortiz (who is publishing a book on the topic) , the panel covers all aspects of VOID. If you are familiar only with the professional careers of Jim and Greg Benford, and Ted White, this video will give you perspective on their fannish careers. The video ends with a rousing rendition of the Void Boys song! Note that the video was streamed live, and there are slides in use showing the VOID covers that are not visible in the video. If you are interested in seeing the covers, or reading Void, check out http://fanac.org/fanzines/VOID". You can find the video at: https://youtu.be/fMz7fBytt34 

May 7, 2019
Corflu 2019 was a delightful fannish oasis from start to finish. Today's update is about Corflu and what is happening next.

Fanac.org had put out a request for particular fanzine issues before the convention, and did in fact bring the scanning station to the convention. The Corfluvians came through, bringing fanzines, material support, skilled hands and all that we could hope for. We scanned 3500-4000 pages during the weekend, and received more scans on CD and thumb drive. We are beginning to put them up today. Also Fanac.org was given the 2019 FAAN award for Best Online Fan Activity!

Thanks go to Michael Dobson, Paul Skelton, Ted White, Nigel Rowe, Rob Jackson, Murray Moore, Pat Virzi, Greg Benford, Ian Sorensen, Mary Ellen Moore, Frank Lunney, Jerry Kaufman, Suzle Tompkins, Jim Benford, Andy Hooper, Bill Burns, Rob Hansen, Grant Canfield, Susan Graham, Luis Ortiz, Dan Steffan, Frederic Gooding III, Mowgli Assor, John D. Berry and Rich Lynch. Many more at the convention who aren't on that list have contributed to FANAC.org at other times. This archive is very much a community activity. Thank you all.

Here are the first fruits of the weekend, today in alphabetical order.

--Canadian Fandom, issue 16. July 1949. This issue from 1949 was edited by Ned McKeown. Thanks to Mowgli Assor for scanning it and bringing it to us.

--Hyphen 20, February 1958. Contributions by Bob Shaw, Mal Ashworth, Vince Clarke, ATom, Ray Nelson, Bjo Wells. Provided by Rob Jackson from Paul Skelton's collection and scanned at Corflu.

--Phantagraph 11, July 1935. Edited by Wilson Shepherd, and provided by Rob Hansen, with Bill Burns doing transport. Contributions from Don Wollheim and F. Orlin Tremaine among others. Rob was kind enough to give us the scans that he and his team made in order to provide the OCR'd material on http://www.fiawol.org.uk/ . Thanks Rob! So we have the facsimile version, and go to Rob's site for the text version.

--The Satellite, issues 1 and 2 from 1938. This is the official organ of the Liverpool SFA. Provided by Rob Hansen.

--Texas SF Inquirer, issues 1-2, 4-5, 7, 10, 27-28, 34, 46, 51-52. Provided by (and mostly edited by) Pat Virzi. From a 2 page newsletter to a 28 page fanzine. All scanned at Corflu. Thank you Pat.

--Twig 9, July 1958, edited by Guy Terwilliger. Contributors include John Berry, John Trimble, Dan Adkins and ATom. Provided by Rob Jackson from Paul Skelton's collection and scanned at Corflu.

--Void, edited by Jim and Greg Benford, and later Ted White. Issues 1, 5, 29. Many thanks Jim and Greg for providing issues 1 and 29. Issue 5 was provided by Rob Jackson from Paul Skelton's collection. All were scanned at Corflu. Contributors include the editors and Terry Carr, Avram Davidson, Harry Warner, Alva Rogers, John D. Berry, and Arnie Katz. This completes the run on FANAC.org

May 6, 2019
We're back from Corflu, and have many new scans to put online. The FANAC scanning station was there, and Corfluvians brought many interesting zines to be added to the online archive. Thanks and numbers and zines to follow.

There are a couple of items that we put online before Corflu that I hadn't yet noted by the time we left. First, we've the Chuch Harris Appreciation Society Magazine. Edited by Spike on behalf of Corflu 6, this collection of Chuch Harris pieces was published in 1989. Scanning by Mark Olson.

Adding to the Geis index, we have Psychotic 20  from 1955. Contributions by Peter Graham, Wallac West, Greg Calkins and Bob Tucker. This is from the first series of Psychotic. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

George Phillies sent us PDFs of the May issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's Tightbeam, edited by George Phillies and Jon Swartz. This month's Tightbeam comes in three parts (as did last month's issue). Thanks George!

May 1, 2019
Adding 4 more issues of Science Fiction Review  and 2 more issues of Alien Critic (same index) today. These are issues 49-52 of Science Fiction Review from 1983-1984, and issues 6 and 10 of Alien Critic.. Scanning by Jim Harris. Thanks Jim!

Filling in the gaps department (scans by Joe Siclari):

-- Cry of the Nameless issue 2, edited by G.M. Carr from February, 1950. Humble beginnings.

-- Sun Spots, issues 16, 24, edited by Gerry de la Ree, 1940s. Ok, less filling in the gaps and more adding to the list. Fiction, articles, and art.

New titles department:

--Oopsla, edited by Greg Calkins, with 2 issues from 1959. There are articles by Dean Grennell, Ron Bennett, Walt Willis. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--Minac, edited by Ted White and Les Gerber. Eight issues from 1963, including Minac 4, the Discon special issue that was joint with Gambit 48. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--SF Critic, by Andrew Porter. Review zine, with five issues from 1967. Scans by Mark Olson

April 29, 2019
Listed under the index for Science Fiction Review, today we've added 3 issues of Psychotic from the late 60s. Articles by Arnie Katz, Harry Warner, Norman Spinrad, Steve Stiles, Ted White and others. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

From the wilds of November, 1939, we've uploaded issue 2 of Larry Farsaci's fanzine Golden Atom. There's an article by Forrest J. Ackerman. Yes, the table of contents lists the middle initial with a period. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #442(7.2MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

There are 3 new titles today. First, Orcrist, a Tolkien related fanzine from the University of Wisconsin. We have 2 issues up from the early 70s. One is a C.S. Lewis themed issue, and the other focused on the "Medieval Tradition in Modern Literature". Scanning by Mark Olson.

The second new title today is Stu Shiffman's Potsherd  from 1985. There's wonderful Shiffman art, and an article by Moshe Feder. Scanning by Mark Olson.

And finally, we have four issues of Al Weinstein's Ad Infinitum  from the mid 1940s. Some pages are faded, especially in the first issue, but they are mostly readable. Articles by Walt Kessel, Joe Kennedy, Harry Warner, Hoy Ping Pong, and other familiar names. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

April 28, 2019
Today's update is an eclectic mix, and all the scanning is by Joe Siclari. We have two new fanzine titles, plus what I hope are some interesting items.

The first of the new titles is Pluto. We've added 4 issues of this Vincent/Marvis Manning fanzine from 1940-41. Issue 5 has a cover by Damon Knight. There's some poetry, an article referencing a certain H. P. Pong, an article by Forry Ackerman, and a number of contributor names I didn't recognize.

The second of the new titles is a bit of a tangent to our usual material. We have a couple of issues of Lee Hoffman's Caravan. Caravan was a folk music zine rather than science fiction, and has record reviews, an article by Paul Clayton, ads for Electra Records and so on. These issues are from 1958, and the staff photographer is listed as Aaron Rennert. Aaron was living in Port Charlotte towards the end of Lee's life, and was my co-consipirator in delivering my surprise 70th birthday present to her - Happy Birthday, LeeH!.

The Enchanted Duplicator is still loved and appreciated, 65 years after its original publication. We now have 6 versions on line, included a text version. Today we added the original 1954 edition, and the 1971 edition. You can find them all here - http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Enchanted_Duplicator/.

We're also scanning Yearbooks, and are collecting them in one index. Today we added a short one - Tucker's 1944 Fanzine Yearbook. It's a compendium of the fanzines published during the year. Here's your chance to cross check Pavlat-Evans!

The last item on today's update is another Neofan's Guide. Today we added the 4th edition from 1976, edited by Bob Tucker and published by Linda Bushyager.

April 27, 2019
Two new titles today. First, at the suggestion of Greg Benford, we've added some issues (4) of Boyd Raeburn's fanzine, A Bas. This Canadian fanzine was pubbed in 1950s. There's poetry, there are interlineations (some of which sound a little sketchy now), there are articles and there is humor. Thanks for the suggestion Greg, and thanks to scanner Joe Siclari.

The second new title is Varioso  aka Vamp aka SF. Vamp and SF are the previous names, but the numbering is contiguous so we've put them in the same index. There are 8 of them up now - this zine was pubbed by John Magnus, and has articles by Hal Clement, Shelby Vick, Bob Madle, and other 50s stalwarts. Also scanned by Joe.

Today, we fill in a few blanks. First, continuing the Dick Geis zines, we have added issues 39-42, and 47 of Science Fiction Review, courtesy of Jim Harris. These issues are from the early 80s.

We've filled a gap in Izzard  too. Issue 6 is now online. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

For those fascinated by the financial side of fandom, we have an issue of the Business Supplement to the WSFA Journal  from 1967. The treasurer reports an on hand amount of $39.03. Scanning by Mark Olson.

The last of our fill-in-the-blanks today is another issue of Geri Sullivan's Idea. You can now find issue 11 on the index. There's a piece by Dave Langford, and art by Stu Shiffman, Ken Fletcher and Bill Rotsler, among other notables. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

April 26, 2019
Still working through the Dick Geis zines, today we have put online 7 more issues. There's Alien Critic 11, and Science Fiction Review issues 29-33, and 35. You can find them all at http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/SF_Review. Scanning by Jim Harris. Thanks Jim!

Continuing with yesterday's 1930s theme, we've put up 4 more zines of that decade. These were all scanned by Joe Siclari. Are these representative of the period? What do you fan historians say? I find the singletons of these to be rather sad, remnants of good intentions that never led to issue 2.

--King Goddard - Technocrat, September, 1938

--Alex Osheroff - Robot, August, 1937

--James Taurasi - Space-Lines, September, 1938

--Don Wollheim - The Science Fiction Bugle, May, 1937

Almost as old, we have a new-to-us title from the 1940s - Walt Daugherty's Fan. Issue 2 has fiction from Henry Hasse (who was co-author on Ray Bradbury's first published story). Issue 4 was for the 1945 Fanquet. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

From 1941, we have both issues of Harry Jenkins Fanart, with abundant examples of exactly that. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

We've also established an index for publications that were focused on art at http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Artzines. To kick it off, we've seeded it with the ATom Fan Calendar 1959, and Ted Johnstone's "Fanzine for Atom/Rotsler" from 1964. Scanning by Joe Siclari. More to come.

April 25, 2019
Congratulations to this year's TAFF Winner, Geri Sullivan. In celebration, we have uploaded 6 issues of her fanzine Idea. Idea ran from the late 80s to 2000. Besides Geri (who is a very good writer), Idea had contributions from folks like Jim Young, Nate Bucklin, Jon Singer, Walt Willis (!), James White, Jeff Schalles, Jeanne Gomoll and Andy Hooper. Yay Geri! See you in Dublin. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

There's another LASFS publication today. It's the Christmas Art Meritricious  for 1959. This one was edited by Bjo Trimble. It's mostly art, with a few short articles, including one by Robert Bloch. Scanning by Mark Olson.

More from Jim Harris today. We've put up 2 issues of Alien Critic, edited by Dick Geis. Remember that we've put Dick's zines in a single index even though he changed titles several times. The ranges and zine titles are bolded to give you a perspective on what came when. Today's addition is two issues from 1973 and 1974. Thanks Jim!

Joe Siclari has been scanning as many 1930s zines as he can (and so has Mark Olson). These are the most fragile and so move to the front of the line. Today we have 5 zines from the 1930s for you. Each of them is the only issue published for that title. I'm sure the editors (at least some of them) planned to publish more, but one issue is what they did. Some of the pages are a little hard to read. They are old.

--Forrest Ackerman - Metropolis, July, 1939. Done for the first Worldcon, there are pictures and (presumably reproduced) signatures.

--Jim Avery - Funtasy, Spring of 1939. Harry Warner is the Associate Editor and Hoy Ping Pong the consulting editor.

--Robert Madle - Cosmos, May, 1938. John Baltadonis is the Associate Editor.

--Robert Madle - Science Fiction Fan, February, 1935. John Baltadonis is the Managing Editor.

--James Taurasi - Queer Tales, June, 1938. Poetry, art and articles.

By the way, thanks to Mark Olson's coding skills, we are keeping a running total of pages and fanzine issues on http://fanac.org/fanzines/chronological_listing_of_fanzines.html  and on http://fanac.org/fanzines/alphabetical_listing_of_fanzines.html. The total is right under the descriptive paragraph. We are also keeping tally of the newszines on http://fanac.org/fanzines/chronological_listing_of_newszines.html. It's not completely accurate. Most of the PDFs count as 1 page, so the real total is actually larger.

April 24, 2019
To pick up the newszine thread again, we've added several issues of two titles. First, we have 6 more issues of Checkpoint, edited by Peter Roberts. Checkpoint was a UK newszine from the late 60s/early 70s. There are a couple of double issues, and the evocatively named "Lostwithiel" issue. I have long thought that Lostwithiel is the most Tolkienesque placename on the planet. This Checkpoint issue was primarily intended for trade. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Next, we have 5 more issues of the Australian newszine, Thyme. Today's additions are issues 77, 78, 80, 82, 83. Issue 77 includes a fiction section  of 12 pages. I don't believe there was another such in any other Thymes. Does anyone know? Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Leaving the newszines, and getting more traditional, we've added an issue of a 1940 hectograph zine by Tom Wright, The Comet. Page 10 (http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/COMET2/Comet2-10.html  has a where-are-they-now article on the winners of the first Gernsback cover contest. The contest was held in Gernsback's Science Wonder Stories in 1929, and challenged readers to submit a story based on the Frank R. Paul magazine cover. This article has the perspective of 10 years afterwards. Consider it your dose of SF history for today. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

April 23, 2019
Thanks to Jim Harris, we have new-to-us title(s) today. So far, there are 8 issues of Richard Geis's fanzines on line at http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/SF_Review/  . The titles changed every so often, while the numbering remained consecutive, except when it didn't. For more on Dick Geis, see the Fancyclopedia article at http://fancyclopedia.org/richard-e-geis  . Science Fiction Review was one of the most influential zines of its time. It was filled with discussions, and often arguments, between pros and fans, and reached more people than any other fanzine. Contributors were a "Who's Who" of both fans and pros. Geis won the Hugo for Best Fan Writer seven times, and was nominated many more. His fanzines won the Hugo for Best Fanzine 6 times. You'll notice we put some title ranges in the index  to help keep the title Cconfusion to a minimum. Thanks to new contributor Jim Harris who scanned copies of his zines and provided them to us! Thanks Jim!

More issues today of Bruce Gillespie's SF Commentary. Today, we've added issues 46-50. Note that whole numbers 48-50 are one big triple issue (and weigh in at 146 pages). Scanning by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

We're starting to scan Lighthouse. We have 3 issues up so far. Edited by Terry Carr and Pete Graham, Lighthouse was nominated for the 1967 Best Fanzine Hugo and the 1968 Best Fanzine Hugo. Contributors to these issues include: Terry Carr, Pete Graham, Ted White, Ray Nelson, ATom, Rotsler, Alva Rogers, Walt Willis, and Steve Stiles. Scanning by Joe Siclari. Thanks Joe!

April 22, 2019
Five more issues for you of A. Langley Searles Fantasy Commentator  from the mid-late 1940s. This sercon fanzine published articles by contributors like F. Towner Laney, Sam Moskowitz, and Jack Speer. Plus a little poetry. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Moving forward in time to the 1950s we have 7 more issues of Shangri-L'Affaires, namely issues 39-41, 43, 49, 53 and Series C, 8A. If you look at the index page, there are almost different editors as issues. Of course, the issues span 1958 - 1997. There's a little Bob Bloch, a little Ron Ellik, a little John and Bjo Trimble, among others. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

A week or so ago, we started putting up PNH and TNH's Izzard. Our contribution today: scans of issues 2-5 and 7. Issue 7 for instance, has work by Bertie MacAvoy, Ted White, and Terry Carr. And a letter from Harry Warner too. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

George Phillies sent us a PDFs of April 2019's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

April 20, 2019
Continuing with more of Harlan Ellison's zines, today we have another 4 issues of Science Fantasy Bulletin, also from the early 50s. Not only is there writing by Harlan, but by Bob Bloch, MZB, Dean Grennell, Algis Budrys, Bob Silverberg and more. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Ready for some NFFF history? We've put 5 more early Bonfires  online, including the first one. These are from the early 40s, and show how important the NFFF was thought to be at the time. Scans by Joe Siclari.

Harry Warner's fanzine Spaceways  ran for 30 issues in the late 30s - early 40s. Today's addition to the canon - issues 17-23. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

I'm not sure that I mentioned this before, but we have 4 issues of Mallorn  on line too. This is the annual Journal of the Tolkien Society, from the early 70s. Scanning by Mark Olson.

April 19, 2019
Guy Terwilliger did more than Annuals. He also pubbed Twig. Today we added 4 issues. There are contributors like Tom Reamy, the Coulsons, and Dean Grennell. There is at least one Feghoot-like article too. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Everyone has heard of Walt Willis and Bob Shaw's fannish masterpiece, "The Enchanted Duplicator", right? Fanac.org has long had a text version online, and today to enhance your reading, we have added 4 more editions, all with different artwork. There's one from 1962, one from 1979, from 1983 and from 1988, with different illustrations. Here's your chance to get ready for Dublin this year, and immerse yourself in Irish fan writing. They can be found at http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Enchanted_Duplicator/. Scanning by Mark Olson.

And back to the 1950s again, this time with Harlan Ellison in the US. We have two issues of Harlan's Science Fantasy Bulletin, from the early 50s. Issues 8 and 10 show what Harlan was capable of when he was a fan and before the mad dogs kneed him in the groin.

Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #441(4.4MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

April 18, 2019
There are more Fanthologies that Mark Olson has scanned for Fanac. Today, we add 2 from Guy Terwilliger-The Best of Fandom - 1957  and The Best of Fandom - 1958. The 1957 volume has an intro by Bob Bloch, and contributions from John Berry, Tom Reamy, Bob Shaw, Carl Brandon (wink wink), Marion Zimmer Bradley and more. If you are not familiar with Carl Brandon, you can read about him in Fancyclopedia 3 - http://fancyclopedia.org/carl-brandon. The 1958 volume has an intro by Bob Madle, and contributions from Robert Bloch, C.S. Youd (John Christopher), John Berry, Charles Burbee, MZB, Terry Carr, Harry Warner and more. Thanks Mark!

Joe Siclari has scanned more issues of Cry of the Nameless. We've added 8 issues between 7 and 17. Most of these eary issues are edited by G.M. Carr. Thanks Joe!

April 17, 2019

There's nothing like variety to keep your hobbies interesting. Today, we have a variety of publications to share with you. First, how about some Australian History? Published in the mid90s, Vol Molesworth's "A History of Australian Fandom 1935-1963"  is chock full of details and photographs. It appeared in segments in The Mentor. Scanning by Mark Olson.

We also have a trio of fanthologies, published from 1948 to 1982. From 1948, we have the 1948 Fantasy Annual, edited by Red Boggs and Don Wilson. There are articles on clubs, APAs and magazines. It's really more of a Yearbook, but for now you can see it here under Fanthologies. Scanning by Mark Olson.

Next, we have The Expurgated Boob Stewart, published in 1960 and edited by Terry Carr. This of course is a collection of work by Boob Stewart. One of the articles (done in collaboration with Terry Carr) is "Dr. Longdog Answers Your Questions". Scanning by Mark Olson.

The last of today's additions is from 1982, edited by Eric Bentcliffe. When Yngvi was a Louse  has articles by Ted Tubb, Mal Ashworth, Bob Shaw, John Berry, Terry Jeeves and others. The articles look back to the 50s, when Yngvi was indeed a louse. Scanning by Mark Olson.

April 16, 2019
We're making some more incremental changes to the look and feel of the Fanac.org site. Today's noticeable change: we've put all the fanzines in a single, sortable list -- here. It's a long list, and you can search to find a particular zine on the page. With over 7100 fanzines and hundreds of titles, it's not reasonable for everyone to remember when a particular fanzine was published and look in the right list. So we're doing away with the artificial distinctions of modern and classic. We'll be tweaking the descriptive wording over the next few days as well. I hope this makes the site easier to use for everyone.

Now to the fanzines: Sam McDonald has really come through with some 1943 material for us. Today we've added 2 issues of the MFS Bulletin  from 1943. He's also combed through our list of fanzines published in 1943  and found half a dozen spots where we didn't have the link properly included, even though the materials are online. Sam, I think I have them all now. Thanks!

We have another issue of Canadian Fandom. This is issue 17  from 1951, and it's edited by Ned McKeown. For you Worldcon fans, there's an article on Cinvention. That was in 1949 and this fanzine lists 1951 as a publication date. Hmmm, I better read it a little closer. Scans by Joe Siclari.

Moving from Canada to the UK, we've also added another issue of Orion. This one is issue 18, edited by Paul Enever. Contributors include John Berry, and Terry Jeeves. Scans by Joe Siclari.

Moving right along to the 1960s, we've added 4 more issues of Frank Dietz's Luna. This changed its name to Luna' at issue 6, but the ones we added today are the earlier issues. Much of this is transcriptions from convention programs and interviews. You'll see names like Randall Garrett, E. Everett Evans, Theodore Sturgeon, Doc Smith, Ed Emsh, SaM and John W. Campbell, so a few names you know. The Campbell/Emsh piece is from a discussion led by SaM at the Pittcon. Scans by Joe Siclari.

April 14, 2019
Time for newszines. We've added 3 more issues of the British newszine Checkpoint, edited by Peter Roberts. These are from the mid 1970s. Today's addition - issues 22, 92. and 99. Scans by Joe Siclari.

Our new title today is from the 80s. We have for you 2 issues of Izzard, by Patrick and Teresa Nielsen Hayden. Izzard was nominated for the 1984 Best Fanzine Hugo and in 1987 it won the SFC Award for Best Fanzine. There are contributors here like Terry Carr, Greg Benford, Tom Whitmore and Steve Stiles. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

April 13, 2019
Hooray for Rob Hansen! He saw that we were missing issues of The Fantast, and sent us scans of issues 1, 2, and 4, along with a rejected article from issue 2. Since the issues were published in 1939 (by C.S. Youd aka John Christopher), this is no easy feat. Thank you Rob!

By the way, along with these early issues, check out the star studded Fantast issue 13. Contributors include Arthur C. Clarke, Doc Lowndes, Forry Ackerman, and of course, C.S. Youd along with others.

More issues today of SF Commentary. This zine edited by Bruce Gillespie won the Ditmar Award 5 times and was nominated for the Best Fanzine Hugo in 1972, 1973 and 1975. Today's issues are 40-45, published in 1974-1975. Scanning by Mark Olson.

April 12, 2019
We're back in the 1940s today with 9 issues of Canadian Fandom. Edited first by Beak Taylor and later by Gerald Stewart, this zine was first published as 8-Ball, and later morphed into Canfan (edited by Bill Grant). Contributors include Leslie Croutch, Fred Hurter, and Henry (no relation) Ackerman. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

From an even earlier time, we have 6 issues of Fantast. This UK fanzine was first edited by C.S. Youd (better known as John Christopher), and later by Douglas Webster. There are a few familiar contributors, but a number of new-to-me names. Check it out. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

April 11, 2019
Dublin 2019 has announced the Finalists for this year's Retro Hugo Awards, to be given for works published in 1943. We've pulled together what we have on Fanac.org, along with a few zines from eFanzines and the University of Iowa, to give you a single place where you can find all the Finalist publications available online. Read before you vote! http://fanac.org/fanzines/Retro_Hugos.html  Thanks to Joe Siclari and Mark Olson for all their scanning efforts, and to Bill Burns and Pete Balestrieri for their archives.

April 8, 2019
We have another issue of Blat  for you today. It's issue 4, from 1994, and has material by Andy Hooper, Rob Hansen, Gordon Eklund, Steve Stiles and more. Scan by Mark Olson

Mark also scanned Fanthology 64. Edited by Mike Domina and Terry Carr, contributors include Bob Tucker, Ted White, Bill Rotsler, Lee Hoffman, Dick Lupoff, Carol Carr, Grania Davidson and others. What were you doing in 1964?

April 7, 2019
For a modern touch, today we uploaded the complete run of Patrick and Teresa Neilsen Hayden's fanzine, Telos. Telos ran from 1980 to 1982, and had 5 issues. There are contributions and letters from folks like LeeH, Dick Bergeron, Dan Steffan, Terry Carr, Bertie MacAvoy, John D. Berry and Gary Farber (who had a hand in editing a couple issues). And of course there's material by Patrick and Teresa :-) Scanning by Joe Siclari.

We've a few more of issues of Wally Weber / Buz Busby's Cry of the Nameless  online. Today's additions (scanned by Joe Siclari) are issues 101, 109 and 120. These issues are from the 50s, when Cry was considered one of the most fannish of fanzines. Thanks Joe!

We've added the April issue of Leybl Botwinik's CyberCozen. Thanks Leybl!

April 4, 2019
We have another YouTube piece up today! Thanks to Fred Lerner, we have a 1962 audio interview with John W. Campbell. It can be found at https://youtu.be/SC-o9z-E010. From the YouTube writeup: John W. Campbell and his views on science fiction are showcased in this intriguing audio interview (presented with illustrative pictures) from 1962. Fred Lerner, noted librarian, bibliographer and historian, was just 17 when he interviewed John W. Campbell, the man that shaped much of science fiction for decades. Campbell was both a successful author and the long time editor of Astounding Science Fiction (later Analog). Topics discussed include Rudyard Kipling as a science fiction writer, the government's interest in Cleve Cartmill's fiction, and the nature and value of science fiction. If you like Golden Age science fiction, this is an opportunity to hear one of the giants of the field in his own voice.

Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #440(3.9MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

April 2, 2019
Mea culpa. I incorrectly marked The Spanish Imposition  as a hoax zine. It's not -- it's a one shot done by DavE Romm in honor of Jerry and Suzle being Guests of Honor at Balticon in 1976. Sorry about that.

As another Corflu approaches (http://www.corflu.org/ ), we have for you today a fanthology edited by Andy Hooper for Corflu 10. It's Fanthology '89. Contributors include Walt and Madeline Willis, Jeanne Gomoll, Mike Glyer, Dick Lynch, Joseph Nicholas, Ted White and more. Thanks Andy! Scanning by Mark Olson.

Eastercon is approaching too - https://www.ytterbium.org.uk/. Fancy a little British fanzine? Here's the complete 6 issue run of Mal Ashworth's BEM. It ran from 1954 to 1958, and had contributers like Vince Clarke, C.S. Youd aka John Christopher, Bob Shaw and Bob Bloch. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

April 1, 2019
A treat from the '70s today! We have 7 issues of Suzle Tompkin and Jerry Kaufman's Spanish Inquisition. SpanInq won the 1977 Best Fanzine Hugo, and had a contributors list of some of the best of 70s fandom including Ginjer Buchanan, Randy Bathurst, Grant Canfield, Vincent Di Fate, Moshe Feder, Ken Fletcher, Phil Foglio, Alexis Gilliland, Mike Glicksohn, Terry Hughes, Bertie MacAvoy, Sandra Miesel, Andy Porter, Peter Roberts, Bill Rotsler, Stu Shiffman, Jon Singer, Dan Steffan, Mae Strelkov, Reed Waller and much more. There's also a hoax zine included, titled The Spanish Imposition. Thanks to Jerry and Suzle, and to the man who did the scanning - Joe Siclari.

March 31, 2019
I'm very happy to say that Joe Siclari is back to scanning after his heart surgery. He's not at full strength by any means, but has returned to archiving some of the best of fandom's publications. Today, we have 9 issues, including 2 supplementary issues, of Ella Parker's Orion. These ran from 1953 - 1962, and had material from Ken Bulmer, ATom, John Berry, George Locke and others. We prioritized scanning Orion at the suggestion of Rob Hansen. Thanks Rob! And hooray for Joe, back from the brink and engaged in his usual and much-missed fanhistorical pursuits.

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!

George also sent us PDFs of the February issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's Tightbeam, edited by George Phillies and Jon Swartz. This months Tightbeam comes in three parts. Thanks George!

Taral Wayne sent us a PDF of his Perzine Rat Sass 12  which we have added to the Rat Sass index. He says this is likely the last issue of Rat Sass. Thanks for sending it, Taral.

March 30, 2019
Thanks to Eli Cohen and Leslie Turek for the name updates on the photos from Selina Lovett's photo album. We appreciate you guys helping to clarify the names so quickly!

Still working on those WSFA Journals. Today we added issues 60, 62, 64, 65 and 69. The latter is a 90 page behemoth special Disclave 1969 issue. Scanning by Mark Olson. (They may still be uploading so if they're not there when you look, give it until tomorrow). Thanks Mark.

March 29, 2019
Thanks to Alan White, we have a scan of what is arguably the first fanzine ever published, the May 1930 issue of The Comet. It was the only issue with that name. Later issues were titled "Cosmology". Thanks Alan!

Selina Lovett provided us a lovely slew of photographs from the early 1970s. These are primarily NE fans, but there are also photos of folks like Arthur C. Clarke, 4sj, and Poul Anderson. I've added them in as an album under http://www.fanac.org/Fan_Photo_Album. You can link directly too: http://www.fanac.org/Fan_Photo_Album/l03-p00.html. Thanks Selina!

March 26, 2019
Thanks to the good offices of Peter Mansfield, we now have the last of issues of Jack Chalker's Mirage. The missing one was #4, and Peter was kind enough to notice the gap, and provide the issue and the scan. Thanks Peter!

FYI, we have a list of folks that have contributed materials to FANAC.org at http://www.fanac.org/FANAC_Inc/fancont.html. If you have contributed, but don't see your name, please send a quick note to fanac@fanac.org . If you haven't contributed, and have some interesting fanzines that are not on the site already, please send us a scan and get the double egoboo of seeing your scan on line and your name on the list. Before you do a lot of work, please check in and make sure that we don't already have the scan in the backlist waiting to go up. If you aren't of the scanning persuasion, how about finding a corner of fandom that you know about and adding or extending articles on Fancyclopedia.org? Be a participant.

We have 9 more issues of the WSFA Journal  today from 1968. Scanning by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #439(5.3MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

March 22, 2019
We have more issues of the WSFA Journal, this time from post-Boskone scanning. Today we put up 8 issues, all from 1967 of the clubzine, including a couple edited not by Don Miller, but by Jay Haldeman. Scanning by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

Some of the last of the Boskone scanning is Battle of the Titans, Vaughn Bode vs Jack Gaughan. This art zine is exactly what it sounds like it should be - an entertaining artistic romp between two great fan (and pro) artists. This is part of the material that Geri Sullian brought to Boskone for scanning last month, and was scanned there. Thanks Geri!

George Phillies sent us a PDFs of March 2019's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

March 16, 2019
Another interesting collection for you today. We've added Selected Writings of Rick Sneary  to the list. This was edited by Len Moffatt, with a disclaimer by Rick Sneary. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #438(2.1MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

March 15, 2019
We've added the March issue of Leybl Botwinik's CyberCozen. Thanks Leybl!

We've added the run of Eric Bentcliffe's Bastion. There are 3 issues, from the early 1960s. In the last issue, there's an article by Dick Lupoff describing the formation of Fanoclasts, the New York city fan group. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

March 12, 2019
We've added the first issue today of Blat!, the 1994 FAAn Award winning zine from Ted White and Dan Stefan. Scanning by Joe Siclari. Enjoy!

March 7, 2019
Still from Boskone 2019, we have today 2 issues and a supplement from Blat!, the 1994 FAAn Award winning zine from Ted White and Dan Steffan. The supplement  is called "Blat Archives", and is marked as a supplement to issue 4.

More Mota! We've uploaded the remaining 15 issues that we have - from issue 17 to the final issue, issue 31. This is Terry Hughes's Hugo nominated genzine from the 70s.

March 6, 2019
George Phillies sent us a PDF of the February issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's Tightbeam, edited by George Phillies and Jon Swartz. This months Tightbeam comes in two parts. Thanks George!

A treat today - we have 13 issues of Terry Hughes's Mota. Mota ran from 1971 to 1980 and was nominated for the 1979 Best Fanzine Hugo.

Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #437(6.0MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

February 27, 2019
Today's additons - The Really Incomplete Bob Tucker, edited by Dave Locke and published by Robert and Juanita Coulson. Scan by Mark Olson.

We've added 5 issues of Sata, first published by Dan Adkins and later by Bill Pearson. There is art here. Scans by Joe Siclari.

February 26, 2019
More from the Boskone scanning (getting to the end pretty quickly). We've added Ole Chavela!, a zine from 1960 edited by John and Bjo Trimble for Isabel Burbee (wife of Charles). Thanks to Geri Sullivan for bringing it!

Additionally from Boskone, we've added a couple of Neofans Guides  to fandom and to science fiction. These are from 1973 and 1984, edited by Bob Tucker, Marty Cantor and Mike Glyer. If you have to ask what they are, then you should read them.

Adding to our collection of yearbooks, we've added the Science Fiction Yearbook 1957, 1958 edition, published in 1960. I think I have that right. Editors are the editors of Science Fiction Times, James Taurasi, Ray Van Houton, Frank Prieto. Scan by Mark Olson.

Joe has scanned 2 more issues of Jack Chalker's excellent zine, Mirage. Today we add issues 7 and 8. Articles by J. Ramsey Campbell, Gordy Dickson, and others. There's even a chronology of Clark Ashton Smith!

A new title today is Gambit  from Ted White. This ran from the mid50s to the early 80s. It has a convoluted ancestry, and I'll wait for Joe to explain it. Scanning by Joe Siclari (on our new high speed scanner :-)

February 25, 2019
We've added the first material scanned with our new scanner, donated by Steve Rosenstein (thanks again Steve!). A choice selection, we have 5 issues of Karen Anderson's Vorpal Glass. This was done for the Golden Gate Futurian Society (GGFS) and many contributors include Poul Anderson, Tony Boucher and Fritz Leiber, among others. Thanks to Astrid Bear for finding/reporting a couple problems with the uploads! They're fixed and Vorpal Glass awaits you.

We've uploaded a few more of Bob Tucker's Le Zombies, (also scanned with the new scanner). We've added issues 51, 56 and an improved scan of issue 48. Scans by Joe Siclari.

A new index page has been added for yearbook sorts of things. It's at http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Yearbooks/. The first two are edited by Joe Kennedy from the late 40s - the 1945-1946 Fantasy Review, and the 1946-1947 Fantasy Review. I'll also link to them from the Fanthologies page  and maybe from the Fan Histories page. More yearbooks will be coming. Scanning by Mark Olson.

Another interesting item from the Boskone scanning. Added ATom, A Tribute, a heartfelt zine put together by Vince Clarke after Arthur Thomson's death in 1990. There's much to see here. This was in the trove that Geri Sullivan brought. Thanks Geri.

February 24, 2019
More from Geri Sullivan's Boskone fanzine set of scans -- 4 issues of Eric Bentcliffe's Waldo. Waldo was done for OMPA, and ran from 1959 to 1984.

Yesterday, we put up a bunch of issues of the WSFA Journal. Today, we've put up 11 issues of the supplement, known as Son of the WSFA Journal. This is more of the Boskone scanning.

Three charming photos added today, provided by Thomas Recktenwald. Two are photos of LASFS from the 50s  (and we sure could use some ids for the people), and one is a photo of special effects artist Paul Blaisdell and actress Lori Nelson reading a German SF pulp edited and translated by Walter Ernsting (here ). The photos were sent to Waldemar Kumming by Walter Ernsting in 1981, and came to Thomas Recktenwald from Waldemar. Thanks to Thomas for sharing them with everyone!

Eli Cohen has provided us with scans of 35 of the 36 issues of Prospectus, the Newsletter of the Fantasy and Science Fiction Society of Columbia University from 1969 to 1973 which he edited. If you fondly recall the Adventures of Ferdinand Feghoot, I'm told that many of the issues contain "The Adventures of Grayson Greensward", a feghoot-like series. Thanks Eli! If anyone has issue 1, please let us know. That's all we (and Eli) need for a complete run.

February 23, 2019
At Boskone, Steven Rosenstein offered to donate a high speed scanner to FANAC. It's arrived!... and we look forward to lots more scanning (and faster too). Thanks Steve!

From the Boskone scanned pile, we have added 25 issues (435 pages) of the Washington Science Fiction Association clubzine, the WSFA Journal.

Geri Sullivan provided some lovely Irish oriented materials at Boskone. Today, we've uploaded 3 issues of John Berry and Ken Cheslin's Fables of Irish Fandom. This late 90s fanzine reprints articles from the 50s, 60s and more of and about Irish fandom. You'll find pieces from Hyphen and Oopsla, from Cry of the Nameless and Void, from Scottische and Nexus. There's also a link to it from our page on Irish fandom - http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Irish_Fandom/. Thanks Geri! Scanned at Boskone 2019.

We've now put online more than 2/3 of what was scanned at Boskone last weekend. We're up to about 1500 pages!

February 22, 2019
You may notice some different formatting on our homepage. We're experimenting with some changes to the look and feel, so it will be fluid for a little while. If you have suggestions or comments, please send them to fanac@fanac.org.

We've added 5 issues of George Locke's zine Smoke  from 1959 - 1963. Scanning at Boskone 2019.

February 21, 2019
Geri Sullivan brought us some zines to scan at Boskone last weekend, and a couple of them are now available to you. First, we have an issue of Richard Bergeron's Warhoon. Warhoon 25  is titled "Bob Shaw for TAFF".

Geri also brought us a special Bob Shaw issue of Focal Point. Edited by Arnie Katz and rich brown, issue 12.5  was published in 1970 and the Fancylopedia article lists it as part of Volume 2 - http://fancyclopedia.org/focal-point-fanzine  .

More from the Boskone 2019 scanning: today we've added 3 issues of Charles Riddle's Peon. Peon was nominated for a Fanzine Hugo in 1956, and was produced during Riddle's career in the Navy. Contributors include Terry Carr, Jim Harmon, Lee Hoffman, H. L. Gold and others.

You may notice some strange formatting on our homepage. We're experimenting with some changes to the look and feel, so it will be fluid for a little while. If you have suggestions or comments, please send them to fanac@fanac.org.

George Phillies sent us a PDFs of February 2019's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

February 20, 2019
We had a very productive weekend at Boskone 56. The FANAC scanning station scanned almost 2000 pages of material. Scanning by Mark Olson and Joe Siclari. History minded fans stopped by and provided material (thanks Geri Sullivan!), and promised more. We have promises of photos, and fanzines and scanning hardware too. The zines scanned at Boskone will be so marked in the index pages of the title, so you can see what we did. The first batch going up are Yandro issues.

Today in Buck and Juanita Coulson's Yandro  we have added 7 1965 issues from 146-152.

The fanzine section has been organzined since the mid 90s into categories of Classic Fanzines (before 1980), Modern Fanzines (after 1980), and Electronic Zines. Those categories will be changed eventually, but for now we have provided two new ways to find what you're looking for. Thanks to software written by Mark Olson, we now have a Chronological Fanzine Listing, and an Alphabetic Fanzine Listing  that cover ALL the zines we have. You can look at a month and see what we have online that was published during that month. As always, we are adding more zines, so the list will change. It's not ALL the zines that were published, but we are getting some good numbers. December 1943 shows 55 listings for instance.

February 19, 2019
Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #436(6.0MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

February 12, 2019
Back to Shangri L'Affaires. Today, we added issue 74. Scanning by Mark Olson. These are sizable issues; thanks, Mark!

Today, we uploaded the last 3 issues of Rob Hansen's Epsilon. Actually this was the first 3 issues and completes the run. Scanning by Mark Olson.

A treat for those thinking of Ireland (and for everyone else as well) - we've uploaded Willis Discovers America, a "pre-trip report" for Walt's 1952 journey in the US. Scanning by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

February 9, 2019
Back to Shangri L'Affaires. Today, we added issues 71-73. Scanning by Mark Olson. These are sizable issues; thanks, Mark!

February 8, 2019
Thanks to Sam McDonald for finding some omissions and inconsistencies in our Retro Hugo materials. What a labor of detail that must have been! Thanks Sam! We are fixing/have fixed them. The Retro Hugo reading list can be found at http://fanac.org/fanzines/Retro_Hugos1943.html.

Today, we uploaded issue 4  of Austin Hamel's Stellar  (1944). Scan by Joe Siclari. If Pavlat Evans is to be believed, this is the last issue. Pavlat Evans  is indispensible if you're working with fanzines before 1953. While there are errors, it attempts to list ALL the fanzines published until that time.

For the music lovers among us, we've added an autographed program  from the Disclave 1975 production of The Mimeo Man. Scan by Joe Siclari.

It's been a while since we posted anything to the list of Irish Fandom related publications. Today, a juicy 40 page addition in John Berry's G.D.A. Casebook 1959. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

On the newszine front, we have newszine hoaxes (and a couple of Westercon special editions). Check out Starfink 69, a "bi-weekly slander and misinformation fanzine". There's also a (fanzines/Starspinkle/Starspinkle457-01.html hoax issue 49}. The real news (of 1963) are the two Westercon special editions in July. They're listed as such in the Starspinkle index. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

We also added the February issue of Leybl Botwinik's CyberCozen. Thanks Leybl!

February 4, 2019
Today we have added a PDF of Spang Blah, Vol 2, N3  from September 1974. This scan was provided by The Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College through the good offices of librarian Elaine Hooker. Thanks Elaine! And thanks to the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College. The issue also has a note on the last page from jan finder to Wade Center founder Clyde S. Kilby.

February 3, 2019
The lastest update on what we've been doing at the Fan History Project has been doing is online at http://www.fanac.org/FANAC_Inc/update0219.pdf. Older updates can be found at http://fanac.org/fanzines/FANAC-Updates/.

One more Shangri L'Affaires  for you. This one (scanned by Mark Olson) is #50  from 1960. It's edited by John Trimble and has a cover by Bjo.

We also have one more issue of the Whole Fanzine Catalog, edited by Brian Earl Brown. This one (issue 22-25 ) isn't a milestone issue like the #50, but it is a quadruple issue covering 2 years, from 1982-1983. Scanning by Mark Olson.

Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #435(4.4MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

February 2, 2019
Most of the Shangri L'Affaires  on the site have been from the 1940s. Today, thanks to the scanning of Mark Olson, we've uploaded 6 issues from the late 1950s/early 1960s. Shaggy had various editors over its lifetime and the editors for these issues were Al Lewis and John Trimble. The issues we added are 42 and 44-48. For more on Shaggy, see the article in Fancyclopedia at http://fancyclopedia.org/shangri-l-affaires.

George Phillies sent us a PDF of the February issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's Tightbeam, edited by George Phillies and Jon Swartz. This months Tightbeam comes in three parts. Thanks George!

George also 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.

6 more issues today of Cry of the Nameless. Edited by Wally Weber, and Buz & Elinor Busby, this fabulous zine has contributors like ATom, Terry Carr, Ted White, rich brown, John Berry, Elinor Busby and Buz himself. Today's issues are 115, 169, 171-174, 184. There's also a fake Cry of the Nameless Issue 175  by Wally Weber and Phil Harrell dated "Argh 1964". Scanning by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

January 31, 2019
9 more issues today of Cry of the Nameless. Edited by Wally Weber, and Buz & Elinor Busby, this fabulous zine has contributors like ATom, Terry Carr, Ted White, rich brown, John Berry, Elinor Busby and Buz himself. Today's issues are 115, 121, 126, and 162-168. Scanning by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

We've uploaded 15 issues of Rob Hansen's excellent Epsilon. Epsilon ran from the mid70s to the mid80s, and won the Nova Award for Best Fanzine in 1982. Scanning by Mark Olson.

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

Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #434(5.5MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

January 21, 2019
We've one more vintage photo from Kenneth Johnson. It's a picture of a MITSFS meeting in 1973 with guest Theodore Sturgeon. You might be surprised to see who's in the room. You can see it along with the NESFA photos at http://fanac.org/Fan_Photo_Album/n01-p01.html  . Thanks Kenneth!

From 1944, we bring you two issues of Russell Wilsey's Felix. There's a little poetry here and a little fiction too. Scans by Joe Siclari.

We've also got another issue of South of the Moon  - issue 19.5. This is the fanzine that gives information about current APAs. Editors for this issue were Martin Horvat and Denys Howard. Scan by Joe Siclari.

For our Irish Fandom project, we have 3 issues of John Berry and Arthur Thomson's Veritas. Think late 50s, done for OMPA. In addition to Berry and ATom, there's material by Bob Shaw. Scans by Joe Siclari.

One of the most entertaining zines of the late 70s, early 80s was Stu Shiffman's Raffles. We've added the complete run of 11 issues, from 1-8. Stu's wonderful artwork is there, plus art by ATom, Ross Chamberlain, Reed Waller, and many others. The articles feature bylines such as Hank Davis, Eric Bentcliffe, Arnie Katz, Sandra Miesel, Larry Carmody, Avedon Carol, Joe Siclari, and Taral. What more could you want? Great stuff. Scanning by Mark Olson.

George Phillies sent us a PDFs of January 2019's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

January 19, 2019
More issues of Bruce Gillespie's SF Commentary. We've added issues 31, and the triple issue 35-37 today. That triple issue is 146 pages long! Bruce, how did you avoid some variation of Nydahl's disease? Scanning for these SF Commentary issues by Mark Olson.

We're still working to save as many 1930s fanzines as possible. Today, we've added one edited by Sam Moskowitz. It's Helios 3, and it's in hecto. These hecto zines are in the greatest danger of disappearing. Helios 3 has material not only by SaM, but by Dick Wilson and Clark Ashton Smith. It promises future issues will also have Henry Kuttner, David Keller and other names you may know. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Still working on the 30s, we've added issue 11 of Tesseract, edited by C. Hamilton Bloomer. This ran from 1936 - 1938. The issue we posted has materials by HP Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith and Doc Smith. Wow! Scanning by Joe Siclari.

January 18, 2019
It's a YouTube day. We've uploaded another of Rusty Hevelin's excellent interviews from MagiCon, the 50th Worldcon. This time, Rusty interview Frank Robinson. Frank was a long time fan, as well as author and editor. From the YouTube description: "Frank talks about the war years, the fanzines he published, the Ray Palmer era in magazines, his time at Rogue Magazine and lots more. Highlights include: working with Ray Palmer, discussion on the line between fan and pro writing, the story of George Pal's production of 'The Power' from Frank's story of that name, and Frank's views on the impact of science fiction and of fantasy." There's also talk of his not-good relationship with Damon Knight, his brief career as a fan artist (6 color cover on a fanzine!), and how he made his first sale. These interviews provide great insight into a fascinating period in our field. You can find the video at https://youtu.be/QcK_5kmMJ64 

Joe Kennedy's fanzine Vampire  was one of the most highly regarded fanzine in the late 40s. It had outstanding articles and columns about fanzines, the Shaver controversy, and was the must-have zine of its time. Contributors included Laney, Palmer, Shaver, Tucker and others. Today we added 8 issues of the 9 that were produced, as well as Boff Perry's index to Vampire. Scans by Joe Siclari.

We've uploading more issues of Bruce Gillespie's SF Commentary. We've added 57-66 today. Note that there are a double and a quad issue included. SF Commentary was nominated for the Best Fanzine Hugo three times during the early 1970s. Scans by Mark Olson.

January 17, 2019
Thanks to Kenneth R. Johnson, we have half a dozen photos of a 1971 NESFA meeting and frisbee session. You can find them in the NESFA photo section. Thanks Kenneth!

Two more early issues of the Tolkien Journal. Today, thanks to the scanning of Joe Siclari, we've added issues 1-2. These early issues are very short and not at all like what the zine became.

For our newszine project, we have another issue today of Fantasy News, this one edited by Will Sykora. It's issue 173  from late November, 1944. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

We've started uploading issues of Bruce Gillespie's SF Commentary. We have 6 issues up so far, with more to come. SF Commentary was nominated for the Best Fanzine Hugo three times during the early 1970s.

January 15, 2019
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Four more issues of Egoboo, the late 60s/early 70s fanzine edited by Ted White and John D. Berry. Today we added issues 11-13, and 17. Scans by Joe Siclari.

In the early 60s, the NFFF published Fandbooks  as background education on fandom. In the 2010s, they've published a couple more. Fandbook 5  is on Pseudonyms, and fanzines/Fandbook/Fandbook06-01.pdf  is on Hugo Awards for Best Novel. Thanks to the NFFF for providing them.

January 14, 2019
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We've added issue 161  of Buz Busby's Cry of the the Nameless. In this issue: Buz, Red Boggs, Terry Carr, Wally Weber, Elinor Busby, John Berry, and Ted White. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Three more issues of Egoboo, the late 60s/early 70s fanzine edited by Ted White and John D. Berry. Today we added issues 9-10 and 15. Scans by Joe Siclari.

In the late 1950s, John Magnus edited a little newszine called Rumble. It had fan doings, opinion, reviews and LOCs. We have 13 issues on line for you today.

January 12, 2019
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We're scanning a new title today, Pat Mueller's Texas SF Inquirer. These 20 issues are primarily from the mid-80s. The earlier issues were marked "The Best Little Newszine in Texas". Scanning by Mark Olson and Joe Siclari. For those that came in late Pat Mueller is Pat Virzi. Thanks Mark and Joe!

There was a Special Issue  of Cosmic Tales  done for the 1st Worldcon in 1939. In fact, it was dedicated to the committee. Contains what may be the first piece by Cyril Kornbluth. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

There's a treat for you today. We've uploaded 6 issues of Egoboo, a fine fannish fanzine edited by Ted White and John D. Berry. These issues are from 1968-1972 and include a lot of good personal writing and a plethora of really interesting letters from their friends.

Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #433(2.0MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

January 11, 2019
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January 6, 2019
Three more Tolkien Journal, thanks to the scanning of Mark Olson. Today we've added issues 7-8 and 15. Thanks Mark!

George Phillies sent us a PDF of the January issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's Tightbeam, edited by George Phillies and Jon Swartz. This months Tightbeam once again comes in two parts. Thanks George!

January 4, 2019
Before it was "Speculation", Pete Weston's fanzine was "Zenith". We've added issues 3, 5 and 6 today, and you can find them all here - http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Speculation/. Articles by Poul Anderson, Terry Pratchett, Chris Priest, Ethel Lindsay, among others. Scanning by Mark Olson.

Back to the Tolkien Journal, thanks to the scanning of Mark Olson. Today we've added issues 9-14. Contents include part of the proceedings of the first annual Tolkien Conference and art by Tim Kirk. Thanks Mark!

January 3, 2019
More issues of The Voice of the Lobster. Edited by George Flynn, and produced by the committee of Noreascon 2, Voice of the Lobster was published to "discussion of Worldcon management and related topics". Today we added the last 5 issues. This completes the run. Scanning by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

Today's newszines have an international flavor. We've added the complete 5 issue run of Science Fiction International News, edited by Keith Freeman and Dave Kyle. This newszine ran from 1976-1976. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

January 2, 2019
South of the Moon  was a 1970s fanzine that gave information about current APAs. It has a variety of editors, and today we have uploaded 5 of them. Scanning by Mark Olson and Joe Siclari.

Today's newszines cover June and July of 1970. We have 3 issues of Focal Point  for you. The newly added ones are V2, numbers 6-8. These were edited by Arnie Katz and rich brown. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

From 1939, we have issue 2  of Ted Carnell's New Worlds. This early British fanzine ran for 4 issues, and after the war, Carnell edited a prozine by the same name. Cover by Harry Turner. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

If you are interested in conventions, especially Worldcons, you may want to read the discussions in today's newly uploaded title - The Voice of the Lobster. Edited by George Flynn, and produced by the committee of Noreascon 2, Voice of the Lobster was published to "discussion of Worldcon management and related topics". Today we added the first 2 issues. Scanning by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

Taral Wayne sent us a PDF (6.5 MB) of his Perzine Rat Sass 11  which we have added to the Rat Sass index. Thanks Taral.

Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #432(5.6MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

December 30, 2018
Well, it turns out that I was wrong when I said we were done with uploaded Outworlds. We have 2 more issues today - issues 4 and 6 from 1970-1971. Scanning by Mark Olson. Issue 4 has a cover by Vincent Di Fate, and interior artwork by Alicia Austin, Tim Kirk and others.

May 1952 saw the last issue of the short run newszine, Stfanews  edited by Clyde Hanback. We uploaded the last issue today, completing the run. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Moving down under, we have 2 issues of Alan Stewart's Thyme  from the early 90s, issues 94 and 95. Alan distributed several other fanzines along with these. Both issues contain an Artychoke  by Ian Gunn, and an Australian SF News, edited by Alan Stewart and Merv Binns. Scans by Mark Olson.

Continuing with the newszine theme, Mike Ward has scanned more Sanders  for us. We've added issue 0 (really more of a flyer), 1, 13, and 15. Thanks Mike! All we seem to be missing now are issues 6 and 21. Hey, does anyone out ther have issues 6 or 21? We're up to 2746 newszines now.

December 29, 2018
An interesting item for you today, originally distributed in FAPA 87. Edited by Terry Carr, it's The Stormy Petrel. This is a collection of articles about Francis Tower Laney. Laney is best known for two publications. First, his star studded fanzine about Lovecraftian fiction, The Acolyte  and second his diatribe on fandom, Ah! Sweet Idiocy!. The Stormy Petrel was put together in response to news of Laney's death. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

We already have part of the Willis Papers  online as retyped text version. Today, we're adding a scanned version  as well. Now you can see it in all its original glory. Scans by Joe Siclari.

Continuing with Pete Weston's Speculation, today we have 2 more issues - 24 and 26. Here you'll find Chris Priest, FM Busby, and Fred Pohl, not to mention Pete Weston. Scanning by Mark Olson.

Thanks to the scanning of Joe Siclari, we've finished the run of Henry Elsner's fanzine, The Sciencefictionist. This was mid40s, and issue 5 just added has articles by Laney, Speer and E. Everett Evans.

We already had online Shelby Vick's full Hyphen Tribute. Today, for completeness, we added the Hyphen Tribute Thumbnail  that Shelby did for the May 1999 FAPA mailing. Different cover, subset of the contents. Thanks to Mark Olson for the scanning.

Added issue 6 of Science Fiction World. This was a Bob Bloch/Bob Tucker newszine of the 1950s published by Gnome Press. One of the leading articles in ssue 6? "Fancyclopedia Project Under Way". Of course, that was Fancyclopedia 2. Read all about it in Fancyclopedia 3 at http://fancyclopedia.org/fancyclopedia-2.

December 27, 2018
Three more issues today of Pete Weston's excellent fanzine, Speculation  from the 1960s. These are actually Zenith Speculation issues - 7-8 and 10. You'll find content by Fritz Leiber, Robert Bloch, Walt Willis and Chris Priest. Speculation was nominated for the Hugo for Best Fanzine four times. Scanning by Mark Olson.

Len Moffatt edited a newszine in the mid 1950s named Science Fiction Parade. We've added 5 issues today from 1956 - 1958. You can read it here - there's a Westercon IX report, a report on NYCon II, awards polls, etc. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

One more issue of The Sydney Futurian, this one from 1950. Headline: Futurian Society Will Carry On. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

December 26, 2018
For our Irish Fandom  page, we have 2 new entries today. First, we have an April 1, 1957 newszine from Joy and Vince Clarke, Sandy Sanderson and Chuck Harris. It's Goontact 13. Next, the 1961 Willis Fund Papers, including the announcement, invitation and raffle. This was a kickoff for the fund to bring Walt to the 1962 Worldcon. It was very much a group effort - check out the list of fans on the announcement. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

There are 2 additional issues of Pete Weston's Hugo nominated fanzine Speculation  from the 1960s as well. We've uploaded issues 13 and 23. You'll find content by Brian Aldiss, F.M. Busby, and Chris Priest among others. Scanning by Mark Olson.

December 25, 2018
Merry Christmas to all who celebrate. For your holiday pleasure, we have two Christmas Art publications from LASFS. From 1960, we have the Shangri L'Affaires Christmas Art Supplement. From 1968, we have another Shangri L'Affaires Christmas Art Supplement. Enjoy! Scanning by Joe Siclari.

For the 1941 Worldcon, Denvention, Fanfare  published a special supplement. Although Art Widner published it for the 1941 Worldcon, it contained the text of the GoH speech that Doc Smith had given for Chicon, the 1940 Worldcon. Now you can read it too. Scans by Joe Siclari.

Today's Outworlds  are: issues 3, 32-34 along with the first 2 flyers. I believe these 4 issues are the last of the ones we have available to scan. All Outworlds scanning has been by Mark Olson.

Well, it seems to be more of a 40s day than a 30s day. Another offering from the 1940s - issues of the LASFS clubzine, Shangri L'Affaires. Today we have 10 issues - issues 25-26, 29-31, 33-35, 37-38 plus a 1941 promotion zine, a 1945 Fanquet reminder  and a 1945 LASFS program schedule. There's also an issue 38 supplement  where Burbee explains that this is the last issue he plans to edit. There is a lot of content by F.T.L., art by Rotsler, a review by A.E. Van Vogt, a poem by Tigrina, and generally just what you would expect from Los Angeles fandom in the 40s. Scans by Joe Siclari.

December 24, 2018
Still adding more Outworlds. Today, we added 9 issues: issues 1-2, 10, 13-14, 29.5, 35-37, and Outworlds' Inwords 8, the floating lettercol for Outworlds. Scanning by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

We still have more 30s zines too. Today, we put up Ted Dikty's Grab Bag, a fanzine done for the first Worldcon in 1939. Ted notes that he cannot attend.

December 23, 2018
Still adding more Outworlds. Today, we added 9 issues: issues 40-43, 49, 51-54 from 1984-1985. Scanning by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

Time for newszines. We've added 27 issues of the British newszine Checkpoint, including some edited by Ian Maule, and many edited by Peter Roberts. These are from the mid 1970s. Today's addition - issues 63-77, 80-84, 86-91, 93-98 and issue 100, the final issue. Issue 100 includes an index of all the Checkpoints. Several of the zines include issues of Eric Bentcliffe's MI. There are also two issues of TAFF Talk, by Peter Roberts. Scans by Joe Siclari. Thanks Joe! By my count, we now have 2731 newszines, ranging from October 1936 to December 2016.

December 22, 2018
Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #431(6.3MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

December 21, 2018
Thanks to the scanning of Mark Olson, we've uploaded the complete 14 issue run of Denis Quane's Notes from the Chemistry Department. This ran from 1973-1975, and had contributors like Joan Vinge, Jerry Pournelle, Greg Benford and Mike Glyer. Thanks Mark!

Still adding more Outworlds. Today, we added issues 38-39 from 1984. Scanning by Mark Olson.

December 19, 2018
A massive Quandry annish from Lee Hoffman for you today! Quandry 13  from August 1951 is 100 pages long. The table of contents lists contributors like Walt Willis, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Bob Tucker, Bob Shaw, and of course, Lee herself. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Four more Outworlds  today, along with 3 Outworlds flyers. The flyers are more than flyers - they have content! At least some of them were associated with a specific issue of Outworlds. Interesting. Scanning by Mark Olson.

Still working on fanthologies, today we've added "6 in 60", An Incomplete Look at 60 Years of Science Fiction Fandom in Chicago ..and beyond. Done for Chicon 2000, this fanthology edited by Marcy Lyn-Waitsman, has pieces by Bob Tucker, Bob Passavoy, Ross Pavlac, Phil Foglio and many more.

December 18, 2018
Five more issues of Lee Hoffman's Quandry today! Contributors include Walt Willis, Lin Carter, Bob Tucker, Bob Silverberg, Red Boggs, Shelby Vick, and need I list more? If you haven't read it, you should. These are from 1951. Find out why Quandry was a focal point fanzine. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Three more Outworlds  today, along with a couple of unusual items, like the Outworlds 1970 Egoboo Poll. Scanning by Mark Olson.

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

December 17, 2018
We've uploaded another choice recording on our YouTube channel. During the filming of the "Demon With a Glass Hand" episode of Outer Limits, Harlan Ellison gave a talk about adapting science fiction for media. This was at the 1964 Worldcon, Pacificon II. Thanks to Jerome Scott, Director of Projects for SCIFI in LA, we have the audio. You can find it at it at: https://youtu.be/pCS7bhYrtY0. The first few minutes of the talk are missing. From the YouTube description: Harlan gives an engrossing talk (audio, enhanced with images) about writing for television and about how Hollywood works. The talk took place during the filming of the Outer Limits episode, "Demon With a Glass Hand", and Harlan speaks very frankly (including complaints) about his experience as the writer on the episode. Includes Harlan's reading of a scene as written, and as changed by management as well as discussion on the casting, the directing and the location. Embedded are photos of Harlan throughout his science fiction career." Enjoy! WARNING: Harlan uses some strong language in this talk.

As it happens, today we've uploaded a Harlan Ellison edited zine. It's Bulletin of the Cleveland Science Fiction Society 16  from 1952. This is the issue that was transitional between the Bulletin and Science Fantasy Bulletin. In fact, if you look at the last page of the zine, it's marked as "Science Fantasy Bulletin". Contributors include Lee Hoffman and Dave Kyle ("In Defense of My Fanhood"). Scans by Joe Siclari.

The NFFF has been the "entry point" into fandom for many fans. In the early 60s, they published Fandbooks  to provide fans with background education on the fannish community. Here are 4 of them - http://fanac.org/fanzines/Fandbook  . Scans by Joe Siclari.

December 15, 2018
Geri Sullivan has put together Fanac.org's first "Guided Walk" through some of our fannish publications. This is a new thing for us - kind of an online fanthology. Geri's piece is titled "Roadtripping with the Wheels of IF"  and will point you to some great fanwriting from the BNFs of Irish Fandom. It also includes personal letters and photos that will give you a feeling of what Wheels of IF were really like. See our splash page for more explanation. Thanks Geri!

Joe Siclari has been scanning more from Irish Fandom. Today's offerings are issue 50  of John Berry's Pot Pourri, and a "Burbee-type one-shot" for FAPA 69 done by Walt Willis in 1954 titled WAWCRHBSJWCATWCMWPMSSACW. Want to find out what that means? Follow the link. Thanks Joe!

Mark Olson has been scanning too. From his prolific scanner we have two more fanthologies. The first is from 1978, put out by Linda Bushyager, Tim Marion and Joyce Scrivner - Of Such Are Legends Made, V1.

The second is not your general fanthology. Edited by Ruth Berman, it's the SHsf Fanthology 3, a collection of writing on Sherlock Holmes from fanzines. Thanks Mark!

George Phillies sent us a PDF of the December issue  of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's Tightbeam, edited by George himself and Jon Swartz. Or rather, George sent us two PDFs. This months Tightbeam comes in two parts. Thanks George!

December 14, 2018
Collections and fanthologies have long been a popular way to share important fannish writing. We've had a few online for a while, like Terry Carr's Entropy  (1964). Today, we've added a few more for your reading pleasure. We have The Incompleat Terry Carr, edited by rich brown and Arnie Katz, published by Jerry Kaufman. We have The Portable Carl Brandon, eddited by Terry Carr and published by Jerry Kaufman. By the time you read this, I may have already added The Incomplete Burbee, Volume 2  edited Terry Carr and published by Jeff Schalles. More coming! Enjoy.

Thanks to Mark Olson, we have another Outworlds  issue today. It's issue 170, the last that Bill Bowers put out before his death. Another issue was in preparation when he died. This is a whopping 150 pages long, and begins with page 2571. Thanks Mark!

Thanks to Joe Siclari, we have 8 more issues of Lee Hoffman's focal point fanzine, Quandry. The new issues range from 6 to 26, and have contributors from the Wheels of IF, including James White and Walt Willis. You'll also find Harlan Ellison, Bob Silverberg, A. Vincent Clarke, Forrest J Ackerman, and F. Towner Laney! I'm very glad to have these up. Thanks Joe!

December 13, 2018
Thanks to Mark Olson, we have 2 more Outworlds  today. Issues 66 and 67 are from the 1990s, and publication dates were not as frequent. Thanks Mark!

It's been a while since we've uploaded more Cry of the Nameless. Today we have 14 more issues, ranging from early issues edited by G. M. Carr to issues from the 1960s edited by Wally Weber and the Busbys. There's material by Buz, by John Berry and others. Scanning by Joe Siclari. Thanks Joe!

December 12, 2018
Matthew Strait, archivist for the Minnesota Science Fiction Society, has sent us listings of the MinnStf fanzine archive. They are in our Bibliography  section, along with the Pavlat-Evans Fanzine Index, Ned Brooks' Fanzine Index, and the Fanzine Archive Collection. Thanks Matt!

We're starting to upload issues of Outworlds, edited by Bill Bowers. We begin with 4 issues from 1992-1993. Contributors include Bruce Pelz, Peggy Rae Pavlat, Bill Rotsler, John Giunta, Buck Coulson and many more. Outworlds was nominated for the Best Fanzine Hugo in 1971 and 1974-77. It won the FAAN Award for Best Fanzine in 1975, 1976 and 1999. Scanning by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

Continuing with our 1930s theme, we have 3 issues of Science Fiction Progress  edited by Don Wollheim and John B. Michel. Issue 2 says "Published for the Committee for the Political Advancement of Science Fiction." John Michel is a name with which you may not be familiar. Read all about him in Fancyclopedia at http://fancyclopedia.org/john-b-michel. Scanning by Joe Siclari. Thanks Joe!

December 10, 2018
A few days ago, I reported that we put up Fanfare  issues 5 and 6. What I neglected to mention is that issue 6 was the Earl Singleton memorial issue. Earl wasn't really dead, but he had his roommate announce that he had committed suicide and fandom was in mourning. This fanzine was released before the deception became known. Read more about Earl at http://fancyclopedia.org/earl-singleton 

Thanks to Thomas Recktenwald, we have an additional 10 issues of Shards of Babel, a newszine from the Netherlands edited by Roelof Goudriaan. The issues are from 1991 - 1993. Thomas realized we were missing these issues, located them and sent the scans to us. Thank you, Thomas!

More Irish fanzines for you today. We have added facsimile issues of Hyphen 21  and Hyphen 36. Hyphen 36 was already up in part, having been retyped for Fanac.org years ago by Judy Bemis. The new facsimile issues were scanned by Joe Siclari.

We also added several issues of Richard Bergeron's Warhoon. Issues 6 and 7 are now online, with scanning by Joe Siclari.

Steam 16  by Ken Bulmer is uploaded today, with the announcement that Ron Bennett has been elected the 1958 TAFF delegate. Scan by Joe Siclari.

December 8, 2018
Dick Wilson was about 18 when he published The Convention Crier  in 1938. There's a little bit of everything here. Dick was a Futurian, and in 1940 had his first science fiction story published.

Tired of all the 1930s zines we're posting? Something more modern today. We have 5 issues of Gus Willmorth's Fantasy Advertiser  from the mid to late 1940s (and one from 1951). This haul includes the 1st two issues. There are articles, worldcon ads, and oh yes, book listings. Interested in a December 1932 Weird Tales for 75 ? I suspect the offer may have expired by now. Scans by Joe Siclari.

We also have Fanfare  issues 5 and 6. Issue 5 has a cover by Damon Knight. Issue 6 has articles by Bob Tucker, Milt Rothman and Doc Lowndes. Tucker's piece is on the financial matters of the Chicon, the 1940 worldcon. He contends that you don't need much money to put on a convention. Scans by Joe Siclari.

From September, 1980. we bring you the Noreascon Two Special Report  issue of Mike Glyer's File 770. Get a contemporary view of a great convention. It was great, but I was there toting a 6 week old baby, so I may have missed a few things. Scanning by Mark Olson.

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

December 5, 2018
From the late 70s and early 80s, today we have a dozen or so issues of The Whole Fanzine Catalog. This was from Brian Earl Brown in Michigan, and is full of contemporary fanzine reviews. Scanning by Mark Olson. Thanks Mark!

From the 1940s, we have 2 more issues of The Sydney Futurian, issues 6 and 11. I'm not sure who the editor was for these issues - it was either Vol Molesworth or Graham Stone. Scanning by Joe Siclari. These newszines can really give you a feel for Australian fandom in the late 40s.

December 3, 2018
Are you feeling musical today? We have two fannish musicals, originally presented at Boskone in the 70s to share with you today. Scanned by Mark Olson, these were both written by Sue Anderson and Mark Keller. The earliest is Rivets Redux, a science fiction musical  from 1978, followed by The Decomposers Songbook or "Rivets Has Risen From the Grave"  from 1979. Both were illustrated by the late, lamented Stu Shiffman. There's also a playbill  from the Decomposers.

For your 1930s fix, we have the first issue (hecto!) of Fantasy Fiction Digest. This was done by Morris Scott Dollens, and appeared in September of 1936. There were only two issues. As you probably know, Dollens was an artist. Check out the 1930s art in this issue. It's very cool.

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.

December 2, 2018
News of the 70s. News of the 70s in the UK to be specific. We've added 20 issues of Checkpoint, some edited by Peter Roberts and some by Darroll Pardoe. They range from 1971 to 1975. There are two trial issues, both labeled "Issue 0" from 1971. There are also a couple of issues of MI, a zine by Eric Bentcliffe that were distributed with Checkpoint. Those are in situ with the Checkpoint issues, and also can be found here - http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/MI/. I think we're at 2,681 newszines now. You can find a chronological list here.

December 1, 2018
Smofcon is currently in progress in California, and so today we have some "new" Smofcon  photos for you. These however, are not from 2018, but from 1992 and Smofcon 9. Photos and scans by Mark Olson.

Everyone has heard of the Exclusion Act that occurred in 1939 at the 1st Worldcon, right? Here is a contemporary piece of commentary about it by one of the excluded. Check out Leslie Perri's "In your teeth, 'gentlemen'. Plus there are sketches. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Sticking with 1939, we have 4 new to us issues of Harry Warner's Spaceways. There's also now scan of issue 1  as a complement to the text version that has been on the site. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

November 30, 2018
Thanks to Frank Olynyk, we have added some photos of this year's World Fantasy Convention. You can find them here - http://www.fanac.org/Other_Cons/World_Fantasy_Conference/x18-p00.html  . Thanks, Frank!

More Irish publications. Joe Siclari has scanned 5 more issues of the OMPAzine Woz  done by Walt Willis. To round out the picture of Irish Fandom, we'll be adding some fanzines where the Wheels of If and their compatriots wrote frequent columns and articles.

Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #430(7.7MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

November 28, 2018
Twenty-one (21!) newszines added today, all PSFS News or PSFS Bulletins. The earliest of these are from the 1930s (and hecto). The most recent are from 1992. There's some fascinating material here, including a special convention supplementary issue  for the 2nd US convention - the 1938 Philadelphia gathering.Scanning by Joe Siclari.

From Mark Olson's scanner, we have 7 more issues of Richard Bergeron's Warhoon. The issues range from 1960 to 1964. Issue 20  from 1964 has quite a lot of discussion about Walter Breen.

November 24, 2018
Our first offering today is another 1930s hectographed fanzine. It's Ted Dikty's Fantasy Digest, issue 4. This fanzine had 8 issues, running from 1939-1940. Scan by Joe Siclari.

Next, we have 9 issues of Richard Bergeron's Hugo winning fanzine, Warhoon. Warhoon won Best Fanzine in 1962, and was nominated a total of 3 times. It started life as a SAPSzine, then moved to FAPA. Contributors include Terry Carr, Bob Bloch, Harry Warner and Walt Willis. Page through yourself and find more (although these are some pretty fine contributors right here). Scans by Mark Olson.

I'm told you can tell a lot about a person by their signature. This is your chance to see a bunch of signatures from the attendees of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th worldcons. Morojo put together an autograph pamphlet as a fanzine, and today we've uploaded 3 issues complete with signatures, including those of Robert Heinlein and his wife Leslyn. Scanning by Joe Siclari. You can find Stephan the STFan here - http://fanac.org/fanzines/Stephan_the_STFan/.

November 22, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Joe Siclari has scanned some rare and fragile zines for today's update. We have 3 additional issues from 1944 and 1945 of Laney's Acolyte. The contributors are legendary. Here you'll find pieces by Fritz Leiber, H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, E. Hoffman Price, Tony Boucher, and others. If you love Lovecraft, this is the zine for you.

In the way of newszines, we have 3 issues of Ahrvid Engholm's Science Fiction Journalen, the longeset running Scandinavian newsletter. These are from 1989 and 1985. Scan by Mark Olson. This brings us up to 2,640 newszines.

We have a 30s addition today. Scan by Joe Siclari. This is the last issue of Fantasy Fiction Telegram  from 1938. It's from Bob Madle, Jack Baltadonis, Milt Rothman and Oswarld Train. This was done in hecto, and achieved some really nice color. Check it out.

Thanks to the scanning of Mark Olson, we have 4 issues from 1966 of The Tolkien Journal. These issues were edited by Dick Plotz.

November 20, 2018
One of the Most Important Fanzines Every Published! Today, we added Donald Wollheim's defense on keeping staples in science fiction publications. There are two issues from 1935 of Wollheim's Polymorphaneucleated Leucocyte. Scan by Joe Siclari.

Keeping with the 30s theme of the day, you can now read issue 6  of Maurice Ingher's Science Fiction Digest. It leads off with a story by A. Merritt, and has material by Julie Schwartz, Forrest J Ackerman and Mort Weisinger. There's also an interview with Harry Bates, who later wrote "Farewell to the Master", the story basis of the film, "The Day The Earth Stood Still".

From 1999, we've added Shelby Vick's tribute to Hyphen, titled Hyphen 38. And now we've lost Shelby too.

For those that are keeping score, the lastest update on what the Fan History Project has been doing is online at http://www.fanac.org/FANAC_Inc/update1118.pdf. There's information there not only about our online activities, but also the other things that FANAC has been doing to preserve fan history. Older updates can be found at http://fanac.org/fanzines/FANAC-Updates/.

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

November 16, 2018
Adding to our convention publications today, we have 5 Progress Reports from Discon II, the 1974 Worldcon. You can see all the Discon publications at http://www.fanac.org/worldcon/Discon/w74-pubs.html. PR5, the Final Progress Report  is really a post-convention report, with a cover photograph taken from the masquerade. Scanning by Mark Olson.

November 15, 2018
More 30s goodness for you today. We have 3 issues of Corwin Stickney's Amateur Correspondent  from 1937. These are very cool, with names like E. Hoffman Price, Robert Bloch (fan fiction?) and Clark Ashton Smith. Scan by Joe Siclari.

For those who like more modern fan writing, say 1943, we have the first iteration up of our source page for those interested Retro Hugos. This is a work in progress and there are at least 20 more links that we'll be putting in, but it's there for your perusement at http://fanac.org/fanzines/Retro_Hugos1943.html. We're including links not only to Fanac.org materials, but to relevant fanzines from the University of Iowa collection  of Rusty Hevelin's fanzines, and from Bill Burns's efanzines. If you have materials that are not online, and are willing to scan them for us, or make them available for scanning, please let us know. The Retros will be better if interested parties can access the original materials. Thanks to Mark Olson and Joe Siclari for putting this together.

Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #429(6.6MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

November 13, 2018
Ready for your dose of Irish fandom? We have 2 more issues of John Berry's Pot Pourri  today. These are issue 4 (1958) and issue 15 (1960). Pot Pourri was distributed through SAPS.

For those who think the 50s and 60s are too recent to count as fan history, we have issue 12 of Maurice Z. Ingher's fanzine Science Fiction Digest. This includes a chapter of Cosmos too. There are articles by Julie Schwartz, Mort Weisinger, 4sj and others. Very cool. Very old - it's from 1933.

We also have added issues 6 and 10 of the A series of Shangri L'Affaires, from Forry Ackerman. These are from 1941.

For your reference, there's also a useful bit of indexing done by Elinor Busby. It's an index  to the people in Laney's Ah! Sweet Idiocy!. Now you can ego scan for your favorite 40s LA fans. All scanning today by Joe Siclari, with Mark Olson contributing on the Pot Pourri. Thanks!

November 11, 2018
We're happy to have a new video up on YouTube for you. Well, it's from 1992, and it's about the early days of fandom. If you go to https://youtu.be/BJvjkRx0v38, you can watch Rusty Hevelin interviewing Art Widner about the early days of fandom. From the Youtube blurb: "The conversation ranges from the first fanzine (arguably published by Lovecraft) to the origins of FAPA to the Singleton suicide hoax. You'll hear about the perils of mimeography, the start of the Strangers Club and even learn the plural of YHOS. If you are interested in Fan History, here's your chance to get a personal view from someone who was there at the beginning. To read many of the fanzines discussed, go to FAFANAC.ORG." It's nice to hear Rusty's laugh again.

We have fanzines too. Today's have been scanned by Joe Siclari. First up, last issue of the Dietz(s)/Raybin fanzine, Ground Zero. This is the Detention issue, and includes Ted Johnstone's convention report.

Two more issues of Charlie Hornig's Fantasy Fan  have been added as well. These are from 1933/1934. As I said before, this is the fanzine that got the Charlie a job as editor of Wonder Stories. We added issues 2 and 16, and on the first page of issue 16, he notes his role as "Managing Editor: Wonder Stories". Why not. In 1933, Charlie was 17.

November 9, 2018
We've added a couple more LACon1 publications. Progress Report 3 has a great Tim Kirk cover. The hotel reservation card will give you pause. Room rates were $14/night for a single. You can find the pubs at http://www.fanac.org/worldcon/LA_Con/w72-pubs.html.

For a look at early fandom, we've put up the 1936 issue 4  of the Science Fiction Fan, a fanzine edited by Olon Wiggins. Donald Wollheim contributed FanFarade (see page 1), a column about fan doings. Sample: "A committee was formed to arrange the next and more pretentious gathering of all fans East of the Mississippi next year..."

November 8, 2018
Today we bring you news of the 1950s and 60s, and an interesting Worldcon program book from the 70s. First, thanks to scanning by Mark Olson, we have the L.A.Con 1 Program Book  from 1972. There are some interesting things here. For example, see Artists Interpretations of Frederik Pohls Works.

In the way of news, we have two titles represented. From 1954, there are 3 issues of Futurian Society News, the clubzine of the Futurian Society of Sydney. Theres also a 40th anniversary meeting publication  of the society. This newszine and the next are from the scanning of Joe Siclari.

Last but not least, we have 28 issues from 1959-1966 of Ron Bennetts Skyrack, a regional newszine from Liverpool. Our newszine collection now has 2637 zines, with the early issues predating the first worldcon.

November 6, 2018
A couple of interesting newszines for you today, scanned by Joe Siclari. First, we have a February 1939 issue of The Futurian News, edited by John B. Michel. News for Futurians, by Futurians, before the first worldcon.

Next, we have two issues of the Rick Weiss fanzine, The Filking Times  from 1991. We don't have much filk related material on line yet, so this newszine is a welcome addition. Thanks for the newszines, Joe!

From the scanning of Mark Olson, we also have the Program Book from Discon II, the 1974 Worldcon. You can find it at http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Discon/Discon2pb-00.html. Thanks Mark!

We have added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, MT Void Vol. 37, No. 18, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

November 5, 2018
George Phillies sent us a PDF of the latest issue  of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's Tightbeam, edited by George himself and Jon Swartz. Thanks George!

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

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issue #427(5.8MB), and #428 (4.9 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

October 25, 2018
Some newszines, another musical, and an Irish fanzine for you today. First, the musical. Thanks to the scanning of Mark Olson, we have for you Mik Ado About Nothing (Back to Rivets, Part 1). Written by Sue Anderson and Mark Keller, this was produced by the RISFA players, and performed at Boskone 14 (1977). Thanks Mark!

The Irish fanzine today is another issue of Pot Pourri, to wit, Pot Pourri 8. It's John Berry's SAPSzine, this one from August of 1959. Read your Irish zines! They are homework for worldcon (sort of). Scanning also by Mark Olson.

Joe Siclari has been scanning newszines. Today we have 8 more, across 3 titles, from 3 continents. First up, Bay Area News #3, from 1946. It opens with a discussion of the controversial "open letter to the NFFF".

Next, we have 2 regular and one special issue of the Merv Binns newsletter, Australian SF News.We've added the 1st issue, the 50th issue and the special issue  given away at Seacon in 1979. Headline? "Come and See The Largest Coathanger in the World!"

Finally, there are 2 issues of a Checkpoint  from England. These two were edited by Darroll Pardoe, and are from the mid-70s. Three titles. Three continents. Thanks Joe!

October 19, 2018
From the days of early fandom, thanks to Joe Siclari's scanning, we bring you today the complete run (4 issues) of Sully Roberd's Fantasy Fictioneer. This is from 1939-1940, and has the subheading, "Official organ of the Illini Fantasy Fictioneers, sponsors of the 1940 Chicago Science-Fiction Convention!". It has articles by Erle Korshak, Bob Tucker, 4sj, Don Wollheim and others. Conventions were still a very new thing for science fiction.

The rest of the materials on Discon I  are up now. Today's addition consists of 2 more progress reports, a hotel form, an art show form (from Bjo Trimble's Art Show Project!) and the Hugo ballot. They are here - http://www.fanac.org/worldcon/Discon/w63-pubs.html. Scanning by Mark Olson.

George Phillies sent us a PDF of October 2018's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. I also managed to miss September while on vacation. That's up now too. Thanks George.

October 18, 2018
Three very different fanzine treats today, all scanned by Joe Siclari (and thanks, Joe!). First, for the Poul Anderson fans (and who amongst us is NOT a Poul Anderson fan?), we have Smorgasbord. He never pubbed any other issues of this fanzine, but here in issue 1, you will find poetry (including translations of old Norse poetry), and thoughtful articles. It's a fascinating look at some of the things Poul thought interesting.

Still on the west coast, we have the 1944 article by T. Bruce Yerke, Memoirs of a Superfluous Fan. This was intended to be in multiple parts, but he only completed part 1 of his life in fandom. If you want another view of what LASFS was like (besides Laney's tirades), check it out.

The last of the fanzine offerings today comes from 1934-35. We have two issues of Charlie Hornig's fanzine, The Fantasy Fan. This is amongst our oldest fanzines on line, and for me, it's the oldest fanzine we've scanned pubbed by someone I've known. This is the fanzine that got the young fan a job as editor of Wonder Stories. Number 18 is the last issue. Fantasy Fan was produced on a monthly basis for all 18 issues, regular as clockwork. Charlie was a nice guy, even when faced with being talked over by Julie Schwartz.

For your time travelling convention pleasure, today we have a batch of publications from the 1963 Worldcon, Discon I. Scanned by Mark Olson, you can see the Fan's Guide to Washington, the first 3 progress reports, and a fabulous Convention Annual, chock full of pictures and the occasional snarky comment in the photo key. Photos by the incomparable Jay Kay Klein. It's all to be found here - http://www.fanac.org/worldcon/Discon/w63-pubs.html. Check out the way cool photo of the Stopas on the back cover. Thanks Mark!

October 16, 2018
Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #426(5.4MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

October 14, 2018
Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #424(4.7MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

George Phillies sent us 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.

October 10, 2018
Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #425(6.7MB) 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.

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(6.3MB) and #66.3(5.5MB) 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(3.4MB), #66.1(5.3MB), and #66B(4.6MB) 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(5.2MB), #65.5(5.5MB), 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(8.1MB), #65.1(5.3MB), and #65.3(5.6MB) 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(7.6MB), #64.5(4.7MB), and #65(5.2MB) 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(8.3MB), #63(5.2MB), and #64.3(5.2MB) 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(3.7MB), #62.5A(5.5MB), and #62.5B(5.2MB) 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(4.8MB), #62.1B(5.1MB), and #62.3(4.9MB) 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(7.4MB), #61.5(5.2MB), and #62.1A(5.0MB) 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(6.0MB), #61(5.1MB), and #61.3(4.6MB) 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(5.4MB), #60(5.2MB), and #60.1(5.2MB) 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(1.6MB), #58.1(5.3MB), #58.3(4.8MB), and #58.5(5.3MB) 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(7.6MB), #57(2.6MB), and #58(5.1MB) 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(4.4MB), #56.1(5.3MB), and #56.3(5.1MB) 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(4.0MB), #55.5(5.3MB), and #56(5.6MB) 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(2.7MB), #55(5.1MB), #55.1(5.5MB), and #55.2(3.3MB) 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(6.0MB), #54.3(5.3MB), and #54.5(5.4MB) 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(5.0MB), #53.1B(5.4MB), and #54(4.1MB) 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(5.7MB), #52.5(5.1MB), and #53(4.9MB) 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(7.3MB), #51.5B(5.3MB), and #52(5.2MB) 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(5.4MB), #51.1A(5.2MB), and #51.5A(5.2MB) 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(4.3MB), #50.1B(5.3MB), and #51(4.7MB) 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(3.6MB), #49(5.0MB), #50(5.1MB), and #50.1A(5.3MB) 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(4.8MB), #48.1B(5.2MB), and #48.5A(5.2MB) 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(8.0MB), #47.1A(5.2MB), and #47.5(5.0MB) 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(5.8MB), #46.5D(5.3MB), and #47(4.4MB) 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(5.0MB), #46.5B(4.9MB), and #46.5C(4.5MB) 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(6.2MB), #46.1(4.9MB), and #46.5A(5.1MB) 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(6.8MB), #45.5(4.9MB), and #46(4.9MB) 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(3.2MB), #44.1D(5.0MB), #45(4.7MB), and #45.1(4.9MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

October 20, 2017
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #394(6.6MB), #44.1A(4.9MB), and #44(4.8MB) 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(4.6MB), #43.1A.pdf(5.0MB), and #43.1B.pdf(5.3MB) 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(6.8MB), #42.5(5.1MB), and #43 (5.1MB) 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(6.4MB), #42.1.pdf(2.5MB), and #42.pdf(5.2MB) 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(6.5MB), #41.1D.pdf(5.4MB), and #41.5(5.1MB) 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(4.7MB), #41.1B (5.7MB), and #41.1C(4.9MB) 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(6.1MB), #40.2(2.4MB), #40.5(5.0MB), and #41.1A(5.0MB) 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(4.3MB), #40.1 (5.2MB), #40.2 (2.4MB), and #40 (4.7MB) 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(7.2MB), #39(4.7MB), and #39.5(5.2MB) 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(5.2MB), #37.2(1.5MB), #38(3.6MB), and #385(7.9MB) 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(3.6MB), #36.pdf(4.3MB), and #384(9.9MB) 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(5.3MB), #35.1 (5.1MB), and #383(8.7MB) 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(5.5MB), #33.5(5.2MB), and #381(4.8MB) 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 (3.6MB), #34(5.1MB), and #382(8.7MB) 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(4.2MB), #33(4.5MB), and #380(6.8MB) 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(4.7MB), #31.1(5.1MB), and #379(5.3MB) 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(4.0MB), #29.2 (1.6MB), #29.5(2.4MB), #29 (2.3MB), and #378(3.8MB) 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(5.5MB), #28.5.pdf(5.2MB), and #377(8.6MB) 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(5.4MB), #28.1A(5.3MB), and #376(5.4MB) 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(7.0MB) 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(5.1MB), #26.1(5.4MB), and #374(7.0MB) 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(3.6MB) 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(1.6MB), #23.5(5.5MB), #25(5.1MB), and #372(4.2MB) 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(5.6MB), #41(4.6MB), and #53.1A(5.3MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

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

March 15, 2017
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #21.1(5.5MB), #22.1(5.3MB), and #370(3.9MB) 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(1.2MB), #20.2(729.1KB), and #21(5.5MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

March 3, 2017
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #19.1(5.5MB), #19.5(5.6MB), and #369(5.0MB) 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(5.0MB), #19(5.5MB), and #368(4.3MB) 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(5.5MB), #17(5.3MB), and #17.1(5.5MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

February 12, 2017
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #15(4.6MB), #16(5.0MB), and #367(7.3MB) 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(5.2MB), #14(5.1MB), and #14.5(5.5MB) 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(5.1MB) and #366(5.6MB) 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(4.9MB), #12.1(5.4MB), and #365(2.4MB) 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(5.1MB), #11.5(5.1MB), and #364(3.3MB) 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(5.1MB), #64.1B(5.6MB), and #64.1C(5.1MB) 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(6.6MB), #64A (5.1 MB), and #64B(5.4MB) 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(4.7MB), #63.1E(4.9MB), #63.3(5.1MB), and #63.5A(5.1MB) 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(5.5MB), #10.5B(5.3MB), #11(2.6MB), and #361(6.3MB) 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(5.0MB), #360(3.7MB), #9.1(4.8MB), and #9.5(5.4MB) 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(3.6MB), #67(5.1MB), #67.1A(5.4MB), and #67.1C(5.1MB) 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(4.1MB), #8.1(5.2MB), #8.5(5.2MB), and #9(5.2MB) 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(5.0MB), #7.1(5.0MB), #7.5(5.3MB), and #8(5.0MB) 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(5.5MB), #67.1E(5.3MB), #67.1F(5.6MB), and #67.3(4.9MB) 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(4.2MB), #68(5.4MB), #68.1A(5.2MB), and #68.1B(5.0MB) 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(5.2MB), #355(4.2MB), #68.1C(5.6MB), #68.3(5.2MB), #6.5(4.9MB), and #7(4.5MB) 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(5.6MB) and #353(12.6MB) 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(5.7MB), #68.1D(5.4MB), and #68.1E(5.4MB) 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(4.6MB), #68.5B(6.0MB), and #69(4.4MB) 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(4.9MB), #69.1A(5.2MB), and #69.1B(5.5MB) 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(8.2MB), #5.5(4.7MB), and #6(4.4MB) 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(3.9MB), #69.3(5.5MB), and #69.5(4.8MB) 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(6.5MB), #4.5(4.9MB), #5(5.0MB), and #70(5.3MB) 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(6.1MB) and #70.1C(5.5MB) 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(6.4MB) and #64.1A(5.5MB) 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(1.8MB) and #70.1E(5.1MB) 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(6.4MB) and #70.1G(5.4MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

June 8, 2016
Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #14.1(5.4MB) 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(3.3MB), #48.5B(4.7MB), #62(4.5MB), and #70.3(5.5MB) 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(6.4MB) and #70.5B(7.0MB) 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(5.6MB) and #71.1D(5.4MB) 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(4.0MB), and #71.1C(5.2MB) 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(5.4MB) and #332(1.9MB) 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 1215 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(3.0MB) and #61.1(5.3MB) 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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