The Fanac Fan History Project

Site History (2016)

April 29, 2017
Thanks to Dale Speirs, we've added the Program Book  from the 1995 BanffCon. Dale tells us that this was the first convention dedicated to Discworld, and that Terry Pratchett was the Guest of Honor. Thanks Dale!

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

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

Added Taral's Rat Sass 4. Thanks Taral.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 10, 2017
We have updated the Fanac Names Cross Reference. There are currently 24,719 names in these listings.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 12, 2017
Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #15 (4.6 MB), #16 (5.0 MB), and #367 (7.3 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Added Taral's Rat Sass 3. Thanks Taral.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Added the current issue of CyberCozen. Thanks, Leybl!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 20, 2016
More news! Added 3 Skyracks  from 1959 and 1960. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

Added about a dozen MidAmericon 2 photos  provided by Rich Lynch. Thanks Rich!

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

September 18, 2016
Added the first two issues of Fantasy Fiction Field, from the collection of (and scanned by) Tom Whitmore. Thanks Tom!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #18.5 (5.6 MB) and #353 (12.6 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

September 17, 2016
Taral Wayne sent us a PDF (11.2 MB) of his Perzine Broken Toys 50  which we have added to the Broken Toys index. Thanks Taral.

September 16, 2016
Hooray for the fen that are filling in the blanks! Today, we've put up 14 issues of Fantasy Fiction Field  from 1940 and 1944. They come from the collection of Tom Whitmore, with scanning by Joe Siclari. If you see gaps that you can fill in our Newszines  or other areas, please let me know at fanac@fanac.org . I can send you a dropbox link for the scans or we can perhaps make arrangements to do the scanning. Thanks Tom, and thanks Joe!

Another issue of VOID  is up. Here's the VOID 9  with a spiffy ATom cover. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

September 14, 2016
We've now added the Newszine index to the site. If you were at MidAmericon 2, you may have visited the FANAC table and learned about our newszine collection. Now, you can access it from anywhere easily. Thanks to Mark Olson for the index and the impressive scanning feats of Ned Brooks, Mark Olson and Joe Siclari, we have a substantial number of zines that provide a contemporary take on the news of the day. You can find them here.

Added a flock of Andrew Porter's APAzine Degler  from 1964 - 1965. All together, we put up 78 short issues.

Also put up 2 issues of Andy's Science Fiction Chronicle, from November and December of 1980.

September 11, 2016
Several "new" fanzines (and one new one) today. We've added 3 more issues (circa 1956) of Void, with scanning by Joe Siclari. We've added 2 more 1939 issues of VOM  courtesy of Bob Madle, and with scanning by Joe Siclari. We've also added a new issue of Tightbeam! from the National Fantasy Fan Federation, edited by Bob Jennings.

Several more MAC2 photos  today, from Joe Siclari and Mark Olson.

September 10, 2016
We've added a 2004 video of David Hartwell interviewing David Drake on the youtube channel. You can access it here. If you're not already a subscriber to the channel, what are you waiting for?

September 9, 2016
Starting to get some photos up from this year's worldcon, MidAmeriCon 2. So far we have about 40 photos, taken by Frank Olynyk, and a couple by Geri Sullivan. Thanks Frank, and thanks Geri! You can see them here.

Two more issues of VOM  up today. The new ones are #1  and #4. There's also a VOM promo. Thanks to Bob Madle for loaning them to us for scanning, and thanks to Joe Siclari for the scanning.

We've put up an issue of the focal point fanzine VOID, by Greg and Jim Benford. More to come!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #352 (5.7 MB), #68.1D (5.4 MB), and #68.1E (5.4 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

September 7, 2016
We have another 8 issues of Algol  on line, scanned by Mark Olson (thanks Mark!). These contain articles and art by folks like Ted White, Chip Delany, Steve Stiles, rich brown, Anne McCaffrey, and Fred Pohl. If you didn't read them when they came out (1960s), they're well worth your time now.

The current issue of CyberCozen  is up too. Thanks, Leybl!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #351 (4.6 MB), #68.5B (6.0 MB), and #69 (4.4 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

September 5, 2016
Thanks to Sam McDonald, we have an additional 33 issues of Fantasy Times  online. These issues range between #12  and #64. Thanks Sam!

August 26, 2016
We've posted an hour long interview  with Alfred Bester on Youtube. This video is from the 1976 Worldcon, MidAmeriCon  and was conducted by Ro Nagy. If you're looking for a funny, anecdote-filled, interesting way to spend an hour, this could be it. It's the first full length video we've posted from the Video Archeology Project, coordinated by Geri Sullivan, and with technical magic by David Dyer-Bennet. Thanks!

August 24, 2016
Thanks to those that came by the table at MidAmeriCon 2. We had a great turnout, and were able to showcase the newszines we've been scanning. More about this later!

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #350 (4.9 MB), #69.1A (5.2 MB), and #69.1B (5.5 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

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

August 9, 2016
As part of our newszine project, we've added several hundred more in the last few days. Come and see us at our table at MidAmericon 2, in the Fan Fair. Here are a few of the recent newszine highlights:

Ansible  180 issues

Australian SF News  45 issues

Axe  38 issues

fanzines/Barsoomian_Times  7 issues

fanzines/Bay_Area_News  2 issues

Bloomington Newsletter  11 issues

Fanew Sletter  12 issues

File 770  30 issues

Focal Point  14 issues

Futurian Observer  9 issues

Luna  40 issues

Nebula  7 issues

Newfangles  2 issues

Norstrilian News  2 issues

Organlegger  4 issues

Sanders  1 issue

Sanders  1 issue

Skyrack  5 issues

August 4, 2016
Some new, regional newszines have been added, and more issues of various fanzines all scanned by Joe Siclari.

You'll find 17 more of Dave Langford's Ansibles  from 1981 - 1982, from the U.K.

1 more of Mike Glyer's File 770s.

5 more Focal Points  from the mid-1960s, edited by rich brown and Mike McInerney.

3 more of Jan Finder's Spang Blahs  from the mid 70s.

3 more of Larry Shaw's Nebulas  from 1944.

2 issues of Bay Area News  from 1946, with, yes, news of the Bay Area.

1 issue of David Nee's Sanders  from 1972, with US western regional news.

2 real issues and one hoax issue of Ron Bennett's Skyrack  from Yorkshire.

4 issues of one Mike Glyer's newszine before File 770. This one is Sylmarillion  and it's from 1974.

7 more issues (mid 90s)of the Australian newszine Thyme, these scanned by Mark Olson. Editor for these issues is Alan Stewart.

14 issues of Michael Ward's Winnie  from 1969 - 1971.

2 issues of the Australian newszine Sweetness and Light, edited by Jack Herman.

1 more issue of Ron Ellik's Starspinkle  from 1963.

15 more Fanews Card  issues from the 1943 - 1944.

1 issue of Scream  from Birmingham, England, edited by David Sutton. This issue is from 1970.

1 issue of John-Henri Holmberg's Swefanac, a newszine from a Swedish perspective. This issue is from 1964.

Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #349 (8.2 MB), #5.5 (4.7 MB), and #6 (4.4 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

August 2, 2016
Today we have 73 issues of more recent news. We've started putting up issues of Ansible. Permission courtesy of the estimable Dave Langford, and scans by Joe Siclari.

July 29, 2016
News, news and more news. Today's crop:

12 issues of Luna  primarily from 1972 - 1975, but with 2 from 1969.

1 issue of Thyme, the Australian newzine.

5 issues of Fanew Sletter, also Australian, from 1974.

7 issues of Futurian Observer, also Australian from 1941. Sample headline: "Hoaxers Trick American Fandom"

5 issues of Fantasy News  from 1940. Sample headline: "Chicon Boys & Girls Had Fun".

3 "extra" issues of Fantasy News  ranging from 1944 to an editorial extra in 1950, and 1 flyer for their 3rd annish.

8 issues of Axe  from 1962 - 1963. Careful - I fell into this one for a while. Walt Willis trip report section in issue 36  was full of fun, and old friends.

1 issue of Rally  from 1967.

1 issue of Spang Blah  from the Summer of 77.

1 issue of Mid-West Fan News  from 1940.

July 28, 2016
"WEIRD TALES TO BE REVIVED", "AVRAM DAVIDSON TO WED". These and other items of news and propaganda can be found in the 30 issues of Axe  edited by Larry and Noreen Shaw that we put online today. Axe was intended to raise money for the Willis fund, to bring Walt Willis from Ireland to the US.

"AUSTRALIAN FANDOM GOES TO WAR". This one is from issue 30 of Bert Castellari's Futurian Observer, an Australian newzine from the 40s. We've uploaded two issues from 1941 today.

Filling in some gaps, we also have added Tympany 1  from 1947, and 5 issues of Fantasy Fiction Field  from 1942. Filling in another gap, we've uploaded issues 11  and 12  of Fanew Sletter.

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

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

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

Added 1 issue of Starspinkle, the Ron Ellik newszine.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glicksohn, DUFF Winner Rusty Hevelin, as well as Robert Silverberg, Ben Bova, Forry Ackerman and others. 2016 video editing thanks to Kathi Overton.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 20, 2016
Today, added the remaining 9 1954 issues of Fantasy Times.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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