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The intent of this site is to provide a central repository for as much material about Science Fiction in general, and Science Fiction Fandom in particular, as we possible can, and to make that material available to all interested persons in an easily accessed form. Your comments are a great help to us in understanding how well we are carrying out that intent and your suggestions help us to improve our efforts.

Thank you -- Fanac Webmaster.

Date:Tue, 30 Mar 2021 19:55:02 -0500
Name:Steve Johnson
Referred by:Some search engine, long ago
Comments:Congratulations on the FAAN award. Much deserved.

Date:Tue, 26 Jan 2021 20:48:19 -0600
Name:Roger Johnson
Referred by:Search for Mae Strelkov
Comments:I have a set of Mae's hectographs and searched for a reference. Her American trip report is great. My spouse produced fanzines in the mid 70s to early 80s out of Georgia and then Knoxville TN and we hobnobbed with Georgia fans.

Date:Wed, 09 Dec 2020 03:25:56 -0600
Web Page:http://
Referred by:FB
Comments:Nice site! :)

Date:Tue, 08 Dec 2020 19:48:45 -0600
Name:Steve Johnson
Referred by:... long ago, lost in the mists of Delphi or AOL...
Comments:Wonderful home page tribute to Susan Wood. I suggest preserving that page, somewhere on the site, at that time in the future when the home page is updated with similar content. This evening I will be re-reading Susan Wood.

Date:Tue, 08 Dec 2020 01:35:38 -0600
Name:Rob Alster
Referred by:Browsing
Comments:This is very nostalgic. Good content, keep it up!

Date:Thu, 12 Nov 2020 18:24:18 -0600
Web Page:
Comments:Very nice!!!! Much love!!!

Date:Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:36:13 -0500
Web Page:
Referred by:fb
Comments:Fans need to do better at Total Reality Domination I suppose...

Date:Wed, 23 Sep 2020 10:24:20 -0500
Name:Rob Dent
Comments:Great site keep up the good work

Date:Sat, 25 Jul 2020 05:54:22 -0500
Name:Jane Stokes
Referred by:Google
Comments:Nice retro site design, love it. I haven't seen a guestbook in years.

Date:Sun, 19 Jul 2020 06:46:30 -0500
Name:Andy Lee
Referred by:Google
Comments:Very nice website, enjoy your content. Love to see more! helps keep me happy since my wife died. Much appreciated from the UK!

Date:Wed, 27 May 2020 21:26:32 -0500
Name:Denisa Belvis
Web Page:
Referred by:Through a friend
Comments:I enjoy the website. Hope to see more

Date:Fri, 22 May 2020 04:32:46 -0500
Name:Harvey O'Brien
Referred by:Through Philippa Ryder
Comments:Great fun looking over the old ISFA materials.

Date:Sun, 17 May 2020 15:11:29 -0500
Referred by:Bruce Sterling's article "Cyberpunk in the Nineties" (Interzone, 1991)
Comments:Absolutely stunning and inspiring. Very helpful -- and I presume unique. Thanks so much!

Date:Thu, 14 May 2020 17:15:29 -0500
Name:Robert Wilson
Referred by:google
Comments:Enjoyed my visit.

Date:Wed, 29 Apr 2020 20:28:56 -0500
Referred by:Google
Comments:Thank you for the Science Fiction Review collection. I am happy they finally ended up on the internet where they will live forever. These magazines warped me for life.

Date:Mon, 20 Apr 2020 04:48:19 -0500
Name:Allen Steele
Web Page:
Referred by:Link sent by my friend Judith Klein-Dial
Comments:What a great site! I’d heard about the FANAC Project, of course, but wasn’t aware of this site until now. Found the entry on my old outfit, the Nashville Science Fiction Club, and spent an hour reading snd reminiscing about our adventures (mostly true). Wish I’d known about this while I was writing my novel Sanctuary; it might have saved me a little time. I’m bookmarking this for future reference; it will be useful if and when I write about SF history again, as seems likely. Nice work ... bravo! — Allen

Date:Fri, 03 Apr 2020 15:05:33 -0500
Referred by:Google
Comments:Love the site, guys, keep up the good work!

Date:Fri, 07 Feb 2020 14:17:50 -0600
Name:Norman Cook
Web Page:http://
Referred by:File 770
Comments:I went to your list for the 1944 Fanzines and am impressed by how many there are! Thank you! In the Fall 1944 Startling Stories (which I read at ) there is a column by "Sergeant Saturn" with reviews of fan publications (page 109). Some of these are on your list, but some are not. I don't know which, if any, are eligible for the Retro Hugo (or even worthy of nomination). I imagine there may be other prozines from 1944 that have similar fanzine reviews. Worth checking out.

Date:Tue, 14 Jan 2020 20:31:08 -0600
Name:Steve Johnson
Referred by:... long forgotten, been visiting for many years...
Comments:An additional benefit, perhaps "side effect", of browing Fanac is inspiring one to retrieve, and re-read, physical fanzines received decades in the past. Had that experience today with 1960s issues of Yandro, which I had inventoried but not read in many years. No wonder we got hooked on sf fandom.

Date:Wed, 30 Oct 2019 21:38:47 -0500
Name:Justin E.A. Busch
Referred by:Random Luck
Comments:I enjoyed seeing the bookmark from Litterio Farsaci. This sort of ephemera has always fascinated me, in part because the odds of such items surviving are so small. One of the most interesting things about buying old books is that every so often an equally old bookmark turns up. And now here is one I don't even have to buy a book to see....
Thanks, JEAB

Date:Thu, 10 Oct 2019 07:09:21 -0500
Referred by:Browsing the internet
Comments:Wonderful site, thank you very much

Date:Sun, 29 Sep 2019 10:25:10 -0500
Comments:Great site, been usin' it for years. Greetings from Texas

Date:Sat, 14 Sep 2019 06:44:47 -0500
Name:Lucius M. Nelligan Sorrentino
Referred by:Stephen Haffner linked to your video interview of Jack Williamson in his latest e-newsletter
Comments:Subscribed to your Youtube channel. Looks very interesting.

Date:Sun, 28 Jul 2019 08:07:01 -0500
Name:Heidecker Barbara
Comments:I love your site. Keep it up!

Date:Sat, 20 Jul 2019 16:00:47 -0500
Name:Dr. Mann
Referred by:Researching early fan history
Comments:This looks like a great and useful website for both browsing and research!

Date:Sun, 16 Jun 2019 04:19:18 -0500
Comments:I love your site. Keep it up!

Date:Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:41:44 -0500
Name:Vince McNamara
Referred by:Google
Comments:Cool site!

Date:Wed, 19 Jun 2019 04:22:15 -0500
Name:Laura Martin-Gomez
Web Page:
Referred by:Doing research for my PhD
Comments:Just a qui word to thank all the people who have been working at the Fancyclopedia project. This website is being a huge help and tool for my PhD research (on Tolkien fandom). I'm looking forward to helping complete it too with some info I have dug in other places and archives.

Date:Fri, 14 Jun 2019 06:00:26 -0500
Name:Al Jackson
Referred by:Greg Benford
Comments:I was a member of the Dallas Futurian Society 1954 - 1959 , contributed to CRIFANIC and co-editor of Trumpet with Tom Reamy.

Date:Wed, 05 Jun 2019 16:27:42 -0500
Name:Albert Tailor
Referred by:Search engine
Comments:Hi there, I'd just like to say Fan History is awesome. Albert.

Date:Mon, 20 May 2019 20:53:15 -0500
Name:Steve Johnson
Referred by:Long time visitor...
Comments:Incredible volume of top rate fanzines added to the site in the past few months...endless hours of reading pleasure and memories of times past. Today I've enjoyed Innuendo for the first time and rereading that last issue of Lighthouse first encountered when published. Thank you!

Date:Thu, 25 Apr 2019 07:33:48 -0500
Name:Effie Hoover
Referred by:Star Wars site
Comments:I love what you have done here with the site.

Date:Sat, 02 Mar 2019 22:06:50 -0600
Name:Shelley Dutton Berry
Web Page:NA
Referred by:Jerry Kaufman
Comments:I have recently returned from a 20-year graduation and am very glad to find most of my old fan friends still active. Thank you for this site.

Date:Sun, 25 Nov 2018 15:18:06 -0500
Comments:Awesome site! Cool to find another convention site

Date:Thu, 1 Nov 2018 07:37:22 -0400

Date:Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:00:10 -0400
Comments:good site

Date:Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:05:01 -0400
Name:Theodore J. Williams
Referred by:Jerry Kaufman,a longtime friend
Comments:I'm glad someone's taking this on---it's intertwined with significant cultural history, but has been largely ignored.

Date:Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:45:02 -0400
Name:Rick Williams
Referred by:Facebook
Comments:Hurrah... great fun!

Date:Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:22:46 -0400
Name:Dillan Jester
Referred by:friend
Comments:I love this site. live long and prosper

Date:Fri, 13 Jul 2018 04:31:19 -0400
Name:Roger Blakely
Referred by:Google
Comments:Great site, glad to have found it.

Date:Wed, 4 Jul 2018 22:24:14 -0400
Name:Ho Dong Nguyen
Referred by:searching
Comments:excellent site

Date:Mon, 14 May 2018 18:53:09 -0400
Web Page:
Referred by:Google searcg
Comments:My grandsons love science fiction and I have started to read some of the books. Your website is very interesting.

Date:Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:42:34 -0400
Name:martin schmit
Comments:realy nice site

Date:Thu, 5 Apr 2018 01:09:55 -0400
Comments:Great work, I love Science Fiction!

Date:Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:33:41 -0500
Name:Jason Mitchell
Referred by:Yahoo Searching
Comments:Really Interesting Site

Date:Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:14:53 -0500
Name:Thomina Putty
Referred by:google
Comments:Neato site Fellas I hope you keep up the good work

Date:Wed, 15 Nov 2017 02:55:40 -0500
Name:Felix Cramb
Referred by:Google
Comments:Sci-Fi fan since day one. Great site!

Date:Sat, 14 Oct 2017 16:39:51 -0400
Referred by:Google
Comments:Loving the FANAC, keep up the good work guys!

Date:Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:53:43 -0400
Name:Aaron Dinks

Date:Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:15:40 -0400
Comments:Great Site

Date:Tue, 29 Aug 2017 16:39:07 -0400
Name:Amy Hunter
Web Page:
Referred by:fellow workers
Comments:I love this site. I will be back a lot.

Date:Thu, 24 Aug 2017 16:04:15 -0400
Name:Georg Hegel
Referred by:internet
Comments:Very useful site! Thnx

Date:Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:06:58 -0400
Referred by:Google
Comments:Great site, thanks!

Date:Wed, 9 Aug 2017 09:39:29 -0400
Name:Jay Garrick
Comments:This is cool.

Date:Mon, 7 Aug 2017 12:21:30 -0400
Name:Cassi Rooker
Web Page:
Referred by:Work mate
Comments:My co-worker Natalie Baker told me about this site. She was right it is great. Thank you

Date:Tue, 1 Aug 2017 05:55:13 -0400
Name:Joan Ferguson
Referred by:Yahoo
Comments:A REALLY Good Site - Well Done!

Date:Sun, 30 Jul 2017 11:15:45 -0400
Name:Erica Davidson
Referred by:Yahoo
Comments:This has been fun - My sister advised me to a have a look at your site before our trip over the pond - so glad I did - Thank You :-)

Date:Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:16:07 -0400
Referred by:Google
Comments:Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to your site today - I'll be back! Thanks Again

Date:Sat, 22 Jul 2017 02:42:24 -0400
Name:Natalie Baker
Referred by:Link on another fan fic site
Comments:I love this site THANK YOU so much.

Date:Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:08:18 -0400
Name:Jim Meadows
Web Page:
Referred by:Looked up Pete Weston's fanzine "Speculation" on Google, and you popped up.
Comments:Enjoy the chance to look at old fanzines that I know I have packed into a box somewhere, and also ones that I only know from legend!

Date:Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:50:13 -0400
Name:Jeff Lewis
Referred by:search engine
Comments:What a great collection of fandom history! It brings back lots of memories.

Date:Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:58:16 -0400
Name:Garry Garnet
Referred by:fan fic site
Comments:I love this site and spend way too much time here.

Date:Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:52:50 -0400
Referred by:Google
Comments:Great site and lots of interesting information.

Date:Sat, 27 May 2017 22:44:39 -0400
Name:Sam Long
Referred by:Learned about this long ago
Comments:Enjoyed Dave Kyle's 1965 diary in "Fannish Artefacts". So many names of friends--and all too many of them now have gone to the Great Slanshack in the Sky. (This was more than half a century ago and 5 years before I joined British fandom.)

Date:Wed, 24 May 2017 13:42:32 -0400
Web Page:
Referred by:Google!
Comments:Hi I like it!

Date:Thu, 18 May 2017 20:16:52 -0400
Name:John Thiel
Comments:Like to have my name connected with this project. To do this I sign your guestbook. I think I'll put in a link to this site in the Fanac column in my netzine Surprising Stories ( . That is if none of the site smofs object to the site being linked to.

Date:Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:35:45 -0400
Name:Predrag Janko
Comments:Awesome site. Been a sci-fi fan since I was 10 reading Silverberg, Farmer and Fredric Brown.

Date:Fri, 5 May 2017 07:18:07 -0400
Comments:Great site

Date:Wed, 3 May 2017 12:25:13 -0400
Referred by:Google
Comments:Great site! Thanks for all the useful information!

Date:Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:17:39 -0400
Name:Felix Cramb
Referred by:Google
Comments:Great resource. Now I'm going to have to go dig up my old Robert Silverberg and Phillip Jose Farmer novels and re-read them

Date:Sun, 9 Apr 2017 21:07:01 -0400
Name:Steven Longpipe
Comments:Great site! 10/10!

Date:Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:27:44 -0400
Referred by:Google
Comments:Good site

Date:Tue, 4 Apr 2017 22:14:29 -0400
Referred by:pure dumb LUCK
Comments:thank you all for the work and heart that has gone into this site.Be @ Peace.

Date:Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:45:58 -0400
Name:Jonny Vegas§
Referred by:internet
Comments: Great site!

Date:Sat, 11 Mar 2017 22:15:26 -0500
Name:Chuck Soludo
Referred by:Google
Comments:Great website, THANK YOU!

Date:Thu, 2 Mar 2017 10:09:31 -0500
Referred by:searching google
Comments:Utterly fantastic web page site you've have got here

Date:Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:55:35 -0500
Name:Steve Hawkingg
Referred by:online
Comments:Love what you do...

Date:Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:25:39 -0500
Referred by:My Friend Showed Me
Comments:This website is very cool!!

Date:Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:16:01 -0500
Name:Mia Scott
Comments:Great site thanks for all the work you put in :)

Date:Fri, 17 Feb 2017 01:51:27 -0500
Name:Barry B
Comments:Awesome site, very informative!

Date:Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:20:40 -0500
Name:Willow Michaelis
Comments:This seems like a really cool site

Date:Wed, 8 Feb 2017 17:45:42 -0500
Name:Patricia Yu
Comments:So informative. Thanks so much. Keep up the good work!

Date:Sat, 4 Feb 2017 15:43:45 -0500
Name:Steve Johnson
Referred by:Fmzfen (most recently--other sources over the years)
Comments:Appreciating and enjoying additions to Classic Fan Publications, especially VOID. Page (or two) at a time presentation is quite different from the pdf download method at Page at a time presentation does encourage staying on the site and actually reading the zines, rather than downloading issues for possible reading at a later time. On the page for Fanscient, I was surprised by the description of most issues as being letterpress. I have a couple of those issues of Fanscient. The reproduction method looks like offset to me. In any case, I am pleased to be able to read the issues that did not wind up in my fanzine accumulation. Thank you for carrying on these many years.

Date:Fri, 3 Feb 2017 14:04:34 -0500
Name:Nathan Falk
Referred by:google
Comments:Nice site! Keep up the good work

Date:Fri, 3 Feb 2017 22:22:05 -0500
Name:Liam Garret
Comments:love the history, keep up the good work.

Date:Thu, 2 Feb 2017 14:14:41 -0500
Name:Robert Gus
Referred by:Internet
Comments:This is a very interesting page. Very informative.

Date:Wed, 1 Feb 2017 01:34:35 -0500
Name:Terence Smith
Comments:Really enjoyed your site!

Date:Wed, 1 Feb 2017 06:25:49 -0500
Name:Robert M. Holleman
Referred by:altavista
Comments:nice site thank you for sharing keep up

Date:Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:51:57 -0500
Comments:Interesting site!

Date:Wed, 25 Jan 2017 16:42:49 -0500
Name:Robert Cratchet
Referred by:Random search
Comments:I enjoyed reading about your history project.

Date:Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:56:37 -0500
Name:Richard Swartz
Comments:The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least. —Unknown Author
Great job

Date:Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:13:39 -0500
Comments:Love it, keep goin'

Date:Wed, 21 Dec 2016 15:47:17 -0500
Name:Raymond Thumper
Referred by:Google
Comments:I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your website and it's topic

Date:Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:04:05 -0500
Name:Richard Imbro
Comments:Well, the early Algols and Science Fiction Reviews would be sweet. Copyrights should have expired by now, no?

Date:Wed, 14 Dec 2016 11:20:39 -0500
Name:Floyd Richman
Comments:Great sute

Date:Tue, 13 Dec 2016 05:57:21 -0500
Name:Rob Bowcat
Referred by:Goggle
Comments:What a wonderfully refreshing website. I have large quantities of SF collectables, in fact I may have to buy another house to put them in. :D

Date:Fri, 2 Dec 2016 08:07:20 -0500
Name:George Grunting
Referred by:Google
Comments:Wonderful website and good content. Greetings from the UK, George

Date:Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:33:36 -0400
Name:Phil Talegas
Comments:Like, love, want more of.

Date:Tue, 4 Oct 2016 06:38:23 -0400
Comments:Great site, love this site, wish they had merch to spend my money on

Date:Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:16:54 -0400
Name:Julia H. West
Web Page:
Referred by:Web search to see if I could find information about early Utah SF conventions
Comments:Some of the other "old-timers" in Utah SF fandom and I are setting up a website at the above URL. It's pretty sparse so far, but I've only been working on it for a little over a week. As we get more things scanned, we can probably archive them on your site, as well (or you can add a link). If you have information about Utah conventions that I haven't found (I've only poked about a tiny bit on your amazing site), I'd love to know about it!

Date:Thu, 9 Jun 2016 10:22:36 -0400
Name:Browne Popular Culture Library
Web Page:
Referred by:a link on ZineWiki
Comments:We also hold many fanzines in our popular culture collection. Director is Nancy Down, if you have any questions.

Date:Tue, 7 Jun 2016 06:56:25 -0400
Name:R.A. MacAvoy
Web Page:
Referred by:The Society for the Perpetuation of Fannish Fandom
Comments:I am so grateful to discover that my oddly-linked memory is not the only place in which much of my past resides. More grateful to learn of things I didn't know at the time, to give context to my life.

Date:Fri, 3 Jun 2016 01:39:55 -0400
Name:Geoff Tilley
Web Page:http://
Referred by:Google
Comments:It's been amazing to see history such as the photos from the Ackermansion, and Australian fandom, as well as fanzine info, etc.

Date:Mon, 30 May 2016 09:01:54 -0400
Name:Alice J. Davies-Palacios
Web Page:none
Referred by:Karen Schaubel's on Fandom vs CosPlayers histories
Comments:I started attending with Equicon in 1974 at Los Angeles Marriott hotel. and went to decades of Conventions Costuming being a large impulse to go and many Friends made. I have years of photos from LA.area CGW, Costumed Con I in 1983, Los Con's as they moved around L.A. Regency Dancing with John Hertz, Elaine & Bruce Pelz, S.C.A, REN.PleasureFaire, etc. Attended the marathon masquerade that happened at LA CON II 1984, My Friends Won Best in Show Masters Adrian Butterfield (Sherri), Victoria E. Ridenour A Midsummer's Night Dream. They were at their eight of creativeness. Many Wins at Conventions 1986 they Won at Brighton, England with "Elric" Thank you for the giant undertaking in the upkeep of this site. Mrs. Alice J. Davies-Palacios Upland, Calif.

Date:Wed, 18 May 2016 16:49:22 -0400
Name:H David Blalock
Web Page:
Referred by:Google
Comments:Thank you for your efforts to centralize information on the SF community. I noted that I have a listing in the index but no information on the page. If you would like information for your database, I invite you to visit my website. Newer projects are featured at my blog ( Thanks again, and I wish you all success. David

Date:Thu, 7 Apr 2016 04:24:22 -0400
Web Page:
Referred by:Belgrade-Serbia
Comments: SF FAN UNITED!

Date:Tue, 8 Dec 2015 17:10:03 -0500
Name:David Dyer-Bennet
Web Page:
Referred by:Memory
Comments:Wow, I seem to have been coming here off and on for 15 years (and your guest book goes back that far). This time (I emailed details) I'm here to see about adding some MidAmeriCon publications to your collection.

Date:Tue, 6 Oct 2015 13:25:23 -0400
Name:John Purcell
Referred by:I keep checking this site out from time to time.
Comments:I will be sending you pdf versions of my fanzines Askance and Askew for archiving on your site. Hope you enjoy them.

Date:Thu, 5 Mar 2015 21:31:31 -0500
Name:Ky Moffet
Web Page:
Referred by:a long chain ending at the Fancyclopedia site
Comments:I had no idea this existed. I need to upgrade my cave. Love the straightforward, readable layout. Now going off to read many random pages. :)

Date:Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:41:45 -0500
Name:Selina Lovett
Referred by:Through the NESFA website
Comments:I have many, many photos you might be able to use.

Date:Sat, 16 Aug 2014 01:27:02 -0400
Name:Daniel W. Ring
Referred by:Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Comments:Keep up the good work.

Date:Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:42:12 -0400
Name:Gregg Gregory
Referred by:By chance
Comments:The short story "The Grave Diggers" I actually wrote as an assignment in an English class Oakland University,Rochester,Michigan November 1963. My suprise to find it on this web site.

Date:Sun, 1 Sep 2013 00:33:21 -0400
Name:Richard Wallesverd ( Wally
Web Page:http://
Referred by:Facebook Directory + Blind Luck
Comments:Just haunting some old memories. I was once a president of NOSFA and I was wondering if anyone was still around.

Date:Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:09:13 -0400
Name:Lin Davis
Referred by:Google search.
Comments:I was looking into links that mentioned or linked to Ohio Valley Filk Festival (OVFF). You have a great site.

Date:Mon, 8 Apr 2013 17:06:19 -0400
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Date:Sun, 7 Apr 2013 10:31:07 -0400
Name:D. Douglas Fratz
Referred by:Google

Date:Sat, 23 Mar 2013 15:57:45 -0400
Name:Diane O'Bannon (Mrs. Dan O'Bannon
Referred by:google
Comments:I have found some copies of Odd (#14, 15, 16 and 19) in my husband's collection. I will try to contact you to see if you need them.

Date:Wed, 27 Feb 2013 20:38:20 -0500
Name:Amy Wolfthal
Referred by:visited site previously
Comments:Thanks for maintaining this site.

Date:Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:39:43 -0500
Name:davis mcbride
Referred by:scifi convention dvd
Comments:Is there a Pacific Northwest residential community of law-abiding, scifi-oriented people?

Date:Mon, 24 Sep 2012 15:37:59 -0400
Name:Greg Zentz
Referred by:Google

Date:Mon, 17 Sep 2012 02:53:30 -0400
Name:Francis Tan
Referred by:Friend's recommendation
Comments:This is a terrific site, I hope you get more visitors

Date:Fri, 31 Aug 2012 10:09:22 -0400
Name:Carla R. Herrera
Web Page:
Referred by:Browsing through science fiction research articles.
Comments:Great content, but I think presentation/design of the site could be more user friendly. Looks as if a lot of work went into this.

Date:Thu, 17 May 2012 21:09:41 -0400
Name:Edith Chang
Comments:Loved the site! :-) xx Edith

Date:Mon, 14 May 2012 09:04:50 -0400
Name:Sally Timberland
Comments:Love the site, really enjoyed it

Date:Sat, 5 May 2012 13:17:53 -0400
Name:Ron Bounds
Referred by:web-surfing and searching for St.Louiscon
Comments:Great repository of info and memories!

Date:Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:53:53 -0400
Name:ron Maddox
Comments:I was the original editor for SAPS and am interested in locating other original members

Date:Tue, 31 Jan 2012 01:34:59 -0500
Name:Christina W
Referred by:Google
Comments:Great loved, loved the info.

Date:Fri, 18 Nov 2011 00:20:27 -0500
Name:Bg Callahan/originally Bonnie Bergstrom/GoodKnight
Referred by:google search
Comments:I have inherited significant material(from Jon Lackey)regarding the original Chesley Donavan group formed in the 1950s. While I was not a member, being only aged 6 at the time of its inception, I am in contact with one other original member from early 1960s. Most of the rest are deceased or incommunicado. As I am an armchair historian for a couple of groups, maybe my material would be appreciated by you.Thx!

Date:Sat, 9 Jul 2011 09:22:32 -0400
Name:Alex Krislov
Web Page:
Referred by:Looking up an old fan feud from the sixties

Date:Tue, 28 Jun 2011 20:27:11 -0400
Name:Sally Crayne
Referred by:Google
Comments:Looking for photos of my ex, the late Charles Crayne ... Barry Gold had shared them in another venue some time ago. Perhaps not these pages as I can't find any now. Owell..

Date:Thu, 9 Jun 2011 17:06:46 -0400
Name:Linda Ross-Mansfield
Referred by:Google search for a specific fan through those links

Date:Mon, 23 May 2011 20:46:27 -0400
Name:Karen J Rood
Referred by:A link posted by a friend (Steve Stiles) on Facebook
Comments:I looked around ,but could not find myself. Darn it. Nor could I find my 1st husband, Ted Pauls. Maybe I should dig up some old photos?

Date:Fri, 8 Apr 2011 22:02:01 -0400
Name:Ross Coltrane
Referred by:Google
Comments:Thanks for an excellent site!!

Date:Tue, 29 Mar 2011 18:12:58 -0400
Name:Ed Gorman
Referred by:Locus

Date:Thu, 17 Mar 2011 23:38:46 -0400
Name:David Heal
Referred by:fate
Comments:Nice piece of information overload.

Date:Wed, 18 Aug 2010 14:44:11 -0400
Name:Steve Miller
Referred by:Site was mentioned at NASFIC
Comments:The Steve Miller mentioned by Rob Hansen (Aberdeen?) is not me -- I'm the same Steve Miller as in the SF Bibliodd and a number of Boskone mentions, IIRC.

Date:Sun, 8 Aug 2010 12:06:35 -04000
Name:Ivan Richards
Comments:Thank you to Steve Stiles for putting up the photo of Mike Hinge. Please pass on my thanks and my blog address ( that's dedicated to Mike Hinge's work. Kind regards Ivan.

Date:Mon, 19 Jul 2010 14:25:08 -0400

Date:Tue, 13 Jul 2010 20:49:21 -0400
Name:Andre Lieven
Referred by:Google search
Comments:A very nice resource of fan history. Thanks to all who contribute.

Date:Sat, 26 Jun 2010 14:50:34 -0400
Web Page:
Referred by:google
Comments:Had a quick browse through and the '60s look OK as far as I can remember. I'm really impressed with the amount of effort that has gone into this project.

Date:Wed, 23 Jun 2010 18:40:48 -0400
Name:Gloria Lucia Albasi
Referred by:Joe Siclari
Comments:If you have a mailing list, please put me on it. Will comment more throughly once I've had a chance to investigate your site a little more. Cheers.

Sorry, we do not have a mailing list at the present time.

Date:Tue, 15 Jun 2010 02:19:35 -0400
Web Page:
Referred by:search engine at
Comments:Thank you so much for so informative website. Thanks.

Date:Thu, 3 Jun 2010 21:44:09 -0400
Name:Sydney VanderWhite
Referred by:The Powers Compendium Index
Comments:I have a multi-medium piece by Powers that is both signed and numbered. I was wondering if I sent you an image could you give me any info about it?

Date:Tue, 1 Jun 2010 13:27:33 -0400
Name:Jon DeCles
Web Page:
Referred by:name search
Comments:Thanks for being there. It would be cool if the reviews were signed. I found my name, and a mention that the author had known me way back when: but I couldn't figure out who it might be. Jon

Date:Fri, 28 May 2010 14:15:47 -0400
Name:Jonathan R. Eller
Referred by:The LASFL website's Scrapbook page.
Comments:You provide an excellent archive for fans as well as academic scholars. Those of us who work with personal and institutional collections of SF correspondence often use your site to confirm (by photo archive) the identities and relationships between many of the historical figures from the early days of fandom. Keep up the good work! --Professor Jon Eller, Center for Ray Bradbury Studies, Indiana University (IUPUI)

Date:Sun, 18 Apr 2010 15:12:29 -0400
Name:Ron Maddox
Referred by:Looking For Original SAPS Kennedy,Alpaugh,Maddox,Christensen, Fox
Comments:Looking for address of current editor of saps

Date:Tue, 9 Mar 2010 05:53:49 -0500
Name:Koopmann Werner
Referred by:Bruce Gillespie & Franz Rottensteiner
Comments:Wonderful, after so many years back in SF

Date:Mon, 1 Mar 2010 14:48:07 -0500
Name:patrick montcalm
Referred by:finding the future
Comments:Very informative and entertaining site!!

Date:Fri, 5 Feb 2010 11:48:49 -0500
Name:Elle Moss
Referred by:I've been searching...
Comments:I've written a speculative fiction novel and want very much to meet other readers and writers for feedback. Is there a workshop? I'm in Aventura, Fla. and Woodstock, NY.

Date:Sat, 30 Jan 2010 13:30:16 -0500
Name:Wayne Calahan
Web Page:thomasmaki
Referred by:Friend e-mailed me photographs, followed link
Comments:Great idea.

Date:Mon, 28 Dec 2009 12:09:05 -0500
Name:Linda Bailey
Referred by:My son found you on Google
Comments:Hello, I'm the stepdaughter of Mickey Rhodes . Mickey was the only father I knew from just past the age of 3 years old until my adulthood. I don't know what art work he did for you as I was a child at the time, but I would like to share something of my memories of Mickey with you if you don't mind, as his painting feels so very personal to me. My mother would often call Mickey Michelangelo, because he had such a great love for his art, and also because he was so eccentric. Mickey would use my cats as neck warmers while he painted, as it was so cold in his studio in the winter.My beloved pets trusted Mickey completely, they would sleep peacefully around his neck purring loudly.It was a symbiotic relationship, both cat and artist stayed warm. While I can't fully share all of Mickey's quirks here, suffice it to say people rarely forgot my eccentric stepfather. I am very happy that his work is also being remembered, and valued, Sincerely, L.B.

Date:Fri, 11 Dec 2009 04:45:56 -0500
Name:Stanislav Čaja
Referred by:google search of Ed Emshwiller
Comments:Keep on the good work!!!

Date:Fri, 14 Aug 2009 14:00:31 -0400
Name:Susan Richards
Referred by:search
Comments:Sadly you have lost a valuable & dear asset in the recent passing of Anne E. Trembley (Sattler): artist, FANAC fan, bibliophile, original character, wife, mother and an exceptionally fine-hearted woman. Anne died in Brownsville, OR on Tuesday August 11th, 2009. She heroically fought breast & then brain cancer. She will be missed by so very many people. She sure loved those Sci-Fi conventions.

Date:Wed, 22 Jul 2009 23:45:43 -0400
Name:Robin Wayne Bailey
Web Page:
Referred by:Known about you for a long time.
Comments:A little nostalgia is a dangerous thing. Looking up a few old fhan-friends has led me on an adventure of sorts from one fhannish website to the next tonight. Current stop - here. And a very fine site it is, too. Nice to know all this stuff is being preserved. I probably still won't be able to get rid of the boxes and boxes of fanzines and photos in my basement, though.

Date:Wed, 24 Jun 2009 17:45:32 -0400
Name:Robin Postal White
Referred by:Greg Benford said that a picture of Astrid Anderson Bear was on this site and posted the link to me on Facebook
Comments:Haven't looked at the site yet, though Andi Shechter says it has all kinds of good stuff, so I will look for ancient picutures of myself and others. Maybe post links so friends can find their way.

Date:Mon, 9 Mar 2009 01:28:48 -0500
Name:Darnell Coleman
Referred by:M. Stevens told the LASFS Board about you. I am on the Board
Comments:I am just looking around at the pre 1980s history of LASFS and Westercon.

Date:Wed, 25 Feb 2009 14:48:34 -0600
Name:Deborah Painter
Referred by:Surfing the Web
Comments:I wish to contact Mr. Ben Jason who took photo W49-019 in the 1949 Worldcon collection. I am writing Forry Ackerman's bio and wish to have permission to use the photo. Thank you,
Debbie Painter

Date:Mon, 19 Jan 2009 14:46:43 -0600
Name:Boris Bello
Web Page:
Referred by:Yahoo
Comments:Great project, hope to see it realized soon, so we can write about you or perhaps cooperate in our Space Art Magazine, at Godspeed to your creativity!

Date:Fri, 16 Jan 2009 07:19:58 -0600
Name:Carol A Ray
Referred by:Looking for prints by artist/ William Terry
Comments:How do I see more

Date:Mon, 12 Jan 2009 02:53:08 -0600
Name:Bill Wright
Web Page:
Referred by:via
Comments:The web page URL quoted is for METEOR INCORPORATED, an Australian organisation seeking to securely preserve Australia's great SF and Fantasy collections of books, magazines and other memorabilia when the current owners can no longer maintain their collection. Meteor Inc was formed in 2007 as a not-for-profit incorporated organisation to raise funds to set up a permanent science fiction institution and research collection in Australia. The repository will be based on donations of the great SF and fantasy collections of Australia. When it has sufficient funds, Meteor Inc plans to buy premises and set up a fully functioning library and research facility.

Date:Sat, 10 Jan 2009 23:29:27 -0600
Name:Glenn Innocent
Referred by:just looking around
Comments:Hi was wondering were Mr. Ackerman is buried or is he? Havent seen him in years wanted to go to his new place but never had time. My dauther won costume contest at the last convention and got pitcher in magazne. What can anyone say a great guy and the end of a era.

Date:Wed, 29 Oct 2008 20:04:36 -0500
Name:Richard Toronto
Web Page:
Referred by:accident
Comments:Love this site. It's been a great research tool for the book I am researching on Ray Palmer and early fanzines. BTW, I am trying to find anyone who may have known or even just heard Ray Palmer speak, so that I can ask for their comments and memories of him. One more thing... I am desperately seeking BEN SINGER and NORMAN KOSSUTH, so if anyone knows their whereabouts I would love to interview them about their fanac-tivity in the late 1940s. Ben? Norm? Are you still out there? Hope you're doing well if you are... and thanks.

Date:Sun, 21 Sep 2008 05:48:23 -0500
Name:Sue Ward
Referred by:internet

Date:Sun, 3 Feb 2008 11:23:52 -0600
Web Page:
Referred by:google
Comments:Never ssen a resource like this for Fandom. Just great!

Date:Tue, 22 Jan 2008 18:51:47 -0600
Referred by:google
Comments:excellent excellent resource

Date:Fri, 7 Dec 2007 17:18:48 -0600
Name:Jay Lounsbury
Referred by:google
Comments:My wife and I have subscribed to and read science fiction magazines since @1971. Still do. Analog and F&SF pretty much the whole time, but various issues and years of If, Galaxy, Omni, Asimov's, etc. We still have @ 98% of the magazines. Now retired, we have to consider physical space limits and the fact that these mags, much as we've enjoyed them, aren't doing us or anyone else any good. We really don't want to sell them or throw them away. We'd like them to end up in the hands of someone or something (preferably nonprofit) who will get some use and pleasure from them. Can you suggest any organizations that would possibly accept these magazines free? Thanks. - Jay Lounsbury

Date:Mon, 26 Nov 2007 16:38:09 -0600
Name:david rich
Referred by:searching for charles lee riddle (he was my father)
Comments:curios on how you obtained some issues of his old magazines "peon" and i was surprised to see them on line. if you can please respond.

Date:Fri, 5 Oct 2007 16:16:45 -0500
Name:Mattie Charlene Dyer
Web Page:
Referred by:Looking for glossaries for an ESL class
Comments:It is great to know about you. Your comments on the evolving use of sf terms is also valuable and I would like to quote some of them in teaching material with your permission.

Date:Mon, 20 Aug 2007 00:11:23 -0500
Name:Maria-Clara Isoldi Whyte
Referred by:My daughter told me...
Comments:My late husband, Drew Whyte, would have loved your site. Such a pity he left us too early for internet!

Date:Tue, 10 Jul 2007 13:59:22 -0500
Name:Robert Burns
Referred by:Google
Comments:Is Edie Stern still with you?

Date:Thu, 7 Jun 2007 14:53:07 -0500
Name:Bob Sorrell
Referred by:Web search

Date:Mon, 14 May 2007 15:58:44 -0500
Name:Bertil Mårtensson
Referred by:sci-fi com, in fact
Comments:As an old fan (Swe-fan) and sf-writer I can only say - Fan-tastic! I wish you all well!

Date:Tue, 10 Apr 2007 05:22:37 -0500
Name:Obinna Nnanna
Web Page://
Referred by:Search Engine
Comments:I love this page

Date:Sun, 25 Mar 2007 18:45:18 -0500
Name:ken konkol
Referred by:Hazel
Comments:I have WorldCon and other convention photos going back to 1973 that I am copying from slides to digital. Mostly panels and Masquerades. These are unarchived but in chronological order by Con. Would you be interested?

Date:Sun, 25 Feb 2007 19:29:11 -0600
Name:Steve Rapp
Referred by:bored random web surfing expedition on a snowy Sunday night...
Comments:Art Rapp was my Dad; I'm just amazed how much of his Spacewarp zine has migrated to the internet! It is a pleasant experience, to find that much of the effort my parents put into their passion for Sci-Fi has survived into the digital age. Just the fact that I can sit here on the living room sofa in a farmhouse miles from the nearest town, years after they are gone, and pluck something they mimeoed in 1950 out of the thin air on an electronic tablet sitting on my lap seems like the type of improbable futuristic alien technology they might only have dreamed and written of way back then. Back when I was a kid, I just assumed that ours was the only house that had an odor of mimeo ink, piles of long blue wax paper stencils, and stacks of paper drying around the living room every month. Thanks for taking the time to preserve their life's work!

Date:Wed, 14 Feb 2007 10:32:54 -0600
Name:Svetislav Filipovic-FILIP
Web Page:
Referred by:link
Comments:I really liked your site,bouth visually and from the aspect of contents and would like to cooperate with you.I am founder of the Citizen's Association:Fans of SCIENCE fICTION SCI&FI-Belgrade-serbia

Date:Fri, 9 Feb 2007 12:02:42 -0600
Name:Robert Henderson
Referred by:web

Date:Wed, 24 Jan 2007 12:45:50 -0600
Name:Anne E. Trembley
Referred by:accident
Comments:WONDERFUL concept, live long and keep your site up! Thank you so MUCH for answering a question for my failing memory. First Con was WorldCon in St Louis 1969. Loved every weird one of them. I Miss Peggy Kennedy, Kelly Freas, Polly Freas, and all the crazy artists and costume people. Of course I will never forget the only opportunity ever to step up to the Mic at a World Con Masquerade and Say "Is there a Doctor in the House? We need one back here."

Date:Thu, 28 Dec 2006 18:32:22 -0600
Name:Kay Shapero
Web Page:
Referred by:Google
Comments:Great idea! I've got some Worldcon photos you may find of interest... but I'll go into that after I see the submissions page. Good luck.

Date:Wed, 20 Dec 2006 16:57:05 -0600
Name:Max Riddle
Referred by:Google
Comments:My father, who passed away in 1968 was Charles Lee Riddle, who wrote several publications. The "Peon". I was hoping someone might have worked with him and could give me some insight on him.

Date:Mon, 18 Dec 2006 12:12:35 -0600
Name:Richard L. Nacamuli
Referred by:luck
Comments:Best regards to all of my good friends at FANAC.

Date:Sun, 10 Dec 2006 10:19:58 -0600
Name:James Cassara
Referred by:posted on a comics related list
Comments:Just grateful to find this site. I look forward to exploring it in detail

Date:Tue, 14 Nov 2006 12:42:50 -0600
Referred by:GOOGLE

Date:Fri, 3 Nov 2006 10:47:43 -0600
Name:Sylvia Pellegrino
Referred by:One of my favorite library patrons is a webmaster!
Comments:Must have caught the site on a bad or busy day as none of the links were connecting, but I'll keep trying Mr. Weaver, you can bet on it. See you soon.

Thank you. Yes, you did catch us on a bad day, I had fixed a minor error and, in the process, shot myself in the foot. It has been corrected.

Date:Thu, 21 Sep 2006 17:14:44 -0500
Name:Onyeze Nwaguy
Referred by:GOOGLE

Date:Sun, 17 Sep 2006 10:47:59 -0500
Name:Caroline Miniscule
Web Page:
Referred by:Web search, Science Fiction Advancement Association
Comments:Just been perusing your guestbook and see lots of fans and writers looking for their own work, etc. Is it permissible to put in the Guestbook a request that writers/fans contact me, as I'd like to do some articles on the history of science fiction fandom? Anyone who has any issues of the classic fanzines from the 30s and 40s are also encouraged to contact me. If this is permissable to post, thanks, if not, no prob. Thanks again for a great site.

Date:Thu, 10 Aug 2006 14:38:50 -0500
Name:mark j. owens
Referred by:surfing the Internet
Comments:I find nothing wrong with your website. Since yesterday, I found photos of my friend Harlan Ellison, that I never knew about (I collect his work). Do keep up the great work.

Date:Sat, 8 Jul 2006 10:23:23 -0500
Name:ama babadu
Referred by:internet surfing
Comments:okay with every of your activities

Date:Mon, 26 Jun 2006 20:40:51 -0500
Name:Anne E. Trembley
Referred by:google search
Comments:**SIGH** I was Artist Guest of Honor, either at Constellation 1983, or Balticon 1980. Can't recall anymore and wish there was some way to find out. Might have been under my other name Anne Sattler

Date:Tue, 30 May 2006 19:33:35 -0500
Name:Ed Chamberlain
Web Page:Web search on an old-time fan

Date:Mon, 29 May 2006 04:19:59 -0500
Name:Oyeze imo orji
Referred by:a frind
Comments:Nice site keep it up

Date:Fri, 19 May 2006 23:05:39 -0500
Name:Midge Baker
Comments:I am the author of several stories that appeared in Elysian Publications, back in the late '80's. I am looking for copies of Elysia I, II, III, and/or IV. Lost mine. Please help. Email me. Thanks

Date:Wed, 17 May 2006 09:32:13 -0500
Name:Jim McLeod
Referred by:Just stumbled in one day
Comments:I enjoy wandering around looking at the photos.

Date:Mon, 8 May 2006 10:22:51 -0500
Name:Flash Sheridan
Referred by:Wikipedia talk link
Comments:Surprisingly useful brief biography of Doc Smith in Spaceways.

Date:Sat, 6 May 2006 13:03:18 -0500
Name:james taurasi jr.
Referred by:checking on my fathers name
Comments:thank you for keepin his work and memmory a live.

Date:Sun, 9 Apr 2006 18:59:17 -0500
Name:Gregg T Trend
Referred by:when you, Joe Siclari had your first demo/dummy pages at a Worldcon
Comments:I am in the process of ID'ing more fans and pros in my photos of cons in the last 25 years. I'll upload them when I have scaned them all (most phots were taken before the digital era-- for me, before 2003.)

Date:Sat, 11 Mar 2006 21:03:50 -0600
Web Page:none
Comments:Can you believe I just got around to looking you guys up. I am a fan although I was more active 30 years or more ago. I went to the North AmeriCon in, wooo, late 1970s in Louisville, KY. Wrote some reviews back then for a fanzine, man what was it, by editor Geis, maybe just the Science Fiction Review magazine? Amongst my hobbies now: ham radio/KB9GIE, photography, short story writing, nothing published yet in paper or for pay but a story at, my first writing effort written a couple of years ago. I listen to the MUFON Net at 3.777 MHZ frequently although i am not a UFO believer. UFOs and SF were strongly related in my mind as a young man. Otherwise, mythology is a good explanation for about everything. We just like to sit around the camp TV, errrr, campfire and tell stories, I think. I've known Barry Childs for many years here at Indianapolis, IN. He and his wife are both huge in fandom and Filk singing. Anyhow, I look forward to checking out the site in the future and especially in the idea that ham radio and SF are related in some strong manner. Thanks, Larry W. Mitchell

Date:Thu, 9 Feb 2006 07:54:39 -0600
Name:Ngbada Owerri
Referred by:friend
Comments:thanks for this site

Date:Sun, 5 Feb 2006 21:00:10 -0600
Name:Andy Porter
Referred by:Took the train to Mount Kisco...
Comments:Just passing through, but will spend more time here in the future.

Date:Mon, 30 Jan 2006 21:46:23 -0600
Name:Richard Nacamuli
Comments:I really love sci fi. Keep up the good work.

Date:Thu, 8 Dec 2005 19:10:25 -0600
Name:John Purcell
Referred by:Finally typed in your URL while waiting for my students to finish their final exam.

Date:Fri, 2 Dec 2005 12:09:53 -0600
Name:Robert Koford
Referred by:doing research on stories that are discussed in early issues of "spacewarp"
Comments:I just wanted to thank you. You may not even realize the deed you have done, by preserving this material. My proverbial knee is bent, and I thank-you sincerely. Regards, Bob.

Date:Sun, 2 Oct 2005 12:24:23 -0500
Name:Ngbada Owerri
Referred by:friend
Comments:Nice site

Date:Sun, 2 Oct 2005 21:26:53 -0500
Name:Lawrence Zeilinger
Referred by:Google
Comments:Hello all members of New Orleans Science Fiction Association 1969-73

Date:Sun, 25 Sep 2005 13:08:37 -0500
Name:Bruce Kelhofnor
Referred by:Looking for old L Ron Hubbard books
Comments:Help me find a 77 yr old man a book of L Ron Hubbard's Fundamentals of Thought,original copy,printed in the 50's(not revised)Cover is red & white with a picture of a white male with grey hair and beard,103 pages

Date:Thu, 22 Sep 2005 12:34:18 -0500
Comments:i love this site................

Date:Thu, 15 Sep 2005 10:45:49 -0500
Name:Joe Patrizio
Referred by:browsing
Comments:Had a quick browse through and the '60s look OK as far as I can remember. I'm really impressed with the amount of effort that has gone into this project.

Date:Sat, 3 Sep 2005 11:07:45 -0500
Name:Sam Jenners
Comments:Good work

Date:Fri, 2 Sep 2005 00:32:57 -0500
Comments:Nice page!

Date:Sat, 27 Aug 2005 16:36:43 -0500
Name:Chloe Joquel
Web Page:
Referred by:friends
Comments:Hello to all sci fi fans, Of particular interest to the Los Angeles Science Fiction group, the new Yahoo! group for friends and fans of Sci Fi writer, Arthur Louis Joquel II, (aka Alojo) is now open for your participation. Congratulations to the founders and owners of this most wonderful website at FANAC, The Fan History Project. I would like to hear from you regarding all fans and friends of the late Arthur Joquel (1919-1974). I am one of his fans and students. He was the main inspiration for a very small nonprofit peace organization, The PeaceClinic, established in 2001 in Oceanside, CA. Arthur was a pacifist and I am trying to keep alive the vision he had for world peace. ~ Chloe Joquel, & Founder of The PeaceClinic Moderator for the arthur_joquel Yahoo! email group.

Date:Fri, 29 Jul 2005 21:04:45 -0500
Referred by:random search
Comments:I , looking for any pictures anyone may have of archon 27 and 28. it takes place in illinois. I met my husband there and am curious to see if we may be in any pictures. If anyone knows of any sites or anything please email me at the email listed above. Thank you very much.

Date:Mon, 18 Jul 2005 08:38:05 -0500
Name:Lindsay Geronimo Crawford
Web Page:
Referred by:Google
Comments:sporadic contact with fandom but the circle grows wider each time. i'll be a wheel someday. this wheel's on fire. APA-50 Index page is the current project. Including all the links I can post. The modern day composer refuses to die. The life of a repo man is intense. We're all bozos on this bus. It's in the other hotel. It's an honor just to be nominated. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be. They also serve who only WAHF. Preserve the future while we still can.

Date:Sun, 19 Jun 2005 01:37:55 -0500
Name:eugene robert ozanne
Referred by:ozanne web site
Comments:it`s great to see cousin ken

Date:Mon, 30 May 2005 09:04:36 -0500
Name:Shaun CG
Web Page:
Referred by:Via the BSFA
Comments:This looks like an excellent project; good work! I'm signing the guestbook in the hopes of sending a few people the way of the Sci-Fi Brighton community (link above), which is an online discussion forum for SF, fantasy and horror fans in Brighton (Sussex, UK) and the surrounding area. If you're from the area, please come join in the fun!

Date:Tue, 17 May 2005 00:40:53 -0500
Name:Michael Shay
Referred by:Random Search
Comments:Neat page. Just moved to the florida area and was searching for fandom in the area. Saw some old con photos from Oklahoma. When I get more time I'll look closer. I still have info on Soonercon 1 (I was concom) and may have some pics from that era somewhere. Regards, Mike

Date:Mon, 16 May 2005 13:49:16 -0500
Name:Dale Brandom
Referred by:Searched for fan I used to know.
Comments:It brought back some pleasqnt memories of past involment in fandom.

Date:Thu, 5 May 2005 00:21:54 -0500
Name:Anne Bowden
Referred by:I searched "science fiction fanzines"

Date:Sat, 30 Apr 2005 09:51:47 -0500
Referred by:net
Comments:i love your site so much and i will like to introduce my friends and even my family members on your site. keep it up thank you.

Date:Fri, 29 Apr 2005 20:20:14 -0500
Name:Linda The Lady of Shalford and Liston, Essex
Referred by:Boolean Web Search
Comments:My dear and precious niece, Judy Freudenthal, lived a life surrounded by love. Love last forever, and so do the cherished memories of loved one no longer earthly bound. Judy will alway live in my heart with thanksgiving for her life and talents and loving, gentle ways. My husband and I had the priviledge of being present when she was born - it was love at first sight, and never changed. I shall forever treasure the memories of her. Judy will continue to shine like a rare and lovely star that she was, ever adding a beautiful light to this world.

Date:Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:26:37 -0500
Name:Thomas, Lord of Shalford and Liston, Essex, England
Referred by:A boolean search focused on FanFic and the late Judy Freudenthal, Lady Shalford's niece.
Comments:My wife and I drove Judy's mother to the hospital the night of her birth. Like Judy, I, too, was attracted to Science Fiction early on. I began with "Amazing Stories," the oft-spoken of but seldom actually seen novels that appeared in the 1930s and 1940s. Much, much later I became an avid Star Trek viewer; and in 1986 I had the pleasure of employing Bill Shatner to reprise his Captain James T. Kirk role in a commercial video written and filmed to present the Nova Metropolitan District (a USAF Consolidated Space Operations Center logistical support development located in Colorado Springs) for which I won an American Advertising Federation first prize / commercial video division. But, I digress, like Judy — and many of you, too — I am a writer; none in a fiction genre, however, science or otherwise. I have two books in the U.S. Library of Congress: The Control of Police Discretion (1964) and Feudalism in Colonial America: A Survey, 1999. My wife and I hope to have the pleasure of visiting Judy's parents in West Palm Beach in the near future.

Date:Sun, 17 Apr 2005 21:27:30 -0500
Name:Jenette Cabrini
Referred by:The Internet
Comments:FIAWOL!!! This site is a great source for fen!

Date:Sun, 17 Apr 2005 16:03:24 -0500
Name:Norman R. Waters
Referred by:Emerald City
Comments:Very big sci. fi. fan,though I am mainly interested in fantasy, Tolkien, Salvatore, Jordan, McCaffrey, ect. Will brouse your site over the next week or so. Looks extremely interesting.Thank you!

Date:Sat, 2 Apr 2005 01:36:36 -0600
Name:Mike Holsinger
Referred by:Google searching SF
Comments:I was at the PittCon in 1960. This site has the first reference to it that I have ever come across --- and pictures to boot! I have maybe 2 dozen color and B&W pics I took there. I will unearth and upload them when I have a chance. I was 15 at the time and a Pittsburgh resident. It was quite an experience for me, as I got to meet folks like Robert Heinlein, Lester Del Rey, Isaac Asimov, Frederick Pohl, E.E. 'Doc' Smith, Harlan Ellison and many others. If anyone out there still has a copy of the souvenier photo book they put out afterwards, I would be interested in talking to you about it.

Date:Wed, 23 Mar 2005 03:54:06 -0600
Comments:great site

Date:Wed, 23 Mar 2005 03:49:59 -0600
Comments:nice page

Date:Mon, 21 Mar 2005 04:00:27 -0600
Comments:good site, thank you

Date:Sat, 12 Mar 2005 12:48:23 -0600
Name:James W. Anderson III
Web Page:
Referred by:Net search for pictures of friends who have passed on.
Comments:Hi, This is a great site. Thanks for all the work. I got a laugh out of the pictures of me as The Dark King at NoreasCon 3 in 89. I've been out of fandom for a few years due to an extended illness and the development of our new kind of theme park with a strong fannish oriented theme and really missed a lot of my old friends, acquaintences, annoyances, and other panel participants. I also would like to mention that we should all work to wipe out cancer in our lifetime, we lose far too many good people far too soon. It can be done, it must be done. (This is why we used to do the Monty-Pie-A-Thon at cons, to raise funds for cancer research. Thanks to all who pied me.)

Date:Wed, 23 Feb 2005 17:36:44 -0600
Name:James Hinsey
Web Page:
Referred by:thru NESFA's links
Comments:Are you interested in club newsletters for the Rhode Island Science Fiction Club (RISFC)? I'm the current club secretary and someone mentioned that someone wanted copies of our newsletters. I figured it might be you guys.

Date:Mon, 31 Jan 2005 23:06:14 -0600
Web Page:none
Comments:it's been insteresting all of it,will be sending you alot of pictures please keep up all of the hard matter what you heard george young,howard devore,ray beam &fred prophet are still alive i wish you would let fans know hal shapiro passed away in may of 1999 thanks if your remember me send me a email and send these wonderfull people more pictures

Date:Sun, 30 Jan 2005 15:40:03 -0600
Name:Mark Branson
Web Page:
Referred by:From Gary's page
Comments:Thanks for your wonderful pages about Lee Hoffman. She is my amazing cousin.

Date:Tue, 18 Jan 2005 16:35:49 -0600
Name:joe mgbada
Comments:lovely site.keep it up.

Date:Thu, 6 Jan 2005 14:01:02 -0600
Name:Ken Kon Kol
Referred by:Search Engine
Comments:I do have a couple of monographs from my own experience as the Official Photographer at 4 WorldCons. One is one how not to treat your WorldCon Photographer. The other on how to judge a WorldCon Masquerade in 5 minutes or less.
Could they be posted?

Date:Mon, 27 Dec 2004 18:33:00 -0600
Name:Mike Hughes
Referred by:search "science fan fiction"
Comments:Looking for fan-fiction continuations of stories that ended too soon.

Date:Sat, 18 Dec 2004 16:30:29 -0600
Name:Wendy P
Referred by:researching comic conventions and found you on yahoo
Comments:Wow you have up some seriously old photos it's good to see some one care enough to post that kind of thing. It really reminds you how far ppl have come in life, and helps to show others where they are going.

Date:Thu, 4 Nov 2004 20:39:18 -0600
Name:Woody Bernardi
Web Page:
Referred by:I did a search on "Fanzines" in order to locate a site to which I could refer someone as an introduction to "SF Fanzines"
Comments:Well, I haven't actually checked out your site yet so I think I'll reserve comment until I've done so. That said, I would like to thank you Joe for providing us with this wonderful resource. :-) Woody Vegas SF Association (VSFA) Former FAPAn

Date:Mon, 13 Sep 2004 15:02:41 -0500
Name:Ronald Ferdie
Web Page:None
Referred by:Random searching for a science fiction artist and close friend, Malcolm H. Smith, now deceased
Comments:Nice to find so much. I found your site while trying to find a website that one of Malcolm Smith's sons had put together about his father's work. This was some years back and I had sent images of some of his dad's other work to include. In his later years, Malcolm became an artist with NASA at their Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville AL.

Date:Mon, 13 Sep 2004 08:46:32 -0500
Name:Bill McIninch, Jr.
Referred by:Siclari bio in Noreascon 4 souvenir book
Comments:As one of the moderators of the HamFen group on Yahoo, I am trying to find SF/F personalities (pros/fen/filkers/etc.) past and present who are/were ham radio operators. So far I have only Gernsback, Campbell, and "Doc" Smith confirmed. Look for HamFen activity at many cons, beginning at Arisia '05.

Date:Mon, 30 Aug 2004 10:09:16 -0500
Name:Dave Psmith
Referred by:Surfin'
Comments:Veteran of the old NY SF Circle, Riverside Dive and Toad Hall, NyconII and the Fanarchists, Liz's Coffee Shop on Bleeker St. this is all very nostalgic.

Date:Fri, 16 Jul 2004 20:52:35 -0500
Name:Kevin Smith
Referred by:Google
Comments:So I was cleaning up a few old boxes in my basement and came across all my old copies of George and NOLAZine which won't mean much to anyone who wasn't a member of NOSFA - the New Orleans Science Fiction Association - in the early seventies. Hello to anyone out there!

Date:Thu, 17 Jun 2004 17:31:18 -0500
Name:jim owens
Web Page:none
Referred by:browsing
Comments:In the 1950's I worked in New York as a commercial artist. JACK GAUGHAN was my Art Director and friend. I have several scratchboard illustrations he did for Galaxy.He also used my face and name in some illustrations. He had a great sense of humor and a great talent. He introduced me to Hannes Bok, another great talent who predicted his own passing in a letter to Jack.

Date:Mon, 7 Jun 2004 02:39:52 -0500
Name:Chloe Joquel
Web Page:
Referred by:Search: Arthur Louis Joquel, II
Comments:Here a couple of new sites where fans can find info about SciFi author and fan club member from the 40's and 50's, Arthur Louis Joquel, II.

Enjoy! I was his wife and student. I am still looking for other writers and friends of Arthur, Art, ALOJO

Chloe Joquel, Founder The PeaceClinic The Cultural Creative Society

Date:Mon, 7 Jun 2004 11:02:38 -0500
Comments:cool! nice site

Date:Thu, 3 Jun 2004 06:30:58 -0500
Web Page:HTTP
Referred by:INTERNET

Date:Tue, 11 May 2004 17:00:11 -0500
Name:Bill Kunkel
Web Page:Under Construction
Referred by:I looked
Comments:Hey, Joe.

Date:Wed, 5 May 2004 19:15:14 -0500
Name:L. M. am Arsch
Comments:Thank You so much!
This is an excellent website!

Date:Sat, 14 Feb 2004 18:05:18 -0600
Name:Bruce L. Rockwood
Referred by:Sci Fi Weekly site of the week link
Comments:Looks interesting. Just checking in now, will explore over time. Good luck. BLR

Date:Sat, 14 Feb 2004 05:22:44 -0600
Name:Gloria Glasser
Referred by:I typed in my father's name ALLEN GLASSER for a search
Comments:As I mentioned in a separate e-mail to Mr. Siclari, upon learning of the death of Julius Schwartz and recognizing several names of individuals mentioned in his obit, and the fact that he lived in the Bronx (where my father was born and raised) I did a Web search for the first time under my father's name, ALLEN GLASSER. He died in 1971. He was a great sci-fi fan, an early advocate of science fiction being recognized as literature (I will check at home for a short article I may have that he wrote on this subject, in case you are interested let me know), and very much involved, he told me and my brother, in something called "sci-fi fanzines." I was so honored to find his article on the Scienceers included on your site as being "exceptionally good or of importance." He was a vain man who so wanted to be a famous writer himself but it eluded him. To know that you have recognized his writing this way.... I idolize Ray Bradbury, who lives in my community; I suddenly feel closer to him, as if by some long thin strange thread we are now somehow connected, because my father knew men he knew, and my father championed the works of such writers as Bradbury. Thank you again for including my father, for rescuing him--even in death--from the obscurity he so feared he'd be mired in, and for giving voice to so many other pioneering devotees like him.

Date:Fri, 24 Oct 2003 21:09:35 -0500
Name:Rocky D Hasty
Referred by:2004 World con information

Date:Mon, 20 Oct 2003 13:56:50 -0500
Name:Fred B Goldstein
Referred by:surfing
Comments:While looking for Denvention 2 material on the web, I chanced upon a con report on Janice Gelb's web page, in which she states that the concom went "belly up" about 2 weeks before the con. This is, simply, NOT TRUE! I left her a note about this in her guestbook, and I'm mentioning it here, because I feel as many people as possible should know the truth. If this venue is inappropriate for comments like these, I apologise!

Date:Sun, 5 Oct 2003 21:37:14 -0500

Date:Sun, 5 Oct 2003 11:26:55 -0500
Name:Fred B Goldstein
Referred by:surfing
Comments:Having been involved with Denvention II, the 1981 Worldcon, I find this a potentially very interesting website. If permissable, I'll try, at a later date, to share some of my memories of the con; unfortunately, I've kept very little documentation about it. Still, I know I'll enjoy browsing this site!

Date:Wed, 3 Sep 2003 18:42:06 -0500
Name:Kyle Pomeroy
Referred link
Comments:Forgive me if this is a repeat signing. Just wanted to say this is a marvelous resource. Its great for fans interested in the history of fandom.

Date:Sun, 25 May 2003 01:09:24 -0500
Name:_____ TOR _____
Web Page:
Referred by:Surfed in on ED \/\/00D's beard
Comments:Greetings Coordinator Siclari, Webmaster Weaver & all the FanacFanFolk, I just surfed into your "Ed Wood with beard??? ????" photo. You can remove the question marks (unless they are an inside joke). I'm 100% + that the photo is not Edward D. Wood Jr. ¶ Another bit of trivial observation on my part. Though I have the greatest respect for Tim Burton (But, as we all know, "Ed Wood" is packed with non-historical scenes – as are most Hollywood bios) and Paul Marco (who said it was Lugosi - and he ‘was' there), the 'Octopus wrestling match', at the end of “Bride of the Monster/Atom,” is NOT Bela Lugosi but rather his stand in. Inspect Lugosi's stuntman's make-up. The scene where Lobo is pushed over the medical table is the best for viewing. It just ain't Lugosi shakin' that 8opus. ¶ Well, anywho, if you would like a free laugh - check-out my #1 parody song
Orrrrrrrrr, if the VERY Iconoclastic is more your style, my Yahoo {click WebPage link} Group’s photos and sound files are quite amazing – and amazingly ƒree. Best Regards, Tor

Date:Thu, 22 May 2003 00:21:07 -0500
Name:Lawrence Zeilinger
Comments:Hello all members of the original New Orleans Science Fiction Association (NOSFA)

Date:Sat, 10 May 2003 19:53:14 -0500
Comments:i love the site

Date:Fri, 9 May 2003 22:24:21 -0500
Name:Chris Tocatlian
Web Page:
Referred by:Google search
Comments:Sometimes I think that I'm an alien and need to go back home. Fantastic Web site. I very much enjoyed stumbling across this Web treasure! It's bookmarked!

Date:Sun, 16 Mar 2003 00:17:10 -0600
Name:Peter Graham
Web Page:
Referred by:looking for carl brandon
Comments:Just checking in. Keep it up. Any other oldpharts out there? --pg

Date:Thu, 13 Mar 2003 18:42:41 -0600
Name:Aaron M. Rennert
Referred by:From Lee Hoffman

Date:Tue, 4 Mar 2003 12:13:43 -0600
Name:Peter Weston
Comments:Been here before, but nice to see how it's developing!

Date:Thu, 27 Feb 2003 15:53:09 -0600
Name:shannon shapiro
Referred by:reccomended
Comments:i am the daughter of hal shapiro. my brother happened upon this site and found so many wonderful photos of our parents. my father passed away in 1999 and im wondering if anyone has old stories or photo's to share.
many thanks, shannon shapiro

Date:Thu, 27 Feb 2003 11:30:07 -0600
Name:Ryan Shapiro
Referred by:Looking around for info about my Dad...
Comments:Amazing site. I saw a picture of my father (Hal Shapiro) and his first wife (Nancy). Very cool. Never saw a picture of her before. We used to have hundreds of slides from cons dating back in the 50's, but they were destroyed when our house burnt down in the mid 80's. I noticed that most of what is written about him is rather negative and I'm sure he wouldn't have it any other way...

Date:Fri, 21 Feb 2003 11:25:12 -0600
Name:Jesica Brown
Web Page:
Comments:Cool Web Site. I really enjoyed the visit, and hope to come back soon.

Date:Sun, 12 Jan 2003 15:37:51 -0600
Name:Faye Ringel
Referred by:Link from Boskone page
Comments:I'm grateful to find no pictures of myself (at least none so identified). Keep up the good work!

Date:Tue, 5 Nov 2002 21:35:31 -0500
Name:Sarah Prince
Web Page:
Referred by:rec.arts.sf.fandom, TIMEBINDERS, etc
Comments:Bout time I dropped by.

Date:Sun, 6 Oct 2002 09:04:23 -0700 (PDT)
Name:Charles Freudenthal
Web Page:None yet ( novice! )
Referred by:Web surfing.
Comments:This is a superb idea. I have found lost friends.
Survivor of Colorado Fantasy Society, U.of Chi. S. F. Club,
Fanarchists, Futurians, GGFS, Pensfa, ...?

Date:Sun, 22 Sep 2002 16:29:05 -0700 (PDT)
Name:Charles Freudenthal
Web Page:None
Referred by:Web surfing for faaanishness!
Comments:I haven't read it yet. It seems a good idea at the time!
Peaks: U of Chi SF Club, Journal of S F,
Colorado Fantasy Society, Fanarchists,
GGFS, Pensfa

Date:Sat, 21 Sep 2002 22:39:01 -0400
Name:Bill Morrison
Web Page:Joe and his wife said to come here
Referred by:At Bill Burns After-Labor day Party

Date:Sun, 25 Aug 2002 20:57:12 -0400
Name:Peter Graham
Web Page:not yet
Referred by:google search on walt willis
Comments:Just found you. Interesting. I'll keep it bookmarked.

I was active in fandom ca. 1952-1969. --pg

Date:Sun, 18 Aug 2002 18:11:28 -0400 (EDT)
Name:Mark Trost
Web Page:
Referred by:Friend noted this in email
Comments:What a fabulous site. I'm fascinated by early SF fandom and read everything I can find by Moscowitz, Warner, etc. Recently a friend of mine have started publishing a fanzine dealing with pulp related material (that will ultimately include SF pulps). You can preview it at the web page. Just keep up the good work.

Date:Wed, 24 Jul 2002 13:48:14 -0500
Name:John Vuerhard
Referred by:I was searching for relatives on the net
Comments:I believe Jill Vuerhard is the daughter of Jaap Vuerhard
(Robert Varno), and sister to Martin.
Her dad (Jaap) was my father's cousin as his father Johannes Adrianus was a brother to Jaap's father Martinus
Frederick. I used to correspond with Jaap and would like to
keep in touch with Jill and Martin, if they would like to.
Could you please forward this message to Jill.
My address: 93 Vinkendaal, 2914 EM Nieuwerkerk aan den
IJssel, The Netherlands.
Hope to hear somehow. John.

Date:Sun, 09 Jun 2002 07:05:05 -0700
Name:wally stoelting
Referred by:did search
Comments:are you only listing fanzines you have? for instance, what about all those other issues of H-apa? otherwise, a great idea, keep rolling!

Date:Tue, 4 Jun 2002 01:35:43 EDT
Name:William Tienken
Web Page:
Referred by:Checking out the KaCSFFS Web Page
Comments:What a cool site. It is great to see that there are those who are as

Date:wally stoelting
Referred by:did search
Comments:are you only listing fanzines you have? on mine, for instance, what about Fan's Zine #1-7, or what about all those other issues of H-apa?

Date:Thu, 16 May 2002 17:34:25 EDT
Name:Ray Nelson
Referred by:Accident

Date:Tue, 12 Mar 2002 14:45:47 -0500 (EST)
Name:John Thiel
Web Page:
Referred by:Sean Mead's Science Fiction Links
Comments:I don't think it matters very much whether one makes a good impression when entering into a fan interchange. People can think I'm a bullfrog if they like. I might say something so gauche it would change the faces of the listeners, skin them so to speak.
You have an excellent page and I'm going to enter it into my favorites.

Date:Wed, 20 Feb 2002 18:30:36 EST
Name:Ray Faraday Nelson
Referred by:Searched on my own name
Comments:I finally located Perdita with a little help from my friends but now

Date:19 Feb 2002 21:47:00 -0800
Name:Dave Doss
Referred by:Linked through LASFS home page while looking for that after reading Fallen Angels.
Comments:I'm overwhelmed. I've been a fan since I found an ancient Tom Swift book in my grandparents barn about 35 years ago. It's nice to know you are here.

Date:Sat, 16 Feb 2002 05:25:10 -0600
Name:Jack Jeffers
Referred by:long ago, never signed guestbook
Comments:Very good site, shows much work.

Date:Mon, 04 Feb 2002 12:15:13 -0600
Name:Timeloyd Rich
Web Page:
Comments:I enjoyed your HOOPY site very greatly much, and wish to share mine with you. The Galactic Hitchhiker Resource contains lots of useful and enjoyable infromation to help survive journeys through the universes of space and time to the Galactic Olympics and beyond....
Trans~Dimentional tickets to the Galactic Olympics are provided..

Timeloyd Rich


Date:Thu, 31 Jan 2002 15:32:56 -0500
Name:H. L. Drake
Web Page:
Referred by:Through fanzines
Comments:This is an update to my previous posting(of last year).
My small book is titled, "A. E. van Vogt: Science Fantasy's Icon,"(ISBN1-59113-054-9)and is in e-book and Print-On-Demand formats through I wrote this book primarily for science fantasy/science fiction fans. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who reads the book...or...who knows of a fanzine devoted to A. E. van Vogt. I am thinking of starting a van Vogt/general semantics fanzine. Comments will be welcome.

Date:Mon, 24 Dec 2001 15:49:02 EST
Name:Ray Faraday Nelson
Referred by:Search engine on own name

Date:Sun, 25 Nov 2001 13:52:44 -0500
Name:H. L. Drake
Web Page:none
Referred by:Through fanzines; e. g., "File 770"
Comments:I like your FANAC idea.
Are there any fanzines devoted to A. E. van Vogt? I have a small book coming out in December, 2001 which is a select study of van Vogt. Any clubs, 'zines, et cetera out there about the late van Vogt?

Date:Tue, 30 Oct 2001 14:33:22 -0500
Name:Peter Gilbert
Referred by:looking for pics of my grandfather
Comments:Charles D. Hornig's son, here... he published the "Fantasy Fan" in the 1930's.. and edited "Wonder Stories" for a few years under Hugo... thanks for the great pics of my grandfather on this site. Keep it up!

Date:Sun, 14 Oct 2001 09:45:46 -0400
Name:don Warner saklad
Web Page:
Referred by:WBUR-FM Boston University radio 90.9
Comments:Do you remember Andrew Adams Whyte?... Drew Whyte kept
meticulous science fiction bibliographies of upcoming new work.

Date:Thu, 6 Sep 2001 23:35:36 -0400
Name:Marian Moore
Referred by:google search for Worldcon photos

Date:Thu, 06 Sep 2001 03:33:21 +0100
Name:Andrew Stephenson / "Ames"
Referred by:RASFF mention
Comments:Mind boggling: for the amount of material; and for the sudden, coldly appalling, realisation that what we did so frivolously Back Then is now History and Immutable.

Date:Sat, 1 Sep 2001 14:39:52 ED
Name:John Salvage
Referred by:Found the site web browsing
Comments:Great site. I have been out of touch with science fiction but like the idea of using the web to get back up to speed. I have great memories of Seacon in Brighton 1979, the only convention I have been to.

Date:Wed, 29 Aug 2001 16:36:36 -0400
Name:Peter F. Skeberdis
Referred by:google
Comments:After about 40 years of gafia my memory is being refreshed reading about the good old days. Wonder what ever happened to all those great people that spent so very much time creating fanzines?

Date:Wed, 1 Aug 2001 20:47:30 EDT
Name:Ray Nelson
Referred by:Searched for Art Rapp
Comments:How about a brief bio of retro Hugo nominees?

Date:Sun, 24 Jun 2001 20:20:19 +0100
Referred by:via a web search
Comments:What a great site. It has just what I need to teach my students about the sci fi genre. Glad I found you.

Date:Thu, 14 Jun 2001 17:58:32 +0100
Name:jill a-b
Referred by:being nosie on the web, looking for computer contractors!
Comments:A few "Herts Fans" (Herts Beds and esSex) got together a few months back, we all took a loaf of whiskey to a party, If any more crawl out of the wood work contact me. 1977 was a long time back. good Fan page.

Date:Fri, 20 Apr 2001 21:31:46 -0700
Name:Jim McLeod
Referred by:Web Search
Comments:I seem to remember many of the people and places mentioned, kind of like a dream.

Date:Fri, 20 Apr 2001 21:22:15 EDT
Name:Ray Nelson
Referred by:Search engine
Comments:I haven't yet found Perdita.

Date:Mon, 26 Mar 2001 19:11:30 -0700
Name:Norman E. Masters
Web Page:
Referred by:Google Search on "Riddle of the Starstone"
Comments:Anyone who might want to contact me (far from likely!) change that .com to .net & you *should* get thru. i'm tired of all the PornBotSPAM resulting from signing GuestBooks...

Mainly i'm just expressing my *gratefulness* for this availability of "Classic" fanzines on line -- & especially to people like Judy Bemis for all that time so magnanimously spent typing them *in*! (i've recently typped Thomas Carlyle's essay, "Novalis" onto the computer to eventually put up on COSMIC WIND -- & realize how much effort *that* required -- plus the proof-reading, afterwards -- all of which makes me more grateful than i might've *thot* to have been, otherwise.)

When i run *across* a few old fanzines in my collection, here -- *if* i can find the time -- i'll type them in for your archives & send them along by way of a bit more substantial "Thank You" for everything you're making accessible for old *fan*addicts like yrs. truly.

The first science fiction magazine i bought (new) was the May 1957 issue of IMAGINATIVE TALES. That & IMAGINATION became my *immediate* favorites (at age 15, 16) -- &, of course, Robert Bloch's fanzine review column was running in Madge -- which made me aware of the existence of fandom years before i was able to afford to try any zines out.

Going backwards in time (picking up back issues of sf magazines) 1952 became my *next* "favorite year" amongst the prozines (with the Jan. thru March issues of STARTLING STORIES & the Jan. 1952 issue of PLANET STORIES) -- & back issues of IMAGINATION -- 1952 probably being its *best* year... And of course *there* Mari Wolf's "Fandora's Box" was running fanzine reviews of *that* particular vintage. Many an issue of many a fanzine that she reviewed i certainly *longed* to have the opportunity to *read* them (those half a dozen to a dozen years later when i acquired that particular back issue of Madge) -- & then i discover -- on this WebSite -- 3 issues of RHODOMAGNETIC DIGEST & an issue of COSMAG actually available to *be* read -- from 1952! -- not to mention zines going back into the 40's & 30's like Julius Swartz's FANTASY MAGAZINE!

i find myself with the opportunity to read things i never *dreamed* i'd have an opportunity to read!

This is *truly* a splendid thing to be happening!

It would be super-keen, of course, if *every* issue of Schwartz's FANTASY MAGAZINE were to eventually go up on-line!

i've *also* longed, for years, for the opportunity to read an issue or so of Bill Hamling's fanzine (late 30's? early 40's?) -- before he began writing for Ziff-Davis & eventually got onto the editorial staff.

It was *definitely* interesting to read a piece by Sam Moskowitz written at about age 15 in HELIOS #1 -- & comments on Jim Blish at that time!

*Now* if we could only cross the Alternities into alternate timelines & pull in some of those issues of MADGE & TALES & such that were published *after* those prozines ceased publication in our particular timeline! i've *acquired* a few of them, in my dreams, but was unable to "bring them across" into the Waking World!

Thank you *again*!

~~just an old fan who's had no association with the fanzine scene for about 2 & a half decades... i guess, sorta like X. J. Kennedy (Joe Kennedy when he was a letterhack in the old PLANET STORIES, etc. -- back when Marion Zimmer was a fan) my Major Interests have gone elsewhere; but i maintain a fondness for the old enthusiasms, too -- & am at the age where i go Backwards In Time, reading-wise, frequently... It's just that re-reading the Gnostic scriptures, reading minor works by Lord Byron... trying to get thru all of Sri Aurobindo... picking up on John Burroughs, Loren Eiseley & William Irwin Thompson (& suchlike) have become far more interesting than the next fan*politics & some of that old pulp*krap (or wasting time with L. Ron Hubbard's last big spurt of appears-to-be-dreck). But, how could i pass up the latest Somtow Sucharitkul or *not* plunge into Peter Hamilton -- or deny myself the sheer *joy* of rereading Poul Anderson, H. P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Thomas Burnett Swann, C. L. Moore, H. Rider Haggard, Dwight V. Swain -- or resist checking into Charles de Lint & Robert Holdstock!

~~norman e. masters

Date:22 Mar 2001 14:04:22 -0600
Name:Paula Helm Murray
Referred by:Searched for Paula Helm Murray

Date:17 Mar 2001 08:14:39 -0800
Web Page:
Comments:need help in some of the chat room and some sites.

Date:Mon, 12 Mar 2001 15:15:47 -0500
Name:Charles Wells
Web Page:
Referred by:google

Date:Mon, 19 Feb 2001 00:17:11 -0800 (PST)
Name:Dave Huffman
Web Page:
Referred by:
Comments:None at the moment.

Date:Mon, 12 Feb 2001 01:37:57 +0000
Name:Bruce Arthurs
Referred by:It's Bowers' fault.
Comments:OK, I admit it. I checked to see if my own name was listed anywhere. And, by god, there -were- a few entries in the cross-reference. Not bad, considering I've been pretty much gafiated from fanzine fandom for about sixteen years.

What got me looking around here was cleaning out piles of mundane belongings from the library/garage earlier today, and recovering access to the boxes of old fanzines that have been unreachable for years. I -may- actually be able to get them organized (and maybe even --gasp!-- shelved!) again later this year.

Date:Sun, 7 Jan 2001 15:33:49 +0100 (CET)
Name:Tiffany Verhage
E-Mail:lonestar§ or
Web Page:?
Referred by:I have a chihauhau so that's how!
Comments:I like it here it's very nice! Now I'm sitting in Holland but I also live in Atlanta (Georgia,America)! Well see you later aligator!

Date:Sat, 06 Jan 2001 02:38:28 -0800
Name:T. G. Shepherd
Referred by:Google search engine
Comments:Actually, I'm desperately looking for a copy (in any format, well, any reasonable format) of F. Towner Laney's "Ah, Sweet Idiocy". Can anyone out there help me?

Date:Tue, 26 Dec 2000 03:20:00 -0600
Name:Molly Hanel

Date:Fri, 22 Dec 2000 09:33:26 -0600
Name:Michela Ecks
Web Page:
Referred by:Fandom.TV
Comments:You might want to include more information on the fan fiction aspect of the science fiction fandom.

Date:Wed, 1 Nov 2000 13:18:12 -0600 (CST)
Name:Pat Taylor
Referred by:crusing sci-fi web sites for info on others
Comments:please update your Midwest Information to include some of the best mid-sized cons in the country, i. e. Kansas City, St. Louis Oklahoma City & Columbia MO, KC has been going for about 30 years & St. Louis almost as long in it's current incarnation

Date:Sun, 22 Oct 2000 03:33:26 EDT
Name:Don Fitch
Referred by:How did you find us: Bowers' fanbasic 101, maybe.
Comments:Marvelous site -- so much great stuff... and so much more to go. And most of it comes through well even with my feeble & antique computer. You have my appreciation & gratitude.

Date:Wed, 18 Oct 2000 23:28:01 EDT
Name:Gale Burnick
Referred by:Found you by plain dumb luck while searching for an oldtime fan friend.
Comments:I am an old time fan/convention organizer/whatever who has been fafiated for many many years.

(And do I remember Joe Siclari from back in the 70s as someone who dated Karina Boardman and who ran the '77 Worldcon I went to in Miami?)

Date:Mon, 11 Sep 2000 17:35:11 -0500
Name:Fred Hatfield
Web Page:
Referred by:google
Comments:A wonderful site!
I'm a packrat and save most everything so I will
have to go through my old junk and see if there
is anything I can add to the site.
Thanks for all the hard work you guys/gals are doing...


Date:Fri, 25 Aug 2000 18:42:17 -0700
Name:leslie mardis-maloney
Referred by:thru fan web page
Comments:keep up the great work. good to see someone trying to do a fan history. been to the mythopoeic society page and they seem to have blocked out entirely the 1967 to 1980's completely. They don't even mention Glen Goodknight anymore!!!!! Which is just horrible. No one there can tell you what happened to the group. i left it in 1976 and there appears to be a total mental block on their memories.

i have waited for years to find fandom again, and at least to have fandom online is wonderful.

thank you.

Leslie mardis-Maloney
formerly of Calif., now hampton, Va
Always a hobbit in shoes.

Date:Tue, 22 Aug 2000 14:35:19 -0700
Name:Sean Cleary
E-Mail:Sean_Cleary at
Referred by:Searching for photos of a suddenly dead fan friend
Comments:I Like your site. It is a Wonderful resource. Can I ask others to send info on my dead fan friend to your site?
I hope that you can put together my email address, it should be easy for a non-robot to do.

Date:Wed, 02 Aug 2000 18:49:51 -0400
Name:Paul (CdnScorpion)
Referred by:Toronto Trek 2000
Comments:Non sofar first time browsing

Date:Thu, 27 Jul 2000 13:22:34 -0400
Name:Mark Nesbitt
Referred by:Lycos
Comments:I have a bit of a poser: A friend of mine is looking for the title of a book or story, and she can't remember, and I can't put my finger on it.
Guy lands on planet, peaceful, low tech people there. He teaches them all about civilization, their society crumbles because of it, and they end up crucifying him.
Any ideas on this one? Drop me a line.
Cool site , lots of work here...does someone pay you poor sods?

Date:Sun, 23 Jul 2000 10:57:17 +0100
Name:Pat Cadigan
Web Page:
Referred by:Gardner Dozois mentioned this page to me
Comments:I'm just looking around for the first time, so I have no suggestions--I would just like to commend everyone involved for the enormous amount of work and organization put into this project. What a wonderful thing to do!

Date:Mon, 03 Jul 2000 21:03:02 -0500
Name:Robert Oliver
Web Page:
Referred by:Search Engine
Comments:Keep up the good work!

Date:Mon, 03 Jul 2000 01:59:32 -0500
Name:Fred A Levy Haskell
Web Page:
Referred by:Minn-StF Natter Mailing List; Karen Cooper, Geri Sullivan, Jeff Schalles, et al

Real Soon Now, I'll have to dig out the old negatives, crank up the scanner, and dump a bunch of electrons your way....

Date:Fri, 30 Jun 2000 04:34:35 -0700
Name:Panama Jack
Web Page:
Referred by:search engine
Comments:Great site you have here. Enjoyed my visit.

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Date:Sun, 14 May 2000 15:43:16 +1000
Name:James allen
Referred by:Irwin Hirsh gave me URL
Comments:Need more photos. How do I send you some of aussie Fandom?

Date:Thu, 23 Mar 2000 19:23:28 -0600
Name:Ted Poovey
Web Page:http://club page -
Referred by:web search / STET

Date:Sat, 11 Mar 2000 22:53:03 -0500
Name:Arthur Dykeman
Web Page:
Referred by:fellow fans,the web
Comments:Very nice. What I see so far is informative and nicely ordered and linked. Look forward to see FANAC at Oasis and Tropicon. Keep up the good work.

Date:Sat, 26 Feb 2000 14:55:31 -0500
Name:Scott Nicholson
Web Page:
Referred by:web search
Comments:I am a candidate for the John Campbell Award for best new writer, and I'm offering my story "The Vampire Shortstop" to anyone who is interested in reading it. The story won the top prize in the latest Writers of the Future contest and appeared in Writers of the Future Vol. XV. Please pass along this offer to the rest of the club. Anyone who is interested can e-mail me for a copy, or check out my website for more information about me.

Other Campbell candidates are listed at
Any supporting or attending member of this year's or last year's Worldcon is eligible to nominate for the Campbells. I urge everyone to participate, even if you aren't voting for me, because turnout is usually low for this award. Thanks for your consideration, and I hope to see you in Chicago.

Best wishes,
Scott Nicholson

Date:Thu, 10 Feb 2000 10:09:59 -0600
Name:David Dyer-Bennet
Web Page:
Referred by:Fannish word of mouth
Comments:Photos don't seem to be dated very well. I'd think the person providing them would have at least a *general* idea when they were taken.

I also haven't been able to find where to submit stuff online, or what your submission standards are (esp. for photos)

Date:Sun, 6 Feb 2000 18:39:01 +0000
Name:Three-headed Sarahs
Web Page:
Referred by:Sorry, didn't know you were lost.
Comments:Hey one-headed freaks! Great site, on it for ages, but didn't see anything about us, REAL aliens living on Earth!

Date:Sat, 22 Jan 2000 12:43:20 -0600
Name:Marty Cantor
Web Page:none
Referred by:I have only been on-line for over a week and I first got here by websurfing through various fansites. Today, in response to an inquiry, Arthur Hlavaty recommended that I click here.
Comments:No suggestions at this time, and I am too busy today to dip into what appears to be a cornucopia of wonderfulness. But I wonder if anybody knows if there is a listing, anywhere, of current APAs? I would like to update any listings of LASFAPA (which I am again running). Also, does anybody know of any general interest APA which would be amenable to merging with another general interest APA? Like all APAs, LASFAPA is smaller than it used to be (although we are still healthy and I get the disties out on time), so there is a possiblity that combining a couple of smallish APAs into a larger unit can keep this fannish endeavour going longer.

Date:Wed, 1 Dec 1999 11:50:37 EST
Name:Bill Warren
Referred by:Bruce Pelz told me, and Joe Siclari added details.
Comments:How is the fan art being added? There are some prominent California fan artists whose work I could help you get up onto the website, if I knew how to do it.

Also, as I have told Der Webmaster, some of the photos are blurs on my screen, while others look fine.

Date:Wed, 17 Nov 1999 01:23:50 -0800
Name:Leslie Mardis-Maloney
Web Page:none
Referred by:Tolkien Webring. Hard to find. Found by going to Rivendell Mythopoeic group, then all around and about.
Comments:It seems that on this site Fandom didn't exist until the 1980's. I joined the Mythopoeic Society in 1969, having been a Tolkien Society Member in 1966 only in correspondence. From the MythSoc, was then introduced to Los Angeles Science Fiction Society, Comic book fandom, Horror Fandom, the SCA (Creative Anachronism. I am unhappy to not be able to find many fanzines, genzines, peoples names, after all these years. Having traveled for 22 years, and now on Internet, it would have been nice to see some mention ==anything, of LASFS. I find few names, Lee Gold is one. Did everything and everyone die or Is everyone in Fandom now pretending to be under 30? Annoying.
Keep adding things. But do keep it in mind that some of us are out here searching the internet for signs of old life.

Date:Sun, 3 Oct 1999 00:25:53 +0100 (IST)
Name:Brendan Ryder
Referred by:Timebinders
Comments:Great site. I use it regularly for the latest issues of fanzines, getting some of the older titles and just generally looking around. A faster modem on my end would make the whole experience more enjoyable - soon!

Date:Sun, 26 Sep 1999 19:49:59 -0700 (PDT)
Name:Gregg Calkins
Referred by:FAPA
Comments:I'm overwhelmed with what you have done so far, and wholly taken aback by looking and it and realizing what a tremendous job there is yet to do. I'm going to be sending you fan photos and other things in the future, as I get a chance, because I think this is a wonderful project. It reminds me of the Great Encyclopedia! Oh, yes--naturally I checked my own name, and find you have me listed as both Gregg (right) and Greg (wrong), if you want to consolidate those and save space. Thanks for what you are doing!

Date:Mon, 20 Sep 1999 11:04:55 -0500 (CDT)
Name:patricia l. taylor
Web Page:
Referred by:ken keller [solar wind 1]
Comments:a list of all the members would be nice & all known email addresses would be helpful. as would a lost fan section. some of us do not realy gafiate, we just lose touch.

Date:Sun, 12 Sep 1999 08:21:15 -0500
Name:Cheryl Good
Referred by:Met Joe and Edie at Corflu...
Comments:I think this web site is a wonderul idea. It is a great tool for finding out alot of different information. It is obvious that this has taken a great deal of patience to create. Thank you for doing so.

Date:Sun, 12 Sep 1999 07:32:56 -0500
Name:Shelby Vick
Referred by:Just checking back in for the umpteenth time.
Comments:I am constantly amazed at all has accomplished. Much, much hard work. I just hope others appreciate it even half as much as I do.

Date:Fri, 27 Aug 1999 01:57:03 -0400
Name:Rick Brooks
Web Page:none
Referred by:mentioned in SF CHRONICLE
Comments:Been a fan since the fifties (Pittcon first con). Pubbed NARGOTHROND. I was active mostly in the 60's and 70's. Now I'm mainly active in pulp magazine fandom.

Just got on your site. Sounds interesting. Have bookmarked it.

Date:Fri, 9 Jul 1999 12:10:23 -0400
Name:Don Sakers
Web Page:
Referred by:Link from Timebinders site
Comments:What a magnificent site! A true service to all of us who are interested in fan history and traditions. This is a labor of love, and it shows. A great big THANK YOU to all involved.

Date:Thu, 8 Jul 1999 14:40:46 +0100
Name:Larry Saunders
Comments:A friend told my wife and me about this site. My wife happens to be the daughter of Ken Bulmer who you have a photograph of on the hompage.Ken suffered a serious stroke a couple of years ago but is still alert of mind and keen to know what's going on in SF

Date:Thu, 10 Jun 1999 20:57:52 -0500
Name:Shelby Vick
Referred by:Well, first there was Tropicon, then there was MagiCon, and then there was a computer and the rest is history. Footnoted by Corflu Sunsplash, 1999.
Comments:See "How did you find us"

Date:Thu, 10 Jun 1999 15:50:13 -0400
Name:Catherine Mintz
Web Page:
Referred by:fanzine reference
Comments:Hi, I tried your send a note link and found it down, so I'm using this means to post the news that there is now a page for the Midsummer's Eve World Wide Fan Party at the URL listed above. The idea is that every year at nine o'clock on Midsummer's Eve, local time, fans around the world should toast fandom, be it with wine, water, or a glassful of air.

Date:Fri, 7 May 1999 14:25:42 -0400
Name:Al Sirois
E-Mail:jazzpolice§ (personal email)
Web Page:
Comments:Old fans never die - they upload to the web. I'm about as gafiated as they come, but it's lots of fun to browse through here. You can blame it on Bill Bowers -- he sent me OW 70 with a chunk of my art in it. Lots of memories. Lots of cool stuff, too. Keep it up.

Date:Fri, 23 Apr 1999 22:56:45 -0500 (CDT)
Name:Dwain Kaiser
Referred by:web surfing for fan history
Comments:Very enjoyable. It's nice to see "fandom" moving to the web. Fandom has certainly changed since I first joined in '61. dwain Kaiser

Date:Thu, 8 Apr 1999 06:08:53 -0700 (PDT)
Name:Lisa DuMond
Web Page:
Referred by:search engine
Comments:Wonderful site! You've got a lot of information other sites don't have. I'll be back often.

Come visit me at my site, hikeeba!

Date:Wed, 07 Apr 1999 19:18:35 -0400
Name:Mitchell L. Silverman
Web Page:
Referred by:Edie Stern

What, no listing for MAFF on the Fan Funds Homepage? I still wanna win that sucker!

Date:Wed, 24 Mar 1999 12:10:29 -0300
Name:Alexander Yudenitsch
Referred by:Dick and Leah's 1999 Skiffy Calendar
Comments:Very impressive site! I will be coming back many more times later (not much time available these days). Congrats!

Is there a fan e-mail database on this site? If so, I didn't notice it; if not, there SHOULD be...

Date:Sat, 13 Mar 1999 11:51:14 +0000
Name:Shirley Crossland
Web Page:
Referred by:LoneStarCon II and the web ring from FACT's webpage
Comments:I need to clean house. Are you interested in copies of APA-Pi, published by NOSFA (Norman Oklahoma Science Fiction Association)? I have many of the first several years and some more recent ones. APA-Pi has many whimsical articles by Sid Henderson and the APA Tart by Nancy Peah and a novelist whose name I can't quite remember.

Shirley Crossland
Austin, TX

Date:Sat, 23 Jan 1999 08:42:18 -0500
Name:Jim Freund
Web Page:
Referred by:"Google" search engine
Comments:Quite amazing. Those photos of me are quite embarrassing...

Date:Mon, 30 Nov 1998 05:00:09 EST
Name:Barb Byro
Web Page:
Referred by:web search for fannish information
Comments:Great page! All the sorts of information I was searching for nicely organized for me and ready to use. Science Fiction Fans and the Net - been waiting most of my life knowing it would happen soon

Date:Mon, 30 Nov 1998 03:33:17 -0500
Name:Wolfgang Both
Referred by:article in fanzine
Comments:We are working about the East German Fandom between 1945 and 1989 and just published a booklet about this period. But we are still searching for information about contacts of East German fans into the world fandom.

Date:Mon, 9 Nov 1998 13:47:45 -0800 (PST)
Name:John Wilford
Web Page:
Referred by:WebRing
Comments:Back in Max's early days (1987), Newsweek magazine carried a feature story on the Max Headroom phenomenon. Pictures from that issue have been online for some time, but not the article itself.

Now you can read the entire feature as it actually appeared in Newsweek--with a few "extras" added for all you MaxHeads out there...

(Click URL)

Date:Sat, 7 Nov 1998 00:27:41 -0500
Name:Marcelo Pisarro
Referred by:Luck, I guess
Comments:Well, really I'm just looking for info about 'zines, ya know, all the 'zines (I don't care the theme: music, movies, etc). I need (URGENT!!!!) info about the history of the fanzines (When?, Where?, Why?, that's things). It's very important, so if anyone can help me, well, THANX.
Please, answer asap
Marcelo (Help! Help!) Pisarro

Date:Mon, 14 Sep 1998 21:05:57 +0100
Name:Steve Green
Referred by:Bob Tucker's recommendation in CRIFANAC #6
Comments:Will check more at the weekend (even local rates are crippling mid-week this side of the Pond), but VERY impressed indeed. Surprised there's nothing immediately visible on my CRITICAL WAVE collaborator Martin Tudor, though. All best, Steve

Date:Fri, 21 Aug 1998 20:54:33 EDT
Name:Ralf Grosser
Referred by:You were recommended, on the Intersmof bounce
Comments:I enjoyed looking at the Magicon photos, and the picture of 4E Ackerman, at Nycon.

Date:Mon, 17 Aug 1998 16:16:47 -0600
Name:Charles R. Galway
Referred by:From the NESFA Home page
Comments:I started working on a fan history of Utah a few years ago. I have been involved in most of the conventions here in Utah and was involved in fan clubs in the early and mid '70s. I would like to see what else folks are doing in fandom history.

Date:Fri, 7 Aug 1998 08:18:18 EDT
Name:rich brown
Referred by:Recommendations of friends
Comments:This is just the best fannish web page I'm aware of. I'm a Timebinder, and someone when I'm not so inundated I must get around to volunteering to help you get some of these articles up and on your page . . . .

Do you think, after it appears in OUTWORLDS, you might like to have my long article about Harlan Ellison, Seventh Fandom and the Midwestcon Door Incident? It's long . . . but at least I have it on disc and could send it as an attached file. Let me know.

Date:Sun, 26 Jul 1998 18:33:58 -0500
Name:Meade Frierson
Web Page:
Referred by:YAHOO searching for fanzines in order to sell mine
Comments:This is an excellent idea. I would like to list fanzines that I need to dispose of by the pound (with container) and have people who are willing to house sf archive portions write and send payment. I bet there are many of us aging fans once connection by mail and the occasional in-person visit who no longer have the room or energy to house these relics and need to pass the torch (not really, paper, y'know) to The Next Generations(tm,copyright,whatever).

Date:Wed, 10 Jun 1998 19:16:29 +0000
Name:Hector Diaz
Web Page:
Referred by:Web Search for costuming
Comments:This is a wonderful site and a glorious resource for us all! I intend to come back often.

Date:Sat, 30 May 1998 15:34:21 -0400 (EDT)
Name:Grant Schuyler
Referred by:searching for Patrick Nielsen-Hayden
Comments:Thank you.

Date:Sun, 19 Apr 1998 07:23:45 -0400
Name:Thomas Byro
Referred by:Timebinders mailing
Comments:Have not explored this web site yet

Date:Sat, 18 Apr 1998 14:21:16 EDT
Name:Randell Simpson
Web Page:na
Referred by:yahoo search engine
Comments:Your site is wonderful. There is an enormous need for the preservation of fannish publications. Personally, I am researching reader responses to Roger Zelazny from the 60's and 70's and finding the appropriate materials is next to impossible. A fanzine archive is desperately needed. Keep up the good work.

Date:Mon, 06 Apr 1998 16:29:45 -0500

Date:Thu, 12 Mar 1998 15:56:45 -0800
Name:Lesley Sutherland
Web Page:
Referred by:Search on term 'Bundalohn'
Comments:I note that on the following page entitled
'Aussie and Kiwi zines in WCSFA Archive' a production entitled 'Bundalohn Quarterly' is included. I found this page when I did an altavista search on the word 'Bundalohn' - which was the name of the Melbourne mansion built and inhabited by one of the people I am writing a doctoral thesis about, Henry Gyles Turner (1831-1920). So now I am intrigued as to how a SF fanzine came to be called the 'Bundalohn Quarterly', which is why I am writing to ask: where is the WCSFA archive, and is it possible for me to visit it? Or, if you can tell me anything about the 'Bundalohn quarterly', I would appreciate it. Thanks very much, Lesley Sutherland

Date:Wed, 11 Mar 1998 22:19:43 +1300
Name:Bruce Burn
Comments:It's been a long time since I had anything to do with fandom - those days of frantic fanac are a long way back - like over thirty years. Good to see names that ring a bell appearing in your pages and in hypertext. I shot over to Fancyclopedia II and had some fun looking through that. Mind you, many things that could be of interest in it, ain't in it: mainly things not US-oriented, so Dick may not have info on them. Maybe a few of us gafiated hulks should get some info into him.
Good stuff. Well done. Ahlbibak!

Date:Wed, 25 Feb 1998 23:43:26 -0700
Name:Chloe Joquel Freeland
Web Page:
Referred by:Searching for refs. Arthur Louis Joquel, SciFi, Fans, etc.
Comments:Hello Fans,
I am building a Web site for Arthur Louis Joquel, II, a science fiction fan and author. If you knew him or know of his work for peace, women, scifi, anthropology, classical theater or anything else, please write to me. He was the inspiration for the VillagerNet International Foundation. Web URL is below.
Arthur Louis Joquel, II, aka Alojo
Thank you, Art.
Great work. Thanks to F.A.N.A.C.
Chloe Joquel

Date:Mon, 23 Feb 1998 18:04:07 -0500
Name:Darwin Valz
Comments:I have been reading the works of H Beam Piper for 20 years and you have the only photo I have EVER seen. Not a good one but still.... I applaud your efforts.Good luck to you.

Date:Sun, 22 Feb 1998 22:06:44 -0800
Name:Dick Eney
Web Page:
Referred by:Thru your home page
Comments:Half life of fans varies wildly...I thought I was almost out of it and look what happened when Jim MacDonald made an offer I couldn't refuse for a web site where I could put Fancyclopedia II up!

Date:Sat, 21 Feb 1998 11:46:04 +0100
Name:Kaj Harju
Comments:How could I not enjoy this - keep up the good work folks! FIAWOL dammit!

Date:Fri, 20 Feb 1998 21:14:30 -0500
Name:Jayne Rogers
Referred by:surfin'
Comments:What a great site! Lewis and I were just perusing the old Magicon photos and reminiscing. Started a new club - The Atlanta Science Fiction Society....

Date:Thu, 05 Feb 1998 15:06:21 -0600
Name:Michael Dillson
Web Page:
Referred by:web search

Date:Wed, 04 Feb 98 10:40:43 -0800
Name:Linda Pogue
Referred by:web search

Date:Sat, 31 Jan 1998 02:10:39 -0600
Name:Jeffrey Roe
Web Page:
Referred by:webcrawler search
Comments:Just hit your page. I am organizing my first convention and am looking for what assistance/guides/lists I can find.Thank you for doing something like this! -Jeff

Date:Sun, 18 Jan 1998 22:38:43 -0600
Name:Lionel F. Laney
Web Page:
Referred by:checking out FTL's article, ref: Yahoo search engine
Comments:Ladies & Gentlemen: FTL said it all in the last paragraph of his 1950 article. Your web page looks good, I am sure FTL would be intrigued with modern day communications...and so it goes. L F LANEY

Date:Sat, 03 Jan 1998 13:20:24 -0500
Name:Bill Bridget
Web Page:
Referred by:I was visiting Henry Welch's Knarley Knews site
Comments:Someone ought to do an IN DEPTH report on the 1997 TAFF election and the subsequent recount.

Date:Mon, 29 Dec 1997 20:23:24 -0800
Name:Steve Davidson
Web Page:
Referred by:searching for collectible magazines
Comments:my 'homepage' stuff is under the 'Rabid Chihauhau' site on This site looks great! Hi Joe (S). Been a long time since I saw your name (Suncon in '77?) I'm gonna go browse the site now and I'll get back to you. Steve

Date:Mon, 15 Dec 1997 21:27:12 -0500
Name:Curt Phillips
Comments:I used to be in an SF club with the initials "SFSFS" too. Mine was the "State of Franklin Science Fiction Society". That was back around 1980. Franklin was a state that never quite made it, around the time of the Revolutionary War. Most of it's territory was in East Tennessee, where the club was. Just a bit of fan history trivia for you.

Date:Sat, 13 Dec 1997 10:54:34 -0500
Name:John Vengrouskie
Referred by:random chance... nearly
Comments:Great Great and just damned great.. but do you realise how BIG this could get...? I'm put in mind of the INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE with a similar startup philosophy. Not a bad way to go. Another diehard longtime GENIE member (and yes they actually DO have a beta minimally functional webaccess page... sortof) and I can see a LOT of depth and spread to this site in order to really cover all this.. just zine preservation alone... whew... keep em flying.

Date:Sat, 06 Dec 1997 21:04:38 -0500
Name:Alexander Bouchard
Web Page:
Referred by:Link off the '39 Worldcon page
Comments:I think this page is a damfine idea; if we don't collect and preserve the information now, it won't be there later.

Date:Thu, 04 Dec 1997 12:32:10 -0600
Name:grace guerra
Referred by:webcrawler

Date:Wed, 26 Nov 1997 09:11:40 -0600
Name:Al von Ruff
Web Page:
Referred by:Looking for information on "Science Fiction Times"

Date:Wed, 19 Nov 1997 23:11:39 -0500
Name:Rick Sikora
Web Page:
Referred by:alta vista (wanted to find the 1997 Hugo award winners and ended up here somehow)

Date:Sun, 26 Oct 1997 01:34:46 -0600
Name:Robin Wayne Bailey
Referred by:I just stumbled upon the link to these fanhistory archives while browsing the Timesbinders web-page.
Comments:I'm a writer (currently central/south regional director of SFWA), and I've been involved with fandom for over twenty years. I live in Kansas City, Mo. I'm going to be checking out more of the on-line fanhistory sites in the next few weeks. I've got a nice cache of phannish photos from the 40s and 50s, passed on to me by Bob Tucker, along with complete sets of his fanzines, LE ZOMBIE and THE BLOOMINGTON NEWSLETTER. I've been occassionally posting excerpts from LE ZOMBIE in my personal topic on Genie, but Genie is not part of the internet, and I'd like to get some of that stuff out to a wider audience. Anyway, enough for now, I've enjoyed what I've seen of your web-page so far.

Date:Sun, 26 Oct 1997 17:57:15 -0800
Name:Claudia Neupert
Web Page:
Referred by:net search baby!
Comments:awesome awesome page guys! well done!

Date:Mon, 15 Sep 1997 16:56:16 -0500
Name:George C Willick
Referred by:using EXCITE's crawler
Comments:Damned good job! Stick with it for as long as you can maintain the psyche. What the hell...this is better than real life. Would love to hear from any crotchity BNFs or WNFs from my day. (Don't you guys have a life yet?) On the other hand, at my age, I'd love to hear from anybody. I saved all my fanzines...anybody remember PILIKIA, pubbed by Chuck Devine? I didn't think so. We called it PILL. Only took me 35 years to figure out that the title is a Hawaiian word for 'trouble', which Chuck was in, he suicided within a year. Very nice boy, darn shame. Keep it up. Bad memories are good for you. If you believe that, I've got this used printer I'd like to.....

Date:Tue, 9 Sep 1997 07:10:37 -0400 (EDT)
Name:Ken Keller
Referred by:From the Timebinders Home page link.
Comments:Haven't completely read through all the topics links, but enjoyed what I've read so far. I'll be back a few times to finish up. (I'm a Timebinder -- finally joined a few months ago after many discussions about fannish history with my old friends Dick & Leah Zeldes Smith.)

Date:Mon, 08 Sep 1997 04:46:37 -0400
Name:Dan Sweet
Referred by:looked for 'fandom' sites on net
Comments:Thanks for making this material available. It's great fun to see a different 'fandom' than exists now. I enjoy reading about the days when cons featured something more interesting than an autograph from "the third Klingon on the right". Hope to find out more about the legendary feuds of years past. Dan Sweet

Date:Sun, 07 Sep 1997 15:36:38 -0400
Name:Laurie Mann
Referred by:Roped in early ;->
Comments:This is an interesting site - brave and noble and all that.

Date:Sat, 06 Sep 1997 18:21:44 +0100
Name:Felix Cohen
E-Mail:Don't have one
Referred by:Looked for fanzines on Yahoo
Comments:Quite a good site

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