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January 22, 2022
Photos: Discon 3. Added 25 more photos taken by Frank Olynyk. These are author photos taken at the autograph sessions. Thanks, Frank!

Fanzines: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Joe Siclari.
--1970s One Shots. Added 5 items some of which are very interesting: a 1977 Carl Barks Calendar, published by Alan Hutchinson; "Charles Fort - A Radical Corpuscle" by Sam Moskowitz; "Harlan's Side" - Harlan's response to the brouhaha with Markstein at Iggy, published by Guy Lillian III; Our Yesterdays, edited by Joanne Burger with contributions from Harry Warner Jr, Stan Woolston and Don Franson among others; and the Tucker Transfer, a zine by Gale Burnick for a fund to bring Tucker to the 1979 Worldcon in Brighton.
--Amazing Thrilling Sexy.... Added the complete 2 issue run of whatever this is. One issue is edited by Robert Lichtman and the other by Ron Ellik. Look at one of the covers to see the full title.
--Ecce Fanno, Patrick Nielsen Hayden. Added 3 issues of this new-to-us Apazine title from the 1970s.
--FANtastic Story Magazine, Ron Ellik. Added 2 1954 issues of this new to us title. Issue 4 has an article on Meritt and another on Lovecraft. Issue 6 is a reprint issue with contributions from Walt Willis, Lee Hoffman, Bob Silverberg, Bob Shaw, Bob Tucker, MZB, and more.
--Invisible Fan, Avedon Carol. Added 2 issues of Avedon's 1970s zine. Conributors include Jeanne Gomoll, Dan Steffan, Steve Stiles, Stu Schiffman, and Alexis Gilliland.
--MT Void, Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Added the Jan 14 issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society newsletter. Thanks, Evelyn! Thanks, Mark!
--Nargothrond, Rick Brooks. Added the complete 4 issue run of this 1960s zine. Well, there are 3 zines, and the last one is a double issue. There's some Star Trek material, some Tolkien material, and more.
--Necromancer, David MacInnes. Added 2 issues of this 3 issue run from the late 1940s. Oddly, the missing issue, #2, is apparently numbered Vol 1, #1.5.
--Oblique, Gould Added 2 issues of this mid50s zine. Sample of the fiction "The neo-fan lived in a black and gray world punctuated by the white lightning of hunger and the flickering of fear. His mimeo was an old fan-me-down, well rusted with age. He was tall and gaunt. His eyes were calm and his face was dead. Men turned away from him, women did not look, children stopped and watched him. It did not matter to the neo-fan. When the white lightning struck his mail box, he received his egoboo." Written, it says, in the style of Theodore Sturgeon.
--Opuntia, Dale Speirs. Dale Speirs sent us a PDF of issue #516 (8.0 MB) of his perzin. Thanks, Dale!
--S---, Terry and Miriam Carr. Added 2 issues of this early 60s SAPSzine.
--TAFF related pubs. Added 4 items: The 2022 ballot, the 1981-1982 TAFF ballot, which also has with it the ballot for the Fanzine Activity Achievement Awards, Jeanne Gomoll's 1987 TAFFiles 1, and Patrick and Teresa Nielsen Hayden's Jan 85 TAFFluvia 1.
--Third Foundation, Lee Klingstein (Lee Gold). Added issue #82 (May 68).
--Yearbooks. Added Gerry de la Ree's 1974 Fantasy Collector's Annual. Scan by Mark Olson. Thanks, Mark!

PDF Replacements: PDFing today by Mark Olson. Thanks, Mark!
--Niekas, Ed Meskys. Replaced 8 issues with searchable PDFs. Replaced are issues #40-46. There are some issue numbers with an A and a B to make it up to 8.
--Ratatosk, Bruce Pelz. Replaced 10 issues #35-44 with searchable PDFs.

January 17, 2022
Fan Histories:  Added 2 items - The 1992 revision of "Memoirs of a Superfluous Fan" by T. Bruce Yerke, and the "History of SF Fandom in DEnver and Colorado" by Bob Peterson (1992). The Peterson scan was provided by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich!

Fanzines Added: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Joe Siclari.
--Aberration, Kent Moomaw. Added 2 issues of this new-to-us title from 1957.
--Allerlei, Walter Breen. Added the Feb 78 issue of this APAzine. Issues appeared in other fanzines, including MZB's Day*Star, and Ted White's Proxyboo.
--The Committeeman, Roy and Deedee Lavendar. Added 6 issues of this new-to-us title from 1950-51, which at least originally was related to the N3F. From the first issue: "Prupose--none that we know of. We just had the urge, plus a little doubtful artwork, so put them together."
--Day*Star, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Walter Breen. Added 2 issues: #26 (May 65) and the Feb 72 issue. Both incorporated issues of Walter Breen's Allerlei.
--DUFF. Added Pat and Naomi for DUFF to the DUFF index. Scan by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich!
--Fanactivity Gazette, George Phillies. Added the January issue of this NFFF newsletter. Thanks, George!
--Gambit, Ted White. Added #24.5 (Dec 58), a short special issue about Kent Moomaw's death.
--Kent Moomaw Related Publications. If you are down to the Ks in this list, you've seen a few entries related to Kent Moomaw. These and a 1 shot are now listed in a Kent Moomaw index page. Kent committed suicide at the age of 18.
--LeeH. Added a Miniscule Portfolio to the LeeH index. It's all art by Lee but published by Owen Hannifen. Not sure of the year.
--Michigan - Other Publications. Added an issue of Aberrations, a publication of the Michigan Science Fantasy Society from 1951.
--MT Void, Evelyn and Mark Leeper. Added the Jan 14 issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society newsletter. Thanks, Mark! Thanks, Evelyn!
--Science Fiction Times, James Taurasi. Distributed with the first March 1961 issue, added "Scientific-Fiction Times Vol X-Minus 1 - #2. This is what WOULD hae been in an issue of Science Fiction Times had it existed in March 1926. Headline - AMAZING STORIES FIRST ALL-SCIENTIFIC FICTION MAGAZINE COMING FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF "SCIENCE AND INVENTION". That headline is pretty obvious, but there's a lot more.
--TAFF. Added 1 item: Singing the Marseillaise (1985) - Patrick and Teresa Neilsen Hayden.
--Tightbeam, George Phillies / John Swartz. Added the January 2022 issue. Thanks, George!
--KaCSFFS Newsletter, Nancy Nutt. Added #V29N7 (Aug 05) of the Newsletter of the Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society. Scan by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich!
--TNFF related. Added 3 items. Added: Bonfire 3A (Lou Goldstone, Jan 42), Joe Neophan (uncredited, 1951), and Neffan News December 12, 1958 (Stan Woolston). These are listed on the index page by date. The "Joe Neophan" piece seems to be marketing material - "By the end of his first year with NFFF, Joe is an 'experienced' fan. By taking advantage of the knowledge and information made available to him through NFFF, Joe has learned in one year what it used to take many years of trial-and-error for a solitary fan to find out."
--WOOF. AKA the Worldcon Order of Fan-Editors. Added the two most recent - #45-46 from 2020-2021.
--Yearbooks. Added a flyer for the 1946-47 Yearbook by Joe Kennedy. Consider it ephemera.

Corrections and Clarifications:
--Thanks to John Hertz for pointing out a couple of errors in the People Cross Reference. This is creak old code, guys, and due to be replaced. However, the errors that John pointed out were typo sorts of errors and I have either fixed them and you can see that, or fixed them, and you will be able to see that after I run a new Cross Reference. Thanks, John! Of course, John doesn't use email and so likely will not see this acknowledgement. Thanks anyways, John!
--BSFA Newsletter. Thanks to Sandra Bond for pointing out some broken links. These were new too *blush*. Thanks, Sandra!
--Arcturus, Harold Kirshenblit. Thanks to Ben Ostrowsky for pointing out an error in the dating of #8. Fixed. Thanks, Ben!
--ConJose. Thanks to Randy Smith, added the identification of Mary Kay Kare in the foreground of one of the photos. Thanks, Randy!
--Conspiracy. Thanks to Catherine Pickersgill, added the identification of Rob Holdstock to the first of the panel photos. Thanks, Catherine!
--Noreason 1. Thanks to Pascal, added the identification of Fritz Leiber to one of hte photos. Thanks, Pascal!

PDF Replacements:
--Niekas, Ed Meskys. Replaced 23 issues with searchable PDFs: issues #3-9.5, and 30-39 (PDFing by Mark Olson) and #17-19 (PDFing by Joe Siclari). Thanks, Mark! Thanks, Joe!
--Ratatosk, Bruce Pelz. Replaced issues #1-10 with searchable PDFs. PDFing by Mark Olson. Thanks, Mark!

January 13, 2022
Photos: Discon 3. Added 7 photos from Discon 3, taken by Rich Lynch. More to come. Thanks, Rich!

Fanzines Added:
--1960s One Shots. Added Vince Clarke's 1960 "Fans and Ethics". This is Vince's view of the unwritten rules and ethics of fandom, especially as it relates to fanzines. It is especially his response to Laurence Sandfield, and Sandfield's article about the London Circle published in Northlight. Scan by Rob Hansen. Thanks, Rob!
--BSFA Newsletter, Bobbie Gray and Ella Parker. Added 2 pre-convention quick BSFA newsletters from 1960. Scans by Rob Hansen. Thanks, Rob!
--Big Deal, Dave Hale. Added the complete 5 issue run of this 1960s OMPAzine. Scans courtesy of Joe Patrizio. Thanks, Joe!
--CyberCozen. Added the December 2021 issue. Thanks, Leybl!
--Fanactivity Gazette, George Phillies. Added the December issue of the N3F newszine. Thanks, George!
--Ionisphere, John Thiel. Added 3 issues from last year - June, Aug and Dec, sent by George Phillies. Thanks, George!
--Mimosa, Rich and Nicki Lynch. Added 2 items - First, added #26 (Dec 2000). Contributors to this issue include Forry Ackerman, Mike Resnick, Dave Kyle, Roger Sims, Bill Mallardi, John Hertz and Joe Mayhew. Second, added "Through Time and Space - Forry Ackerman's Remembrances in Mimosa", published Aug 21. Mimosa is a core fanzine for us to scan. Thanks, Rich!
--Timebound, David Sooby. Added 3 issues from 2001 of this new-to-us title, the clubzine of the Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society. Scans provided by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich!
--Tightbeam, George Phillies and John Swartz. Added December 2021. Thanks, George!
--TNFF, George Phillies and Jon Swartz. Added 5 issues from the last part of 2021. Sorry for the delay in getting these up! Thanks for sending, George!
--Triode, Eric Bentcliffe and Terry Jeeves. Added 3 issues: #5-6 (Dec 55- Sp 56) and #12 (Dec 57). Contributors include John Berry, Mal Ashworth, Harry Turner, Bill Rotsler, ATom, Eddie Jones, and others. Scans provided by Rob Hansen. Thanks, Rob!

Corrections and Clarifications: Thanks to Sandra Bond for pointing out the typos on Ethel Lindsay's Bletherings  index page. Also, thanks to Sandra for telling me that I had misspelled the title of the Bruce Pelz apazine that went up last week. It's really Savoyard  and not Sayoyard. Thanks, Sandra!

PDF Replacements: All OCR and PDFing this time by Mark Olson. Thanks, Mark!
--Niekas, Ed Meskys. Replaced issues #20-29 with searchable PDFs.
--Ratatosk, Bruce Pelz. Replaced issues #11-19 with searchable PDFs.

We have updated the Fanac Names Cross Reference. There are currently 28,770 names in these listings.

January 8, 2022
Photos: Discon 3. Added 19 photos from Discon 3, taken by Frank Olynyk. More to come. Thanks, Frank!

Fanzines Added: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Joe Siclari.
--1930s One Shots. Added "Storm Over Philadelphia" by Doc Lowndes from Dec 39. If you're interested in fannish history and New Fandom, look at this one. Sample - "She stands defiantly facing the- expectantly -triumphant faces of Sykora, Moskowitz, and Taurassi; her glance wanders to the non-New Fandomites. Bob Tucker, Mark Reinsberg, Richard L. Meyer, Walter E. Marconeotte, Erle Korshak, Miton A. Rothman, David Kyle, Bob Madle, Jack Speer — some of you are members, true — is New Fandom representative of you?".
--1940s One Shots. Added 2 particularly good items today. First, "After Ten Years - A Tribute to Stanley G. Weinbaum" by Gerry de la Ree and Sam Moskowitz. This has a stellar list of contributors including Ray Palmer, Ralph Milne Farley and Julie Schwartz. Secondly, "Bob Tucker Dies!", the publication announcing Tucker's death a few weeks before Cinvention. This was the second of the Tucker Death Hoaxes. See the article in Fancyclopedia - https://fancyclopedia.org/Bob_Tucker#Tucker_Death_Hoaxes 
--1950s One Shots. Added Outworlds 1 (Robert Lichtman, Fall 1959). Contributors include Ted Johnstone, Harry Warner, Jr., Lee Hoffman, Len Moffatt and Terry Carr.
--Bletherings, Ethel Lindsay. Added #4 (May 72) of this new-to-us APAzine.
--LASFS Fanquet. Added the program for the March 1959 Fanquet, honoring George Fields. Guest speaker Fritz Leiber autographed this copy of the program and there are a few sketches.
--GUFF. Added Justin Ackroyd's "Australian GUFF Newsletter" from Feb 86.
--Lethe, Jack Riggs. Added the last issue, #9, of this new-to-us title from the 40s.
--Michigan-Other Publications. Added 5 items from 1950 to 1969. The first, a 10 page one shot, includes contributions from George Young, Ben Singer, Ray Nelson, Roger Sims and Martin Alger. You can also reach it from our 1950s One Shots  index.
--MSFS Disbanded. Added 3 communications from 1952 about the Michigan Science Fantasy Society.
--MT Void, Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Added the latest issue (Jan 7) of this, the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society newsletter. Thanks, Mark! Thanks, Evelyn!
--Neo-Fan's Guides. Added the 2nd edition of Bob Tucker's Neo-Fan's Guide (Aug 66).
--Sayoyard, Bruce Pelz. Added 5 issues of Bruce's OMPAzine from the 1960s. There are photos on the cover of #10.
--Shadowland, Sam Martinez. Added #1 (1951).
--Tweek, Patrick Hayden et al. This title was edited and published triweekly on a rotating basis by Patrick Hayden, Gary Farber, Anne Laurie Logan and Seth McEvoy. Issue 28 uploaded today was by Patrick.

Conpubs: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Mark Olson.
--Worldcon: Discon III added Name Badge (both sides), Covid screening: "I've Been Checked" pass, Hugo voting details, Winnipeg-Worldcon-2023-Bid-Filing, Memphis-Worldcon-2023-Bid-Filing, Chengdu-Worldcon-2023-Bid-Filing-1, WSFS BM agenda, Business Passed on from ConZealand, Souvenir Book, DisCon_III_WSFS_Documents, Pocket Program Guide, Dis-n-Dat-Issue-0-v2, Dis-n-Dat-Issue-1-v3cen, Newsletter-Issue-2, Newsletter-Issue-3-Thurs-PM, Newsletter-Issue-4-Fri-AM, Newsletter-Issue-5-Fri-PM, Newsletter-Issue-6-Sat-AM, Newsletter-Issue-7-Sat-PM, Newsletter-Issue-8-Sun-AM, Newsletter-Issue-Hoax, WSFS_Agenda-as-of-20211210-Version-19, WSFS-Constitution-as-of-August-1-2020, WSFS-Rulings-of-Continuing-Effect-for-2021, WSFS-Standing-Rules-Revised-20210508

--Eastercon:
---Evolution added Wrath of Ghu #1, Wrath of Ghu #2, Wrath of Ghu #4, Wrath of Ghu #late Monday, Wrath of Slime, Readme
---Intervention added Program Book, ReadMe, PR 2
---LX added & Orbital 2008 Souvenir Book
---Orbital 2008 added Orbital & LX Souvenir Book
---Paragon 2 added Souvenir Book
---Reconvene added receipt
---Ytterbium added Pocket Programme, Read Me, Ytterbuim wedding invitation

--Misc. Conventions: T.A.N.S.T.A.A.F.L. CON added Con Report by Eli Cohen

--OryCon: OryCon 10 added Program Book

--Westercon: Westercon 39 added Committee, Film Program, Index to Program Participants, Newsletter, Pocket Program, Program Book, Restaurant Guide, Site Selection ballot

--World Fantasy Convention:
---World Fantasy Convention '82 added Program Book
---World Fantasy Convention 1983 added Pocket Program
---World Fantasy Convention 2019 added Pocket Guide, Program Book

PDF Replacements: All OCR and PDFing by Joe Siclari - Niekas, Ed Meskys. Replaced 7 issues (#10-16) with searchable PDFs

January 3, 2022

YouTube:
-- https://youtu.be/70_LRCmjhOM  - "Diana Gallagher is now known primarily for her science fiction media novels. However, especially early in her fannish career, she also impressed as a filk songwriter/performer, and a fan artist. She received several Pegasus Awards, as well as the 1988 Fan Artist Hugo Award. As her songs often show, Diana was also an avid supporter of the space program. She passed away in December 2021....This recording was made in our living room in the early 1980s. At that time, she was a member of the local science fiction group, and an avid filker. She was our friend... This recording is excerpted from a longer filk recording, and features her performances of five songs (of which 4 were written by her). Many thanks to our Filk Consultant, Eli Goldberg and to our Sound Editor, Luke Bretscher for their help with this recording."
-- https://youtu.be/Yz1x2ryc50I  - Birth of the Society for Creative Anachronism - from an interview with Ed Meskys (2018) - "Ed Meskys tells us the story of the beginnings of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) in this short audio recording (enhanced with photographs). Ed played a pivotal role in introducing fencers Dave Thewlis and Ken de Maiffe to Diana Paxson, and has an insider's perspective on how the "Great Idea" was born...Ed recounts how the First Tournament came to be, and points us to a contemporary report about it in his fanzine, Niekas. You can read the report on page 7 of #16 at https://fanac.org/fanzines/Niekas/...This short recording is excerpted from a longer 2018 interview by Mark Olson." We are in process of converting the Niekas jpgs to searachble PDFs. If you want to read the Paxson article, go to the fanzine index page and see what we have online at the moment for #16.  

Fanzines Added: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Joe Siclari.
--Askance, John Purcell. Added #52 (Dec 21). Thanks, John!
--Boy's Own Fanzine, Leigh Edmonds and John Foyster. Added #2 (Dec 73). This 136 page zine has a large section on the 1971 convention, presumably the Natcon.
--An Egoboo a Day from All Over, Terry Carr and Walter Breen. Added the complete 3 issue run of this early 60s zine, distributed with Fanac.
--Michifan, Martin Alger. Added the May 8, 1951 issue of this clubzine of the Michigan Science Fantasy Society. Issues tend to be very small, and feature announcements.
--Mimosa, Rich and Nicki Lynch. Added #18 (May 96). Contributors include Steve Stiles, Dave Kyle, Fred Learner, Vince Clarke, Forry Ackerman and Richard Brandt. Scan by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich!
--MT Void, Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Added the 12/31/21 issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society newsletter. Thanks, Mark! Thanks, Evelyn!
--Opuntia, Dale Speirs. Added the latest issue, #515 (Dec 21) as well as an updated Index. Thanks, Dale!
--Perryscope, Perry Middlemiss. Added the latest issue of Perry's perzine, #18 (Jan 22). Thanks, Perry!
--SAPSzine, Ed Meskys. Added 3 issues of this new-to-us title from the early 60s.
--The Science Fantasy Fan, Arthur Williams. Added 1 issue of this new-to-us British title from 1941. There's fiction from Ken Bulmer and an artcile from Ron Holmes, among other contributions. Scan by Rob Hansen. Thanks, Rob!
--Speed of Dark, Mike Glyer. Added 9 issues of Mike's APAzine which wsa done for Myriad in the late 70s/early 80s.
--Trimble - Other Publications. Added "Last of a Series 1" from Bjo and John, written for a postmailing of FAPA 100 (Aug 62).
--Triode, Eric Bentliffe and Terry Jeeevs. Added 2 issues: #1-2 (Sep 54-Mar 55). Contributers include Walt Willis, Ken Slater, Mal Ashworth, and Vince Clarke. Scans by Rob Hansen. Thanks, Rob!

Fancyclopedia: Recent contributions by John Bray, Thomas Bull, Vincent Docherty, Laurie Mann, Nigel Rowe, Leah Zeldes Smith, and of course, Mark Olson. Thanks, all!

December 27, 2021
Fanzines Added: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Joe Siclari.
--Amphipoxi, Bill Pettit. Added 2 issues of this late 60s fanzine dedicated fan history and other fanzines. Contributors include John Berry and Juanita Coulson
--Detroit Stfan, Agnes Harook. Added #6 (Oct 50).
--Hickman-Other Publications. Added 14 miscellaneous zines by Lynn Hickman, all intended for APAs from OMPA to SAPS to SFPA, and ranging from 1 page to 42.
--Michifan. Added 29 issues of this new-to-us Clubzine title from the early 50s. The first ten were edited by Art Rapp, the second 10 issues were edited by Martin Alger. and the last batch by various editors.
--MT Void, Evelyn and Mark Leeper. Added the Dec 24 issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society newsletter. Thanks, Evelyn! Thanks, Mark!
--Trimble-Other Publications. Added 3 items: Amis 1 (John Trimble, Feb 59), done for FAPA 86; Space Time Continuum Oct 1992 (Bjo Trimble), a Visual Media Newsletter; and To the Stars #1 (John & Bjo Trimble), with a column by Forry Ackerman, an interview with Theodore Sturgeon, and a Hubbard reprint. Read more about "To the Stars" in Fancyclopedia at https://fancyclopedia.org/To_the_Stars.

Corrections and Clarifications: Thanks to Mark Olson for pointing out errors in the Elmurmurings  index page, and a "not found" for an issue of Karen Anderson's The Zed from 1960. All fixed now. Thanks, Mark!


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