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August 5, 2022
Fanzines: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Joe Siclari
--1 Issue - Maybe More to Come. Added 2 titles: Picture Trick (Marion Zimmer Bradley, 1960) and Talisman 3 (Roy Loan, Sum 51).
--1950s One Shots. Added "Ray Bradbury Review" by William Nolan from 1952. Contributors include Tony Boucher, Henry Kuttner, Chad Oliver, Ian Macauley, and others.
--Askew, John Purcell. Added #9 (Jun 14).
--Confab, Bob Peatrowsky. Added the complete 15 issue run of this perzine from the mid 1950s.
--DUFF. Added the 1990 ballot. Scan by Alan Stewart. Thanks, Alan!
--Esprit, Daphne Buckmaster. Created an index page and added 2 more issues. We had #12 already in the 1 Issue - Maybe More to Come  section. That's now been moved and Esprit has its own page.
--Eusifanso, Roscoe Wright and others. Added 2 more issues #6-7 (May-Jun 50). Also changed the numbering of the other issues - they were incorrectly marked as 7, 8, etc. but now that the real #7 is in hand, it's more clear what is actually what.
--Excalibur, Lenny Bailes and Arnie Katz. Added 4 issues of this new-to-us title from the 60s. Contributors include John Berry, John Boardman, Steve Stiles and others. Thanks, Lenny!
--Foundation. Added #17 (Sep 79), edited by Malcolm Edwards. Scan provided by Paul Fraser. Thanks, Paul!
--Memphen, Greg Bridges. Added #279 (May 02). Scan by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich!
--Moonshine, Len Moffatt. Added 3 issues: #6 (Jan 47), V2#4 (edited by Rick Sneary, Aug 60) and #48 (Nov 80).
--MT Void, Evelyn and Mark Leeper. Added the 8/5 issue of the Mt. Holtz Science Fiction Society Newsletter. Thanks, Evelyn! Thanks, Mark!
--Perryscope, Perry Middlemiss. Added the latest issue, #25 (Aug 22) - Perry's 2nd Annish. Thanks, Perry!
--Spartacus, Guy Lillian III. Added #3 (May 14).
--A Tale of the 'Evans, E. Everett Evans. Added #15 (Fall 46).
--Twilight Zine. Added 2 issues of this, the clubzine of the MIT Science Fiction Society. Added #23 (Jon Ingersoll, 70) and #40 (Lisa Kroh, 89).
--Zizzle-Pop, L. R. Chauvenet. Added another #2, this one with an earlier publication date of Sep 42. Or put another way, we found an earlier #2 so apparently #3 had been misnumbered.

Corrections and Clarifications: Luna, Frank Dietz. Issues 4 and 5 had gone missing. Thanks to Rob Hansen for letting me know so I could correct it. Thanks, Rob!

Conpubs: Danse Macabre, 1990 Australian Natcon. Added 5 issues of Bizarre, "The magazine of the 29th Australian Science Fiction Convention, Danse Macabre" from Feb 89-Feb 90. Scans provided by Alan Stewart. Thanks, Alan!

Fancyclopedia: Thanks to our recent Fancy contributors - John Bray, Thomas Bull, Darrah Chavey, Barry Gold, Philip Gust, Bill Higgins, Dave Langford, Perry Middlemiss, Rick Moen, Leah Zeldes Smith, Geri Sullivan, Jan Vanek jr and of course, Mark Olson.

PDF conversions: Organlegger, Mike Glyer. Replaced the remaining 4 JPG issues of Organlegger that we had on line with searchable PDFs.

July 31, 2022

Fanzines: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Joe Siclari
--1 Issue - Maybe More to Come. Added 3 more zines. "Big O #3", "Bruzzfuzzel News 61" and "Pooka 2" all scanned by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich!
--Astra's Tower Special Leaflets, Marion Zimmer Bradley. Added #1 (Aug 52). This one is on Sevener tales.
--Challenger, Guy Lillian III. Added 4 items: #15 (Fall 01), #27 (Nov 07), #40 (Sum 16) and Challenger sub-micron (Mar 01). Challenger 40 provided by Guy Lillian and other scans by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Guy! Thanks, Rich!
--DUFF. Added 2 more ballots (99 and 05) and upgraded the scan for 01. Scans provided by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich!
--ERB Zines - Burroughs, Vernell Coriell and others. Started with 4 items, I added an index page for miscellaneous Burroughs zines. There's Dum-Dum 2 (Sep 62), an issue of the Burroughs Bulletin - #14 (63) and 2 uncredited issues of Gridley Wave from 2001.
--Fanactvity Gazette, George Phillies. Added the July 2022 issue. Thanks, George!
--MT Void, Evelyn and Mark Leeper. Added the last 2 issues - 7/22 and 7/29 - of the Mt. Holtz Science Fiction Society Newsletter. Thanks, Evelyn! Thanks, Mark!
--Opuntia, Dale Speirs. Added the most recent issue. Thanks, Dale!
--Southern Fandom Confederation Bulletin. Added an issue edited by R.B. Cleary from Oct 02. Scan provided by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich!
--Spartacus, Guy Lillian III. Added #56 (Jun 22). Thank you Guy.
--TAFF. Added 4 items: 2006 Ballot (this has an updated deadline compared to the 2006 ballot that was already online), "President TAFF's Bathtub 1" (Chris Garcia, 08), and Suzanne Tompkins "Two Year TAFF Life #1 (05) and 5 (Jun 08). Scans provided by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich!
--Tyndallite, Norm Metcalf. Added 9 issues of this mostly new-to-us SFPAzine, from 2002 to 2005. Mostly new, because there was an issue in the index for 1 Issue - Maybe More to Come, now moved over to the new page Scans provided by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich!
--Variant, Allison Williams. Added 2 issues of this new-to-us title from 1947. Variant was the "official magazine of the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society" (PSFS). Issue 3 was a special convention issue for the first worldcon in Philadelphia (Philcon). Contributors include David Keller, Milt Rothman, Oswarld Train, Bob Madle, and others.
--Walt's Wramblings, Walt Liebscher. Added 2 issues: #9 (Spr 44) and the Fall 44 issue.

Corrections and Clarifications:
--1 Issue - Maybe More to Come. Fixed a broken link on the index page. Many thanks to Sam McDonald for finding the problem.
--First Fandom Publications. Fixed a broken link and typo on the index page for #53 (edited by John Coker III). Thanks to Jan Vanek jr for finding the error, and letting us know. Thanks, Jan!

PDF convesrsions: All OCR and PDFing not otherwise credited was done by Joe Siclari.
--Fanthologies, Collections and Festschrifts. Replaced Dick Eney's "Sense of FAPA" with a searchable PDF. Thanks to Lenny Bailes for asking about it.
--Madman of Mars, Forrest J Ackerman. Replaced the three issues we have of this title with searchable PDFs.
--Rahuun Ta-Ka, Forrest J Ackerman. Replaced the two issues we have of this title with searchable PDFs.

July 20, 2022
Thanks to everyone who has responded to our Second Ever FANAC Survey. We've had over 115 responses so far, and are just beginning to go through them. There's some really good stuff here, so thank you again. If you would like to take the survey and provide us with your feedback on the site, send a note to fanac@fanac.org.

Fanzines: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Joe Siclari
--1 Issue - Maybe More to Come. Added 8 items. One of them, "Chigger Patch of Fandom", has articles by Joe Gibson, Dick Eney, Stan Woolston, Ken Slater, Ron Ellik, Harlan Ellison, and others.
--Hickman - Other Publications, Lynn Hickman. Added Badmouth 1 (Spr 70).
--*brg*, Bruce Gillespie. Added #26 (Dec 99). It's all about Aussiecon 3.
--Brennschluss, Ken Potter. Added 3 more issues of this genzine from 1950s-1960s. This is the first time that we've had a title in the 1 Issue - Maybe More to Come  directory, and then actually scanned more issues and moved everything to its own page.
--Burblings, Charles Burbee. Added 2 1940s issues - Nov 48 and Jan 48.
--Censored, Fred Hurter. Added #1 (Jun 41). This issue includes an article by damon knight.
--Dawn, Russell Watkins. Added #8 (Mar 50).
--Day*Star, Marion Zimmer Bradley. Added #6 (Aug 57).
--Milty's Mag, Milt Rothman. Added 2 1940s issues of Milty's Mag. Fall 1940 and June 1941.
--Reader and Collector, H. C. Koenig. Added #1 (Aug 38) of this FAPAzine.
--Shipside, John Trimble. Added #4 (Jun 60).
--Spartacus, Guy Lillian III. Added the latest issue of Guy's perzine (Jul 22). Thanks, Guy!
--Stellar, Ted White. Added #19 (Aug 58).
--Third Foundation, Lee Gold. Added #94 (70).
--(Title Goes Here), Rich and Nicki Lynch. Added 2 issues to the Mimosa index page - #3 (Apr 97) and #5 (Apr 98). Thanks, Rich!
--TNFF, George Phillies and Jon Swartz. Added the July issue of the The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks, George!
--Troat, Lynn Hickman. Added #4 (Sum 68).
--Vinegar Worm, Bob Leman. Added 10 issues (well 9 and a supplement) of this new-to-us title from the 60s.

Corrections and Clarifications: Lots of rearranging going on. Based on recommendations from Sam McDonald, I moved several of the zines from the 1 Issue - Maybe More to Come  to the One Shot pages. Several others were already up, and I had a (forgotten) precursor to the "1 Issue-More to Come" index called "Miscellaneous Fanzines". Those are now moved over and the Misc page is gone. I'm sure I'll find more that were in various pockets on the website. Thanks again to Sam McDonald for his meticulous notes on the individual fanzines on this page.

July 17, 2022

The "Second Ever FANAC.org Survey" is going out today. If you are not on our mailing list, and would like to participate, please send a note to fanac@fanac.org.

Fanzines: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Joe Siclari
--1 Issue - Maybe More to Come. Added 25 more, including 4 from the Supermancon Combozine (54) all scanned by Rob Hansen. Tyndalite V3#128 (Norm Metcalf, 06) was scanned by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rob! Thanks, Rich!
--Askew, John Purcell. Added the latest issue, #37 (Jul 22). Thanks, John!
--Aussiecon Flyer, Don Lundry. Added 6 items of this new-to-us title - 4 Aussiecon Flyers and 2 Offspring of Aussiecon Flyer (the latter by John Millard). Aussiecon Flyer was a zine that Don Lundry put out "designed to provide the latest information on the status of the group flight to the 33rd World Science Fiction Convention." Offspring was focused on the post convention tour. Scanning by Joe Siclari from copies provided by Pat Sims from the collection of Roger Sims. Thanks, Pat! For those that may not recall, Roger passed away last January.
--Baloobius, Taral Wayne - Added #8 (Jul 22). Thanks, Taral!
--Bangsund-Other Publications, John Bangsund. Added 1 item - Sixty Pages for FAPA (79).
--Fanthologies, Collections and Festschrifts. Added "Sol Reader" (1962), an English language collection from West Germany edited by Thomas Schlueck. Tom Schlueck is the same person as the Tom Schluck who later won TAFF. This is the first German fanzine to be completely in English according to Schlueck. "You will probably be astonished to receive something by me of whom.you have never heard; you may not even know that there is somethihg like a fandom over here in Germany."
--Gillespie - Other Publications, Bruce Gillespie. Added Supersonic Snail 4 (Oct 77).
--MT Void, Evelyn and Mark Leeper. Added the 7/15 issue of the Mt. Holtz Science Fiction Society Newsletter. Thanks, Evelyn! Thanks, Mark!
--Musicals. Added a Rehearsal Script for the Mimeo Man (Moshe Feder/ Debbie Notkin / Eli Cohen) from 1975.
--Opuntia, Dale Speirs. Added the most recent issue. Thanks, Dale!
--Perryscope, Perry Middlemiss. Added 2: the June and July 2022 issues. Thanks, Perry!
--Tightbeam, George Phillies and John Swartz. Added the July issue. Thanks, George!

Conpubs: Aussiecon  - Added a Membership Flyer. Flyer provided by Pat Sims, from the collection of Roger Sims. Thanks, Pat!

Corrections and Clarifications: 1 Issue-Maybe More to Come. Thanks to Sam McDonald for pointing out better homes for some of these plus a duplication. As a result, I've moved Wollheim's GAPA Vanguard to 1940s One Shots. More to come. Thanks, Sam!

July 14, 2022
Bibliographies: I added this a while ago, but failed to include it in an update. Thanks to the good offices of Rob Hansen (and his mighty scanner), we have added "The Science Fiction Bibliography, V1#1"  put out by the Science Fiction Syndicate (Austin, Texas) in 1935. "With your co-operation, these few pages can be expanded into a definitive digest of information on all amateur science and fantasy publications." Apologies, Rob, for failing to note it. Also, thanks, Rob!

Fanzines: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Joe Siclari
--1 Issue-Maybe More to Come. I've had about 70 scans sitting waiting for more of the same title to be uploaded for a while. In this new index, I plan to put them up for the time being. I'm not going to list them all here, but by all means please check it out. There are some great contributors - look at Camber 6 - Terry Jeeves, Terry Carr, John Berry, Ron Bennett, Jack Williams, Robert Bloch, Ron Ellik, Buck Coulson, Greg Benford and more. If anyone has scans they are willing to make or provide for other issues of these zines, I'll gladly give them their own pages and take them out of here. We start with 35 zines today, from 1941 to 1986. There's some good stuff here. Scanning for Lhyfe 3 by Roelof Goudrian, and for Marc 1 by Perry Middlemiss. Thanks, Roelof! Thanks, Perry!
--Hickman-Other Publications, Lynn Hickman. Added Bullfrog Bugle 8 (Dec 59).
--Intermission, Ahrvid Engholm. Added #122 (Jul 22). Thanks, Ahrvid!
--Lark, Bill Danner. Added 2 issues of this new-to-us FAPAzine from the 50s.
--Postcon Poctsarcd, Bruce Pelz. Added 5 "issues" of this new-to-us title, all from the 90s. Bruce sent out picture postcards after conventions he visited, with a (very) brief postcard zine.
--Twll-Ddu, Dave Langford. Added #18 (Aug 80). Scan by Eli Cohen. Thanks, Eli!

Corrections and Clarifications: 1980s One Shots. Fixed a page ordering problem with Hoaxarama. Fixed now. Thanks to Mike Glyer for spotting the problem and letting us know. Thanks, Mike!

July 8, 2022
Alphabetical List of Fanzines  - This looks different. John Hertz noticed that collections were not alphabetized like other fanzines. That wasn't very good, so Mark Olson has made an updated version of our fanzine alphabetization software that now treats collections differently, and alphabetizes them by their own name instead of something like 1940s One Shots. Now, instead of the decade by decade list at the front end of the alpha page, you'll see some individual zines with numbers for names. Good observation, John! Thanks! And of course, thanks to Mark Olson for the updated software.

Reference: Directories  - Added 2 fannish directories by Ron Bennett - one from 1956 and the other from 1958.

Fanzines: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Joe Siclari
--1940s One Shots. Added Caprice (Apr 47) from Redd Boggs.
--1960s One Shots. Added 4 items and updated one - from Bjo Trimble, added "Everyone Needs a Kitten" (69) and Expletive (Oct 66). From Ted Johstone, added "Roscoe Will Save" (May 60). From Archie Mercer, added part two of Meadows of Fantasy from 1965. Also provided a better copy of "Xerozine 00" from Bill Desmond.
--1980s One Shots. Added 3 items: Spung 1 (Ted White, Aug 87); Discount Hoaxerama (Elst Weinstein and Mike Glyer, 1985), Vox 1 (Richard Bergeron, May 88). Others listed in the table of contents to Hoaxarama: Jack Harness, Tom Digby, Craig Miller, Marc Schirmeister. Spung 1 was scanned by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich!
--2020s One Shots. Added Pluglunk, edited by John Purcell, a one shot written at the 2020 Corflu. Thanks, John!
--Challenger, Guy Lillian III. Added #32 (Sum 10). Contributors include Martin Morse Wooster, Greg Benford, James Bacon, Joseph Major, Taral and others. MThanks, Guy!
--Cosmic Dust, Walt Kessel. Added #7 (1944).
--CyberCozen, Leybl Botwinik. Added the June issue. Thanks, Leybl!
--DUFF. Added Guy and Rosy for for DUFF from 2003. Scan by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich!
--Malignant / FANtastic Story Magazine, Ron Ellik. Added Malignant aka FANtastic Story Magazine 7. Last issue, I believe.
--JDM Bibliophile, Len and June Moffatt. Added #6 (May 67). This is a related publication, focused on mysteries.
--KaCSFFS Newsletter, Nancy Nutt. Added 2 issues from 2005 - V29#3 (Apr) and V29#8 (Sept). Scans by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich!
--Off Trails, official organ of OMPA - the Offtrails Magazine Publishers Association. This is a new title for us. Added 3 issues from 1963-1965.
--S.F. Echo, Edward Connor. Added S.F. Echo 26 (Dec 77). S.F. Echo is a continuation of Moebius Trip, and so they share an index page. Walt Leibscher is one of the contributors.
--MT Void, Evelyn and Mark Leeper. Added the 4/8 issue of the Mt. Holtz Science Fiction Society Newsletter. Thanks, Evelyn! Thanks, Mark!
--sCINTillation, Mark Schulzinger. Added 2 issues of this new-to-us title from 1955. Contributors include Lou Tabakow, Dale Tarr, Don Ford, and T.E. Prufrock.
--Southern Fandom Confederation Bulletin. Added 2 issues: V8#2-3, edited by R.B. Cleary from 2003. Scans by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich!
--STF Trader, K. Martin Carlson. Added 3 issues of this new-to-us adzine from the late 40s. Carlson is the same fan that did the Kay-Mar Trader, which ran from 1946 to I think 1948.
--TAFF. Added the 2003 TAFF Ballot. Scan by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich!
--TNFF. Added #30 (Dec 54), edited by Donald Susan.
--Tightbeam, NFFF. Added #30, edited by Norm Metcalf, from Mar 65.
--Vandy, Buck and Juanita Coulson. Added Vandy 28 (1967).
--Wastebasket, Vernon McCain. Added a preface to Wastebasket #4 (Jan 53).

Fancyclopedia: I forgot to check last week for the June contributors, so if I've missed someone, then my apologies. Many thanks to our Fancyclopedia contributors over the last 30 days: John Bray, Bill Burns, Darrah Chavey, Vincent Docherty, Barry Gold, Steve Johnson, Dave Langford, Gary McGath, Perry Middlemiss, Roger Robinson, Joe Siclari, Steven Silver, Leah Zeldes Smith, Jean Thompson, and of course, Mark Olson.


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