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September 23, 2021
Reminder: This Saturday, we are restarting our Zoom History  sessions, and featuring Juanita Coulson. If you're not on the frequent Zoomer list, please send an rsvp to fanac@fanac.org. From the announcement: Juanita Coulson has been a marathon fanzine editor, a mainstay of the filk community, and a professional writer. She’s a little bit larger than life, and among other honors, has been a DUFF winner (2014), a Hugo winner (1965), Worldcon Fan GoH (1972), NASFiC GoH (2010), Filk Hall of Fame inductee (1998) and a Big Heart Award winner (2012). Juanita has been widely known in filk music circles since the 1950s for both her singing and her songwriting, and was instrumental in establishing filk as a part of SF conventions. For thirty-three years, she co-edited the fanzine Yandro with her husband Buck, publishing a massive 259 issues. Yandro was nominated for a Hugo Award every year for ten years in a row, from 1958–1967. It won the award in 1965, thus making Juanita Coulson one of the very first women editor s to be so honored. Juanita’s first novel, Crisis on Cheiron, came out in 1967. In this zoom history discussion, expect stories of 60+ years of fandom, how Juanita beat the steam boat whistle at NaSFic, mimeography, her Star Trek fanzines, and maybe even a song or two.

Fanzines Added: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Joe Siclari.
--1950s One Shots. Added 2 items: Art Gallery (Richard Ward, 1953) with art by Richard Ward, Lee Hoffman and Max Keasler; Bad Day at Lime Rock (Lee Hoffman, Oct 59).
--1960s One Shots. Added 4 items: 1) Project Report 1 (Lee Hoffman, May 65); 2) Tower Comics (Bruce and Dian Pelz, Mar 64); 3)Beauty and the Beat (Ray Nelson, John Trimble, Feb 63) Beauty and the Beast is a charming artzine drawn by Ray Nelson. 4)Influence of Science Fiction on Modern American Folk Music (1961) - this one is very funny.
--Amble, Archie Mercer. Added 10 issues of this new to us OMPAzine from the early 60s.
--Anvil, Jim Gilpatrick. Added issue #9 (Mar 80).
--Ice, Hal Shapiro. Added #2 (Dec 52) completing the run. When I put the issue #1 up, I mentioned that I didn't know whether the 2nd issue was ever published. Kim Huett read that and very kindly went through his collection, and has provided this scan for us. Thanks, Kim!
--Kyben, Jeff Smith. Added 3 issues of this perzine. #10 (Nov 74), #12-13 (Sep 75-Jan 76).
--Logorrhea/Quark, Tom Perry. Added 2 issues: #2 (Jun 63) and #6 (Apr 64).
--Outworlds, Bill Bowers. Added 3 issues: #26 (Nov 75), 27.5 (Apr 91) and 45 (Jul 85). Apparently Bowers saved the materials from the 70s until he got around to pubbing thish in 1991. Outworlds is a core fanzine for us to scan. Scan for #45 provided by Jerry Kaufman. Thanks, Jerry!
--Parsection, George Willick. Replaced #4 with a new version that has the first two pages addeded. These were scanned by Kim Huett. Thanks, Kim!
--Southern Fandom Confederation Bulletin. Added 4 issues - Julie Wall: V7#9 (Apr 2001); and 3 by R.B. Cleary: V8#9-10 (Dec 05-Jun06), and V8#12 (Apr 07). Scans provided by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich!
--Sugar Tooth, Leigh Edmonds. Added 2 issues of this new-to-us APAzine by Leigh Edmonds. Scans provided by Perry Middlemiss. Thanks, Perry!
--TAFF. Added 2 ballots - for 1973 and for 2001. Scans provided by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich!
--The Zine Dump, Guy Lillian III. Added #32 (Oct 2014). Thanks, Guy!

Corrections and Clarifications: Bill Burns has reported the first migration bug (now fixed). He received a 404 Not Found error (in itself a problem), and when he tried to follow the directions to report the issue, further got an error that there was no webmaster@fanac.org. That email address has now been added, and the wayward file has been found. I saw that error page and never noticed the webmaster@fanac.org direction. Thanks, Bill!

PDF Replacements: Lighthouse, Terry Carr and Peter Graham. Replaced 14 issues with searchable PDFs. Now they're all PDF'd.

September 17, 2021
You'll see in the fanzine list below that Joe has scanned FAPA 34. Some of the zines are amongst our core zines to scan. Excruciating details below, along with all the other new additions to the site.

Fanzines Added: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Joe Siclari.
--a, Robert and Frances Swisher. Added #4. This was distributed in FAPA  34.
--Browsing. J. Michael Rosenblum. Added #2 in the New Series (Jan 46). This was distributed in FAPA  34.
--B.T. His Mag, Bob Tucker. Added #2 (Oct 45). This was distributed in FAPA  34.
--CHAT, Rich and Nicki Lynch. Added #29-30 (Feb-Mar 80). If I've counted correctly, we're now only missing #27. Scan provided by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich!
--CyberCozen, Leybl Botwinik. Added the last 2 issues - August and Sept 2021. Thanks, Leybl!
--DNQ, Taral Wayne, Victoria Vayne. Added D.N.Kjola from Feb 79, a rider to DNQ 14. "A one-shot newszine of sorts"
--Elmurmurings, Elmer Purdue. Added #4 (Jan 46). This was distributed in FAPA  34.
--En Garde, Abby Lu and Al Ashley. Added #15 (Oct 45), and #16 (Jan 46). This was distributed in FAPA  34.
--Erg, Terry Jeeves. Added #149 (Apr 2000). Erg is a core fanzine for us to scan. Scan provided by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich!
--Falling Petals, Larry Farsaci. Added #1 (Dec 45). This was distributed in FAPA  34.
--Fanactivity Gazette, George Phillies. Added 4 issues of the N3F's new newszine. The first two came out while they were still deciding on a name, and so they are titled "Nameless News". Thanks, George!
--Fan-Dango, Francis Towner Laney. Added #10 (Win 46). Fan-Dango is a core fanzine for us to scan. This was distributed in FAPA  34.
--Fantasy Amateur, Jack Speer. Added V9#2 (Winter 46). This was distributed in FAPA  34.
--The Fantasy Critic, Samuel Russell. Addd #1 (Jan 46). Pavlat-Evans says that there's a previous issue which appeared in April 1945, so perhaps that's another #1? This was distributed in FAPA  34.
--Foyster - Other Publications. Added 5 more items to this list, from 1977-81. The list: Ambling Alligator; Apas, And Why They Work That Way; Electronic Thumb Piano; Wrong Stuff; and Zapp 1. All scans provided by Irwin Hirsh. Thanks, Irwin!
--Full Length Articles, Jack Speer. Added #4 (Winter 46). This one is the "Speer-Dunkelberger Feud". Full Length Articles is a core fanzines for us to add. This was distributed in FAPA  34.
--The Futurian, J. Michael Rosenblum. Added 2 issues from the late 1930s- V2#2 (Sep 38) and V2#3 (Jan 39). There's poetry by David Keller, MD, an appreciation of Karel Capec (sic), and a column called "Fan Gossip" that recounts among other items, that Jack Speer ("famed fan of fascistic feelings") is in Washington to seek a pre-law course. Scans provided by Rob Hansen. Thanks, Rob! It's particularly good to receive these 1930s zines.
--Glom, Forrest Ackerman. Added #3 (Feb 46). This was distributed in FAPA  34.
--Guteto, Morojo. Added V4#3 from Jan 46. This was distributed in FAPA  34.
--Horizons, Harry Warner Jr. Added #25 (Dec 45). This was distributed in FAPA  34.
--Inspiration, Lynn Bridges. Added V3#4 (Jan 46). This was distributed in FAPA  34.
--JD-Argassy, JD and The Pulp Era, Lynn Hickman. Added 3 items: A LoC to JD 24 (Sep 56), JD 28 (whole number 30, from 1958) and #1 of The Pulp Era (New Series) from Oct 93. The Guest Editorial in the Oct 93 issue is by Basil Wells.
--The Mentor, Ron Clarke. Added 2 issues: #66-67 (Mar-May 90). Scans provided by Marc Ortlieb. Thanks, Marc!
--MT Void, Mark and Evelyn Leeper. We've added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, MT Void Vol. 40, No. 12. Thanks, Mark! Thanks, Evelyn!
--Munich Round Up, Heinz Fries, Gottlieb Mahrlein, Waldemar Kumming and Walter Reinecke. Added 8 of these German language zines from 1959. Scans provided by Thomas Recktenwald. Thanks, Thomas!
--The Phantagraph, Donald Wollheim. Added 3 issues: V14#2 (Jun 45), V14#4 (Jul 45), and V15#1 (Sep 45). The Phantagraph is a core fanzine for us to scan. These, along with V15#2 which we already had online, were distributed in FAPA  34.
--Phanteur and Phanny, Donald B. Thompson. Added Phanteur #1 (Jan 46) of the fanzine formerly known as Phanny. This was distributed in FAPA  34.
--Science Fiction Savant, Raym Washington. Added #4 (Win 45). This was distributed in FAPA  34.
--Sustaining Program, Jack Speer. Added the Winter 45 issue. This was distributed in FAPA  34.
--Tale of the 'Evans, E. Everett Evans. Added #13 (V4#1) from Winter 46. This was distributed in FAPA  34.
--Thirsty Boots, John D. Berry. Added 3 issues of this new-to-us title. Added #5 (Mar 76), #10-11 (Dec 80-Feb 81) of this perzine done for ANZAPA. The scan of #5 was provided by Perry Middlemiss, and the scans for 10-11 provided by Irwin Hirsh. Thanks, Perry! Thanks, Irwin!
--The Timebinder, E. Everett Evans. Added #5 (V2#1, Win 46). The Timebinder is a core fanzine for us to scan. This was distributed in FAPA  34.
--Walt's Wramblings, Walt Leibscher. Added #16 (Win 46). This was distributed in FAPA  34.
--WSFA Journal, Samuel Lubell. Added 9 issues of this clubzine. One was edited by Joe Mayhew and the rest by Samuel Lubell. Joe's was Jul 95. The others added are: Nov-Dec 2000, Feb 2001, Sep 2001, Sep-Oct 2002, May 2003, and Jan 2004. Scans provided by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich!
--Yandro, Buck and Juanita Coulson. Added 4 issues: #199 (Aug 70), #234 (Jan 76), #238 (Dec 76) and #255 (Mar 82). Yandro is a core fanzine for us to scan.
--The Zed, Karen Anderson. Added 2 issues of this SAPSzine: #803 (1961) and the August 1960 issue.
--Zine Dump, Guy Lillian III. Added #11 from Feb 2006. Scan provided by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich!

Corrections and Clarifications: paraFANalia, Bruce Burn. Thanks to Sandra Bond who spotted a bad link on the index page. Given that there are only two issues, that's a pretty high bug rate for me. Mea Culpa. Thanks, Sandra!

September 12, 2021
Fanzines Added: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Joe Siclari.
--John Bangsund - Other Publications. Added "Kilometre Devaluation Shock Report" from Nov 86. Scan by Irwin Hirsh. Thanks, Irwin!
--John Foyster - Other Publications. Added a new index page, with 17 miscellaneous publications from John Foyster, most of which appeared in FAPA, ANZAPA or Applesauce. The earliest is Feb 66, and the latest so far is in the 90s. Eleven of the scans were provided by Irwin Hirsh, and the other 6 by Perry Middlemiss. Thanks, Irwin! Thanks, Perry!
--Intermission, Ahrvid Engholm. Added 3 issues - #107 (Mar 21) and #111-112 (Aug 21). Thanks, Ahrvid!
--JD-Argassy and The Pulp Era, Lynn Hickman. Added 12 issues altogether. Added 5 issues under the title JD-Argassy: #50-51 (Nov-Dec 59), #55 (Jun 60), and #59-60 (Mar 60-Win 63). Number 55 is the tenth anniversary issue and has material from Harry Warner Jr, Dean Grennell, Earl Kemp, Dan McPhail, Bob Tucker, John Berry, Phil Farmer, George Barr, Eddie Jones, Terry Jeeves, Bill Rotsler, Bjo Wells (Trimble) and others. Lovely cover by George Barr. Also added 7 issues under the title The Pulp Era: #61-64 (Jul 64-Jul 66), and #66-68 (Mar 67-Nov 67). Pulp Era 67 is the 17th anniversary issue, and features Doc Lowndes, Fred Pohl, Basil Wells, Lou Tabakow and others.
--Letters from Prison, Ted White. Added 2 items with four letters written to fans by Ted White in 1986, and published by them.
--MT Void, Evelyn and Mark Leeper. Added V40#11 (the latest issue) of this newsletter. Thanks, Evelyn! Thanks, Mark!
--Outworlds, Bill Bowers. Added #44 (Jun 85). Outworlds is a core fanzine for us to scan. Scan provided by Jerry Kaufman. Thanks, Jerry!
--paraFANalia, Bruce Burn. Added 2 issues of this new-to-us perzine from the late 50s/early 60s from New Zealand.
--Supersonic Snail, Bruce Gillespie. Added #4 (Oct 77). Scan provided by Irwin Hirsh. Thanks, Irwin!
--TAFF. Added 2 items from the 2006 race. "Bug for TAFF 2006 #1" from Tony Keen and Tom Becker, and the 2006 TAFF Ballot. Scans provided by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich!
--Tightbeam, George Phillies and John Swartz. Added the last 2 issues (August and September). Thanks for sending, George!
--Wordy Gurdy, Bruce Gillespie. Added 2 issues of this new-to-us perzine from the 70s. Scans provided by Irwin Hirsh. Thanks, Irwin!

Corrections and Clarifications:
--JD-Argassy, Lynn Hickman - Sam McDonald provided the key to my confusion on the JD-Argassy numbering, which I've added as a comment to Argassy 39. Thanks, Sam!
--Phantasy Press, Dan McPhail - Sam also cleared up the dating on #15 of Phantasy Press. Thanks, Sam!

Conpubs: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Mark Olson.
Worldcon:
---Aussiecon added Australia in '75 Bulletin 8 (David Grigg)
---Aussiecon Three added Aussiecon Three bookmark 1 uncredited 1999, Aussiecon Three bookmark 2 uncredited 1999, Hugo Losers Party invitation (Chicon 2000)
---Baycon added Pan-Pacificon 68 Questionaire
---Chicon I added Ad from Amazing
---Cinvention added Pre-con publicity; Cincinnati Enquirer, 1949
---Discon III added PR 0, Pre-con Newsletter 1, Pre-con Newsletter 2, Pre-con Newsletter 3, Pre-con Newsletter 4, Pre-con Newsletter 5, Pre-con Newsletter 6
---Interaction added Special Admission Voucher
---Torcon 3 added Torcon 3 letter to its members

--Lunacon: Lunacon 11 added Program Book

PDF Replacements: When we replace a JPG version of a fanzine with a PDF version, it takes a while for Google to catch up. You are better off following the links in index page, and not searching for specific issues. Google may send you to the old JPG page, which is no longer online. This has been a PSA (in response to folks telling me they are getting 404s).

September 5, 2021
YouTube: https://youtu.be/cGnbizJYUvs. Big MAC Hugos. From the YouTube description: "MidAmeriCon, the 34th World Science Fiction Convention, was held in Kansas City in 1976. In this recording, Toastmaster Bob Tucker orchestrates a relatively compact ceremony, nevertheless with time and space for a little fannish humor, with the assistance of Pat Cadigan. The evening includes the awarding of the E. Everett Evans Big Heart Award, and a heartfelt presentation by Lester Del Rey of the First Fandom award given to Harry Bates. Ben Bova and Joe Haldeman are among the Hugo recipients accepting awards. The recording is a little damaged in places, but very watchable. Video and video restoration provided by David Dyer-Bennet and the Video Archeology Project."

Fanzines Added: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Joe Siclari.
--Anglofanac, Archie Mercer. Added #1 from early 1959.
--Bleen, Dean Grennell. Added #8 (Feb 60).
--Dreams and False Alarms, Bruce Gillespie. Added 2 issues of this new to us title. Irwin Hirsh scanned #4, celebrating 50 years of FAPA, and Perry Middlemiss scanned #5, which Fancyclopedia lists as the last issue. Thanks, Irwin and Perry!
--Dynatron, Roy Tackett. Added #46 (Aug 71).
--First Draft, Dave Van Arnam. Added 11 issues: #1-9, and #12-13, all from 1964. It's a window on NY fandom of the day, with comments on parties and FISTFA meetings, the Breendoggle, nonfannish current events and etc.
--First Fandom Magazine/Bulletin. Added 3 issues from 1962 - Lynn Hickman: #5 (Magazine, Feb 62); Roy Tackett: #6 (Bulletin, Jun 62) and #7 (Magazine, Sep 62).
--The Futurian, J. Michael Rosenblum. Added V3#1 (Win 40). This issue includes a short article by Arthur C. Clarke on "How to Build a Spaceship".
--JD-Argassy, Lynn Hickman. Added 14 issues: #40-49 (Dec 58-Sep 59), titled JD-Argassy, as well as Argassy 3 (Oct 57) and Argassy 7 (Oct 58). Once again theres something a little screwy about some of the numbering/dates. Issue 44 has an article by Robert Bloch, and several issues have nice covers by Dan Adkins. There are chapters of Bob Madle's "A Fake Fan in London" trip report, and illos by George Barr and Bill Rotsler.
--La Banshee, Dean Grennell. Add 5 issues of this new-to-us newszine from the mid50s. Issue 3 is a special issue explaining how to use the WO3W Quote-cards at the San Francisco Worldcon in 1954.
--MT Void, Evelyn and Mark Leeper. Added 3 issues - V40#8 - V40#10 (the latest). These are now going up as PDFs. Thanks for sending, Mark and Evelyn!
--Opuntia, Dale Speirs. Added the last 2 issues: #507-#508 of this perzine. Thanks, Dale!
--Orcrist, Richard West. Added #8 (1977). Orcrist is "A Journal of Fantasy in the Arts".
--Periscope, Ken Potter and Dave Wood. Added #2. This was done for the Junior Fanatics. Scan provided by Rob Hansen. Thanks, Rob!
--Perryscope, Perry Middlemiss perzine. Added the latest issue, #14. Thanks, Perry!
--Phantasy Press, Dan McPhail. Added #17 (Oct 57). There's something screwy about the numbering and/or dates in #15 and #17. Number 15 is dated the month after 17. Does anyone have any insights as to what the dates and or numbers should be? The cover article is "Tarzan and the Lost World" by Jack Speer.
--SFC Bulletin. Add V8#14, edited by R.B. Cleary from Dec 2007.
--Southern Gothic, Lucy Huntzinger. Added 2 issues of this new-to-us title from 93-94. Thanks to Lucy Huntzinger for allowing us to archive her zines. Thanks, Lucy!
--Spartacus, Guy Lillian III. Added #49 (Aug 21). Thanks, Guy!
--WSFA Journal. Added 6 issues of the WSFA Journal from 2006 and 2007. The Apr 2006 issue was edited by Ernest Lilley and the other 5 by Drew Bittner. Scans provided by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich!

Corrections and Clarifications:
--Joe found a bunch of fanzines that were misattributed to the US in our country listing. I believe those have all been fixed now. Thanks, Joe!
--Leah Zeldes Smith found an error on the index page for Lee Hoffman's Fanhistory. Corrected now. Thanks, Leah!
--Irwin Hirsh told me that it was Bruce Gillespie that scanned Gryphon 15. The credit is corrected now. You can find it in the Satura  index page. Thanks, Irwin! And thanks, Bruce!

Conpubs: Australian Natcon. Added a number of publications from the 1994 Australian Natcon, Constantinople. These actually went up a couple of weeks ago, and this credit is way overdue. Scans provided by Alan Stewart. Thanks, Alan!

PDF Replacements: All OCR and PDFing by Joe Siclari unless otherwise noted.
--Karass, Linda Bushyager. Replaced all 38 issues of Karass with searchable PDFs. OCR and PDFing by Mark Olson. Thanks, Mark!
--Orcrist, Richard West. Replaced issues 6-7 or Orcrist with PDFs.

Fancyclopedia: Contributions this last month from Thomas Bull, Eva Whitley Chalker, Eric Coleman, David Dyer-Bennet, Steve Johnson, Jack Lechner, Laurie Mann, Nigel Rowe, Matthew See, Steven Silver, Leah Zeldes Smith, Jesse Weinstein, Peter A. Young, and Mark Olson.

August 31, 2021
If you can see this line, then our server migration is complete! Let's hope we're done for a few more years, as it's always traumatic. Apologies to everyone who sent material that has languished during the migration, or who sent corrections which have been seemingly ignored.

We've published another FANAC Newsletter - FANAC Newsletter. This is #16, and has several vignettes on how fan history is being documented, along with an update on the work. You can assign your own adjectives to the vignettes, but I like "charming". There's also a mini-article by Joe on relevant fanzines from comix, mystery and folk music fandoms.

Fanzines Added: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Joe Siclari.
--Ankus, Bruce Pelz. Added 2 issues of Bruce's perzine. Added #20 (May 67) and #29 (May 76).
--Anvil. Added 4 issues of the clubzine of the Birmingham Science Fiction Club from the early 80s. Added #12-13, both by Jim Gilpatrick, and #20-21, both by dlburden. Does anyone have a full name for dlburden? If you do, please let me know. Thanks.
--Bjottings, Bjo Wells / Bjo Trimble. Added 2 issues of Bjo's perzine - #2 (Nov 59) and the March 61 issue.
--Caravan, Lee Hoffman and later, Billy Faier. Added 5 issues (and one upgraded issue). There's one from LeeH: #14 (LeeH, Dec 58). The rest are from Billy Faier: #15 (Feb 59), the upgraded issue #16 (Apr 59) and 18-20 (Aug 59 - Jun 60). Issue #20 was the last one published. As Joe mentioned in his article in the FANAC Newsletter, LeeH sold the zine to Billy Faier when it started to interfere with her writing.
--Erg, Terry Jeeves. Added #5 from Sep 60. Erg is a core fanzine for us to scan.
--Gardyloo, Lee Hoffman. Added #7 of this (related) folk music zine, from 1960. Contributors include Pete Seeger, and Billy Faier.
--Hobgoblin, Terry Carr. Added #15 (Jul 65) of this SAPSzine.
--Horib, Pat & Dick Lupoff. Added #13 (May 69) of this FAPAzine.
--Horizons, Harry Warner Jr. Added 2 issues of Harry's FAPAzine - #58 (Sp 54) and #110 (May 67).
--Lan's Lantern, Lan Laskowski. Added #23 (Jun 87). Contributors include Paul Skelton, Jessica Amanda Salmonson, Roy Lavender (with a personal fan history), Ben Indick and more. Lan's Lantern is a core fanzine for us to scan.
--Metaphysical Review, Bruce Gillespie. Added #3 from the first series (Jun 70). Scan by Irwin Hirsh. Thanks, Irwin!
--Ornithopter, Leigh Edmonds. Added #4 of this perzine from 1979.
--Phantasy Press, Dan McPhail FAPAzine. Added #51 (Apr 67).
--Rataplan, Leigh Edmonds. Added #10 (1972).
--SpeleoBem, Bruce Pelz. Added 7 issues of Bruce's SAPszine, all from the mid60s. Added #24-26, 29-31 and 33.
--State of the Art, Taral Wayne. Added 8 issues of this new-to-us title from the mid 80s. Scans by Sparky. Thanks, Sparky!
--Vulcan, Terry Carr. Added 2 issues: #4 (Feb 53) and #5 (Jun 54).

Corrections and Clarifications:
--Joe found a bunch of fanzines that were misattributed to the US in our country listing. I believe those have all been fixed now. Thanks, Joe!
--Leah Zeldes Smith found an error on the index page for Lee Hoffman's Fanhistory. Corrected now. Thanks, Leah!

PDF Replacements: Karass, Linda Bushyager. Replaced all 38 issues of Karass with searchable PDFs. OCR and PDFing by Mark Olson. Thanks, Mark!


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