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September 21, 2023
History Zoom: September 23, 2023 at 4PM EDT (New York), 1PM Pacific (PDT), 9PM London (BST) and 6AM Sept 24 in Melbourne
Boston in the 60s, with Tony Lewis, Leslie Turek and Mike Ward, moderated by Mark Olson
Boston in the 60s was a generative hotbed of fannish activities, with long lasting consequences. The first modern Boskone was held in 1965 by the Boston Science Fiction Society, as part of its bidding strategy for Boston in í67. NESFA began in 1967, and the first Boston Worldcon was held in 1971. MIT provided a ready source of new fans, and they made themselves heard in fanzines, indexes, clubs and conventions (and invented the micro-filk). What was Boston fandom like in the 60s? How was it influenced by MIT? Who were the driving forces and BNFs? What were the impacts of the failed 67 bid? What made Boston unique?
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Fanzines: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Joe Siclari.
--Alexiad, Joseph and Lisa Major. added #130 (Aug 23). Thanks, Joseph.
--CyberCozen, Leybl Botwinik. Added the September issue. Thanks, Leybl!
--Fanactivity Gazette, Mindy Hunt. Added the September issue of this NFFF newsletter. Sent by George Phillies. Thanks, George and Mindy.
--MT Void, Evelyn and Mark Leeper. Added the 9/15 issue. Thanks, Evelyn and Mark.
--Obsessions, Jeanne Gomoll. Added 5 issues: #6-8 (77-78), and 10-11 (78-79). Fanzines provided by Jeanne Gomoll for scanning. Thanks, Jeanne.
--Opuntia, Dale Speirs. Added the middle-September issue. Thanks, Dale.
--SF Commentary, Bruce Gillespie. Added 5 issues: #15 (Sep 75), 94-97 (Jun 17-Aug 18). Scans by Perry Middlemiss. Thanks, Perry!
--Souffle, John M. Baxter. Added 7 issues of this new-to-us OMPAzine from the early 60s.
--Transitional, Naomi Fisher. Added 3 issues of this new-to-us KAPAzine - Transitional Minac One (Apr 98), Transitional Nattering 1 (Nov 98) and Transitional Phases 41 (Apr 99). Scans by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich.

September 18, 2023
Fanzines: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Joe Siclari.
--Derogatory Reference, Arthur Hlavaty. Added DR 89 (Jul 98). Scan by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich.
--Fantasy Scout, James Taurasi. Added the last issue, #15 (Jun 39). "With this issue, this paper becomes two years old, and for a fan magazine, thatís old age."
--Gemzine, G.M. Carr. Added Issue 4-24 (62).
--Guilty Pleasures, Eve Ackerman. Added #4 (Jul 98). Scan by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich.
--KAPA. Added the KAPA official organ done by Pat Malloy for 5 issues in the late 90s. Also a Chambanacon flyer. Scans by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich.
--Metaphysical Review, Bruce Gillespie. Added #15-16-17 (Aug 91). This massive 148 page issue features George Turner, Ian Gunn, Lee Hoffman, John Bangsund, Doug Barbour, Avedon Carol and many others. Scan by Perry Middleimss. Thanks, Perry!
--Opuntia, Dale Speirs. Added the late August issue. Thanks, Dale.
--Q36, Marc Ortlieb. Added 7 issues: #A-D (Sep 79-Sep 80), #F (Jun 81), #J (Dec 82), and #K Second Series (May 91). Contributors include John Packer, John Alderson, Sheryl Birkhead, Judith Hanna, Harry Andruschak and George Turner. Scans by Perry Middlemiss. Thanks, Perry!
--Phlotsam, Phyllis Economu. Added #11 (May 59).
--Rabbitears, Mog Decarnin. Added 2 issues of this new-to-us title from the late 80s. Rabittears is a "fanzine of television commentary". Scans by Jerry Kaufman. Thanks, Jerry! Sorry it took so long to get them online.
--fanzines/Spent_Brass, Andy Hooper and Carol Root. Added 7 issues, almost completing the run. Added: #3 (Mar 91), 5 (Apr 91), 15 (Dec 92), 27-28 (Feb 94 - Apr 95), and 30-31 (Mar 96-Mar 97). Scans provided by Andy Hooper. Thanks, Andy!
--Tyndallite, Norm Metcalf. Added V2#78 (Jul 98). Scan by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich.

PDF conversions and issue updates: Fantasy Review, Walter Gillings. Replaced issues 11-14 with searchable PDFs.

September 12, 2023
Fanzines: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Joe Siclari.
--Fendenizen, Elinor Busby. Also called Fenden, we added 4 issues of this new-to-us SAPSzine from 1959-1960. There are some charming ATom covers.
--Floccipaucinihilipilification, Mike Glicksohn. Added #8 (Aug 81).
--MT Void, Evelyn and Mark Leeper. Added the 9/8 issue. Thanks, Evelyn and Mark.
--Nonsense, Terry Carr and Keith Joseph. Added 3 issues of this new-to-us title from the early 50s, dedicated to cartoons of a skiffy sort.
--The Obdurate Eye, Garth Spencer. Added the Sep 23 issue. Thanks, Garth.
--Rataplan, Leigh Edmonds. Added 5 issues: #4 (69), 6-7 (70-71), 9 (72) and 12 (Sep 73). Scans by Irwin Hirsh. Thanks, Irwin!
--Salud, Elinor Busby. Added 2 issues - #1 (Feb 60), and a second (or rather a previous) #10 (May 62).
--The Satellite, John F. Burke. Added 2 issues from 1939 - #10 (Jul 39) and #12 (Sep 39). Contributors include Wm. F. Temple, Ted Carnell, L.V. Heald, and Harry Turner. It's a rare treat to receive zines this old for sharing online. Scans provided by Rob Hansen. Thanks, Rob!
--Scottishe, Ethel Lindsay. Added #7 (Jun 56), with its hand-coloured cover of ATom art. Scan by Rob Hansen. Thanks, Rob!
--SF Commentary, Bruce Gillespie. Added 6 issues: #40 with Kawalhioqua 11 (Dec 73), 86-89 (Feb 14- May 15) and 93 (Dec 16). This is a 2nd issue titled SF Commentary 40, this hone combined with Kwalhioqua 11 from Ed Cagle. Scans provided by Perry Middlemiss. Thanks, Perry and thanks Bruce!
--Ul, Norm Metcalf. Added #23 (Mar 66).

September 4, 2023
Fanzines: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Joe Siclari.
--Bluegras, Guy Lillian III. Added #41 (Jan 99). Scan by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich.
--De Profundis. Added 9 issues: Tim Merrigan - #175 (Jun 86), Jeni Burr - #197-202 (Jun - Oct 88), Heath Row - #588-589 (Aug-Sep 23). The last two issues were provided by Heath Row. Thanks, Heath!
--Fantasy Amateur. Added 2 issues: Ted White - V22#3 (Jun 59) and Bruce Pelz - V44#1 (Nov 80).
--Folly, Arnie Katz. Added 3 issues: #6-7 (Apr-May 91) and 13 (Dec 91). Issue 13 is "A Fan Novel".
--Helen's Fantasia, Helen Wesson. Added 1 issue: February 1972.
--Holier Than Thou, Marty and Robbie Cantor. Added #20 (Oct 84). Contributors include Lee Hoffman, John Berry, Richard Bergeron, Mike Glyer and Harry Warner Jr.
--Intermission, Ahrvid Engholm. Added #136 (Sep 23). Thanks, Ahrvid.
--Menace of the LASFS, Heath Row. Added the last 2 issues (Jul-Aug 23). PDFs provided by Heath Row. Thanks, Heath.
--MT Void, Evelyn and Mark Leeper. Added the last 2 issues - 8/25-9/1. Thanks, Evelyn and Mark.
--Notes from the Club Car, G. Patrick Molloy. Added #51 (Jan 99). Scan by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich.
--Phantasy Press, Dan McPhail. Added 2 issues: #23 (Apr 59) and 60 (Oct 80).
--Rache, Bruce Pelz. Added #5 (Dec 61).
--Rambling Fap, Greg Calkins. Added 3 issue and created an index page for this 60s zine, relocating the issue that had been in 1 Issue-Maybe More to Come. --Stellar, Ted White. Added the first issue with this title - #8 (May 56). The fanzine was previously titled "Zip". Contributors in this issue include Lee Hoffman Shaw and Larry Stark, as well as, of course, Ted himself.
--TNFF, George Phillies. Added the August issue of the The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks, George.
--Vandy, Buck and Juanita Coulson. Added #4 (Aug 59).
--Vanish with the Rose, Nicki Lynch. Added #58 (Jan 99). Scan by Rich Lynch. Thanks, Rich.

PDF conversions and issue updates: Fantasy Review, Walter Gillings. Replaced the issues 6-10 with searchable PDFs. These date from 1947-1948.

Fancyclopedia: Recent contributors include: Sandra Bond, Thomas Bull, Bill Burns, Vincent Docherty, Dave Langford, Ben McKenzie, Flash Sheridan, Leah Zeldes Smith, Alan Thiesen and of course, Mark Olson. Thanks, all!

August 23, 2023
Fanzines: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Joe Siclari.
--1 Issue - Maybe More to Come. Added 8 zines: Detroit Iron #4 (Richard Schultz, Dec 63), Mooncalf #1 (Georgina Ellis, Jan 56), Mything Link #17 (Dave Hulan and Gracia Fay Ellwood, Nov 72), Nocres #1 (Lynn Torline, Chuck Holst, Cat Coel, Brian Bjorgen, Bev Swanson, Madman Riley, Aug 75), Omnibus #5 (Sandy Sanderson, Jan 56), Satan's Child #5 (Dorothy Ratigan, Dec 58), United Fandom #1 (Ben Singer and George Young, 48), and Vision #1 (Robert W. Lowndes, Sep 38).
--De Profundis. Added 6 issues: Chuck & Sally Crayne - #23 (Sep 68), Bruce Pelz - #26 (Jan 69), Barry Gold - 76 (Apr 75), Beverly Warren - #95 (Nov 77), Sharon Bohner - #133(Jan 82) and 138 (Jun 82).
--Nandu, Nan Gerding. Added #21 (Jan 59).
-- Napalm in the Morning, Joseph Nicholas. Added the complete 4 issue run of this 1980s perzine. Thanks, Joseph for permission to put this online.
--NOSFan  Lawrence Zeilinger. added #15 (Aug 71).
--Null-F, Ted White. Added #34.5 (Dec 63).
--New Port News, Ned Brooks. Added #70 (Mar 81).
--SYA-DASTI-SYA-NASTI-SYA-DAVAK-TAV-VASKI, Denny Lien. Added 3 1970s issues of this perzine. The name was later changed to "Murgatroyd".
--You're Still on My Mind, Rich Lynch. Added #3 (Aug 23). Thanks, Rich.

PDF conversions and issue updates: Fantasy Review, Walter Gillings. Replaced the first 5 issues with searchable PDFs. These date from 1947.


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