Irish Publications

1948 - ???

Collection

Country: Ireland

The Wheels of IF (IF=Irish Fandom) were ghiants. They were not just important locally, but in the U.S. as well. They influenced and interacted with fans all over the world. They inspired the creating of fan funds. Fandom rotated on the Belfast/Savannah Axis. They published focal point fanzines like Hyphen and Quandry. They created legends like the Fort Mudge Steam Calliope & Locomotive Company and Proxyboo Ltd. We're starting with issues of the Walt Willis fanzines Hyphen, Peace on Sol III, and Slant. There will be Goons, Glass Bushels and Random AToms. This index will link you to notable fanzines and one-shots published by Irish fandom.

New issues will be listed in bold.

Issue PDF Editor Month Day Year Pages Notes
Aphelion PDF
January
1998 1 scanned at Dublin 2019
ATom, a Tribute
A. Vincent Clarke April
1990 67 provided by Geri Sullivan, scanned at Boskone 2019- note that blank pages have been removed
Axe
Larry Shaw / Noreen Shaw

1961
Axe was started as a fundraising device for the 1962 Willis fund
Beyond the Enchanted Duplicator ... to the Enchanted Convention
Walt Willis / James White

1991

BoSH Goes South PDF Bob Shaw / Charlotte Proctor August
1994
scan by Rich Lynch
Chicon II speech by Walt Willis - The Harp Speaks - Introduction PDF Joe Siclari

1952 1 2020 introduction to the 1952 speech
Chicon II speech by Walt Willis - The Harp Speaks PDF Walt Willis

1952 3 letter to Vinc Clarke containing the speech, scan provided by Rob Hansen
Complete BoSh: Vol 1 - Best of the Bushel PDF Bob Shaw / Robert Jackson

1979 33 scanned by Joe Siclari
Complete BoSh: Vol 2 - The Eastercon Speeches PDF Bob Shaw / Robert Jackson

1979 48 scanned at Dublin 2019
Confusion
Shelby Vick

1951
Shelby Vick instigated and supported the first Willis Fund in 1952
Cortex 2 PDF
October 30 1993 1 scanned at Dublin 2019
Cry of the Nameless
F.M Busby / Wally Weber

1950
"Irish" John Berry contributed a long running column to almost every issue of Cry
Cygnus
David Patterson

1976
North Down Science Fiction Group
Darklands V3#N3 PDF Ken Keenan February
1995 16 UCD Science Fiction and Fantasy Society, scanned at Dublin 2019
The Enchanted Duplicator
Walt Willis / Bob Shaw February
1954
text version, date is the original publication
The Enchanted Duplicator (scanned)
Walt Willis / Bob Shaw

1983 38 illustrations by Dan Steffan in this 8th edition
The Enchantment PDF Walt Willis

1989 37 a Tropicon VII trip report
Fables of Irish Fandom
John Berry / Ken Cheslin




A Fan's Christmas in Ireland PDF Walt Willis / Tom Whitmore

1991
scanned at Dublin 2019
Fen Crittur
Walt Willis / Bob Shaw Autumn
1952 18 Drawings by Bob Shaw, assisted by Vince Clarke
Finger Cramps 1 PDF
October
1993 20 scanned at Dublin 2019
First Contact
Robert Elliott



Newsletter of the Irish Science Fiction Association, provided by Philippa Ryder
Focal Point 12.5, Special Bob Shaw issue
rich brown / Arnie Katz August
1970 51 provided by Geri Sullivan, scanned at Boskone 19
FTL PDF John Kenny March
1989 39 scanned at Dublin 2019
Galah Performance PDF John Berry January
1982
published by Taral Wayne
The G.D.A. Casebook 1959
John Berry August
1959 40 scan by Joe Siclari
Goon But Not Forgotten
Jack Harness October
1959 14 scan by Joe Siclari
Goon Defective Agency Publications
John Berry




Goontact 13
Vince Clarke, Joy Clarke, Sandy Sanderson, Chuck Harris April 1 1957 4 distributed with OMPA 11 and FAPA 78
Grecian Odd Essays PDF John Berry

2001 94 scanned at Dublin 2019
The Harp Stateside
Walt Willis February
1957 73 illustrated by Arthur Thomson
Hyphen
Walt Willis




Inphantasmagoria
Walt Willis October
1951 4 one shot letterzine
ISFA News
Brenda Ryder




James White's Sketchbook
James White

1948 30 sketches done on the back of a receipt book from the tailor shop where he worked, from the collection of James Bacon, scanned at Dublin 2019
Lonconfidential PDF Chuck Harris December
1957

NICON 86 Remembered PDF Tommy Ferguson et al

2019 4 scanned by Mark Olson
Ogham PDF Maura McHugh

1997

Peace on Sol III
Walt Willis




Pamphrey
Walt Willis



done for FAPA
PFJ
Michael Carroll



"Ireland's only Phunny Fantasy Journal"
Pot Pourri
John Berry




Prototype 8 PDF


1983 24 scanned at Dublin 2019
Quandry
Lee Hoffman



Lee was the Savannah end of the Belfast/Savannah Axis
Retribution
John Berry / Arthur Thomson




The Scarr
George Charters




The Scottish Influence on Sector General (James White Guest of Honor Speech at Albacan II, the 1983 Eastercon) PDF James White April
1983 7 provided by Ian Sorensen who also corrected the transcript from its OCR version
Sector 14 Convention Special PDF McIlwee

1997 16 Queens University Science Fiction and Fantasy Society Newsletter
Sensor
Brendan Ryder



provided by Philippa Ryder
Slant
Walt Willis




Star Truck - The Next Geriatrics PDF Paul Sheridan

1991 1 scanned at Dublin 2019
Steam
Kenneth Bulmer




Through Darkest Ireland with Knife Fork and Spoon
Chuck Harris December
1954

TommyWorld
Tommy Ferguson




Toto
Walt Willis



reprint zine
Veritas
John Berry / Arthur Thomson



OMPA zine
Warhoon
Richard Bergeron

1952
Warhoon included a long-running column by Walt Willis
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Walt Willis July
1954 4 "A Burbee-type one-shot" for FAPA 69
Willis Discovers America
Walt Willis

1952 24 written in 1952, this edition published in 1955, provided by Geri Sullivan, scan by Mark Olson
The Willis Fund Papers, Announcement, Invitation and Raffle

April
1961 7 for the fund to bring Walt Willis to the 1962 Worldcon
The Willis Papers PDF George W. Fields / Ted Johnstone

1961
illustrated by ATom, scanned and searchable
The Willis Papers
George W. Fields / Ted Johnstone

1961
illustrated by ATom, retyped articles
Woz
Walt Willis



done for OMPA

Scans by Joe Siclari


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