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The Book of VCON, or: One of Them Crazy Fannish Traditions.

"WHat's all this about!? A "convention" or something?" Yes. An entire hotel filled with the people you used to beat up and belittle in High School. They're armed with swords and 'batlefs', armored with chainmail and storm trooper garb and at some point they're all going to realize - YOU are NOT one of THEM....They will corner you in the elevator or the hall and then - demand that you read one of their favorite novels.

The Last Hurrah of Boris Karloff as the Frankenstein Monster, or:...

Boris Karloff gets his kicks on Route 66....

My Favourite Apocalypse, or: The N’Yark City of Mighty Samson

“A once-great city lies in ruins, overgrown by a dense jungle. Strange glowing mists hover ominously, remains of a great nuclear war which devastated the planet.

A Stone Age Future, or: The Perils of Buying a First...

Crossing the digital divide....

In Memory of Susan Wood, a Wonderful and Influential Fan

Susan Wood: Canadian BNF, award winning writer and one of fandom's earliest feminist pioneers. (And sorely missed by many.)

Focus on LOCUS, or: The Fannish Beginnings of an Industry Standard...

Examining a fannish institution: Charles N. Brown is gone, but Locus a newszine “covering the science fiction field,” remains the definitive industry trade magazine for the SF&F genre, an absolute must read for authors, editors, publishers, reviewers, and all fen

The Silent Era Film Version of “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the...

Think CGI is cool? Check out the technical accomplishments of the first cinematic presentation of Jules Verne's classic.

Last Flight of the Muses, or: Fates on a Rampage?

Don't search too hard for a blog post subject, you might end up writing a novel instead!

I Must be Zeus! My Forehead is Giving Birth!

Giving birth from your forehead may be painful - especially if it involves stepping on toes.

Ice Worms, Snow Monkeys, and Ice Rats. Oh My! Or: a...

Fannish Hoaxes are a fine tradition, one that Canadian fandom has raised to a high(?) art.

Mad Flight of a Manic Phoenix, or: Philip K. Dick in...

Philip K. Dick goes to Vancouver and makes quite the,,,'impression'....

Son of Blast from the Past, or: One Elderly Brit Zine...

A trip to the fanzine archives...this time across the Big Pond.

It Happened Here or Why Alternate History Can Be Terrifying

There is nothing inevitable about the real world as we experience it. A simple decision by a single individual can send history hurtling down a whole new path.

Blast from the Past, or: Two Forgotten Aussie Zines.

Going Down Under - fanzine style!

Horror Film or Terror Film. Which is it? Karloff and Clarens...

Boris Karloff made 'terror' films. Not horror films.

The Beast of Badger Books, or: the Prolific Profligacy of R....

Lionel Fanthorpe, the man who sold 170 books to a publisher and it only took him eight to twelve hours to write each one?

The Ecstasy of Being a Fanzine Archivist, or: The Joy of...

(Cue Steppenwolf): Born to be (a fanzine archivist!)

How Not to be an Elitist Snob, or: The Joy of...

The Joy of Pansfnalistic Theocrasy and Burroughs covers!

Ed Wood Jr.’s Legacy of Advice to Budding Starlets Who Love...

Haven’t you ever wondered what Ed Wood himself thought of his career, ever wondered what advice, based on somewhat realizing his lifelong dream, based on the sum total of his experience, he would have given to filmmakers starting out as he once did?

Everybody Loves A Diagram, or: The Tucker Hotel – A Classic...

Amazing Stories PSA: You can still mail bricks or straw to Bob Tucker - both rumor of his death were apparently hoaxes....

The Ten Best (Worst) Genre Films You Love To Hate, Or...

Television's switch to color has all but eliminated our ability to enjoy (not snark at) B film fare. Take a trip back and see what you've been missing.

Eager to Celebrate SF: The Zoryany Shlyah SF Club of Kiev...

Ukraine is much on our minds lately. R. G. Cameron reminds us that there are fans living in that country, people no different than ourselves other than their geographic location.

Our Ukrainian Buddies: The Zoryany Shlyah SF Club of Kiev

Mr. Cameron introduces us to Ukrainian science fiction fandom, from its former life under Russian rule to its future life...under Russian rule?

The Golden Amazon (Part 2), Heroine of the Parasite Planet, Her...

R. Graeme Cameron's saga chronicling the exploits of Violet Ray continue and we learn of an Australian angle....

The Golden Amazon, a Pulp Fiction Heroine Who Made Doc Savage...

An unusual Science Fiction heroine found in an unusual place - the weekend supplement of a daily newspaper.

Want to Become a BNF? (Big Name Fan?) Here’s One Long...

R. Graeme Cameron instructs us in the fine art of becoming a BNF - or nearly so. (It might be advisable to strive for Filthy Pro status instead....)

Dare We Laugh at Fandom? No? Can We Laugh at Science...

Dare we laugh at fandom or science fiction? Perhaps we should start thinking a bit more about laughing WITH it.

Which is the Better Form of Film Criticism, the Academic Approach...

Robot Monster considered as a helix of semi-precious stones (our Amazing apologies to Chip)

Trekdom and the Quest for the Final Frontier of Ultimate Fandom....

Are Trekkies ('ers) real science fiction fans or something else? R. Graeme Cameron takes us on a tour of the first ever Trek fanzine.

When is a Convention Not a Convention? When It Is your...

R. Graeme Cameron suggests that the best way to attend a science fiction convention is to not treat it like a yard sale.