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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.

Ed Wood’s Paper Hubcap Space Fleet, or: The Truth Behind the...

R. G. Cameron turns in a stunning forensic history report challenging what we all thought we knew about Plan Nine From Outer Space

How Do You Ride a Gray Planet? Ask Rip Foster! Or,...

The Whitman publishing company published a lot of science fiction in the late 50s and early 60s - SF that inspired many who would go on to become fans of the genre. Today we learn about one such tale with the adventures of Rip Foster.

What Did the Ancient Romans Do When They Weren’t Killing People?...

The Romans read science fiction! and R. G. Cameron proves it!

How Lame is Kubrick & Clarke’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Today?...

Graeme shares the experience of watching 2001 A Space Odyssey during its original release and ruminates on the films impact then and today.

19th Century Reality Television, or: The 1835 Moon Hoax

Mr. Cameron examines and discusses the FIRST Moon Hoax (the one that faked a populated world, as opposed to the later one that proposed a depopulated, unvisited world) and makes comparisons between journalism in the 1800s and reality television of today.

Mr. Spock the Wonder Dog, or: How Silly Can A Science...

After reading this expose on Star Trek's Mr. Spock, you will no longer have to wonder why so many people devote themselves to illustrating 'Spock taking a shower', nor will you wonder why there is so much Mr. Spock fanfic.

The Amazing Thing About Amazing is How Amazing It Was, or:...

R. Graeme Cameron visits the past, accompanied by a science fiction's Number 1 Fan.

How to Redact and Re-integrate Your Redundant Reliquary of Recollections, or:...

Mr. Cameron invites us to join him on the floor as he sorts the contents of a 1960s scrapbook

The Curse of Fandom, or: Three Stages of Addiction: Fan, Faan,...

Learn to recognize the signs of your addiction!

Our Friends Edible Nitrogen and Radioactive Decay, or: The Science of...

Fans have been known to do strange things - including the consumption of frozen isotopes.

Whatever Happened To Egoboo?

There is no mention of egoboo in the first Fancyclopedia, written by Jack Speer, published in 1944.

“Don’t Worry Grandma! I Don’t Read Comic Books, Just the Classics!”…...

The combination of visual simplicity and effective story telling awakened my sense of wonder and exposed me to new ideas which widened my understanding of life and reality.

Why Writing Science fiction is so Easy, or: How NOT to...

This is the silliest, lamest, most self-indulgent column you will ever read in Amazing Stories Magazine.

How Not To Host A Website -or- The Further Adventures Of...

As late as twenty years ago a fanzine panel at a VCON would draw thirty to forty fen, all curious, many enthusiastic, all appreciative of any sprightly and hilarious tales to be told springing from fanac lore, tradition, and experience. But now… I stopped participating in convention panels promoting fanzine fandom when the four panelists on the panel outnumbered the audience four-to-one…

On Second-Childhood Nostalgia, or: How To Avoid Being A Mature SF...

I love the old stuff. It’s been a real pleasure reading my way through the Ace Double. Each and every story positively reeks of the sense of wonder that made SF so attractive to me in the first place.

HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN FAN AWARDS, OR: THE FANNISH ART...

The History of the Canadian Faned Awards

How Not To Be A Cosmic Clod or: The Cosmic Circle...

Claude Degler is to American fandom what Jack Bowie-Reid is to Canadian Fandom, a singularly powerful organizer and motivational leader, whose innovative practices continue to inspire us even now.

WHY FREDERIK POHL THOUGHT I WAS A LUNATIC OR: HOW NOT...

Frenetic Fannish Falderol from the pages of Entropy Blue. Due obeisance is paid to Ghu.

HOW NOT TO EDIT A PROGRAM BOOK: OR THE ADVENTURES OF...

Want to make sure your contributions arrive on time? Threaten them. Tell them you’ll make up stuff and place their name prominently at the head of the gibberish you’ve concocted. Articles will pour in.