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Leah A. Zeldes

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Before launching her career as an award-winning journalist, Leah A. Zeldes first learned the craft of writing in the pages of twiltone fanzines. Today a freelance writer and professional blogger, she is for hire for writing and editing projects of all types.

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Lawrence Keith Tucker To Be Laid To Rest March 7th

Fans got together to make sure that Larry will be memorialized properly.
Roger Ebert

The Clubhouse: Roger Ebert, Death of a Gafiate

The death of Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago film critic Roger Ebert has already been eulogized far and wide. Most of the accolades concentrate, rightfully so,...
Eric Needham, 1955.

The Clubhouse: Widowers, fandom’s answer to the limerick

Fans are nothing if not creative and, over the decades, fandom has come up with not only our own jargon and customs, but also...
fanhistorica by Linda Michaels

The Clubhouse: Save your stuff!

I had hoped to bring you a little photo journal of some of the fans I knew in Detroit and Ann Arbor in the...

The Clubhouse: Looking for fandom — ConFusion at 40, Part 4

Wherefore fandom? Fandom does not equal "the science fiction market." To be a fan it's not enough just to be a consumer of science fiction....
confusion

The Clubhouse: ConFusion at 40, Part 3

Immortal ConFusion was rather a bittersweet experience. I hadn't been to the convention in years, although I attended annually from A² Relax Icon in...
Nancy Tucker

The Clubhouse: ConFusion at 40, Part 2

I went to all the early ConFusions. The name change came about, I'm told, because Ro (who informs me her name was then still...

The Clubhouse: ConFusion at 40 (more or less)

This year was the 40th ConFusion. Or perhaps it will be next year. The numerology of this Michigan convention has always been somewhat doubtful,...
The Slan Shack

The Clubhouse: Five words every fan should know

"I have a Cosmic Mind — now what do I do?" Fanspeak is what we call the jargon of fandom that grew up in fanzines...
Jack Speer

The Clubhouse: Common language

I said last time that I wasn't going to debate the definition of "fan" here. But one of the most important defining characteristics of...

The Clubhouse Revenant

Hello, I'm Leah Zeldes and I'm a fan. I have been a fan since 1973, not long after I discovered the concept of fandom in...