The Joy of Pansfnalistic Theocrasy and Burroughs covers!
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?
Amazing Stories PSA: You can still mail bricks or straw to Bob Tucker – both rumor of his death were apparently hoaxes….
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.
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.
Mr. Cameron introduces us to Ukrainian science fiction fandom, from its former life under Russian rule to its future life…under Russian rule?
R. Graeme Cameron’s saga chronicling the exploits of Violet Ray continue and we learn of an Australian angle….
An unusual Science Fiction heroine found in an unusual place – the weekend supplement of a daily newspaper.
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 or science fiction? Perhaps we should start thinking a bit more about laughing WITH it.
Robot Monster considered as a helix of semi-precious stones (our Amazing apologies to Chip)
Are Trekkies (‘ers) real science fiction fans or something else? R. Graeme Cameron takes us on a tour of the first ever Trek fanzine.
R. Graeme Cameron suggests that the best way to attend a science fiction convention is to not treat it like a yard sale.
R. G. Cameron turns in a stunning forensic history report challenging what we all thought we knew about Plan Nine From Outer Space
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.
The Romans read science fiction! and R. G. Cameron proves it!
Graeme shares the experience of watching 2001 A Space Odyssey during its original release and ruminates on the films impact then and today.
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.
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.
R. Graeme Cameron visits the past, accompanied by a science fiction’s Number 1 Fan.
Mr. Cameron invites us to join him on the floor as he sorts the contents of a 1960s scrapbook
Learn to recognize the signs of your addiction!
Fans have been known to do strange things – including the consumption of frozen isotopes.
There is no mention of egoboo in the first Fancyclopedia, written by Jack Speer, published in 1944.
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.
This is the silliest, lamest, most self-indulgent column you will ever read in Amazing Stories Magazine.
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…
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.
The History of the Canadian Faned Awards
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.