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