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Fanzines—to LOC or not to LOC?

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This essay on Letters of Comment is definitely not a WAHF

ABSOLUTE ZERO: Cool Websites, Absolutely Cool

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Visit with Karl Kofoed's Galactic Geographic and Lee Hoffman

FAN FOTOS: Bill Plott Visits J. T. Oliver

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Bill Plott shares photos from a visit to J. T. Oliver of southern fandom fame.

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

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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.

Fannish Fridays

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Introducing Fannish Friday, Fan day on Amazing Stories

A Fan’s History — Fanzines, Continued….

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Fanzines, continued: Okay, Mr. Smartypants, what’s a “sercon” zine? Actually, I’m glad you asked that question. It’s another of those annoying (well, to an...

A Fan’s History – Fanzines

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Fanzines: What the heck is a ‘zine, anyhow? Well, ‘zine (usually abbreviated without the apostrophe) is short for fanzine, which should be self-explanatory. Unless...

A Fan’s History, Part 1

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I’m going to assume that you are a science fiction reader of some kind, since you’re here at Amazing Stories magazine’s website. Are you...

Deep in the Heart of Texas, Part 1

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Before I really get into the meat and potatoes of this entry, allow me to apologize for being absent a few months. Since some readers...

REVISTAS VIRTUALES Y REALES DE CIENCIA FICCIÓN EN ESPAÑOL

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¿Es necesario tener un blog en español en Amazing Stories? Para comenzar: ¿Se hace ciencia ficción en español? Se preguntarán muchos. La respuesta es simple,...

Oh the Hugos, Ahh the Hugos, Ewww The Hugos

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Every year, the Hugo Awards -presented by the World Science Fiction Association at its annual event, Worldcon - are announced amidst much internet and...
Roger Ebert

The Clubhouse: Roger Ebert, Death of a Gafiate

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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

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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!

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

E-Zines vs. Dead Tree Zines: the more things change…

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I have been producing fanzines off and on since 1976, shortly after encountering science fiction fandom and this particular aspect of that hobby interest....
The Slan Shack

The Clubhouse: Five words every fan should know

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"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

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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...