Midwestcon

Fan Fotos

Let us return once more to days of Fandom past.  Through the magic of the photographic time machine, ably wielded by the intrepid, itinerant fan Fred A. Levy Haskell, we turn the dial back to 1970 and visit a place called Midwestcon. Midwestcon is the annual regional convention hosted by the Cincinnati Fantasy Group, a […]

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, on Ebert’s storied career as a newspaperman and critic and his well-written reviews and essays. But here in the microcosm, we can remember him a little differently, because as a youth […]

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 and is still in use in the internet age. It’s full of terms that apply to sf, often taken from the pages of novels and stories, as well as words […]