Yesterday, the world and our genre lost a terrific actress, Dame Diana Rigg (of The Avengers). Steve pays tribute to her this week.
This week, Steve reviews the 2015 Horror-humour film “Freaks of Nature” and finds it rather flat, then alerts the media (us!) about a new semi-pro Canadian SF/F e-magazine!
Heinlein’s YA (Juvenile) work is still generating praise and controversy.
The plans are in for the long-awaited expansion of the world’s greatest convention facility, the Tucker Hotel
Amazing Stories PSA: You can still mail bricks or straw to Bob Tucker – both rumor of his death were apparently hoaxes….
Like godfather like godson: Terry Kemp emulates his mentor Rog Phillips and promotes his book – and reviews a number of fanzines along the way.
There is no mention of egoboo in the first Fancyclopedia, written by Jack Speer, published in 1944.
Rotsler Award Winning Taral Wayne’s Broken Toys.
The History of the Canadian Faned Awards
This essay on Letters of Comment is definitely not a WAHF
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 outsider) fannish neologisms and acronyms. In this case, we have “serious” and “constructive” all smashed together to form “sercon.” (If they were complete words, we’d have what Humpty Dumpty called “portmanteau” […]
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 I’m very much mistaken, SF fans were the first ones to publish zines as a regular thing; now all sorts of subcultures have them. In case “fanzine” is not self-explanatory, I’ll […]