Oodles of fan zines have arrived while we were up to our eyeballs in boxes of books for the sale Enjoy!
CyberCozen, WARP’s “penpal” edited by Leybl Botwinik who writes: We look forward to your comments, and especially if someone would like to write content for a future issue.E-mail:leybl_botwinik@yahoo. com
BCSFAnzineedited by Felicity Walker. She’s a little behind, this is the January issue.
Well, it’s only a fanzine, not a President. No reason to be afraid. Or is there? This issue deals with death, degeneratiuon and the decay of the soul, so not for the faint at heart. But hey it also has a jolly feature by Nic Farey on the Las Vegas shooter. Open this attached pdf if you dare. Well, it’s all a bit of fun, isn’t it?
Purrsonal Mewsings is edited by R-Laurraine Tutihasi
Lots of fanzines arrived, several while I was away from my computer, so I have not had a chance myself to read them all. The Kommandeur is new to me–a clubzine for AHIKS, which looks to be a club for gamers. It LOOKS good, but more than that I am not qualified to say.
Leybl Botwinik’s Cyber Cozen is WARP’s penpal. I was intrigued by his review of The Seven Sisters , AKA What Happened to Monday?.
Alexiad has reviews of books, conventions, movies, comics, as well as other news and articles.
From Graham Charnock, editor of the Vibrator, who writes:
Fancy a little light reading with a faintly fishy aroma? Well here’s Vibrator 44 attached for you to download. Why not print it off, staple it u and pretend it came in the mail just like the old days. You remember the old days, don’t you? Oh well. Write me a loc and you too could become part of Vibrator flourishing fanzine community.
In this issue: Front Cover …. Found by John Thiel The Official Organ #230 The Silver State Age #7 Kevin Trainor – 3 pages The Murdered Master Mage #13 George Phillies – 4 Pages Synergy #8 John Thiel – 8 pages Archive Midwinter for #230 Jefferson Swycaffer – 3 pages Back Cover …. Found by John Thiel
N’APA is the Amateur Press Alliance for members of the National Fantasy Fan Federation (N3F). As it is distributed in PDF format, there are no dues or postage fees. It is open to all members of the N3F. If there are members interested in joining who have no computer access, special arrangements may be possible. People who only want to read are welcome to ask to be added to the email list. Check with the official collator, who is George Phillies, 48 Hancock Hill Drive, Worcester MA 01609; firstname.lastname@example.org; 508 754 1859; and on facebook.
Please do not submit PDF files of your contributions without prior discussion. I occasionally send a copy of N’APA to the accessible (email address needed) N3F membership, in the hope that some of them will join N’APA. Currently the frequency is every other month, with the deadline being on the fifteenth day of odd-numbered months. The mailing will normally be collated in due time, as the collator is retired. Publication has always been totally regular, though some readers question my interpretations of “always”, “totally”, and “regular”. N’APA has been in existence since 1959,
but has transitioned from being a paper APA to an electronic one.
If you publish on blogs, websites, Facebook, etc., a good closing line is always “Like SF? I belong to the N3F http://N3F.org and you should, too.” not to mention “N3F? Public memberships are free.”
Leading people to Fanac is good. Our wonderful Welcommittee does its share, but more voices in this direction would be positive. Speaking up (e.g., Letters of Comment) for activities you would like to see, and do not, would be positive.
George sends us copies of two zines this week–Mt Void and Revenge of Hump Day. He also passes on copies of our own WARP, which is much appreciated by yours truly! –CPL
Calling all Groovers of Fandom (yes, you). Your monthly Vibrator awaits you, attached to this very message. This month Curt Phillips secedes from the Confederacy, whilst Jim Mowatt trawls the dens of inniquity that were the Helnsinki Worldcon and reports back. Nice Farey predicts the outcome of the Floyd Mayweather fight (what you already knew the outcome?) And more, but not much more. Open it up and take a bath.