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Fanzine Listings (updated)

Update: April 15, 2013: The bulk of the fanzine information has been moved to Fanlore, the fan run wiki. You can access Fanlore's home page here.
If you're looking for a list of fanzines by fandom, this is what I have so far:

Place of Honor:  Starsky & Hutch. Pepper has compiled the most amazing and complete fanzine listing. Mahvelous. Go here

1. Alphabetical listing
A-Team - list here (last updated in 1997) and here
Beauty & the Beast here and here
Buffy and Angel
Blake's 7  - Judith has an extensive list here
Dr Who - partial lists available here and here and here
Due South -Ray Vecchio Fanzines and  Ray Kowalski Fanzines
Inspector Morse here
The Magnificent 7 here
The Man From U.N.C.L.E - slash fanzines here, gen and slash fanzines here
The Professionals -The Hatstand  and Palely Loitering (with their own LJ here)
Quantum Leap - old list, needs updating
Rat Patrol - Excel spreadsheet here
Real Ghostbusters - here (defunct, last updated 2002). A more current list is here
Robin of Sherwood here
Seaquest here and here
The Sentinel - Loft Library -Slash Zines and Gen Zines
Smallville here
Shadow Chasers here (old archive)
Sherlock Holmes here
Stargate SG1 - old list here
Starsky & Hutch - Pepper's Amazing List With Every Possible Combination Except Pepperoni
Star Trek   - K/S Slash Zines and Star Trek Zinedex (gen/het/slash). An index of stories published in fanzines by title and author can be downloaded from the KirkSpockCentral mailing list (membership required).
Star Wars - Star Wars Collector's Bible (older list archived here)
Supernatural - here
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea here
Xena/Hercules - partial list here

2. Multi-Fandom Lists

Ming's Fanzine Archives (Star Trek, Star Wars & other Fandoms - click on the pdfs for the list)
Fandom Wikis - FanLore and Fan History

3. What To Do With That Aging Fanzine Collection?  If you don't  want to sell your fanzines on eBay or at a convention, the  Fan Culture Preservation Project  will help fans find homes for their fanzine collections - either at the University of Iowa or  via fellow fans.  More here and  here.

What I like about the Fan Culture Project is that the University will pay for shipping and loading of the zines.  I have several friends whose health has declined, don't want to sell their collection, but want to find their fanzines a good home.

Other places to buy/sell your fanzines: the Zinelist Announcements List, its sister discussion mailing list  Zinelist or the SlashSwap mailing list. You can offer your fanzines on LJ at Fandom Swap.     Jim and Melody Rondeau will also agent your fanzines online and at conventions for a small commission. As a last resort head over to eBay but beware you may be charged 2-3x more than you would buying from fannish sources.

For new zines/in print zines only:  The Zine listing communities - one here on Dreamwidth and the mirror here on LJ. Melody Clark has started MediaFen, a fanzine listing blog. The RSS feed for LJ users is here. The direct blog link is here.

If you're trying to track down a fanzine producer whose website has moved or gone away, try using the Wayback Machine.  Ex:  The Zine Zone (last updated in 2003) is archived here.

4. Any other lists? Drop a note. And feel free to link here, as I'll update it.

Looking for Fanzine lists:
Star Trek - gen/het
Buffy/Angel - some zines listed on Fanlore
Highlander - some zines listed on Fanlore
X-Files - some zines listed on Fanlore

5. Wanna Know How Your Ancestors Produced Their Fan Fiction?
Read "Fandom Before Computers"

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The Case of the Missing Guard Rail

Sometimes I feel like we are standing on a cliff and it has started crumbling at the edge.

And George is the only one who notices and pipes up: Hey everyone there's no guard rail. We could all fall down any second.  Should we put up a warning sign?

And everyone shouts: "For fucks sake George why is there no guard rail?! Why would you ever think just a sign is a good idea? Why didn't you suggest putting up the guard rail from the start!  In fact why are we standing on the edge of this cliff?   Whose idea was that!!! Was it YOURS GEORGE?"

George: Uh, okay? I think we all walked here together. So...anyone have a guard rail handy? And how far shall it go? And who will be installing it?

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Vidding Software

[personal profile] isis posted: vid nostalgia
It's been a while since I made a vid (9 years? Wow.) but now I'm starting to think that maybe I should get new vidding software (I don't have any on this computer) and play with vids again. It was exasperating, but it was fun, and there's nothing like the feeling of creating something from a spark of idea into a finished thing that sometimes other people like, too.
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Star Trek My Fandom Invented Slash

Come watch Star Trek: TOS with us!

[personal profile] elf posted: Come watch Star Trek: TOS with us!
Galactic Journey has reached a momentous point in its travel through the past: This is the year Star Trek began. (Or rather, 55 years ago is when Star Trek began, because the Journey is 55 years ago today.) We're all very excited about the new show!

Last week, we watched both pilots & then the first episode via Discord stream, on Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday. The plan is to watch it together every Wednesday at 8:30 pm, Eastern and Pacific (two showings), and we'd love more people to
join us at Discord. (If we get lots and lots of people, we'll split to more streams.)

It's amazing to see the show in the context of the era.
I've been doing this and it has been a blast!

This Discord invite expires in 7 days

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Martha Wells fans....

[personal profile] marthawellsMartha Wells posted: Virtual Event Next Week
So I just found out there is going to be a virtual event about me at the TAMU Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. It’s Wednesday September 29, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm CT.

It’s registration only, and limited to 260 Zoom attendees. Here’s the link for anyone interested:
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Virtual Starsky & Hutch Convention in October - Free

 Registration for Virtual SHareCon 2021 is STILL open! (Registration closes October 1, so don't delay! It's free:

 We'll have panels, vids, and more. Interested? 

 Check the site:

 Registering helps us gauge attendance and ensure attendees are adults. Reg info won't be shared.

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