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It's 2005: Do You Know Where Your Fanzine Is? - Morgan Dawn Livejournal:The Here And Now
The Here And Now
It's 2005: Do You Know Where Your Fanzine Is?

"Most fans would probably love to own a hard copy of a fan publication. If more were exposed to printed fanzines, they might even want to collect them. Many new fans don’t know these publications exist or ever existed, particularly if they have never attended conventions, or their only exposure is to web stories beamed over the Internet. What they are missing is something rare and precious and even personally valuable….like the rudimentary books published in the Middle Ages. How prized those must have been for the new readers….”*

*A fanzine aficionado posting to an online forum in 2005 during one of many debates about whether fanzines would continue to survive as a fannish art form. Read more about this discussion on Fanlore and even more about the history of media fanzines here.

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sc_fossil From: sc_fossil Date: December 15th, 2014 03:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hadn't read that page before. Interesting! I often wonder why people complain about buying a zine. Nobody has ever held a gun to my head and made me fork over my money for a zine. I buy them because I want to. It's like selling them on ebay. I buy what I want when I want and nobody forces me to overpay or underpay.

Thanks, MD!
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