Category: 80s Fanhistory

Wesley Crusher: Naming Calls

ST:TNG had just started its second season when Rick Foss and I organized the 1988 Loscon program. Every fan I knew watched the show and had opinions about the assorted minor controversies involving its creator Gene Roddenberry and how the … Continue reading

Source Materials About the 1989 Hugo Controversy

Noreascon 3 was one of the best Worldcons ever, and the reasons for saying so are in my convention report (reprinted here in five parts a few years ago, opening with Worldcon Wayback Machine: Noreascon Three (1989) Day One). However, … Continue reading

Lifetime Positive

[First published in 2002.] By Mike Glyer: Early in Ian Fleming’s novel Moonraker James Bond is driving at night and spots an ominous neon sign flashing the message HELL IS HERE over and over. He rounds a hillock and once … Continue reading

Brighton WorldCon ‘87: A Slightly Delayed Report

By R. A. MacAvoy: I had thought to begin this trip report with the idea it was something lost in the mail.  Lost for many, many years.  That seemed clever at first, but I realized that my memories aren’t close … Continue reading

“If I Ran The Z/o/o/ Con” Reloaded and Reissued

Sasquan guest of honor Leslie Turek is preparing a 4th edition of the Worldcon runners’ role playing game If I Ran the Zoo…Con for delivery in Spokane. The cover illustration is by Merle Insinga, and interior cartoons by Steve Stiles. Preorders are being … Continue reading

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    What author have you most recently discovered? (“Tanker” by ~djahal)

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    Caption this! (“T 1MARMOT” by ~HenrySchreiber)

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    Don’t diss his Paperwhite (“Highway Samurai” by Inkthinker)

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    Page turns with L or R? (“techno hand” by richardsymonsart)

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    Where to today? (“Flying there” by Rai76)

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    Anything you wish your Kindle could do for you? (Unknown work/author)

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    Can you spot the guy with a Kindle? (Unknown title by

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    Share/RT if you remember this pre-Kindle chore!

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    Got any favorite Space Opera titles? (“Force Landing” by Markus Vogt)

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    What author comes to mind here? (“Witch of Thought” by Angel Alonso)

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    What cover/case do you keep your Kindle dry with? (“Runaway 2” by Pene Menn)

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    Kindle hat-trick: Read in the air, on land, and sea? (“Space Marines” by Rado Javor)

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    Any new gadgets under the tree to keep your Kindle company?

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    Tell all your BFF’s about us! Share/Retweet! (“Forget Me Not” by Daniel Conway)

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    Rrecommend any good Space Horror? (“Silent Threat” by Camille Kuo)

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    Like/Favorite if you’ve got outerspace-brain right now. (“LMS Hex” by Dan Luvisi)

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    Share/Retweet if you cuddle up your kitty to read! (“LMS Ro and Gizmo” by Dan Luvisi)

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    Who’s got a burning hunger for a Kindle Fire? (“Baboy Robot” by Clinton Felker)

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    Like/Favorite if you LOVE the Kindle’s battery life (“LMS Judge” by Dan Luvisi)

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    Don’t you hate that ‘what now?’ feeling after finishing up a great series? (“LMS Gabriel Unloaded” by Dan Luvisi)

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    Tell all your amigos about us- we’ll hang out! (“Searching 2” by Andree Wallin)

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    Who’s your all-time fav femme fatale character? (“You and Me” by Andree Wallin)

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    Read with one hand or two? (“Deep Impact” by Andree Wallin)

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    Who reads with the Kindle app for Android? (“Big Robots” by Andree Wallin)

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    Do you read on the train or traffic? (“Downtown” by Andree Wallin)