Vibrating With Graham

I nodded in agreement when I read Rich Coad say in a letter toFlag大多数fanzine风扇不评奖兴趣了。(我的意思是,除了你,艾丹,当然)。格雷厄姆·查诺克提供居住证明(或者100度)振动器2.0.4[PDF file].

Frankly I have given up on this competitive stuff. No matter how much brilliant stuff I write for that seminal literary journal CHUNGA people (mostly Andy Hooper, which is strange because he is one of the editors) persist in ignoring me. Okay, once Marty Cantor proposed me for past fwa president at Corflu in Sunnyvale but he was soon shouted down and the anodyne Spike, who can’t even afford a last name and was on the organising committee, was elected in my place. Nowadays it seems Brits are elected every year without actually doing anything or displaying any talent. Even Roy Kettle. Bitter? Not me.

已经说过我大部分的写作动力有限公司mes from being drunk, I have to admit the flaw in my own argument. When I’m drunk I frequently just feel tired. I think of lots of stuff I could write, including long novels with vast starships (but also heart-searching poems dealing with death and mortality) but then I reach for another drink and turn on Bones.

该entire issue is filled with lightning wit — except for Graham’s article about death, I mean — and though I treasure the firecracker string of perfectly-placed in-jokes quoted above, most of it is far more accessible to the uninitiated. His readers add to the pandemonium, too. If only Graham charged for copies I would happily testify that Mark Plummer’s letter of comment is worth the price of admission by itself.

该漫画雨果

是的,那是什么cognoscenti呼叫的最佳图形故事亚博体育下载app雨果 - “漫画雨果”。

我不知道这之前,我通过分页饮料罐#336where thecognoscenti有很多要说2012年雨果值得的工作。

克里斯·加西亚notes Paul Cornell’s strong recommendation forFablesbut says it will not be a choice for him: “Now, looking at this coming year, well, Fables is nowhere near my ballot.拨号^ h(由中国Miéville写的我的所有时间最喜欢的漫画的概念之一)国家飞碟(by Paul Cornell),Silk SpectreDr. Manhattan,and perhaps most importantly of all,Justice League“。

Chris also reports that Paul Cornell is so disappointed with the track record of the Best Graphic Story Hugo category that he’s now referring to it as a “fan Hugo.” I guess that’s supposed to be an insult, otherwise you’d think it would help his purpose since everyone knows no one can win a fan Hugo but a pro. In fact, Paul took one home in Best Fancast just last year.

詹姆斯·培根speaks about格兰维尔辄的Bete由布莱恩·塔尔博特和表明“我马上would have to say that SAGA (by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples) is a definite. Any SF fan who has not read this, is missing out, not only for the ideas, but the terrific dialogue and humour. It is a wonderful mix of Fantasy in a space setting and is terrifically personal, in a very skilled way.”

He also recommends,曼哈顿项目乔纳森·希克曼和尼克Pitarra,Peter Panzerfaust通过Kurtis J Wiebe, art by Tyler Jenkins, “an alternate history, messing with the famous children’s literary characters, with Hauptmann Hook on the Horizon” and Marvel’s鹰眼这“可能是一个奇迹漫画的主流,但审美的外观和优良的对话,使其成为一个赢家,幽默和荒诞感,以现实的方式投,使它令人愉快的。”他还提到风暴狗,这只有发表在2012年,由Doug布雷斯韦特和戴维·海因的两个问题。

同时乔顿对Forbidden Planet International Blog还建议格兰维尔辄的BeteSaga曼哈顿项目as well as该New Deadwardians通过Dan Abnett and Ian Culbard,Judge Dredd: Day of Chaos/Trifecta通过Wagner等人(AD 2000),预言家通过Brandon Graham, Simon Roy et al andBatwoman通过JH Williams III, Haden Blackman, adding a few other choices, but definitely confirming interest in some titles.

旅途星球诱惑命运

If there were any triskaidekaphobes on the editorial staff of地球之旅他们会都没敢填issue #13[PDF文件]有关性政治争论?

Guest editors Emma King and Helen Montgomery rounded up nearly three dozen fans to discussgender parity在约定的面板,局部争论自从保罗康奈尔宣布了他的个人计划to do something about it, and the 2013 Eastercon made it a policy.

A few writers uphold the 50/50 side of the argument against all comers, and a good thing they’re able to do it because most of the contributors oppose a fixed male-female ratio of panelists.

正如卡罗尔·康诺利帧的问题:

毕竟,这是21世纪!这并不是因为如果有人刻意保持女性的路程。只要永生的骗子有一种对妇女的普遍欢迎环境,他们就会打开了面板上。就像在外地蘑菇(翻译为市民间:“像星巴克特许经营权”)。

Except that hasn’t happened, has it? Although women make up over 50% of the population, that fact is not mirrored in panel demographics.

这根本差距总是在我的脑海里作为程序的组织者,即使我不是50/50倡导者。

50/50反对者应该何时亲作家的社会并不板是否应该反映人口法医参数,后勤参数约瞄准50/50组装之际公约程序的所有变量的难度。一些妇女甚至认为50/50不会推动女权主义原则。例如,艾玛简·戴维斯认为50/50可能是一个障碍处理真正的问题:

面板奇偶校验有效地使一个真正的问题不可见的影迷和世界其他地区。我们是很惭愧的女SFF作家的缺乏,我们必须拒绝的差距,甚至自己呢?请问真理不是作为一个更好的动力,那些谁愿意纠正真正的问题?

Certainly the zine will be must reading for conrunners because so many of their colleagues are in it and it’s a great way to see some of the other players’ cards.

(Full disclosure: I wrote for #13, too. Was that good luck for the editors, or bad?)

Drink Tank 300

克里斯·加西亚的和詹姆斯·培根饮料罐#300[PDF file] celebrates另一个century mark in an epic way; 320 contributions from a bodacious number of writers and artists fill 272 pages, which translates to 11 megabytes of faanish goodness for those of you who readDrink Tankelectronically. (“Is there any other kind?” barks Col. Jessup.)

克里斯和詹姆斯拿到18页刚刚上市的贡献者。致命的快感都已经征了这个问题 - 后者的耶罗尼米斯·博斯之一。所有的休息,以哈兰埃里森除外(嘘!它至少从一个哈伦秘密!)都热情,并愿意加入这个伟大的杂志的后雨果胜利的一方。

Many took inspiration from the issue’s several themes: wrestling, Los Angeles, and “Your Worst Idea Ever.” There are also articles by people who seem to have thought there was a theme “But wait, I’m important too!” And of course you are.

数字300是一个主题本身和朱利安·韦斯特的崇高“300”是荣耀的grunt's眼视图在温泉中,黑色幽默limned。

捐款进来各种形式,体裁和风格 - 从利兹巴蒂,微凯文罗氏,计算机代码(以下简称“Garcialyzer”)俳句fotonovelawith art by Rick Bretschneider, an extremely cool travelogue by Eleanor Farrell, Liam Sharp’s interesting short-short “It Was Like Sorrow”, several reviews, and an interview with Michael Whelan conducted by Sarah Lorraine Goodman.

Some of my other favorites include seductively-titled bits of ingenuity like Bill Higgins’ “The Shmoos of the Tevatron,” which is actually nonfiction, and Dann Lopez’ brilliant, masterful, and don’t let me forget to say hilarious Wizard of Oz parody “Ozzie’s Broom.”

Jason Schacht even lost 150 pounds for the occasion. Well anyway, he really did lose 150 pounds – and it’s all documented here.

Check it out! It’s for reading experiences like this the long Thanksgiving weekend was made.

He’s Baaack!

史蒂夫·格林写道:“从感恩节还有48小时了,但土耳其的到来:Fortnightly Fix # 24“。[PDF]

Following Steve’s account of Novacon in this issue is another genius suggestion for celebrating the month:

My latest idea: NaNoWino. We all commit to drinking at least one bottle of wine every day next November, then see if we can still write afterwards.

I like that plan许多better.

SF / SF#121

A zine always worth reading,科幻/旧金山#121[PDF文件]提供由西班牙警长和约翰·考克森两罚Worldcon报告。他们的热情传染带来的读者对入时刻分享所有他们的乐趣。增加了对约翰荣誉 - 没有多少TAFF获奖者上交他们的旅行报告的第一批那么快。

SF/SFis also known for great photos and my favorite in this issue was James Shields’ dramatic, colorful shot of four TAFF delegates – Ulrika O’Brien, James Bacon, John Coxon and Randy Byers.

厄尔·肯普退休杂志“EI”

厄尔·肯普recently publishedeI57with the collected“Letters from Jail” by Ted White。Twenty-five years Ted ago was arrested for dealing drugs out of his home in Falls Church and served a term in jail. He wrote a compelling series of 21 letters to his friends about these experiences. Since his friends were also fanzine editors the letters soon saw print, however, their Eighties zines now are rarities.

Kemp, who published his own prison letters inEI10 (2003) in“我有一些朋友是在”有愿景做Ted的信件一样,在一个单一的问题,由丹STEFFAN丰厚的说明收集它们。

坎普在同一期杂志宣布,他将在今年年底关闭了他的多产fanhistory杂志。两个普通的问题就会出现,然后坎普的最后一个,EI60,将包含索引整个运行。EI肯定会被错过。

E-8同上

埃里克·迈耶begins one of his delightful essays inE-Ditto #8[PDF file]:

克拉克顿史密斯曾与也就是说,大部分的话我从来没有听说过的一种方式。

不仅是史密斯的丰富虚构的词汇很值得一读的探索,我发现它令人难以置信的satisyfing史密斯的紫色散文将在电子杂志,以图形模仿Eric的老dittoed fanzine,这里的文字简直是紫色的讨论。

该Drink Tank’s问题二百年

double-century issue of该Drink Tank(#200), its fourth annish, is more than historic — it’s a hoot-and-a-half. Chris Garcia and a whole slate of interesting fans have packed it with laughs.

When Chris invited Cheryl Morgan to contribute, the wordannishseems to have been garbled in transmission. But who could have done a better job than Cheryl of envisioning traditionalAmishfanac?

A fanzine produced by science fictional Amish, therefore, would be composed on an Apple Mac, or a Dell running Windows XP (which, incidentally, is still on sale in the future because Microsoft still haven’t got the bugs out of Vista, or whatever they are calling the latest release).

谢丽尔表演,作为一个作家罚款可以带你。贝丝·朱克曼证明了精美的书写用事先准备联合去更远的地方朝着确保您的会议体验将产生很大的fanzine材料。矿井没有conreport都不能指望像她占2009年Arisia来实现什么:

我确实有寻求T恤供应商,因为在我51磅的行李箱被完全具备了飞船的睡衣,在夸耀不必要的硬币胸罩,整个6号服装与眉妆,内衣名副其实的山,和小橡胶事情慷慨供应,不知何故,我完全没能在白天带来什么穿各方开始前。

职业摔跤是克里斯·加西亚的激情之一。在这个问题上,他的朋友鲍比·托兰有很多要说专业摔跤手Kurt角度的需要学会谦虚,而这些经验教训会如何赋予。一个好的fanwriting的特点之一就是它能够使迷人的拍摄对象,通常会兴趣不大,这是我的默认响应职业摔跤的能力。托兰举行我的注意力从开始到结束。

I also admired the trivia quiz “Fantastic Fours” by Frank Wu and Brianna Spacekat Wu. I answered more than half of them wrong, but everyone reading this review should be able to name the foursome composed of Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo.

基督教麦奎尔spends most of his time as one of the leading conrunners of the age, but thanks to Chris Garcia he hasn’t been completely lost to the world of fanwriting. Plenty of people will want to read all about McGuire’s adventures at Further Confusion 2009 once I mention that one of the lines in the report is: “A prurient Pink Panther holding up the tail of the Tiger before him offered Andy the choice to play jump rope with the tail. All I can say is that Andy can Double-Dutch with me any day.”

Leigh Ann Hildebrand is yet another friend of Chris’s with a great sense of humor. This is not even the funniest line in her list of “Five Things I’m No Longer Allowed To Do in the Fanzine Lounge”:

4. Not allowed to offer impromptu origami classes using materials at hand, even with the justification that it’s a form of performance art expressing my thoughtful critique of the phrase “core fandom.”

Every issue of该Drink Tankis highlighted by a combination of original art and assorted graphics liberated from the internet. An example of the latter, my favorite in issue #200, is the wry parody of RIAA’s anti-piracy ads showing a woman in a pre-WWI hairdo manipulating two Edison phonographs under the caption “Home Cylinder Duplication Is Killing the Music Industry.”

It doesn’t seem that long ago Chris was gushing poetically about what it might be like to produce his hundredth ish, at the time something only a select few active faneds like Arnie Katz, Knarley Welch and Mike Glyer could claim. Within five seconds after mentioning this inFile 770,我立即从谁愿意被排除在名单得罪了无数歌迷听到,印象最深刻的幸福马克和伊夫林·利珀谁不知道究竟是什么大不了的,因为他们的MT虚空已出版十五“百分之一”的问题。

But the point is that it’s my turn to live vicariously through Chris’s experience. At the rate I’m producing issues there’s a good chance I will have to wait until 2028 or so to have a 200th issue experience of my very own. Great work Chris!

2009 FAAn Awards Voting Begins

CorfluZedJust about two months from now someone will come to the podium atCorfluZed并宣布Fanzine活动成果(FAAN)奖项的获奖者。但是,我们不要超越自己,首先你需要做你的一部分。投票!

该2009 FAAn Awards Ballot is now on the Corflu Zed page ateFanzines.com

Voting deadlines: Votes sent by postal mail must be postmarked February 26, 2009. Votes sent via e-mail are due by Midnight, March 5, 2009.

该re will be no on-site voting during Corflu. Submission of an actual ballot is not required to cast a vote by e-mail, just the list of preferences. See the instructions on the ballot form for further details.

该winners will be revealed at the Corflu Zed banquet on March 15.

None have said it better than Arnie Katz: “The Fan achievement Awards are probably the best way to distribute deserved egoboo among the fans who have done so much to make our Fandom so enjoyable.”

If you’re curious about last year’s top voter-getters, after the jump I have the list Arnie enclosed with his e-mail distribution of the ballot.

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