It’s another Bruce Pelz invention. As Suford Lewis said, he had a fruitful imagination.
Legend says he called it his second dumbest idea. But what did he know?
An apa (amateur press, or publishing, association) is – among us – in origin a device for distributing fanzines.
Russell Chauvenet coined the word “fanzine” in the 1940s.类似物，Asimov’s,幻想和科幻杂志和类似的，是prozines。我们的球迷杂志是由球迷爱好者的出版物，为球迷。优点有时贡献。有些人都是。
We borrowed apas from Amateur Journalism (sometimes “ayjay” for short). NAPA the National Amateur Press Association, founded 1876 and still ongoing – its 144th annual convention was 11-13 Jul 19 at Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A. – says it is
dedicated to the furtherance of Amateur Journalism as a hobby. Although deeply rooted in the “Black Art” of letterpress printing, all of the associated arts of writing, editing, publishing, and illustration are equally important to NAPA members. Each month’s bundle of papers, mailed to all members, will contain the work of printers, some who do not write, and writers and poets, and some who also print. Some edit and publish the work of others, leaving the craft of printing to yet others.
You can look it up.
我们的影迷是年轻，但也一起在1937年，当约翰米歇尔和唐沃尔海姆成立FAPA幻想业余报业协会 - 也仍在进行中。
It occurred to Michel and Wollheim – each of whom has much to answer for (historical present tense; JM 1917-1968, DW 1914-1990) – that fanziners could send copies of their zines to a central officer who would then collate and distribute them. From this came copy counts, membership rosters, waiting lists, and事情太猛提。
该central and only officer of WOOF is the Official Editor. Some have held that position for years – Pelz himself, and Victoria Smith, to name two – but this too comes and goes.
这些年collation will be WOOF 44 (the number, like much else, issubject to controversy但也没办法;可能相关，但我坚持认为，这是没有的，原子元素44是地球上最稀有的金属之一，并且没有生物学作用）。
萨·梅森，其一些作品是由艾莉森·斯科特收集No Moose Today, Thanks，will do a cover.
Would you like to contribute? There’s no formal membership.
这些年Worldconwill be at Dublin, Republic of Ireland. At the moment WOOF seeks a convenient place for depositing and collecting contributions on paper. Electronic contributions will be printed and collated in.
该result will be (1) sent by paper or electronic mail to each contributor, as each may arrange with the OE; (2) sent to people who do not contribute, if any so arrange; (3) given to members of the Worldcon who seem interested, as resources may permit – including some way of covering the OE’s costs, with Dutch letters of exchange – that may not be right –hmm— or PayPal, or something.
Stay tuned for more details (“Slans! This is a Porgrave thought-broadcaster,” A.E. Van Vogt,Slanch. 14, as the electronic may seehere）。
同时，如果你愿意，你可以写信或打电话给我，236 S.科罗纳街409号，洛杉矶，CA 90057，U.S.A。;(213)384-6622（太平洋时区）。
Why me – when I’ve never been in WOOF? Well, Lord Melbourne (William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, 1779-1848), when told he was a pillar of the Church, said “I don’t think I can be a pillar of the Church. I must be a buttress. I support it from outside.”
Among much else he wrote and translated under the nameRei Kozumi。Some of us rendered this as “Mr. Kozumi”, not recognizing his Japanification – while in Japanese style the last name shall be first, the Japanese are punsters far beyond even the likes of me (and I wish I’d invented “Black Art”, though ink comes in other colors too) – of “cosmic ray”. He was great in fandom and prodom.
“Kees” rhymes with “rays”.