Author: John Purcell

Rough Landing – A Feghoot

Rough Landing – A Feghoot

Do you like puns? SURE you do! Read More »

Deep in the Heart of Texas, Redux

Deep in the Heart of Texas, Redux

Long a popular feature in fanzines, con reports have provided detailed and not-so-detailed write-ups of fan gatherings that fall under the general label of "convention." Read More »

Deep in the Heart of Texas, Part 2

Deep in the Heart of Texas, Part 2

Ever wanted to drop a fan into the middle of the Atlantic? Learn how. Read More »

Deep in the Heart of Texas, Part 1

Deep in the Heart of Texas, Part 1

Before I really get into the meat and potatoes of this entry, allow me to apologize for being absent a few months. Since some readers might know me – which on this website may not be very many people –  they know what’s been going o... Read More »

I Got Them Old Kon-Going Blues Again, Momma.

Forgive me, Janis Joplin, for destroying that wonderful album title of yours. But it is true: the urge to get up and go to a con is growing in me. Fortunately, I can do something about this, and so can many others who suffer from the same affliction.... Read More »

E-Zines vs. Dead Tree Zines: the more things change…

E-Zines vs. Dead Tree Zines: the more things change…

I have been producing fanzines off and on since 1976, shortly after encountering science fiction fandom and this particular aspect of that hobby interest. As anybody who has ever pubbed (that is fanspeak for “published”) an ish (“issue”), the life-b... Read More »