Fanac

Wisely noticing that the fan-activating zines are a thing of the past, we seek here to push fandom to super activity via the net in this new bestowal of blessings to Fankind, born from our creative consciousness, which we have chosen to entitle “Fanac” to signify its purpose rather than aggrandizing a more whimsical title. Title is copyright 2013 by a Citizens’ Copyright which we created same as we did the column.

“A published writer visualizes the world as charmed by what

he has written.  Then he starts receiving the kickback.”

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Alph Dolphino, where do you roam? Some of the fastest goings-on ever have started happening on Facebook, where a couple of dozen science fiction and fantasy groups have gotten into action about conventions and fan history.

Weird Tales has a Facebook page and has started doing some very challenging posting, calling out for activity, interaction and participation.

People are putting in links to interesting sites and events.

Could computer fandom be called the realization of Ninth Fandom?

LinkedIn has gotten into fast action too, verifying the backgrounds of people who have joined it and cross-referencing everybody. Shelby Vick of Planet Stories has given me numerous endorsements, for example, and I’ve done the same for him. It’s right friendly getting all these endorsements from other fans, and I’m not negligent about giving them out. Nescher Pyscher invited me into LinkedIn; that seems to be the way the organization is joined.

The N3F is to be commended for rolling back into an active state of existence; they now have two fanzines at efanzines, TNFF and Tightbeam, and have been restoring a lot of the activities. See the advertisement for their story contest, open to people outside the N3F, in our advertisements section.

The joint shu rocks. Knowing something is starting to happen. (What joint? Why, the space cabana where fandom has gathered.)

Commercial interests are picking up, too.  Everyone’s recommending their ebooks where they are able, and are finding a greater ease in doing so.

This tri-yearly report’s saying that the Fanac level is getting into high gear. It seems only computer crashes can hamper the trend. A new fannish language is even evolving. And there is a lot of activity of finding and recommending what’s coming out in the way of SF books and fantasy novels. Let’s hope this lasts.  There are some signs of First Fandom coming into the fore, and that is apt to add some stability.

The SF Book Club, after its anniversary catalog, has dropped without warning its editor-in-chief’s column, but by way of compensation they have evolved a fannish site on the net to complement their rather dormant original site. That’s Vorpalizer, found at http://Vorpalizer.com

Well, what if they have no editorial direction and chat?  Those editors were sitting in the catbird seat anyway.

 

 

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