Fanzines and fan history? Of course.
The 14th edition of ditto,
the friendly fanzine fansí convention, was held in October 2001
the Tucker Hotel in Bloomington, Ill.
This year, ditto
was combined with FanHistoriCon
for a weekend of festivities fêting fine fannish traditions.
You missed discussions of fanzines, fannish history, fandom in general and the best ways to preserve them. It was great fun.
Do good. Avoid evil. Pub your ish.
Your hosts: Dick Smith, Leah Zeldes Smith, Wilson "Bob" Tucker, Fern Tucker, Henry Welch and Letha Welch.
FanHistoriCon Speaker — Jack F Speer
ATTENDING MEMBERS: Forrest J Ackerman, Lynne Aronson, Mark Aronson, Don Ayres, Judy Bemis, Bill Bowers, Linda Bushyager, Dan Caldwell, Bill Cavin, Cokie Cavin, Rob Chilson, Catherine Crockett, Jane Dennis, Scott Dennis, Howard DeVore, Carolyn Doyle, Alex Eisenstein, Phyllis Eisenstein, Kurt Erichsen, Naomi Fisher, George Flynn, Steve Francis, Sue Francis, Beverly Friend, D. Gary Grady, Teddy Harvia, Carolyn Hickman, Mark Hickman, Colin Hinz, Cris Kaden, Neil Kaden, Mary Kay Kare, Hope Leibowitz, Eric Lindsay, Sam Long, Nicki Lynch, Richard Lynch, David Miller, Pat Molloy, Murray Moore, Erik Olson, Mark Olson, Priscilla Olson, Tony Parker, Gary Plumlee, Neil Rest, Jim Rittenhouse, Susan Rittenhouse, Alan Rosenthal, Dave Rowe, Ron Salomon, Peggy Rae Sapienza, Joyce Scrivner, Steven Silver, Pat Sims, Roger Sims, Dick Smith, Leah Zeldes Smith, Ben Solon, David Sooby, Jack Speer, Dick Spelman, Edie Stern, Keith Stokes, Jon Stopa, Diana Thayer, Gregg Trend, Fern Tucker, Wilson "Bob" Tucker, Tom Veal, Pat Virzi, Bob Webber, Toni Weisskopf, Jerry Weist, Henry Welch, Letha Welch, John Widmer, Art Widner, David Williams, Joel Zakem.
SUPPORTING MEMBERS: Harry Andrushak, Tom Beck, Ned Brooks, Cy Chauvin, Karen Cooper, Moshe Feder, Deb Geisler, Janice Gelb, Ben Liberman, Robert Lichtman, Bill Mallardi, Laurie Mann, Keesan Meltzer, Catherine Mintz, Michael Pins, Andrew I. Porter, Sarah Prince, Joe Siclari, Laurraine Tutihasi, Michael Waite, Bobb Waller.
Progress reports are available in Adobe PDF format (you'll need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to display them):
In this sparkling
Contributors comprise a wide variety of fen -- BNFs, LKFs, fanzine fans, convention fans, techies, pros, Hugo winners, Worldcon chairfen and more -- among them Forry Ackerman, Jack L. Chalker, Howard DeVore, Phyllis Eisenstein, John Foyster, Gordon Garb, Deb Geisler, Mike Glicksohn, Mike Glyer, Rob Jackson, Terry Jeeves, Dave Langford, Eric Lindsay, Rich and Nicki Lynch, Craig Miller, Jodie Offutt, Mark and Priscilla Olson, Bruce Pelz, Andrew I. Porter, Tullio Proni, Mike Resnick, Jon Singer, Jack Speer, Bob Tucker, Tom Veal, William R. Warren, Peter Weston and Tom Whitmore.
Copies are $10, including U.S. postage (add $5 for copies to be sent outside the United States, $10 for overseas airmail); proceeds benefit ditto, FanHistoriCon and DUFF. Send a check or money order made out to Richard Smith to P.O. Box 266, Prospect Heights, IL 60070-0266, USA.