Newszine

A fanzine with news of interest to the community of sf fandom. Sercon newszines have news primarily of the professional community with fannish news sometimes thrown in for good measure; fannish newszines have news primarily of fandom with professional news sometimes thrown in for good measure.

There is also the convention newsletter which, though perhaps technically newszines, are best treated as a separate category. Clubzines likewise often contain a lot of news, but most are focused on the doings of a single club and are better thought of in that context.

Period Newszine Publisher Notes
1937-39 The Science Fiction News Letter Richard Wilson
late 30s — early 40s Midwest News & Views Mark Reinsberg Midwest news
late 30s The Science Fiction Scout James V. Taurasi
1938-49 Fantasy News Will Sykora
1940 Science Fiction Weekly Robert Lowndes
1940-41 Melbourne Bulletin Warwick Hockley
1940-42 Futurian Observer Bert F. Castellari et al Australian news
1940-45 Fantasy Fiction Field Julius Unger
1941-69 Fantasy Times / Science Fiction Times James V. Taurasi, Ann Deitz, James Ashe General fannish news, but mostly about prozines
1943-44 Nebula Rusty Hevelin and Larry Shaw
early 40s IPIH/AIN Bob Watson and Bob Tucker
early 40s Sci-Fic Variety Bob Tucker
1940s Fanews Walter Dunkleberger et al
1943-52 Fanewscard Bob Tucker A cardzine
1944-46 QX the Cardzine Joe Kennedy
1945-53 Bloomington Newsletter / Science Fiction Newsletter Bob Tucker
mid-40s FFF FANEWSCARD Will Sykora A cardzine
1946-53 Science Fiction Newsletter Bob Tucker
early 50s Magnus' Saturday Morning Gazette
1950 STEFCARD Walter Coslet A cardzine
1953-92 Science Fiction News Graham Stone later a perzine
1954 Grey Charles Wells
1956-57 Contact Ron Bennett et al UK news
1958-63 Fanac Terry Carr, Ron Ellik, Walter Breen Fannish news
1959-67 Skyrack Ron Bennett UK news
1962-64 Starspinkle Ron Ellik
1963 Fantasy News (New Series) Ken Beale
1963-64 Fantasy Fiction Field Harvey Inman
1964-67 Ratatosk Bruce Pelz
1965-72 Focal Point Rich Brown, Mike McInerney, Arnie Katz
1966-68 S. F. Weekly Andy Porter
1966-78 Rally Al Andrews, Lon Atkins, Don Markstein, Stven Carlberg, Beth Schwarzin Southern US news
1968-71 European Newsbulletin/Link Jean C. Muggoch European fan news
1968-79 Checkpoint Peter Roberts UK news
1968-present Locus Charlie Brown General fannish news in early years; now exclusively pro news
1969-?? Up From Here Andy Porter News for con runners
1969-76 Luna Monthly Ann Deitz
1972-73 Fiawol Joyce Katz, Arnie Katz
1970s Winnie the POO Mike Ward West-coast news
1970s Maybe Irv Koch Southern news
late 70s SFinctor Craig Miller
1976-78 Karass Linda Bushyager General fannish news
Small Mammal Martin Easterbrook and Margaret Austin British news
1978-94 Australian Science Fiction News Merv Binns Australian news
1979-2000 Science Fiction Chronicle Andy Porter Primarily pro news
1979-present Ansible Dave Langford
1974-80 The Spang Blah Jan Howard Finder International news
1973-78 Fanew sletter Leigh Edmonds Australian news
De Profundis Various LA and West-Coast news
1978-83 DNQ Victoria Vayne and Taral Wayne
1978 - present File 770 Mike Glyer General fannish news
1980s-?? Thyme Alan Stewart et al Australian news
1981-85 Uncle Dick's Dick Smith and Leah Zeldes Smith A fannish gossipzine
1983-96 Texas SF Inquirer Pat Mueller Texas news
SF Convention Register Erwin S. Strauss Convention listings
1985-89 Jane's Fighting Smofs Jane Dennis and Scott Dennis Bidding news
early 90s-present ConNotations Central Arizona Speculative Fiction Society
1994-2012 The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet Marc Ortlieb (1994-2001), Edwina Harvey and Ted Scribner (2002-2010), and Wendy Palmer (2011-2012) Mainly Australian news
2001-02 The Plokta News Newt Plokta cabal Mainly UK news
2001-07 Plokta News Network Plokta cabal Mainly UK news
2000s Taruithorn International Newsletter UK Tolkien news
Science and Fantasy Fan Reporter Colin Roden
Cry Havoc Linnette Horne