Pong

(1) A Fanzine

An ensmalled fanzine with forty issues published between 1980 and 1982 by Ted White and Dan Steffan.

A checklist can be found at http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Pong/

Issue Date Pages Notes
1 October 1980 4
2 November 1980 4
3 November 1980 6
4 December 1980 4
5 December 1980 6
6 January 1981 8 Double Issue
8 February 1981 6
9 February 1981 4
10 March 1981 6
11 March 1981 4
12 March 1981 12
13 April 1981 6
14 May 1981 4
15 May 1981 6
16 June 1981 4
17 June 1981 4
18 June 1981 6
19 August 1981 6 Double Issue
21 August 1981 4
22 September 1981 4
23 September 1981 6
24 October 1951 6
25 October 1981 34
26 November 1981 8
27 November 1981 6
28 December 1981 10
29 January 1982 10
30 February 1982 10
31 March 1982 10
32 March 1982 10
33-34 April 1982 20 Double Issue
35 May 1982 10
36 June 1982 10
37 July 1982 10
38 August 1982 4
39 August 1982 6
40 August 1982 20
41 August 1992 8 Final issue

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(2) A Name for a Nickname

from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
The surname given such Tuckerish pen-names as John W Pong jr, Horatio Alger Pong, Lord Ponge-Ponge [a bit of an oddball] usw, altho according to some who should know the first name rather'n the last is the family name among Chinese, so that if these characters are related to the famous Hoy Ping Pong they should all be Hoys. Hoy Ping Pong himself, "the Chinese Buck Rogers", originally had a personality all his own, but eventually just became a pename for Bob Tucker writing humorous articles.
from Fancyclopedia 1 ca. 1944
The surname given such Tuckerish penames as John W. Pong Jr., Horatio Alger Pong, usw, altho according to some who should know, the first name rathern the last is the surname of Chinamen, so that if these characters are related to the famous Hoy Ping Pong, they should all be Hoys.