Mimosa

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Mimosa was a genzine with a strong emphasis on fanhistory edited by Rich and Nicki Lynch, with 30 issues from 1982 to 2003. The Lynchii also published two “best of Mimosafanthologies: A Mimosa Fanthology and A Mimosa Fanthology, Part 2.

Awards and Honors

  • Mimosa won the Best Fanzine Hugo in 1991–1994, 1997, 1998, and 2003, and it was nominated in 1995, 1996, 1999-2002, and 2004.
Issue Date Pages Theme Notes
1 January 1982 40
2 January 1987 38 “It’s still alive!”
3 September 1987 44
4 April 1988 34 Transcript of “Mimosa Live” It was staged during Chattacon XIII
5 August 1988 42 “Farewell to Tennessee”
6 April 1989 40 “Welcome to Maryland”
7 December 1989 44 “Transitions”
8 August 1990 42
9 December 1990 42 Confiction
10 July 1991 50 “Fan History Through the Years”
11 December 1991 62
12 July 1992 72 “Influences from the Past”
13 January 1993 64
14 August 1993 66
15 April 1994 74 “Food”
16 December 1994 58 “Worldcons” This was the final issue reproduced by mimeograph; subsequent issues were printed
17 October 1995 48 “Fire Aftermath”
18 May 1996 52 “Fandom in the 1960s”
19 November 1996 48 “L.A. Con”
20 May 1997 52 “Archeology and Anthropology” Also includes an appreciation of Bill Rotsler in words and pictures from several fanartists
21 December 1997 56 LoneStarCon
22 June 1998 52 “Connections”
23 January 1999 48 Bucconeer
24 August 1999 52 “Communication”
25 April 2000 60 “Australia/AussieCon
26 December 2000 56 Chicon
27 December 2001 60 “Welcome to the future!”
28 June 2002 108 Part 1 of “A Mimosa Fanthology”
29 December 2002 92 Part 2 of “A Mimosa Fanthology”
30 August 2003 70 FIAWOL Final issue


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