Oopsla!

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A mimeographed fanzine published by Gregg and JoAnne Calkins with thirty issues starting in January 1952 and ending in September 1961.

Science Fantasy News #15 said Oopsla! "...has some of the best fan writers, is one of the 'zines no self-respecting fan should miss." Dean Grennell in Grue 29 wrote, “the finest United States-published, regularly-appearing, general-subscription fanzine and if it is better than HYPHEN, it is due to the fact that it usually contains more writing by Willis than does his own magazine. This is an absolute must. What more can I say?”

Issue Date Pages Notes
1 January 1952 14
2 February 1952 20
3 March 1952 28
4 May 1952 26
5 June 1952 26
6 August 1952 26
7 August-September 1952 26 mimeographed with Shelby Vick & others, plus coverage of the 1952 Worldcon
8 October 1952 26 mimeographed with Bob Tucker & others
9 January 1953 60 first anniversary issue with Robert Bloch, Bob Tucker, Walt Willis, Richard Geis and others.
10 1953 30 unnumbered pages with general fan material.
11 January 1954 24
12 March 1954 22
13 May 1954 28
14 September 1954 28
15 October 1954 30
16 1954 32
17 May 1955 30 unnumbered pages with Walt Willis, Richard Lupoff and others.
18 November 1955 30 unnumbered pages with Walt Willis, Dean Grennell and others.
19 November 1955 30
20 January 1956 30
21 March 1957 30
22 September 1957 20
23 November 1957 20 unnumbered pages with Robert Bloch, Walt Willis, John Berry and others.
24 1958 22 unnumbered pages with Walt Willis, and John Berry.
25 October 1958 26 unnumbered pages with Robert Bloch, Walt Willis, John Berry and others.
26 1958 ~24 unnumbered pages with Harry Warner, and John Berry.
27 1959 ~26 unnumbered pages with Bob Tucker, Harry Warner, Dean Grennell, Ron Bennett and others.
28-29, Part 1 October 1959 ~20 unnumbered pages with Horace Gold, Walt Willis, Harry Warner, Ron Bennett and others.
28-29, Part 2 December 1959 ~22 unnumbered pages with Horace Gold, Walt Willis and others.
29.5 March 1960 6 This was also known as Interim #s 29-30.
30 September 1961 ~40 unnumbered pages, Robert Bloch special issue, with Robert Bloch, Walt Willis, Bob Tucker & Dean Grennell, plus index to the first 30 issues & 2 covers by George Barr. Final issue.

Oopsla! online at fanac.org


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