Plokta

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Plokta was a fanzine edited by Alison Scott, Steve Davies and Dr. Plokta, with the help of others of the UK-based Plokta Cabal: Steven Cain, Marianne Cain, Jonathan Cain, Giulia De Cesare, Flick, Sue Mason and the late George the Cat.

Plokta is a neepish initialism for “Press Lots Of Keys To Abort” — what you do when a recalcitrant computer fails to respond to other methods.

This group also ran the Plokta News Network or PNN, a fan news website, from late 2001 through early 2007, and organized plokta.con, as well as publishing the convention newsletter for Dublin 2019, the 77th Worldcon.

The Plokta News Newt, a printed version of the Plokta News Network, was created so that Alison Scott and other Plokta Cabal members had “something to hand out at the Dead Nurse (the London SF fan meeting) on the first Thursday of the month. It's not identical to the content on the website. Some items are shortened, and others are expanded. Particularly time-dependent items are normally removed, along with overly webby stuff that wouldn't work on paper.” Five issues were distributed in 2001 and 2002.

Plokta Awards and Honors

Website. Davies is webmaster.


Plokta

Issue Date Pages Notes
1 V1.1 May 1996 10
2 V1.2 July 1996 14
3 V1.3 August 1996 14
4 V1.4 November 1996 14
5 V2.1 January 1997 14
6 V2.2 February 1997 14
6 1/2 V2.25 Easter 1997 4 Attitude report
7 V2.3 May 1977 14
8 V2.4 August 1997 16
9 V2.5 November 1997 14
10 V3.1 January 1998 14
11 V3.2 March 1998 14
12 V3.3 September 1998 14
12 1/2 V3.5.5 Novacon 1998 8 Novacon Special
13 V4.1 March 1999 14
14 V4.2 June 1999 14
15 V4.3 August 1999 14
16 V4.4 November 1999 14
17 V5.1 January 2000 14
18 V5.2 April 2000 14
19 V5.3 May 2000 14
20 V5.4 August 2000 12
21 V5.5 November 2000 14
22 V6.1 January 2001 16
23 V6.2 May 2001 16
24 V6.3 August 2001 16
25 V7.1 January 2002 12
25.5 V7.12 Easter 2002 2
26 V7.2 June 2002 16
27 V7.3 September 2002 16
28 V7.4 November 2002 14
29 V8.1 April 2003 14
30 V8.2 November 2003 12
31 V9.1 March 2004 12
32 V9.2 November 12004 16
33 V10.1 March 2005 12
34 V10.2 August 1005 14
35 V11.1 May 2006 12
36 V11.2 November 2006 16
37 April 2007
41 April 2011


The Plokta News Newt

Issue Date Pages Notes
1 November 2001 2 For Novacon 31
2 December 2001 2
3 February 2002 2
4 March 2002 2
5 April 2002 2



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