The Mad 3 Party

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A fanzine published by Boston in '89, starting in 1984 as a bidzine and then, in 1986 after Boston in '89 became Noreascon 3, as a convention planning fanzine. As a bidzine, it was edited by Laurie Mann, Pat Vandenberg and (from 1986) Leslie Turek. There were 38 issues, 8.5x11, stapled.

The name was derived from the facts that the bid was for Noreascon 3 and the bid's theme was Alice in Wonderland.

During Leslie Turek's editorship, it was distributed to everyone working on Noreascon 3, and had a wide circulation outside the committee as well. It covered all aspects of planning and running a Worldcon. It was nominated for the 1988 Best Fanzine Hugo. In 1989 it was, of course, declared to be ineligible because Noreascon 3 was the administering convention, but it was nominated again the following year and won the 1990 Best Fanzine Hugo.

See Leslie's article, "My Life As a Faned" for some stories about what led to M3P.

See Sad 3 Party for a parody.

Issue Date Pages Notes
1 February 1984 8 ed. Laurie Mann
2 May 1984 12 ed. is now Pat Vandenberg
3 1984 10
4 V1.4 1984 10
5 V1.5 1984 12
6 V1.6 January 1985 14
7 V2.1 March 1985 10
8 V2.2 July 1985 16
9 V2.3 November 1985 18
10 V2.4 March 1986 20
11 April 1986 10 ed. is now Leslie Turek
12 June 1986 22
13 August 1986 12
14 October 1986 22
15 December 1986 22
16 February 1987 20
17 March 1987 23
18 April 1987 22
19 June 1987 22
20 August 1987 20
21 October 1987 20
22 November 1987 22
23 August 1987 22
24 February 1988 22
25 April 1988 22
26 May 1988 22
27 June 1988 22
28 August 1988 22
29 September 1988 22
30 November 1988 22
31 December 1988 22
32 February 1989 20
33 March 1989 22
34 May 1989 22
35 June 1989 22
36 July 1989 14
37 August 1989 18
38 January 1990 22

The Mad 3 Party online at fanac.org


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