A club in the north-east of England. They began meeting at Ian Williams' house in Sunderland but on September 8, 1970, switched to a subterranean pub called The Gannet, from which their name, Gannetfandom, was bestowed by Greg Pickersgill.
Their publishing house was Gannet Press and they ran Silicon, as well as one Eastercon, a Mexicon and a Corflu, plus pubbing many fanzines.
Early members included Williams, Harry Bell, Ian Penman, Jim Marshall, Thom Penman, Ritchie Smith and Ian Maule.
Rob Jackson published a Gannet fanthology, Tyne Capsule, in 2015, online here.
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