Proper Boskonian

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The NESFA club genzine, published from 1967 to 1998. The name was selected by Tony Lewis from a suggestion by Dainis Bisenieks and is a play on the old phrase "A Proper Bostonian". (Another suggestion -- fortunately not used, was The Fenway.)

Issue Date Pages Editor Notes
0 October 31, 1967 12 Cory Seidman Sub-titled "The Great Pumpkin Lives! "
1 February 1968 34 " Sub-titled "Happy Birthday, Tony Lewis"
2 June 14, 1968 46 " Sub-titled "Special Fuzzy Pink Issue"
3 November 1968 36 " Sub-titled "Smoffing is a Way of Life"
4 March 11, 1969 50 " Sub-titled "Beware the Ides of March"
5 August 1969 48 Richard Harter Sub-titled "Tranquility Base Here, the Eagle Has Landed"
6 July 1970 62 "
7 April 1971 60 "
8 September 1971 86 "
9 April 1972 86 "
10 July 1973 32 Tony Lewis Sub-titled "Real Soon Now"
11 May 1974 20 " Sub-titled "Highmore in '76 "
12 May 1975 30 David Stever
13 January 1976 42 "
14 August 1976 38 Sheila Glover D'Ammassa
15 November 1976 60 "
16 February 1977 44 "
17 December 1978 24 Mike Blake
?? 1978 26 " This is probably the Worldcon NESFA special edition, which was edited by Mike Blake, and was probably a variant of issue #17.
18 December 1979 36 James Mark Anderson "James Mark Anderson" here was Mike Saler working alone
19 1980 40 "
20 May 1981 6 " NN. Distributed with Instant Message #292
21 June 1981 2 " Distributed with Instant Message #294
22 July 1981 3 " Distributed with Instant Message #296
23 September 1981 12 " Distributed with Instant Message #300
24 January 1982 12 " NN. Distributed with Instant Message #307
25 November 1984 74 Joe Rico
26 December 1985 46 "
27 May 1990 48 Laurie Mann Sub-titled "The Fall of '73 Issue", which is what this would have been if PF had come out quarterly.
28 February 1991 36 " Sub-titled "Back to Boskone"
29 August 1992 38 "
30 June 1993 46 Kenneth Knabbe
31 December 1993 92 "
32 June 1994 78 "
33 December 1994 74 "
34 June 1995 50 "
35 August 1995 54 "
36 December 1995 58 "
37 June 1996 48 "
38 December 1996 46 "
39 1997 52 Lisa Hertel It was determined that this would have been the Fall 1976 issue if PB had actually come out quarterly.
40 April 1997 52 "
41 July 1997 46 "
42 November 1997 46 "
43 May 1998 36 "
44 November 1998 52 " Final issue

Proper Boskonian online at fanac.org


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