Spirits of Things Past

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Spirits of Things Past was the series of fanzines which were the progress reports and program book of Ditto 14, which was also FanHistoriCon 11. It was edited by Leah Zeldes Smith and published by Dick Smith. Issues 1–3 and 5 are online here.

Issue Date Pages Notes
One April 2001 12 Includes: "The Prarie Indian Villiage Without Indians" by Bob Tucker, "Toward a New Fanspeak" by Leah Zeldes Smith
Two August 2001 12 Includes: "Traveling Jiants and Other Neolalia" by Bob Tucker, "Just Another Brick in the Wall..." by Earl Kemp, letters of comment....
Three September 2001 26 Includes: Con info: directions to the hotel, airport shuttle and other important hotel information, a list of things to bring, "Finding New Fans: Seth Johnson and His Fanzine Clearing House" by Leah Zeldes Smith, "The Campbells are Coming... Tra La?" by Bob Tucker, "How the GRINCH Stole Worldcon" by Bill "The Galactic" Fesselmeyer, Fan Hugo Award Results, "Who's Voting No Award?" by Leah Zeldes Smith, letters of comment....
Four October 2001 100 The CONTACT! Fanthology: In this sparkling[1] 100-page fanzine, produced by Dick and Leah Zeldes Smith, 72 fans tell the stories of how they found their way to fandom. Contributors comprise a wide variety of fenBNFs, LKFs, fanzine fans, convention fans, techies, pros, Hugo winners, Worldcon chairfen and more: Forry Ackerman, Harry Andruschak, Judy Bemis, Sheryl Birkhead, Alexander J. L. Bouchard, David Bratman, Cuyler Warnell "Ned" Brooks, Linda Bushyager, Jack L. Chalker, Cy Chauvin, Howard DeVore, Phyllis Eisenstein, Tom Feller, George Flynn, John Foyster, Steve Francis, Sue Francis, Lisa C. Freitag, Beverly Friend, Gordon Garb, Deb Geisler, Janice Gelb, Mike Glicksohn, Mike Glyer, Rob Jackson, Terry Jeeves, Mary Kay Kare, Morris M. Keesan, Earl Kemp, Dave Langford, Roy Lavender, Hope Leibowitz, Eric Lindsay, Rich & Nicki Lynch, Race Mathews, Craig Miller, Murray Moore, Jodie Offutt, Mark Olson, Priscilla Olson, Tony Parker, Bruce Pelz, Andrew I. Porter, Sarah S. Prince, Tullio Proni, Mike Resnick, Yvonne Rousseau, Jim Schumacher, Pat Sims, Roger Sims, Jon Singer, Dick Smith, Leah Zeldes Smith, David "Lensman" Sooby, Jack Speer, Dick Spelman, Jon Stopa, David Thayer, Cheryl "SherryT" Thompson, Gregg Trend, Bob Tucker, R. Laurraine Tutihasi, Tom Veal, William R. Warren, T. K. F. Weisskopf, Jerry Weist, Henry Welch, Peter Weston, Tom Whitmore, Art Widner and Joel Zakem.
(Disambiguation: Other Things Named Contact.)
Five October 2001 20 The Program Book and Other Trivia. Includes: Con info: Program schedule, restaurant guide and map, "Eleven Years Ago..." by Leah Zeldes Smith, "The Secret Handgrip of Fandom" by Ro Nagey, letters of comment....
  1. This is not hype — its covers were printed on sparkly paper.

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