the issue of a fanzine published on the anniversary of the first issue’s publication
[< anniversary issue]
Published irregularly. 10¢ per copy (Annish 20¢).
March brings us SPACEWARP’s third Ann-Ish.
On January 1st, 1952 (past history to you readers) I expect to put out Volume 1, Number 1 of OOPSLA, my own fan mag. Sub rates are 10c per copy, 60c a year at a bi-monthly schedule. At that price goes the possibility of an annish.
Coupla lines back I mentioned Captain Future…(pardon me while I beat my head on the floor…)…as you can guess…he ain’t my style…But for those who do like the Cap, may I second Joe Kinnon’s motion for an Annish for Futurians.
ANNISH or ANNIVERSARY The issue of a subscription fanzine which comes out, or is planned to come out, in the same month as the fanzine was launched, is the occasion for great celebration by the editor, since relatively few fanzines reach even one anniversary. He often makes it an extra-large number, which contains material solicited from Big Names, and sometimes booster ads requested to help defray the additional expense. Annishthesia is the gafia-like syndrome associated with publishers who subside, stunned, after this herculean effort.
The editor of a fan magazine is a ‘faned.’ If you belong to F.A.P.A. (Fantasy Amateur Press Association) you publish a fapazine, and you are a fapan. If your fanzine lasts a year (many don’t) you put out a particularly large Anniversary Issue called ‘the Annish.’
Next issue will therefore be the ‘Special 10th Annish’.
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