COA n.

notification of a change of address

[< Change Of Address]


SF Fandom

  • 1961 W. Breen FANAC (#73) 6 May 1 page image Walter Breen

    The first contributor of an accepted news item (not a COA) is entitled to a free issue, as are all other Good People who send in locs, cartoons, etc.

  • 1962 D. Franson Key to the Terminology of Science-Fiction Fandom 6 Donald Franson bibliography

    CoA, change of address. Notice placed in fmz that has wide circulation.

  • 1973 β€˜B. Tucker’ Neo-Fan’s Guide to Science Fiction Fandom (ed. 3) 18 page image

    CoA: Change of address; most fanzines will publish yours when you move.

Research requirements

antedating 1961

Earliest cite

W. Breen 'Fanac'

Research History
Leah Zeldes submitted a 1978 cite from "The Neo-Fan's Guide to Science Fiction Fandom"; Jesse Sheidlower confirmed that it was in the 1973 third edition, but not the 1955 first edition.
Keith Stokes submitted a 1962 cite from "A Key to the Terminology of S-F Fandom".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1961 cite from Walter Breen's fanzine "Fanac".

We would like cites of any date from other sources.

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