Episode 54: Fandom is a way of life

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Perry and David discuss science fiction fandom and their introduction to it via amateur magazine publishing. Perry interviews Rose Mitchell, the Fan Guest of Honour at CoNZealand, the 2020 Worldcon.

  • Nebula Awards 2021 (07:01)
    • Best Novel: Network Effect by Martha Wells (00:46)
    • Best Novella: Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark (00:59)
    • Best Novelette: “Two Truths and a Lie”, Sarah Pinsker (00:19)
    • Best Short Story: “Open House on Haunted Hill”, John Wiswell (01:19)
    • Best Game Writing: Hades by Greg Kasavin (00:12)
    • Ray Bradbury Award: The Good Place (00:25)
    • Andre Norton Award: A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking, T. Kingfisher (00:58)
  • Fanzines and Fandom (00:29)
  • What is a fanzine? (03:02)
  • Changes in terminology and technology (00:57)
  • Amateur Press Associations (00:19)
  • ANZAPA (01:26)
  • Wanting to be a writer (00:38)
  • How apas work (03:43)
  • General distribution fanzines (01:53)
  • Why publish a genzine? (01:07)
  • Visual design of fanzines (01:10)
  • Including illustrations (03:07)
  • Email and the Internet (04:02)
  • Changed the dynamic (03:04)
  • Ego scanning (01:56)
  • Access to old material (02:51)
  • Running conventions (01:49)
  • Younger people and fanzines (03:24)
  • Using up our creative energy (04:13)
  • Interview with Rose Mitchell (44:58)
    • Getting in to SF (04:53)
    • Becoming involved with organising (02:09)
    • Attending conventions (04:41)
    • Things started to change (00:22)
    • Melbourne SF Club (00:39)
    • Getting involved with Worldcon 1999 (01:16)
    • Appointed as Treasurer of convention (02:46)
    • Did the 1999 Worldcon change your ideas of fandom? (01:46)
    • After 1999 (01:31)
    • Running national and smaller conventions (01:44)
    • Chairing national conventions (00:29)
    • Attending overseas conventions (01:24)
    • Chair of the 2010 Worldcon (02:38)
    • After 2010 (03:15)
    • New Zealand Worldcon bid (02:44)
    • Fan Guest of Honour (07:22)
    • What does the future hold? (00:12)
    • Australian Science Fiction Foundation (00:14)
    • Fully retired (03:51)
  • Windup (01:29)

Illustration: a selection of Australian fanzines.

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