First, apologies for the production quality. (Curse you, Apple developers! You haven’t fixed the audio syncing problem with exporting a Keynote slideshow to video since 2003!) However, I have also created a PDF download (below) for reading. And yes, there are some slight changes between the narration on the video and the original slides. Maybe someday I’ll have a chance to redo everything, but for now, because I’m facing several tight deadlines, I simply wanted to make it available. Enjoy!

Contains not only the common printing techniques developed through the 1980s but the development of media fandom and fanzines predominantly by women — and before ComicCon expanded.

(FYI, the brief history of fanzines comes after all the information about printing techniques. So keep reading. And if you haven’t read the fabulously funny 1066 and All That: A Memorable History of England, comprising all the parts you can remember, including 103 Good Things, 5 Bad Kings, and 2 Genuine Dates by  W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman, by all means, do so. Alas, the American version is nowhere near as funny. (Though the history is just as tragic.)

Click to Download the PDF Version of the Video/Slide Show. (104MB file)

For more on the history of women in SF and media fanzines, check out “Geek Elders Speak: In Our Own Voices” (available in both audio and print format) from Forest Path Books. (Disclaimer: I have a piece in the anthology, but I don’t get any royalties.)

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