Generic Ad Zine
|Title:||Generic Ad Zine |
|Editor(s):||some combination of Jennifer Payne , Erika Frensley & Sue Wells & Candace Pulleine & Carolyn O'Neal|
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GAZ or Generic Ad Zine was a small, stapled, quarterly no-frills adzine zine available by subscription. it listed zines available with a small blurb. Also included "Want ads" with requests for finding zines, source material, and information.
DescriptionFrom its publisher:
Did they cancel your favorite TV show? Put that new show you liked on hiatus? Not do a sequel for that terrific movie? Well, you can still enjoy a certain continuity...in fanzines. But where to find (or advertise) those zines? Why GAZ of course! GAZ (generic ad zine), FanQ, Stiffie, and Tejas Award Winner. GAZ's major goal is to provide its subscribers with as complete a list of fandoms, editors, and publishers as possible. As long as a fan can find an address, they can SASE for additional information on a specific zine or ask if the editor has any others. Features alphabetical listings of zines by fandom. Free line ads for zines, cons, and clubs. Free classifieds to subscribers. Publication dates: April, August, and December. Ad deadlines: 1st of previous month.
Vol. 3, #4 (January-March 1991); vol. 4, #1-4 (April-September 1991); vol. 5, #1-2 (April-September 1992); vol. 6, #1-2 (July-September 1993)
Reactions and Reviews
[From 1992, Bill Hupe's description of "FYI" and GAZ]: "These two may not have the flash of Media Monitor, nor the organization, either, but their content amount is somewhere between Zine Scene and Media Monitor. FYI does tend to run a bit longer ads, but otherwise these are about on par with each other, except Generic Ad Zine demotes all Star Trek and ST-TNG fanzines to their own supplemental listing, available at additional cost, and without any description. It has also been some time since the last GAZ, but up until recently, it was almost impeccably on time. FYI (which we also agent) has almost always been nearly right on schedule." 
- from The Trekzine Times v.2 n.2/3