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Zine
Title: Generic Ad Zine
GAZ
Publisher: Revelcon Press
Editor(s): some combination of Jennifer Payne (later Jennifer Herbert) , Erika Frensley & Sue Wells & Candace Pulleine & Carolyn O'Neal
Date(s): 1988-1997
Frequency: first quarterly, then three times a year
Medium: print, adzine
Fandom: multimedia
External Links: GAZ
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Contents

GAZ or Generic Ad Zine was a small, stapled, 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.

flyer from 1996

Originally published quarterly, it appears to have gone to a every three months schedule at some point.

In 1990, and perhaps earlier, Star Trek zines were available in a supplement that was available for 45 cents.

The British sister zine, which the editor of GAZ was the American distributor for beginning in 1990, was called Adzine.

Description

From 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.

SOME OF THESE DATES BELOW ARE SIMPLY A GOOD GUESS:

V.1 N.1

1988

V.1 N.2

1988

V.1 N.3

1988

V.1 N.4

1988

V.2 N.1

1989 has a gray cover. It was compiled by Jennifer Payne.

V.2 N.2

1989 has a gray cover. It was compiled by Jennifer Payne.

V.2 N.3

1989 has a gray cover. It was compiled by Jennifer Payne.

V.2 N.4

1989 has a gray cover. It was compiled by Jennifer Payne.

V.3 N.1

Generic Ad Zine v.3 n.1 was published in spring 1990 and contains 44 pages. It was compiled by Jennifer (now Herbert).

cover of v.3 n.1


V.3 N.2

1990 has a lavender cover

V.3 N.3

1990 has a lavender cover

V.3 N.4

Jan/Mar 1991

V.4 N.1

April 1991

V.4 N.2

V.4 N.3

V.4 N.4

September 1991

V.5 N.1

May/Apr/June 1992, 36 pages

cover of v.5 n.1, May/Apr/June 1992, 36 pages


V.5 N.2

July/Aug/Sept 1992, 36 pages

cover of v.5 n.2, July/Aug/Sept 1992, 36 pages


V.5 N.3

1992

V.5 N.4

1993

V.6 N.1

July 1993

V.6 N.2

September 1993

V.6 N.3

GAZ v.6 n.1 was published in December 1993.

V.7 N.1

1994

V.7 N.2

1994

V.7 N.3

1994

V.7 N.4

1994

V.8 N.1

GAZ v.8 n.1 was published in April 1995 and contains 91 pages. It lists 888 records (60 new ones) from 247 editors/publishers. The cover is by Sherlock.

cover of v.8 n.1
One zine publisher had this notice:
ORION PRESS, a fan-run, fan-supported press which has served Star Trek fandom for over fourteen years, has decided it will not have any presence at MediaWest*Con 15. Our decision is based on the unprecedented institution of a room lottery system which has left a number of our readers, contributors and editors without rooms in the convention hotel, thereby diminishing our enjoyment of the convention as well as adding undue expense to our convention budget. This being the case, ORION PRESS wishes to inform those readers who normally attend MediaWest*Con in order to purchase our zines that we will be taking part in REVELcon, ShoreLeave and other 1995 conventions to be announced later. We hope that ORION PRESS will be able to return to MediaWest*Con in future years. We will do so when the lottery assignment policies are replaced with something we and our readers find more acceptable.


V.8 N.2

GAZ v.8 n.2 was published in August 1995 and contains 91 pages.

front cover of v.8 n.2


V.8 N.3

GAZ v.8 n.3 was published in December 1995.

V.9 N.1

GAZ v.9 n.1 was published in April 1996 and contains 83 pages.

cover of v. 9 n. 1 (gold) April 1996, 83 pages; v 9 n. 2 (unknown); v 9 n. 3 (red), Dec 1996, 70 pages


V.9 N.2

GAZ v.9 n.2 was published in August 1996.

V.9 N.3

GAZ v.9 n.3 was published in December 1996 and contains 70 pages.

V.10 N.1

GAZ v.10 n.1 was published in April 1997 and contains 82 pages. It lists 682 records (116 new ones) from 204 editors/publishers.

cover of v.10 n.1



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." [1]

References

  1. from The Trekzine Times v.2 n.2/3
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