Horizon (Blake's 7 fan club)
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Horizon is a fan run fan club for the BBC sci-fi television series Blake's 7. It was founded by in the UK by Pat Thomas and Diane Gies in 1979. The first ever Newsletter (the Horizon Newsletter) was sent out to around 300 members in the spring of 1980. The club also provided A4 size 90+ page, colour cover magazines (the The Horizon Interviews) containing interviews, letters of comment, articles, news on the cast etc. They also published a letterzine (the Horizon Letterzine), and offered vast range of merchandise (including photos, scripts, notepads, mugs, badges, etc.), and hosted regular London and regional meetings and outings. In 1998, the club went online. Starting in 2007(?) the club stopped accepting new members. Their website went offline in 2008 and then reopened in September 2009.
From the club's FAQ:
"So what does the Horizon Club do? Up until 2001 the club produced regular magazines which kept its members informed about anything occurring to do with Blake’s 7, such as conventions, actors’ appearances in films, theatre & TV, and any other special events, as well as all the latest news on B7 related merchandise such as the long-awaited DVDs. We have continued to provide a comprehensive news service using our Yahoo Groups email bulletin service which currently has over 700 members. The magazines also contained interviews, reviews, competitions, LOCs and encouraged fans to contribute to the magazines and meet up with other fans on a regular basis.
Over the years, regular get-togethers were held, enabling members to meet and keep in touch in the UK. Groups got together to see the B7 cast at the theatre, go out for the day or weekend on B7 Location visits and many fund raising activities were, and are still, arranged. The club continues to offer a mail order service on all the latest B7 merchandise, including the episodes on DVD and video, the BBC’s two follow-on radio plays and other CD/videos featuring the original B7 cast members. Other merchandise includes fan fiction magazines, technical manuals, interviews books, photos, fridge magnets, T-shirts, gift items, etc. Information on some of the merchandise currently available is already listed in the website Database in the merchandise section, with more to follow."
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