Between 'Zine

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Title: Between 'Zine
Publisher: Fort Weyr out of Center Line, MI
Date(s): 1989-?
Medium: print
Fandom: Dragonriders of Pern
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cover of issue #66 1/2 (1992?)

Between 'Zine was a Dragonriders of Pern weyr update, meant to supplement Harper Beat.

It began at issue "61 ½" in 1989.

The Between 'Zine was the club's News Digest. It averaged 8 pages of member contributed news, feature articles, and regular columns. The Between 'Zine was sent out four times a year, between each Harper Beat. The numbering was in "halfs," reflecting the numbering of the main newsletter.


"The first, I mean very first Between 'Zine was created in April of 1989. My spouse and I had hosted a series of Fort Weyr club Gathers in our home in Pittsburgh back then. Each had a theme, this one was "Spring Games", a kind of Pernese Olympics. This Gather even had a bonus 'Zine for people who came.

Diana Stein did the cover, which shows "Zac" (Z'del) and Jetta prior to either of them Impressing of course...

The first "Real" Between 'Zine wouldn't come about until nearly 5 years later. The club was having some problems with both Time and Money. We couldn't keep up with 6 issues of 80+ pages a year. By the time we mailed out a Harper Beat, it was time to start printing and copying the next....

In February 1994 the club made a decision to drop to 4 Issues of Harper Beat per year. It was a very tough decision. We were worried that we'd lose continuity with our members by going quarterly.

Our solution was to create another 'zine. I worked up a layout and edited the first year's worth of the now familiar "Between 'Zine".

The Between 'Zine (or B'Zine as it is affectionately known) was a news oriented 'Zine designed to come out between each Harper Beat and bridge the 3 long months between issues. It was numbered accordingly—the first issue was "61 ½"." [1]

Issue 61 ½

Between 'Zine 61 ½ was published in 1989.

Issue 62 ½

Issue 63 ½

Issue 64 ½

Issue 65 ½

Issue 66 ½

Issue 67 ½

Issue 68 ½

Issue 69 ½

Issue 70 ½

Issue 71 ½

Issue 72 ½

Issue 73 ½

Between 'Zine 73 ½ was published in 2004


  1. ^ "Fort Weyr Pern Fan Club History". Archived from the original on 2005-04-07.