Celebrations (Professionals zine)

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Title: Celebrations
Publisher: Gryphon Press
Date(s): 1999
Medium: print
Genre: slash
Fandom: The Professionals
Language: English
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Celebrations is a two-volume slash anthology published in England. It was produced to celebrate Gryphon Press's long presence in the Professionals fandom. [1] [2]

cover of issue #1

See List of Professionals Fanworks by Jane of Australia.

The Flyer

flyer from DIAL #10, click to read

"... what the flyer doesn't say is how handsome these two zines are. They're bound in silver and gold respectively and (unusually for Gryphon) also contain some lovely artwork As to the stories, the line-up of authors contains many of the best-loved writers in our fandom. O Yardley, Sebastian, HG, Kitty Fisher, Jenny Parkinson" [3]

Issue 1

Celebrations 1 was published in May 1999 and contains 139 pages and a b/w interior drawing by Cleo of Cowley, Bodie and Doyle. It has a gold cover.

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 1


"Moleskin Blues" by O Yardley is set in the CI5 world and evolves around Doyle's new moleskin trousers and their effect on Bodie.

"The Constant Tin Soldier" by Ashlea George is an alternate universe story.

"Early Days" by Cherilyn is an orign story about Bodie's and Doyle's first meeting.

"Streets of Sorrow" by Christy is an emotional hurt/comfort story detailing Doyle's awakened memories of his past. This story was Christy's first fan fiction.

"One and One Makes Two" by Ginny is a humorous story told from Murphy's pov.

"Pillow Talk" by Kitty Berman is a first-time story.

"Breakfast at Tiffiny's" by Sebastian features Bodie and Doyle waiting in a van for Cowley, heated feelings, and auto-eroticism.

"A Reluctant Partnership" by Jay Trent is a fantasy-based alternate universe story.

"Extra Curricular Activities" by Mo is a light story about Bodie's and Doyle's manoeuvring to get a new CI5-issued car for Doyle and a flat together.

"Pleasure Proven" by Kitty Fisher is an alternate universe story with an historical setting about the affair between rich lord Bodie and a gypsy called Doyle. [4]

Issue 2

cover of issue #2

Celebrations 2 was published in May 1999 and contains 128 pages. It has b/w interior drawing by Evelyn of Bodie and a b/w interior drawing by Roo of Doyle. It has a silver cover.

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 2

See reactions and reviews for From Here to Eternity.
[zine]: Comments/Spoilers:

"A Soldier Passing By" by Jenny Parkinson features Bodie's old army uniform and its effect on Doyle.

In "Claim Jumper" by Fiona Murray, Bodie suspects Cowley has feelings for Doyle.

"From Here to Eternity" by Cherilyn and Hestia is a post-death story in which ghost Doyle keeps attempting to arrange for Bodie to join him, only to discover a Catch-22 situation.

"Hold On Tight to Your Dreams" by Felicity M. Parkinson is set a few years past the end of the series.

"Catalyst for Love" by Tish is a CI5-based, first-time story.

"Memento Mori" by POM takes place when Bodie and Doyle are about fifty.

"Chasing the Dragon" by Atropos is a Macklin-centric story, detailing his experiences in Hong Kong and his former association with Cowley.

"You Can't Keep a Good Man Down" by Olympian Heights is a humorous story.

"Earned Trust" by Sheba has Bodie reacting to Doyle's being slightly injured on an op.

"The Truest Magic" by Barbara Thomas is a fantasy story set in the early nineteenth century when Bodie meets a Sidhe called Raedyl. [5]


  1. ^ The Hatstand
  2. ^ It was also "created to celebrate the coming of the Millennium, and also coincided with ten years of cons at the Wayfarer Hotel in Milton Keynes." Palely Loitering
  3. ^ from DIAL #10
  4. ^ from The Hatstand
  5. ^ from The Hatstand