Crossing the Jundland Wastes: The Last Trek, a Journey Through Star Wars Fandom's Golden Age

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Title: Crossing the Jundland Wastes: The Last Trek, a Journey Through Star Wars Fandom's Golden Age
Creator: Maggie Nowakowska
Date(s): spring 1995
Medium: print
Fandom: Star Wars
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Crossing the Jundland Wastes: The Last Trek, a Journey Through Star Wars Fandom's Golden Age is a meta essay by Maggie Nowakowska.

Jundland Wastes was a very early, and popular, Star Wars letterzine.

The article has been published and revised in a number of places. Maggie writes in The Incomparable Jundland Wastes: "In 1989, I wrote a history of JUNDLAND WASTES and the early SW letterzines for an Italian fanzine, ALLIANCE. Eventually, I re-edited it for the fanzine, SOUTHERN ENCLAVE. Seven more years and an Internet later, I would like to lay out the history once again. Call it a search for roots in SW fanzine fandom."

"Crossing the Jundland Wastes: The Last Trek, a Journey Through Star Wars Fandom's Golden Age" was published in Southern Enclave #41. It is now online here.

Excerpt

"For the first time, fans begin to wonder if SW fandom will continue past the release of ROTJ. Once the story is resolved, they ask, will fans still be interested in SW? Without the continued release of new movies, will momentum die; will fans drift off to other newer and therefore more exciting fandoms? An even more specific question is raised: once ROTJ turns every current fan story into a chronicle of an alternate SW universe, what will happen to fanzines?"