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Title: Fanfare
Publisher: Ganarf Press
Editor(s): Candace A. Wiggins (advisor: Rebecca Hoffman, proofreader: Pam Willhite)
Date(s): 1977-1982
Medium: print
Fandom: mostly Star Trek: TOS with some Star Wars and other fandoms
Language: English
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Fanfare is a gen mostly Star Wars, Star Trek: TOS anthology with three issues.

While it was not the FIRST zine to include Star Wars material, it was very, very close. See Some Star Wars Zine Firsts.

Issue 1

front cover of issue #1, Katy Wolfe
back cover of issue #1, Katy Wolfe

Fanfare 1 was published in December 1977 (second printing: May 1978) and contains 102 pages. The front and back covers are by Katy Wolfe. The other illos are by Leon Hayes. All but one story is by Candace A. Wiggins. The majority are Star Trek: TOS stories.

  • Editorial: Fanfare Follies (1)
  • Klingon to the Kor by Candace A. Wiggins (Star Trek: TOS) (1)
  • Deathwatch by Candace A. Wiggins (Star Trek: TOS) (6)
  • The Vulcanization of Beverly Grayson by Candace A. Wiggins (Star Trek: TOS) (14)
  • To the Victor by Candace A. Wiggins (Star Trek: TOS) (32)
  • The Injured Party by Candace A. Wiggins (Star Trek: TOS) (35)
  • The Good Lord Comix (Darth Vader cartoons) by Candace A. Wiggins (Star Wars) (39)
  • Typhoid Mary by Ann Bagley (Star Trek: TOS) (42)
  • The Lost Boy by Candace A. Wiggins (This was planned as a continuing universe with Star Trek: TOS characters and original characters.) (51)
  • The Masque by Candace A. Wiggins (This was planned as a continuing universe with Star Wars characters and original characters.) (79)
  • Songs for the Exiled, vignette by Candace A. Wiggins (reprinted in July 1978 in Against the Sith #2) (Star Wars) (91)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 1

See reactions and reviews for The Lost Boy.
[zine]: All but one of the stories in this zine are by the editor. These early efforts have some interesting premises but the execution is generally middling.
  • "Klingon to the Kor" / Kor gloats over killing off the Organians, Kirk and most of Rom'la by contaminating them with plague.
  • "Deathwatch" / Spock nurses his wife Christine through near-fatal illness.
  • "The Vulcanization of Beverly Grayson" / Amanda Grayson's adolescent sister visits her on Vulcan and must come to terms with Amanda's relationship to Sarek.
  • "To the Victor" / Explores T'Pring's early years, the development of her attachment to Stonn, and the aftermath of their choice to challenge. After all her machinations, T'Pring is eagerly awaiting release from her father's home to her future with Stonn when she is informed of Stonn's death.
  • "The Injured Party" / Vignette postulating that The Commander (from "Enterprise Incident") engineered her kidnapping as part of her own plan.
  • "The Good Lord Comix" / Darth Vader cartoons.
  • "Typhoid Mary" / The Enterprise finds the sole survivor of a planetary plague, who insists that she is already dead and commits suicide despite the successful development of a cure.
  • "The Lost Boy" / Events of "Yesteryear" (TAS) from the perspectives of the confused McCoy, adamant Kirk, and sorrowful Sarek as Kirk insists on pursuing his delusion of having had a first officer named Spock. In this version, Spock failed to save his childhood self and Kirk is forbidden to try to go back through the Guardian to retrieve him. Kirk persuades Sarek to do so; it is Sarek who drops the le-matya to save his son, and both Spock and Amanda are restored to him. Nice touch is that the bereavement is transferred to an Andorian couple who have lost their son.[1]

Issue 2

cover of issue #2, R. Juge

Fanfare 2 was published in 1978 (likely Feb-April) and contains 93 pages. It has the subtitle, "A Star War is Born."

The majority are Star Trek: TOS stories. The front cover is by Ron Juge, and the back cover is by Katy Wolfe. The interior illos are by Katy Wolf, C.A. Wiggins, and Leon Hayes.

Synopsis of "The Captive":
Mela Vader, aged eleven, has been summoned to her father's home in the far-away town of Abba. Retrieved from school by Jemin Didaka, Lord Vader's androgynous bodyguard, she is told to ignore his erratic behaviour. Later, she is told by Jemin that Darth was recently abducted by 'rebels at the Impirical base where he was serving. Sedated and drugged to the point of overdose, his system has been poisoned by psycho-hallucigenic 'mindbenders'. Admonished to help her father by being a 'good girl,' Mela helps him more than any of them would have guessed. One night, suffering a flashback, Vader calls to his bodyguard who does not hear or go to him. Instead, it is Mala who hears and goes to Vader's room, administering necessary medication. She also sees the face behind the mask Vader constantly wears. The next morning, Vader informs Jemin he has sent Governor Tarkin his resignation from Imperical service. Astonished, Jemin says, "I can imagine how Tarkin will react to this news," fearing what can and will happen when the governor receives this resignation. When he sees Vader's new, softer manner with Mela, however, Jemin hopes any emotional scenes can and will be avoided.
  • Editorial (1)
  • Letters of Comment (2)
  • Reviews and Random Notes (3)
  • Follies by C.A. Wiggins (7)
  • Encounter by Ann Bagley (9)
  • A Hard Day in Dodge City by Michael Smith (9)
  • The Lost Children by M.A. Carson (9)
  • Request for Transferral by C.A. Wiggins (11)
  • The Fugitive by C.A. Wiggins & Pam Willhite (Star Trek/Star Wars story) (11)
  • And the Curse Goes On by Rebecca Ross (original science fiction) (reprinted from "Moonbroth" which was published in November 1972) (17)
  • The Homecoming by C.A. Wiggins (19)
  • Beads and Rattles by C.A. Wiggins (28)
  • The Good Lord Comix by C.A. Wiggins (41)
  • The Captive by C.A. Wiggins (45)
  • The Hand That Rocks the Cradle by C.A. Wiggins (65)
  • A Tremor in the Force by C.A. Wiggins
  • Editorial, Part Two (93)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 2

  • Beads and Rattles / "A McCoy story in which the good doctor comes to the aid of a lovely Klingon noblewoman. The only problem is, who's going to come to his aid?"
  • Request for Transferral / "A Janice Rand short story concerning her last days aboard the Enterprise."
  • The Fugitive / "Star Trek / Star Wars story[...] involving most of the characters from both 'universes'."
  • Disastrous Results / "This is the story which will introduce Fanfare's regular 'crewmember,' Lieutenant Santha Halsey. She and Pavel Chekov are sole survivors of a shuttlecraft crash on a hostile planet, inhabited only by Klingons of more-than-usual dubious natures."
  • Richard / "A story along the lines of Carrie." [2]

Issue 3

cover of issue #3

Fanfare 3 was published in 1982. It contains 126 pages and fiction from Star Trek: TOS, Star Wars and Indiana Jones.

The art is by Brenda Callahan, J. Veers, Katy Wolfe, Vikki Stroop, Angela-marie Varesano, Tia Nichols, Leon Hayes, Irulan, and Jerry Collins.

From the editorial by Wiggins:

BEADS AND RATTLES will be back and concluded in our next issue, FANFARE FOUR THE COMMON MAN; and THE CADETS, by Jody Crouse, a Trek story will be in that issue as well, rather than be in this issue.

Ignore the glaring typo in A TREMOR IN THE FORCE. I typed it at four in the morning and my mind or my eyes -- perhaps both — were no longer working as well as they had earlier in the day. Say around two in the morning --

My special thanks go to Tia Nichols for hours of painstaking, as well as backbreaking, work. I also want to thank her for introducing me to the fun of CROSS-DRESSING. If anyone had ever told me that one day I would be going to media SF&F cons dressed as an Orthodox rabbi ...(let alone going as a debonair but deadly French archeologist ... let alone going (NEXT YEAR) as a male replicate with a white and spiked 'do ... well, it was time for a new hairstyle, anyway. Besides, wigs are Too Expensive ...) Well, I wouldn't have believed them.

I hope you enjoy this issue and that you will write us or Tia or me ... I'm not finicky ... and let us hear about it if you especially liked it.

Well, it's Wednesday 9 p.m. Please excuse me, my suitcase is waiting.
From the editorial by Nichols:

I want to mention (Shee-it, what an ego) I debut in this issue as an artist with two illos. Never done this before, folks, but I'm rather pleased with m'first attempt. True, I'm no Martynn or Joni Wagner, but maybe... one day. Okay, okay, I'm through with my own back patting.

Read on and enjoy.

I'm gonna relax and celebrate the finish of this sucker zine by attending a con -- Mediawest II -- here we come.
  • Editorials by Candace and Tia
  • Vulcan Syllogism: Premise, Thesis, Conclusion, vignette by Melanie Barnette (Star Trek) (1)
  • Sonnet to the Vulcan, poem by Melanie Barnette (1)
  • Battle Hymn of the Alliance, filk to the tune of "Battle Hymn of the Republic," by Becca Cobb (2)
  • Who's on the Enterprise? ("with apologies to Abbot and Costello") by Tia Nichols (Star Trek) (3)
  • On Corelli, filk to the tune of "On Broadway," by Rebecca Williams (Star Wars) (10)
  • If You Only Have the Gold, filk to the tune of "If I Only Had a Brain," by Tia Nichols, art by Vikki Stroop (11)
  • Emuebsor by Patrick R. Wilson, art by J. Veers (This story was originally published as a standalone zine, Emuebsor. It also appears in Enchantress of the Stars #5) (Star Trek) (12)
  • Spacers, One and All, filk to the tune of "Children, One and All," by Tia Nichols (51)
  • Lines Written in a Spaceport, poem by Angela-Marie Varesano, art by Varesano (52)
  • Ashes of Alderaan, filk or poem by Becca Cobb (Star Wars) (53)
  • A Tremor in the Force, part two by Candace Wiggins (54)
  • Indiana Jones, illo by Jeff Abney (55)
  • Illusions by Melody Womack and Jan Slusher, art by Nichols, Leon Hayes, Irulan and Vikki Stroop (61)
  • In the Next Issue of Fanfare (165)


  1. ^ Halliday’s Star Trek Zinedex (TOS) - Title Index, Archived version
  2. ^ Halliday’s Star Trek Zinedex (TOS) - Title Index, Archived version