Fantasia (multimedia zine)

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For other things with this title, see Fantasia.

Zine
Title: Fantasia
Publisher: Teleport Press
Editor(s): Melissa Brown and Karen D'Elia
Date(s): 1988-1989
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Medium: print, zine
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Genre:
Fandom: Blake's 7 & multimedia
Language: English
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Fantasia is a gen multifandom anthology. It has the subtitle: "The One That Got Away" which refers, as explained in the editorial, to the escape of a mouse in the editor's household during a zine meeting.

General Reactions and Reviews

This is technically a multimedia zine, but in fact it's almost entirely B7. I've had #s 1 and 3 for a while and finally found #2- - I was vastly amused by its subtitle (which actually refers, as explained in the editorial, to the escape of a mouse in the editor's househould during a zine meeting).

If this zine comes your way cheaply, it's worth having a look at, but I don't recommend going to any great trouble or expense to get it.

I have a question about what seems to be a crossover story in #3. Blake and Cally meet a pair of Americans named Ralph and Maxwell, who give Cally "The Suit," which confers superpowers on its wearer. What does this refer to? Greatest American Hero, maybe? (a show I never saw-- that's just a guess.) [1]

Issue 1

Fantasia 1 was published in January 1988. It has a front cover by Julie Montgomery. Other art by Tom and Bill Carroll.

  • Deborah A. Millitello, "Rebirth" (Blake's 7)
  • Cassandra Hayes, "Silent Cries" (Blake's 7)
  • Julie Montgomery and Melissa Brown, "A Dirty Mind" (Blake's 7)
  • Sarah Jane Keating, "A New Beginning" (Blake's 7)
  • Deborah A. Millitello, "Time in a Bottle" (Blake's 7)
  • Sarah Jane Keating, "Memories" (Blake's 7)
  • Karel Smolders, "Legend" (Blake's 7)
  • Melissa A. Brown, "Strange Names I Have Heard" (Blake's 7) non-fiction
  • Deborah A. Millitello, "Regret," "Gods Weep" (Blake's 7) poem
  • other fandoms: Doctor Who and Robin of Sherwood

Issue 2

cover of issue #2

Fantasia 2 was published in August 1988 and contains 81 pages. Art by Celeste Hotaling, Kevin Handling and Amy Whiteneck.

  • Amy L. Whiteneck, "All That Glistens" (Blake's 7)
  • Diane Rabuano, "Alone" (Blake's 7)
  • Irene Stubbs, "Infinity's Line" (Blake's 7)
  • Carole Smith, "After the Children Have Gone" (Blake's 7)
  • Beth Ryan, "See Avon Run" (Blake's 7)
  • Irene Stubbs, "Gambit, Post and Pre" (Blake's 7)
  • Deborah Williams "All's Fair in Love" (Blake's 7)
  • Diane Rabuano, "Goodbye, Cally" (Blake's 7)
  • Daisy (Deek) and Lucy (Mickey) Leung, "Thoughts of a Pair of Genetically-Alike Sisters" (Blake's 7)
  • Karel Smolders, "The Once and Future Queen"(Blake's 7)
  • Deborah Millitello, "Bedtime Story" (Blake's 7)
  • Cassandra Hayes, "Birds of a Feather" (Robin of Sherwood) non-fiction
  • Cally & Vila, "Nonsense from the Editors" (Blake's 7) non-fiction
  • "Stranger Names We Have Heard" (Blake's 7) non-fiction
  • Submission guidelines for #3; ads for Liberator tree ornaments, Outer Worlds (Blake's 7) non-fiction
  • Sarah Jane Keating, "Servalan" (Blake's 7) filk
  • Cassandra Hayes, "When Will It End" (Blake's 7) filk

Issue 3

Fantasia 3 has the subtitle: "Oops!" It was published in 1989. The front cover is a Bloom County parody. Art by Celeste Hotaling and Sarah Jane Keating.

  • Dee Beetem and Sue Wells, "Believe It Or Not" (Blake's 7/Greatest American Hero)
  • Tamara Verbande, "The Engineer" (Blake's 7)
  • Daisy and Lucy Leung, "M: The Rambling of Vila" (Blake's 7)
  • Deborah Millitello, "The Mirror of His Eyes" (Blake's 7)
  • Tamara Verbande, "Interim" (Blake's 7)
  • Carol K. Smith, "Payback's a Bitch" (Blake's 7)
  • other fandoms: Robin of Sherwood and Doctor Who

References

  1. from Sarah Thompson at Judith Proctor's Blake's 7 site