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Name: Julie Bozza
Alias(es): Stew, Julien
Harlequin, slashweaver
Mrs Leary (RPS pseud)
Julien Bozza, Julie
John Anonymous Actually
Type: fanwriter, writer, zine publisher, locations geek
Fandoms: Buckaroo Banzai, The Professionals, Due South, Merlin, Merlin RPF, Velvet Goldmine, X-Men and more
Communities: merlinrpf (mod), Merlin Locations, Keats Locations
Other: Harlequin's Slash Fic
Merlin Locations
Rupert Young Fansite
URL: julie at AO3
mrs_leary at Dreamwidth
juliebozza at LiveJournal
mrs_leary at LiveJournal
slashweaver at LiveJournal
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Julien is an Australian fan editor and writer. She produced a number of notable fanzines under the Homosapien Press imprint, many of which included her own stories. In 2009, her love for travel, photography and BBC Merlin led to her becoming a Locations Geek and creating the Merlin Locations community and website.

In the 1990s, she agented Manacles Press zines in Australia, and the Manacles Press girls, Megan Kent and Charlotte C Hill, agented her zines in the U.S. (Before the Internet made getting in contact with far away fans seem easier, buying agented zines felt safer than sending your money off to other continents.) Her zines were later agented by Kathy Resch.

She would include her editorial waffle in her zines, a bit at the beginning of each story to explain who was featured and what fandom they were from.


G’day! My name’s Harlequin, and I write slash.

If you don’t know what slash is, then you might want to read the Warnings and Disclaimers page before proceeding!

You can find me on Live Journal as slashweaver and as mrs_leary, and on Dreamwidth as mrs_leary.

I got into fandom 20-some years ago while I was living in Australia. Back in the days of zines. I headed straight into slash fandom (so to speak!) having already managed to write slash without knowing that other people did, too. I started with Kirk/Spock – how classic is that! And I wrote band slash way back when, too, starting with The Police. :-)

I am mostly a fannish multi-media butterly, flitting here and there between universes, from tv shows to movies to books and back again. But my first big fandom was Buckaroo Banzai. And seeing as all the characters in that universe had pseuds themselves, we fans all adopted them, too. Mine was Stew, drawing on my musical obsessions. (Stewart Copeland, of course! Which later led to the rather odd situation of my Copeland-fandom name being Stew, and his being Klark Kent… Anyway. I digress.) I soon put out a Banzai zine myself, called Samurai Errant.

Later I felt I outgrew Stew, and renamed myself Julien. Further zines ensued – Homosapien, Pure Maple Syrup (Due South), Espresso, and so on.

I loved zines, and I resisted the internet when it came along. But then I kind of dropped out of fandom anyway, and in 2004 I moved to England, and pretty much went into hibernation. I wrote thousands and thousands of words of RPS about rugby league players, which shall Never See the Light of Day! For various reasons, I just couldn’t bring myself to cross the line and publish those stories, and they shall remain in my bottom drawer.

When spring arrived and I finally stirred, I decided a new pseud was in order – hence, Harlequin. You will find here the slash stories I have written since then. (I have also been putting up my older stories from my zines, which is a slow process. So please stay tuned!)

I had a passionate fling with Die Hard 4 for a while, but then I fell hard for Merlin… which led almost inevitably to Merlin RPS, and I loved Bradley/Colin so much that I ended up breaking my own rule and circulating my RPS fic. For a long while there, I wanted to keep it seperate from everything else, hence the creation of Mrs Leary. But I’ve reunited since, and now I’m whole again!

And the obsession continues with Merlin and Merlin RPS… I haven’t written anything else along fannish lines since that fateful hour on Saturday 20 September 2009, when I first watched Merlin and Arthur as (to quote the marketing) ‘two hot young things’… ♥[1]

Blanket Statement


If you are so inspired, please feel free to use my transformative works in your own transformative works, whatever they may be. I would appreciate credit and a link back to my “original” work, but I won’t insist. I would also like to be informed, and to have the opportunity to share the love with you, but again I won’t insist. Do as you wish or as you will!

On a broader philosophical level, while asking permission of each other is lovely, and it’s certainly something I strive to do within the fannish community, I don’t feel it’s absolutely necessary. I feel rather strongly that one of the fundamental aspects of transformative works is that no permission is needed from the original creator, whether their work is professional or fannish, in the public domain or otherwise. Get in there and have fun![2]

Fan Comments


Julien Bozza, who produces the Homosapien series of zines (currently up to Homosapien Sux) and the Espresso series (currently up to Espresso for Three) is next-door to excellent. I've always dealt with her directly, and have found her reliable and honest. However, in the US... ::grins:: you'll see she's agented by, um, Mysti Frank. As I own contributor's copies of all Homosapiens and all Espressos, I can't say how good or bad the versions produced by Mysti are: I've never bought any. But the zines as produced by Julien are good quality (a few typos, I have to admit, but nicely laid out, no wasted white space, good writers ::buffs nails::).[3]

yonmei at Dear Disreputable Zine Publisher



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