Kevas and Trillium

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Zine
Title: Kevas and Trillium
Publisher: "A MEGALOMANIA PRESS PUBLICATION," out of Ottawa, Ontario and issued as part of the bigger zine Hugin and Munin
Editor(s): Rosemary Ullyot, Maureen Bourns, & Alicia Austin
Date(s): June 1968, September 1968
Series?:
Medium: print zine
Size:
Genre:
Fandom: Science Fiction & Star Trek: TOS
Language: English
External Links: cited here, also listed in the Canadian Fancyclopedia
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Kevas and Trillium is a gen Science Fiction (with some Star Trek) anthology by Alicia Austin, Maureen Bourns and Rosemary Ullyot that was published in Canada as part of the science fiction zine, Hugin and Munin, the latter which was edited by Richard LaBonte. [1]

cover of issue #1, Sauron by Austin

Alicia Austin went on to become a highly respected artist, winning the Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist in 1971. Rosemary Ullyott went on to be nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer.

Despite the fact the title comes from a Star Trek: TOS episode where Spock posed as a trader of "kevas and trillium" in the episode "Errand of Mercy," "Kevas and Trillium" is not strictly a Trek zine.

"Although not devoted entirely to the television series Star Trek, the title comes from an episode of the show. Articles about Star Trek include the story "Four Days In A Filthy Ford", about Canadian fans driving to St. Charles, Illinois, U.S.A. to see Leonard Nimoy in Visit to a Small Planet; a humorous conversation between Spock and Kirk; a survey of accents on the show; a scientific analysis of tribbles; and a description of The Cartel, headquarters for the Gene Roddenberry Appreciation Society, The Mark Lenard International Fan Club, and the Rick Carter International Fan Club." [2]

Issue 1

Kevas and Trillium 1 was published in June 1968 as 30 pages of the zine Hugin and Munin.

From the table of contents page: "As this last stencil is typed, the Hugo Ballots have arrived. STAR TREK has made a clean sweep of "Best Drama" category -- congratulations to all concerned!!"

  • Kaddish by a. austin (poem) (2)
  • SuperMountie by a. Austin (comic) (3)
  • Why Can't the English by Ruth Berman (article about accents in Star Trek) (7)
  • Starmonger's Gazette (10)
  • Pense ne Ments, zine and club ads (11)
  • Nature Corner (vignette about tribbles, the cuddliness of Gene Roddenberry, and Canadians) (13)
  • reflections in a jaundiced eye by R.L. Ullyot (comments about upcoming Canadian polls and politics) (14)
  • Pundit's Corner by Mike Glicksohn (Humorous dialogue full of puns: "Kirk and Spook arrive at a cocktail party." Something in this review inspired "Starborne" in Black Magic #1, see that zine's editorial.) (16)
  • Passer en Revue (reviews of the "Star Trek Comic #2," the pro books "Restoree" and "The Revolving Boy," the LP "The Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy") (18)
  • Four Days in a Filthy Ford (22)
  • Limericks by John Boardman (throughout)
  • VOIX DE LA-SAS -- editorial and descriptions of the editors (24)
  • Quelques Bagatelles, or... (27)
  • You are receiving this red-headed fannazine because (28)
  • art by a. Austin (throughout and cover: cover is titled "Sauron")

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 1

The KaT tacked on the end (of HUGIN AND MUNIN #6) [sic] [3] is hard to judge. It consists of assorted funnyisms and reviews by various contributors. Some come off and some don’t, but a mere ten pages gives an impression of haste. The front cover is quite unimpressive and the back is a montage of 3 unused cover sketches for Philip K. Dick’s ‘Solar Lottery’ by Jack Gaughn. Fair fanzine artwork, but nothing more. KaT: judgment deferred. [4]

#1 is free (if it's still available), while future issues will be about 40 [cents]. K&T is not an all-ST zine but it is filled with all sorts of fanish goodies. #1 has a mysterious red cover and 28 pink pages, and contains a cartoon satire: "Super Mounty," a discussion of the accents spoken on ST, a scientific analysis of tribbles, a short summary of the Canadian political situation, a pun-filled conversation between Spock and Kirk, some record, comic book and book reviews, "Four Days In A Filthy Ford" (tale of how a few Canadian fans drove to St. Charles, Illinois to see LN in "Visit to a Small Planet"), plus some fan club news, a description of the Cartel, some obscene graffiti and sneaky jokes-and lots more. P.S.: The Cartel is headquarters for — The Mark Lenard International Fan Club (for Spock's father, Sarek), the

Gene Roddenberry Appreciation Society (GRAS), and the Rick Carter International Fan Club (Canadian branch). [5]

Issue 1.5

Kevas and Trillium 1.5 was published in September 1968 as 10 pages of the zine 56-page Hugin and Munin #6.

On the table of contents: "With apologies, because I have never stencilled art before and I had no time to experiment. mb."

Also on the table of contents: "Small plea to our correspondents: We love getting mail, but please have patience waiting for your answers. The strike has left us with a stupendous backlog; we'll be in California for two weeks, and we have to think about K&T#2 when we get back, besides putting out a newsletter and drastically revising our address records. We do appreciate letters, and we'll get to them - eventually! COMING SOON: SuperMountie faces the most stupefyingly evil, blood curdling, spine chilling master of the dark forces - MAILMAN!"

  • Cover ? (an ode to the three zine's editors by John Brunner) (1)
  • Contents page (2)
  • STARMONGER'S GAZETTE ("All the news that's print to fit!") (3)
  • Zodiacal limericks by John Boardman (3)
  • Campaign slogans by Dannie Plachta (3)
  • Dites Donc... by Richard Labonte (reviews of Spockanalia #2, StarDate #1, Plak-Tow #8, see those pages) (4)
  • art by Devra Langsam (4)
  • Nature Corner by the zine's editors ("Care and Feeding of Cannefannes.") (5)
  • art by Devra Langsam (5)
  • art by Fred Barrett (6)
  • Pundit's Corner #17 by Mike Glicksohn (commentary on neofans, Nycon, Harlan Ellison) (6)
  • Passer en Revue by "various reviewers" (Mike Glicksohn reviews the pro book by Joanna Russ titled "Picnic on Paradise," Rosemary Ullyot reviews "2001 Space Odyssey" by Arthur C. Clarke) (8)
  • Zodiacal limericks by John Boardman (9)
  • Campaign slogans by Dannie Plachta (9)
  • art by Susan Phillips (9)
  • VOIX DE LA-BAS, editorial (10)

References

  1. Zine Wiki
  2. Zine Wiki
  3. Issue #1 appears to be in "Hugin and Munin" #5, not #6.
  4. as per The Canadian Fancyclopedia, reviewed by UK fan Peter Roberts in 1968
  5. from Anti-Matter #2