Millennium (multifandom zine)

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For two 1980 Star Wars zines see Millennium, Millennium or Millennium (disambiguation) for even more zines sharing this title.

Title: Millennium
Publisher: Falcon Press
Editor(s): Cheree Cargill
Date(s): 2001-2008
Medium: print
Fandom: multimedia & Star Wars & Star Trek
Language: English
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Millennium is a gen anthology published by Falcon Press. The first issue contains all Star Wars content. Later issues are multimedia.

There were five issues. A sixth issue was planned for MediaWest*Con in 2012, but it was not published. [1]

Issue 1

cover issue #1, Gerald Crotty
flyer for issue #1

Millennium 1 (also known as Millennium the First) was published in 2001 and is 235 pages long. Art by Tina Bentrup, Cheree Cargill, Gerald Crotty, Z. P. Florian, Kate/Leela Starsky, Wanda Lybarger, Amanda Palumbo, Laura Sherman [Quiles], Nancy Stasulis, and Dianne Smith.

  • A Sith is Born by Z.P. Florian (TPM) ("There was something very special about the little Zabrak boy and Palpatine recognized it immediately. With a smile of satisfaction, the Sith Master knew he'd found his apprentice at last.")
  • Mon Mothma's Memories by Melissa Mastoris (ROTJ)
  • Jenny's Story by Mary Jo Fox (ANH) ("A certain Corellian spacer had a life before he met a farm boy and an old man ... and one ofthe ladies in that life tells her version of how things happened.")
  • Luke: Leaning To the Dark by Jennifer Moore
  • It is the Future You See... Z.P. Florian (TPM) ("As Qui-Gon lies dying, he watches his young padawan battle to the death with the evil Sith Lord. And he wonders what will happen to the boy he leaves in Obi-Wan's hands.")
  • The Phantom Menace ... Interlude by Karen Miller (TPM) ("A young queen reflects upon the loss of a special Jedi Knight... and a special friend.")
  • She's More by Debbie Kittle
  • Prisoner of the Sith by Z.P. Florian (TPM)
  • Turning Point by Rich Gawel (AU-ROTJ)
  • Luke: Back to the Light by Jennifer Moore (ROTJ)
  • Legacy by Karen Miller (TPM) ("Before Obi-Wan can train Anakin, he must undergo the final test of Jedi Knighthood. His destiny leads him back to Tatooine and to Shmi Skywalker, and then into the clutches of Jabba the Hutt. In the depths of Jabba's palace, Obi-Wan is subjected to tests he never imagines possible.")
  • Waiting: Luke by Melissa Mastoris (ANH)
  • That Hangs the Verses on the Trees by Belea T. Keeney (TPM)
  • Wrong Again by Debbie Kittle
  • Tapestries and Intersections by Amanda Palumbo (AU-TPM)
  • Sith Just Want to Have Fun by Mary Jo Fox
  • The Journey to Serenity by Lelila (Post-ROTJ)
  • Destiny's Sacrifice by Marti Schuller (Post-ROTJ) ("While on a diplomatic mission, Leia meets a lonely but friendly princess who invites her to a sumptuous meal. While there, the young women talk and Leia learns a secret that nearly breaks her heart.")
  • The Fog Always Lifts by Z. P. Florian (TESB)
  • Distant Echoes by Catriona Campbell Boyle (ROTJ) ("A Penumbra story. Yoda is dying and he cannot help but think of the last Jedi, the one that he could not train. And far away, Luke Skywalker feels the disturbance in the Force and wonders what his life would have been like, if only...")
  • The Change: Han Solo by Melissa Mastoris
  • In Retrospect by Valerie Vancollie (Post-ROTJ)
  • Petrorasil by Kate Birkel (Post-ROTJ) ("Corellians were always trouble, but Leia had no idea how much trouble they could be until the Corelli royal family got involved.)
  • From the Dawn's Beginning by Selinthia Avenchesca (TPM)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue #1

I just wanted to write and say how much I enjoyed Millennium. The stories and artwork were all enjoyable and well done. I'll have to say though that "Journey to Serenity", "Destiny's Sacrifice", and "Petrorasil" were my favorites. Of course, I have to admit that Han and Leia are my favorites so I'm biased to stories about them. Anyway thank you for all the work in putting the zine together. It is very much appreciated. [2]
Greetings! My first inclination upon receiving my copy of Millennium was to frame the front cover and hang it on my wall. My second was to frame the inside of the front cover and hang it on my wall. Need I say that both pieces were wonderfully drawn? The stories themselves ... excellent as usual, especially those by Z.P. Florian and Catriona Campbell. They make my puny efforts look ... well... puny! In the 20+ years that I've been in fandom, the one thing that never fails to amaze me is the incredible artistic and literary talent that's out there. Editor, take a bow, not only for putting out an excellent quality zine but on also on what's inside the covers! [3]
Just a quick note to say 'thank you' [to Laura Sherman] for the lovely piece of art you did for "That Hangs the Verses on the Trees" in Millennium. You gave Maul a sinuous feralness that was most intriguing! He looked strong and fearsome in your drawing. I also liked your Obi-Wan who resembles both Ewan and Alec.:) Thanks again for taking the time to illo the story. [4]
I very much enjoyed your [Belea Keeney's] story ... so much so that I asked Kelly from Delusions of Grandeur if she had any of your stories that need illustrating. She didn't have any that needed illos, unfortunately for me, but I look forward to reading those included in that zine. I'm glad you liked the illo I did. I'd be glad to do it again in the future.[5]
I just wanted to drop you a line after reading "Prisoner of the Sith" to let you know how much I enjoyed it. What terrific dialog! I just loved the way you portrayed Qui-Gon. I'm sure, judging by his demeanor, that Palpatine will go batty long before he does. Great story. [6]
Just wanted to drop you a note and say how much I enjoyed your "Phantom Menace: Interlude" in Millennium. I must say I didn't like the film very much and had difficulty relating to what I felt were pasteboard characters, and so I approached the story with a bit of hesitation. You won me over very quickly, with the close POV and Padme's richly detailed emotional reactions, and some of the descriptions were simply lovely. I could feel that you care very much for these people, and that you were sensitive to their needs and suffering. Loved the wonderful portrayal of the close, loving relationship between Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon, and the outside perspective on them from Padme. Obi-Wan's grief and self- recrimination were tastefully handled and I appreciated the growth demonstrated by both P and O-W during their encounter at the bier. The ending was a chilling foreshadowing of what will doubtless come in Ep. 2, and as a reader I truly felt for Padme here, and the future she will undoubtedly endure. Very nicely written story. Thanks for letting me see these characters in a new way! [7]
I just finished reading Millennium and I loved it! A great premier issue. I must say that I think the cover is absolutely FABULOUS! Terrific job with Luke there, Gerald. Ofthe stories, I heartily enjoyed "The Phantom Menace ... Interlude" and "Legacy" by Karen Miller. They truly moved me and I was crying during both of them. Very well written! "Prisoner of the Sith" and "The Fog Always Lifts" by Z. P. Florian were really good! The former was a very interesting possibility, I liked it a lot! Qui-Gon was very well written, I can just sense Palpatine's frustration! I really hope you plan to do a sequel after ROTJ to that Z. P. And the latter was very funny and imaginative. "Distant Echoes by Catriona Campbell Boyle is a very interesting possibility! I truly enjoyed it. [8]
I really enjoyed Millennium. All four covers were just gorgeous!! "The Phantom Menace... Interlude" by Karen Miller was a nice filler piece. Enjoyed her characterizations and Laura Sherman's artwork, too. And Karen's story "Legacy" was a nice OWK piece.

I always like to read Marti Schuller's stories. Nice to read "Destiny's Sacrifice." "From The Dawn's Beginning" by Selinthia Avenchesca was an intriguing piece. I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy it, but she kept me glued to the story all the way through.

These were just some of my favorite ones. I enjoyed everything. Looking forward to the next issue. [9]

Issue 2

Millennium 2 was published in 2004 and is 242 pages long. Art by Caz, Cheree Cargill, Dani Lane, Kate (Leela Starsky), Wanda Lybarger, Laura Quiles, L.C. Wells (reprinted from Revenge of the Sith and Contraband), and Zawiah Zainudin.

front cover of issue #2
art for the front cover of issue #2, "Wizards" by Kate
back cover of issue #2, Laura Quiles, "Contemplation"

"This issue of Millennium is dedicated to the memory of Pat Nussman and our other fannish friends who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge."

Regarding "The Hokas":
For any newer fans who may be a little confused at the abundance of costumed teddy bears floating around older fandom, as toys looking like everything from Blake's Seven crew to Conan the "BarBearian" to Princess Leia, or as cartoons in older printzines, a short explanation of the madness follows: Hokas were born in a short story published in the science fiction magazine Other Worlds Science Stories in 1951, the product of the collaboration between science fiction greats Poul Anderson and Gordon Dickson. They became such beloved creations they went on to books, some of which may still be in print and are well worth a hilarious read. Highly suggestible teddy bear-like inhabitants of the planet Hoka, these charming beings not only accept human "cultural contamination", they REVEL in it. Whole sections of population throw themselves into their storylines and characters with such gleeful zeal, they can quickly build Londons to fit Queen Victoria's age or a medieval Paris complete with cathedral for their own version of the Hunchback. Since they also have a happy disregard among literature, old movies and real history, they are as likely to have Sherlock Holmes present at the Battle of Trafalgar ... held on Thursdays ... as they are to decide being Foreign Legionaires are more fun next month. On a diplomatic visit to Earth, "Disraeli" can become "Don Giovanni" after a single state visit to the opera. All of this single-minded enthusiasm makes them rather the "Ultimate Fans". As such, fandom embraced them as mascots and Hokas turned up in every fandom that arose. The small drawings of Star Wars Hokas scattered through this issue were first drawn as column headers for one of the first Star Wars letterzines, "Jundland Wastes". The editor, Pat Nussman, also a talented writer of fiction in several fan "universes", was one of my own earliest friends in fandom. Pat was the kind of person who, having found her way into fandom, turned around at once to offer her hand to the next newcomers. Long before the Internet, her zine was intended to provide a place for Star Wars fans to discover each other. Pat left us much too soon, taken away by cancer, but her fine writing is still here and for her sense of fun... One more time, these little folks are for you, Pat.
  • Disclaimers and Acknowledgments (2)
  • Pat Nussman and the Hokas by Wanda Lybarger (4)
  • Tremors in the Force (Letters of Comment) (5)
  • Building Bridges of Understanding by R.F. Sexton (Star Trek: Enterprise) (8)
  • The One by Jason Mann (SW) (11)
  • Chronicle by Debbie Baudoin (TOS) (17)
  • I'm Loving Every Minute by Debbie Kittle (SW) (30)
  • Flowers for the Rebellion by L. C. Wells (SW) ("Even in the heart of the Empire, the memory of the Jedi never dies for those that they helped before the purge.") (31)
  • Behind Giant's Eyes by Debbie Baudoin (Harry Potter) (40)
  • Forbidden Attachments by Catriona Campbell Boyle (42)
  • Even Then by Debbie Kittle (SW) (50)
  • The Final Flight of Green Squadron by Jason Mann (SW) (56)
  • One Thousand Steps to Koon-Ut-Katr-La by Caz (TOS) (84)
  • Lightsabers by L.C. Wells (SW) (Luke Skywalker comes to Coruscant to explore the now-deceased Emperor's tower and finds grim evidence of the Purge of the Jedi 20 years before.) (Online here as "Ghosts of the Jedi Past".) (103)
  • Revenge of Slytherin by Katy Cargill (Harry Potter) (109)
  • The Shirt by Cheree Cargill (TOS) (115)
  • A Strong Pair of Shoes by Debbie Baudoin (Harry Potter) (123)
  • An Unknown Quantity by Catriona Campbell Boyle (SW) (125)
  • Visiting Hours by R. F. Sexton (ST: Enterprise) (134)
  • Han's Pheromones by D. L. Slaten (SW) (141)
  • Vigil by Debbie Baudoin (Harry Potter) (149)
  • Family Ties by Cheree Cargill (TOS) (153)
  • Shades of Grey by Jason Mann (SW) (174)
  • All Work and No Play by Cheree Cargill (TOS) (218)
  • Whatever You May Ask of Me by Jade Nocturnias (Lord of the Rings) (27 pages) (221)
  • Whatever You Ask of Me by Jade Nocturnias (225)

Issue 3

cover of issue #3

Millennium 3 was published in 2006 and is 290 pages long.

art from "A Tale of a Fateful Trip," illustrated by Laura Quiles
  • By Gum (STAR TREK TOS) (4 pages)
  • Vader’s Vow (STAR WARS) (7 pages)
  • Surprise (STAR WARS) (22 pages)
  • Nova (STAR TREK TOS) (8 pages)
  • Lamia: Shocking Albus by Valerie VanCollie (HARRY POTTER) (5 pages)
  • A Halloween Tale (STAR WARS) (11 pages)
  • Pirates Of The Caribbean Redux (Cartoon) (9 pages)
  • Dangling In Deep Doo-Doo (STAR TREK TOS) (Parody) (15 pages)
  • The Most Unlikely Of Endings (HARRY POTTER) (4 pages)
  • A Tale Of A Fateful Trip (STAR WARS) (41 pages) by Mary Sue (Han's passengers get more than they bargained for when they charter a simple sightseeing tour.)
  • Aftermath (STAR WARS) (11 pages)
  • The Art Of Leela Starsky (Color Pictures: Harry Potter) (4 pages)
  • Everything’s Relative (STAR WARS) (30 pages)
  • Captain Jack Sparrow Portfolio (6 pictures, 3 in color) (7 pages)
  • Mischief Managed (HARRY POTTER) (9 pages)
  • Penumbra (STAR WARS) (90 pages)

Issue 4

cover of issue #4

Millennium 4 was published in 2007 and is 262 pages long. Art by Tina Bentrup, Kaz, Wanda Lybarger, Laura Quiles, Mrs. Spock, Stephanie Swanger, and Zawiah Zainudin.

  • Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse" by Mary Sue (SW)
  • Shadow Play by Guinn Berger (TOS)
  • A Time to Train by Mary Jo Fox (SW)
  • Islands in the Stream by Cheree Cargill (TOS)
  • How Professor Snape Got His Hair by Beverly Grant (Harry Potter)
  • Every Time I Hear Your Name by Debbie Kittle (SW)
  • Son of Pirates of the Caribbean by Wanda Lybarger (cartoons)
  • The Surreal Life by Mary Sue (SW)
  • A Feeling Like This by Debbie Kittle (SW)
  • A Can of Spam by Cheree Cargill (TOS)
  • Games by Cheree Cargill (SW)
  • A Naughty Vulcan Limerick by T'Eros (TOS)
  • Educating the Masses by Bishop T (TOS)
  • Killing Ghosts by D. L. Slaten (SW)
  • That Olde Quidditch Spirit by Beverly Grant (Harry Potter)
  • Expecting by Angel (SW)
  • Sunrise from the Crest of the Mountain of God by Cheree Cargill (TOS)
  • Relative Force by Mary Sue (SW)
  • She's Everything by Debbie Kittle (SW)
  • Separate Lives by Mary Sue (SW)

Issue 5

Millennium 5 was published in 2008 and contains 214 pages.

cover of issue #5
  • Resolution (9 pages) (Star Trek: TOS)
  • Turn, Turn, Turn (16 pages) (Star Trek: TOS)
  • Wizard Punch (15 pages) (Harry Potter)
  • The Wand and The Willow (27 pages) (Harry Potter)
  • Succubus (14 pages) (Indiana Jones)
  • The Crystal Skull (31 pages) (Indiana Jones)
  • The Valar Must Be Crazy (3 pages) (Lord of the Rings)
  • The Fantasy Worlds (5 pages) (Fantasy)
  • For The Good Of The Galaxy by L.C. Wells (87 pages) (Star Wars)

Millennium Finale

Millennium Finale was published in 2015 and contains 370 pages.

Art by Karracaz, Don McMurry, Wanda Lybarger, and Laura Quiles.

cover of 2015 issue
  • Once Upon a Dragon by Naithom (ST:TOS - Spock/Christine)
  • Always in Motion by Susan Zahn (SW - Han/Leia)
  • Shibboleth by Eleanor Tremayne (Avengers)
  • Shining Light Through Darkness by Karracaz (ST:TOS - Sarek/Amanda)
  • Absolution by DSTrekHarryLover (Harry Potter)
  • Secrets in Unanswered Questions by Naithom (ST:TOS - Christine and T'Pring)
  • Never Let You Go by Nocturnius (DW - Nine and Rose)
  • Shower of Stars by Naithom (ST:TOS - Spock/Christine)
  • The Replacement by Cheree Cargill (SW - Leia)
  • Bitch in Boots by Aconitum-Napellus (ST:TOS Mirror Universe - Spock/Christine)
  • Communication by Lady Aragon Doro Bost (ST:Voyager - Janeway/Chakotay)
  • The Pleasure Was Mine by Nocturnius (DW - Ten and Sarah Jane)
  • A Logical Explanation by Karracaz (ST:TOS -- Spock and Saavik)
  • Cinderella Leave by Eleanor Tremayne (Avengers)
  • Twisted Devotion by Nocturnius (DW -- Ten/Martha)
  • Turn, Turn, Turn by Cheree Cargill (ST:TOS - Spock/Christine)
  • Flying by Pheebee (Dark Shadows - Barnabas and Julia)
  • Cabin Fever by Cheree Cargill (SW - Han/Leia)
  • You and I are a Gang of Losers by Nocturnius (DW - Eleven and River)
  • Chrysalis by Cheree Cargill (ST:TOS - Spock/Christine)
  • Détente by Pheebee (DS - Barnabas and Julia)
  • After the Light by Aconitum-Napellus (ST:TOS - a full novel set in the aftermath of "Operation: Annihilate!")
  • three art portfolios
  • other unknown content


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