On Target (Robin of Sherwood zine)

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Zine
Title: On Target
Publisher: Spirit of Sherwood, a fan club
Editor(s): Christine Haire & Denise Hamlin, editors through issue 14; Christine Alexander, editor from issue 15 onwards
Type: newsletter
Date(s): Winter 1990-Spring 2000
Frequency: 4x a year
Medium: print
Size: regular letter format (11 x 8.5")
Fandom: Robin of Sherwood
Language: English
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On Target is a gen newsletter. It has the subtitle: "The Newsletter of Spirit of Sherwood." Contains features articles, artwork and poetry, interviews and news, as well as zine listings, movie and play reviews.

"On Target" was done in regular letter format (11 x 8.5"). In total 25 issues were published from 1990 until 2000.

"Due to the new communication possibilities offered by the Internet, On Target was discontinued in 2000. Spirit of Sherwood now spreads RoS news via the RoS mailing list and the News section of this website." [1]

It was the successor to A Shot in the Dark.

Issue 1

On Target 1 was published in Winter 1990 and contains 31 pages.

cover of issue #1
  • news
  • letters from Nicholas Grace and Jeremy & Robbie Bulloch
  • John Abineri and George Baker bios
  • Visions '90 convention (guests = Mark Ryan, Michael Praed and Terry Walsh) report + pics + press conference + lunch with Mark & Michael report
  • poetry
  • Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament review
  • Historical Questions: triple goddess
  • map of the England of RoS
  • artwork

Issue 2

On Target 2 was published in Spring 1991 and contains 28 pages.

cover of issue #2
  • news
  • poetry
  • bios for Jason Connery, Nickolas Grace and Anthony Valentine
  • chat with Mike Gold (Green Arrow comic)
  • map of the England of RoS (cont.)
  • A Visit to Robin Hood's Britain: Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre
  • Historical Questions: Saxons and Normans
  • list of Robin Hood books
  • King Richard's Faire and Medieval Times review
  • artwork


Issue 3

On Target 3 was published in Summer 1991 and contains 28 pages.

cover of issue #3
  • news
  • poetry
  • Green Arrow preview
  • clippings
  • Herne's Con (guests = Mark Ryan and Terry Walsh) convention report
  • list of Robin Hood books (cont.)
  • A Visit to Robin Hood's Britain: The Tales of Robin Hood
  • Historical Questions: Picts
  • Maryland Renaissance Festival review
  • visit to 'The Cloisters' museum (New York)
  • artwork


Issue 4/5

cover of issue #4/5

On Target 4/5 was published in Fall 1991 and contains 50 pages.


Issue 6

On Target 6 was published in Winter 1991 and contains 34 pages.

cover of issue #6
  • Take Us Out to the Forest (filk) by Gail Molnar
  • I Don't Care What the American Public Wants (cartoon) by Grace Meisel
  • news
  • cartoons
  • clippings
  • Visions '91 convention report (guests = Mark Ryan, Richard Carpenter and Clive Mantle) + pics + press conference
  • poetry
  • review of Nicholas' Cole Porter show
  • A Visit to Robin Hood's Britain: Loxley, Hathersage, Circle of the Nine Maidens, and Castleton
  • Historical Questions: historical Robert of Huntingdon
  • artwork


Issue 7/8

cover of issue #7/8

On Target 7/8 was published in Spring 1992 and contains 49 pages.

  • Night Comes to Sherwood Forest (poem) by G.M. Proctor
  • an interview with Mark Ryan
  • Jean West's journey into the land of Arthur
  • news
  • cartoons
  • clippings
  • Visions '91 press conference (cont.),
  • review of Michael's plays "Aspects of Love" and "Carousel"
  • A Visit to Robin Hood's Britain: Caerleon, Glastonbury and Cadbury-Camelot
  • hints for recreational costuming, adventures in costuming
  • Who is Robin Hood?
  • SFAN TV network info
  • SoS video library
  • artwork


Issue 9

cover of issue #9

On Target 9 was published in Summer 1992 and contains 28 pages.

  • cartoon by Atsuko O'Gawa
  • The Hooded Fan (cartoon) by Gail Molnar
  • news
  • clippings
  • reviews of Judi's play "Mansfield Park",
  • Weekend in Sherwood I convention report (guests = Richard Carpenter and Mark Ryan) & pics
  • 1991 Major Oak Award results
  • poetry
  • Historical Questions: medieval clergy
  • cartoons
  • A Visit to Robin Hood's Britain: Winchester
  • SoS photo catalogue
  • artwork


Issue 10

On Target 10 was published in Spring 1993 and contains 22 pages.

cover of issue #10
  • news
  • clippings
  • review of Jason's play "Trelawney of the Wells"
  • write-up of a "Lunch and Listen" with Jason
  • review and pics from Mark's plays "Don Giovanni" and "The Marriage of Figaro"
  • review of Michael's play "The Caretaker" and chat with Michael
  • Visions '92 convention report (guest = Michael Praed) & pics
  • A Visit to Robin Hood's Britain: Robin Hood's Bay, Ravenscar and Wayland's Smithy
  • poetry
  • artwork
  • cartoons


Issue 11

On Target 11 was published in Winter 1993 and contains 15 pages.

cover of issue #11


Issue 12

On Target 12 was published in Spring 1994 and contains 27 pages.

cover of issue #12
  • news
  • Richard Carpenter's original brainstorming notes for RoS,
  • review of Michael's play "September Tide"
  • Visions '93 convention report (guests = Mark Ryan, Jeremy Bulloch and John Abineri) + pics + press conference with Mark, Jeremy and John
  • Weekend in Sherwood III progress report and schedule
  • 1992 Major Oak Award results
  • artwork
  • Banquet at Weekend in Sherwood (cartoon) by Atsuko O'Gawa


Issue 13

On Target 13 was published in Fall 1994 and contains 13 pages.

cover of issue #13


Issue 14

cover of issue #14

On Target 14 was published in Winter 1994 and 26 pages.

  • news
  • Visions '94 convention report (guests = Mark Ryan and Phil Rose) + pics + press conference
  • poetry
  • clippings
  • cartoons
  • Nottingham marketplace
  • photos from SoS catalogue
  • artwork


Issue 15

cover of issue #15

On Target 15 was published in Spring 1995 and contains 15 pages.

  • It's Just Another Day in Sherwood Forest by Atsuko O'Gawa (story/comic strip)
  • news
  • filk
  • clippings
  • 1993 Major Oak Award ballot
  • Nottingham marketplace
  • photos from SoS catalogue
  • artwork


Issue 16

cover of issue #16

On Target 16 was published in Summer 1995 and contains 41 pages.

  • Merrie Boys by Linda A. Fuery
  • news
  • RoS Online column
  • "Casualty" review (Clive's new tv series)
  • clippings
  • Britannicon (guest = Mark Ryan) Panel) transcription & pics
  • filks
  • RoS FAQ
  • RoS episode guide
  • updated cast credits and bios
  • clippings
  • Nottingham marketplace
  • SoS photo catalogue #1
  • cartoons
  • photos from SoS catalogue
  • artwork


Issue 17

On Target 17 was published in Fall 1995 and contains 25 pages.

cover of issue #17
  • news RoS Online column
  • Albion con reports (guests = Mark Ryan, Jeremy Bulloch, Terry Walsh and Phil Rose)
  • clippings
  • poetry
  • filk
  • Nottingham marketplace
  • SoS photo catalogue #2
  • artwork


Issue 18

On Target 18 was published in Winter 1995 and contains 36 pages.

cover of issue #18


Issue 19

On Target 19 has a front cover by Tim Brown. It was published in Spring 1996 and contains 22 pages.

cover of issue #19
  • news,
  • touring schedules
  • review of Michael's show "Copacabana"
  • clippings
  • Weekend in Sherwood IV progress report
  • Nottingham marketplace
  • SoS photo catalogue update
  • photos from SoS catalogue
  • artwork


Issue 20

On Target 20 was published in Summer 1996 and contains 22 pages.

cover of issue #20
  • After the Con (cartoon) by Gail Molnar
  • Smoke! (cartoon) by Atsuko O'Gawa
  • news
  • touring schedules
  • RoS Online column
  • info about Mark's and Chesca Potter's Greenwood Tarot
  • Weekend in Sherwood IV convention report (guests = Mark Ryan and Jeremy Bulloch) + pics
  • 1994 & 1995 Major Oak Awards results,
  • Nottingham marketplace
  • SoS photo catalogue update
  • cartoons
  • artwork


Issue 21

On Target 21 was published in Summer 1997 and contains 22 pages.

cover of issue #21
  • news
  • RoS Online column
  • cartoons
  • reviews of Jason's movie "MacBeth"
  • photos of Michael and Jason
  • interview with Clive from TV Zone #86
  • Nottingham marketplace
  • clippings
  • artwork


Issue 22

On Target 22 has a front cover by Tim Brown. It was published in Winter 1997 and contains 41 pages.

cover of issue #22
  • news
  • Weekend in Sherwood V convention report (guests = Michael Praed, Mark Ryan, Jeremy and Robbie Bulloch) + pics,
  • 1996 Major Oak Award results
  • cartoons
  • articles about Jason
  • clippings
  • interview with Robert
  • report of the academic Robin Hood conference "Playing with Transgression: Cultural Transformations of Robin Hood"
  • RoS info & resources
  • SoS photo catalogue
  • artwork


Issue 23

On Target 23 was published in Fall 1998 and contains 45 pages.

cover of issue #23
  • news
  • Weekend in Sherwood VI convention report]] (guest=Jeremy Bulloch) + pics
  • cartoons
  • 1997 Major Oak Award results
  • Silver Arrow '97 convention report (guests = Phil Rose, Terry Walsh, Stuart Linden, Esta Charkham, Robert Addie and Judi Trott)
  • article about Jason from OK!
  • interviews with Ray and Maire Brennan (Clannad)
  • SoS photo catalogue,
  • RoS info & resources
  • artwork


  • Marion Had Always Known (cartoon) by Gail Molnar

Issue 24

cover of issue #24

On Target 24 was published in Spring 1999 and contains 33 pages.


Issue 25

cover of issue #25

On Target 25 was published in Spring 2000 and contains 53 pages.

  • news
  • info on Network Video's new RoS video tapes
  • clippings
  • letter from Jeremy
  • report on Kip's birthday tribute,
  • Weekend in Sherwood VIII progress report
  • Weekend in Sherwood VII convention report (guests = Mark Ryan and Jeremy Bulloch) + pics, cartoons
  • report of visit to the "Jules Verne" set
  • report of stage combat event "The Living Chess Game"
  • SoS photo catalogue
  • RoS info & resources
  • artwork

References

  1. Spirit of Sherwood