Potpourri (multifandom newsletter)

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Title: Potpourri
Editor(s): Gwen M. Fields
Type: newsletter
Date(s): 1986-1991
Frequency: irregular
Medium: print
Fandom: multimedia
Language: English
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front page of issue #2

Potpourri is a multi-media discussion/review newsletter. It was issued by Gwen M. Fields and contains articles, art, cartoons, and filks.

1987 flyer

Issue 1

Potpourri 1 was published in 1986 and contains 9 double-sided pages (18 pages). It has articles on Dark Shadows, V, Greatest American Hero, Doctor Who, Gremlins, and Dune.

Issue 2

Potpourri 2 was published in July 1987. It includes LoCs, filks, Dark Shadows episode synopes, and Man from UNCLE letters, a Doctor Who poem, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea a vampire poem, Predator, and a Star Trek: TOS filk, and more.

Issue 3

Potpourri 3 contains 26 pages. It has reviews of The Thing, Rocket Boy, and Gargoyles. It has cartoons about Doctor Who, Star Trek. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Dark Shadows, and The Addams Family. It has a vampire poem, a Sherlock Holmes quiz, a The Man from U.N.C.L.E. comics review, a Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea short story, a Dark Shadow poem, a Dune puzzle, and a Dark Shadows episode synopses.

Issue 4

Potpourri 4 was published in 1990 and contains 38 pages.

  • Dark Shadow episode synopses
  • a Ladyhawke poem
  • short stories on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
  • the PX and seeing things
  • analyses of Star Wars Light Sabers & Ewoks
  • cartoons on B, DW, ST, BG, The Addams Family
  • review of The Tower, the Batman movie, Chocky, the Lost Boys
  • SF art

Issue 5

Potpourri 5 was published in 1991 and contains 40 pages of short stories on the original The Fly, Logan's Run, Dark Shadows. It has SF art by Russ Fletcher and Steven Fox, poems on The Emerald Princess, V, Butterflies, Taxi, The Man from Atlantis and Voyagers, and cartoons about Blake's 7 and an Addams Family/Dark Shadows crossover.

From a July 1993 ad in GAZ: "A mixed-media discussion/review newsletter, published irregularly. Welcomes submission of G or PG rated material. Issue #5 has short stories on original THE FLY, LOGAN'S RUN, & DS; Science Fiction art by Steven Fox & Russ Fletcher; a word search; cartoons on ALIEN, B7, & ADDAMS FAMILY-DS; review of BACK TO THE FUTURE III, the Paul McCartney Tour of 1990 & some favorite comic book heroes; a treatise on the creatures from the movie TREMORS; poems on TAXI, THE MAN FROM ATLANTIS, THE EMERALD PRINCESS, "V", BUTTERFLIES & JOY; plus DS episode synopses."