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Title: Quarterstaff
Editor(s): Mary A. Schmidt
Type: letterzine
Date(s): 1986-1988
Frequency: every three months
Medium: print
Fandom: Robin of Sherwood
Language: English
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Quarterstaff is the first Robin of Sherwood letterzine. It has six issues that were published between December 1986 and May 1988. Each letterzine consisted of an editorial page, letters of comment from the readers, essays about Robin Hood, Celtic culture and medieval times and "Herne's Hatrack" (fanzine and fan club listings).

It was superseded by Herne's Stepchildren.

Issue 1

Quarterstaff 1 was published in December 1986.

Issue 2

Quarterstaff 2 was published in March 1987.

Issue 3

Quarterstaff 3 was published in June 1987.

Issue 4

Quarterstaff 4 was published in September 1987.

Issue 5

Quarterstaff 5

Issue 6

Quarterstaff 6 was published in May 1988 and contains 40 pages. Cover by Pat Yagodinski.


  • Editorial
  • Letters of comment
  • Robert's Song by Arlene Wicks (poem)

Two essays:

  • Weilandia Fabrica by Jean L. Stevenson
  • Herne the Hunter - the Truth Behind the Myth by Diana Stein