Texas Revelations

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Title: Texas Revelations
Publisher: REVELcon Press/Small Texas Press
Editor(s): Candace Pulleine
Date(s): 1994-1997
Medium: print
Fandom: multimedia
Language: English
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Texas Revelations is a gen multimedia fanzine.


From a submission request issue #2:
...well-written stories, preferably from 1,500 to 40,000 words in length, in fandoms with limited outlets. For example, but not limited to: COUNTERSTRIKE, EQUALIZER, HIGHLANDER, LOVEJOY, MACGYVER, MIAMI VICE, NORTHERN EXPOSURE, RENEGADE, and WAR OF THE WORLDS. Our definition of limited outlets is any fandom with three (3) or fewer publishers. Cross-overs with more established fandoms may be acceptable. This zine will have a rating no higher than PG-13.

General Reactions and Reviews

I picked up these small, nicely produced multimedia zines at MWC. [1]

Issue 1

front cover of issue #1, Ann Larimer
back cover of issue #1, Sherlock

Texas Revelations 1 was published in March 1994 and is 81 pages long. Cover art is by Ann Larimer; back cover is by Sherlock. Interior art is by Susan Leinbach, Mariann Howarth, Joy Riddle, Laura Miles, Margaret McNickle, and Erika Frensley

Issue 2

cover of issue #2

Texas Revelations 2 was published in March 1995 and contains 72 pages. The art is by Ann Larimer, Joy Riddle, Sherlock, and Erika Frensley.

  • Road to Perfection, poem by Melissa Mastoris (1)
  • Small World, fiction by Kate Nickell (Superman/Mighty Morphin Power Ranger) (winner of a Fan Q Award]]) (2)
  • Astro Bunny, , poem by Teri Sarick (original) (6)
  • Fringes, poem by Teri Sarick (Max Headroom) (6)
  • The Law, filk to the tune of "Self Control, Laura Branigan" by Teri Sarick (Miami Vice) (7)
  • Image of a Rebel, fiction by Dee Beetem & Margaret McNickle (Blake's 7/Star Wars) (8)
  • Happy Landings, Doctor, poem by Melissa Mastoris (23)
  • The Cat Came Back, fiction by Ann McKannan (Blake's 7/Red Dwarf) (24)
  • You Told Me, poem by Lucy Broadway (Highlander) (35)
  • Midnight Black, poem by Melissa Mastoris (Kill the Dead) (36)
  • Cicely AK, poem by Teri Sarick (Northern Exposure) (36)
  • Overexposed, fiction by Sue Wells (Northern Exposure/Blake's 7) (37)
  • One Plus Two Equals Six, poem by Teri Sarick (37)
  • Secrets, poem by Lucy Broadway (Highlander) (44)
  • Phoenix, poem by Melissa Mastoris (44)
  • Unfinished Business, fiction by AC Langlinais (MacGyver) (45)
  • Pete's Goodbye, poem by Melissa Mastoris (MacGyver) (50)
  • Office Tradition, fiction by Erika Frensley (MacGyver) (51)
  • Questions, poem by Melissa Mastoris (Lethal Weapon) (57)
  • The Sinking Ship Raid, fiction by Anne Collins Smith (A fanatic Nazi colonel blames Dietrich for the Rat Patrol's success.) (Rat Patrol) (reprinted in Desert Dispatches) (59)
  • Don't Do Me Any Favors, poem by Teri Sarick (Stingray) (69)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 2

The Star Wars crossover stories are rather nice. Leia, Han, and Luke interact first with Servalan and then with the rebels, but they're not exactly their "real" selves. Instead they are artificial beings created by the Clonemasters to help save the rebellion. Since no real person would have the qualities needed, they turned to fictional characters for prototypes. It works! [2]

Issue 3

cover of issue #3, Ann Larimer

Texas Revelations 3 published in March 1996 and is 85 pages long. The art is sparse, but by Erika Frensley, Margaret McNickle, and Renae Ransdorf.

  • The Only Game In Town , story by Dee Beetem and Margaret McNickle (a sequel to "Image of o Rebel"- Texas Revelations 2) (Blake's 7/Star Wars) (1)
  • Simmer, poem by Teri Sarick (Man from Atlantis) (15)
  • Veiled Encounter, story by Bonita Crider (Nowhere Man) (16)
  • Knightshade, poem by A.C. Langlinais (Forever Knight) (20)
  • You Do What You Have To, story by Renae Ransdorf (Riptide) (21)
  • Rhyme of Reason, poem by A.C. Langlinais (30)
  • Traxx, poem by Teri Sarick (Time Trap) (31)
  • Leaps and Rebounds, story Terry Twouston (Quantum Leap) (32)
  • Roses on Fire, poem by A.C. Langlinais (Sable) (36)
  • To Life Immortal, story by Jamie Ritchey (War of the Worlds/Highlander) (37)
  • Super Man, poem by Sue Anne Sarick (54)
  • Matrix, poem by Sue Anne Sarick (Matrix) (55)
  • A Midsummer's Night Dream, story by Julie Jay and Dee Beetem (Gargoyles/Star Trek: TNG) (56)
  • Out Of Time, story by Bev Tiffany (MacGyver/Star Trek: TNG) (59)
  • Who We Are: Author Bios (86)

Special Edition

cover of the Special Edition, Bonia Crider

Texas Extra is a special edition of "Texas Revelations." It was published in 1997 and contains 59 pages. It is a "Special Langlinais Edition": Stories by A.C. Langlinais. Cover by Bonia Crider. Art by Joy Riddle.

  • The Bane by A.C. Langlinais (X-Files) (34 pages) (also published as a 95-page standalone zine, the same story done in script form, see The Bane)
  • Identity Crisis (offline, archived) (Highlander with Methos) (13 pages)
  • Signals (MacGyver/X-Files crossover) (12 pages)
Comments by the author:

A Funny Thing Happened…

I started re-reading Henry JenkinsTextual Poachers yesterday, and that prompted me to look up fanzines online. I was curious, really, whether anyone still publishes hard copy fanzines, or if it’s all just FanFiction.net and that kind of thing now. I guess I was just feeling a bit nostalgic. I started out as a fanfic author, after all, and a young one at that — I would turn up as a guest at cons and no one would believe I was who I said I was. (Remember, they couldn’t just look me up online back then. Yes, I’m old.)

Anyway, one zine I was published in was called Texas Revelations, though it only had about four issues. And I stumbled on this Wiki site and, well, I was floored. I don’t know why. It’s not like anyone did a page about me specifically, but hey, I got a mention.

Perhaps I should mention that I used to be A.C. Langlinais. Back in the day.

Not only that, but someone made a separate entry for my undergraduate thesis project, which was an X-Files spec script called “The Bane.” There’s a photo of it. How did they even get a copy?! (To be clear, I wrote a short story version of “The Bane,” which is the one published in Texas Revelations. The story started as a back-and-forth writing project between me and my best friend Tara.)

I’m weirdly flattered. And a little freaked out. But mostly flattered. I was definitely more successful as a fanfic author, if by “success” one means “widely read and praised.” I didn’t make any money, of course, but I was asked to conventions and got a lot of great fan mail. Ah, those were the days. [3]


  1. ^ from Sarah Thompson at Judith Proctor's Blake's 7 site
  2. ^ from Sarah Thompson at Judith Proctor's Blake's 7 site
  3. ^ A Funny Thing Happened…; WebCite, October 17, 2017