Timeline of Beauty and the Beast (TV) Fandom

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Fandom: Beauty and the Beast (TV)
Dates: 1988 - present
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1987

The show premiered on September 25.

1988

  • Safe Places, the first fiction zine series begins (March)
  • Beauty and The Beast: The Newsletter, the first letterzine/newsletter begins (March)
  • Above & Below zine series begins
  • writers strike beings (March)
  • Roy Dotrice makes his first convention appearance at a Creation Con in Denver (other guests were George Takei and Michael Dorn)
  • Ron Perlman makes his first appearance at a con, the Creation Con Los Angeles (Guests: Ron Perlman, David Schwartz) (June)
  • Ron Perlman attends a Creation Con in St. Louis (June)
  • writers' strike ends (August)
  • David Peckinpah tells fans to stop sending scripts/treatments/story ideas to Ron Koslow, Republic Pictures and the writers [1] (October)
  • the show was cancelled with a cliffhanger finale at the end of Season Two. However, after an strong fan petition for its return, the series was brought back.

1989

  • CBS announced the show was cancelled and would not be returning in the fall. (May)
  • "Portrait of Love" comic by Wendy Pini – June 1989
  • Beauty and the Beast novelization by Barbara Hambly – October 1989
  • Catherine Chandler dies and Diana Bennett appears. (December 1989)

1990

  • The show returns with a planned 12 episodes. (January)
  • the controversial zine, Black Cover, is published, and it leads to much talk about censorship
  • Night of Beauty, (for-profit) comic by Wendy Pini is published – April 1990
  • "Once Upon a Time...Is Now" Open Letters are published (April 1990)
  • The show ended on August 4.
  • The show is shown in a syndicated and edited version on Family Channel (September)
  • the first fan-run con TunnelCon begins (July)
  • Masques (tie-in novel) by Ru Emerson is published – September 1990
  • Song of Orpheus (tie-in novel) by Barbara Hambly is published – November 1990

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2010s

2020s

References

  1. ^ from Once Upon a Time...Is Now #3 (October 1988)