Timeline of Beauty and the Beast (TV) Fandom
|Fandom:||Beauty and the Beast (TV)|
|Dates:||1988 - present|
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The show premiered on September 25.
- 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  (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.
- 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)
- 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
- Beyond Words, Beyond Silence by Nan Dibble – January 1993
- Great Expectations: A World of Dancing Lights
- relaunch of the Crystal Rose Lending Library (2011)
- from Once Upon a Time...Is Now #3 (October 1988)