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Welcome to Fanlore, Chavey! Your edit on the Allan Asherman page encouraged me to gather up a bunch more. If you know of more, it would be most appreciated. --MPH (talk) 12:51, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

You certainly did! I added four more: the Perihelion contributions are from ZineWiki, and the contributions to Star Battles and The Monster Times are from the online SF-Encyclopedia. The Alien Worlds contribution is from efanzines (just search for "Asherman"). I don't know what your policy is on linking to offsite pages, so I left those last three items unlinked. I also added a section on books by Asherman, one of which (Star Trek Compendium) is also mentioned in SF-E. Finally, he has four professional publications (as listed at, that I'm not sure how to incorporate. This includes fiction in Vertex, an introduction in a Gregg Press edition of H.G. Wells' work, two essays in The Twilight Zone magazine, and the Alien Worlds Flash Gordon essay that I included in the "fanzine contribution" listings. (That last entry doesn't really belong there. Alien Worlds had been a fanzine, then tried to go pro, and his essay is in the only issue of it as a prozine.) Just for fun, I invite you to see what another fan had to say about Asherman in So It Goes #18 (that link should go to the appropriate page, then look for "Steam Engine Time".) That link also discusses Asherman's participation in the first Star Trek convention (if the author is correct that his was the first). Chavey (talk) 14:29, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
The links were fine; I added them in. Plus, I made a page for Star Trek Revival! Thank you for finding that, Chavey! --MPH (talk) 18:24, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

I'd love to have the reviews from Fanzine Review 'Zine #2 added to Fanlore. Are you up for doing it? If not, I'd be happy to. Let me know? --MPH (talk) 13:23, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

I've added the fanzines that were reviewed. Did you want to add the actual reviews? I see that you had done a bunch of the discussion about "Was there an issue #2?". Most of that discussion is now moot, and I've deleted some of it, but I'm not sure how much of the previous discussion is worth keeping. I'd appreciate it if you would take a look at that aspect. Chavey (talk) 16:32, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
I think I'll take out some of the speculation now that you have more info.
I would very much like the actual reviews. Are you up for it? If not, I could do them, but would need a scan or good photocopy. If you want, you can email me via my user page, Chavey. MPH (talk) 19:50, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

Talk page suggestion

Hi Chavey,

Many thanks for your recent suggestions on a certain zine article Talk page. I have removed the comments in question as you suggested (and also acted on the other parts of your suggestion) so I couldn't respond there, but I wanted to let you know that they were acted on, and to thank you for the heads up.


enchantedsleeper (talk) 21:46 UTC, 08 February 2020
Fanlore Committee

I believe you have implemented the best available solution. Chavey (talk) 21:53, 8 February 2020 (UTC)

IFD 2020

Not sure if you're aware, Chavey, but Fanlore is running IFD 2020 Fanlore Challenge right now. Day 3 tasks might interest you as they are applicable to zines! Anyways, just saw you were editing but not yet participating and wanted to make sure you could collect some badges if you like xD. somefangirl (talk) 07:49, 12 February 2020 (UTC)

That seems like an interesting idea, but right now I have a very limited amount of time I can spend on this aspect of my hobby. Chavey (talk) 09:05, 12 February 2020 (UTC)

I like your Shaggy page

That's some excellent research and detective work:

I also ran across your user page on :-)

Thanks for working with me on zines here! --MPH (talk) 23:11, 29 February 2020 (UTC)

Thank you! That Shaggy page took a lot of effort! It's always seemed to me that fancyclopedia is strong on the older "traditional" type of fanzine, the "let's read more books" and "lets talk about our conventions and visits to other fans" zines of the 30's to 70's, and fanlore is much stronger on newer zines, science fiction in media, and everything since fanfic became "the thing", while fanlore is substantially weaker on the older stuff. So I tend to work with those strengths when I can. In theory, I'll eventually pull as much into isfdb as I can (that's the site where I got started). They keep their discussion/commentary on everything very light, but aim at as inclusive a listing as is possible. If you want to see a major task of mine over their, check out the page on the "Arabian Nights" at That page is about 2/3-rds my work. We used that page as a "test page" when we were first working to incorporate SFF written in languages other than English. The associated "comments and notes" page, at, is entirely my work. I'm hoping that in another year and a half, when I go into half-retirement, I'll be able to spend more time on this hobby.
If you spent any time on my isfdb User Page, you'll realize it's very much a work in progress. Maybe someday I'll finish it! As you should be able to tell from that page, my focus has always been on collecting SFF by women authors. (I'm male, but I tend to prefer writing by women, and I find that history particularly interesting.) Right now I have about 3000 SFF books by women (including 60 from before 1900) and 4000 fanzines by women (including 48 from the 1940's). Chavey (talk) 02:48, 1 March 2020 (UTC)