Zine Aid

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Title: Zine Aid (possibly "Zineaid" or "ZineAid")
Publisher: out of England
Editor(s): Susan J. King & AJK
Date(s): mid-1980s
Medium: fanzine, print
Fandom: multimedia
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Zine Aid is a UK charity zine gen anthology published to support the Band Aid Trust charities. At least 4 issues were published.


From an ad in Hypertension #15 in 1987: "An idea dreamed up by a handful of people who wanted to save lives in Ethiopia."

Back in 1985/86 my sister and I and a ton of other people involved in fandom - friends, friends of friends etc, got together and produced a couple of zines (Fan fiction magazines) called Zine Aid which helped raised well over £1,000 for the Band Aid Trust famine relief fund. [1]

An Attempted 2005 Revival

I'd like to try it again - wanna help? Sal's organised the black and white printing for us - her boss is happy for her to use their photocopier for free as long as paper is provided.

Need help with colour printing for any artwork etc - haven't got that bit sorted out yet, but if any of you can come up with any ideas it would be great - there would need to be at least 200 copies of each bit of artwork down, far far far to expensive to do on a home printer.

We need stories - not just Stargate, but every fandom going. Hang on to the artwork for the moment, until we can find out about the printing, because we might need to keep that black and white too. I already have colour work from Carole from SB

Cartoons are good, quizzes and puzzles are good - make them as multi-media as you can get them.

PLEASE NOTE: NO ADULT CONTENT - NO MORE THAN TEN PAGES PLEASE. That way we can get as big a variety of fandoms as possible and appeal to the biggest audience. [2]

Issue 1

Zineaid 1 was published around 1986.

  • A-Team
  • Blake's 7
  • Star Trek
  • Dempsey and Makepeace
  • The First Pop Concert By: Ness Ayton ("In days of yore how did the concerned citizens of Albion seek to help those who were experiencing hardship? A story set in the days of King Arthur with a modern twist; or perhaps it's a modern story with an Arthurian twist.")
  • For I Have Faced Death by Ness Ayton ("An original Arthurian story. What Arthur and his companions encountered on the way home from one of their battles in the north.") (reprinted in Legend #3)
  • other fandom content

Issue 2

Zineaid 2 was published in the mid-1980s, possibly 1986. It contains 56 pages.

cover of issue #2
  • Baseball, Grooves, & Other Night Moves by Porch & Rice (Hardcastle and McCormick) (15 pages)
  • A Handful of Dust (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) (15 pages)
  • The Respectful Child by Debbie Johnson (A-TEAM) (1 page)
  • The Perfect Cybernaut (NEW AVENGERS) (4 pages)
  • Caution—Heroes Ahead (Article) (2 pages)
  • Up Up and Away (BLAKE’S 7 cartoon) (2 pages)
  • Battlestar Galactica Wordsearch (1 page)
  • Time Future and Time Past (BLAKE’S 7) (5 pages)
  • Coming Home (ROAD WARRIOR) (3 pages)
  • SOS by Rowena Sayer (Star Wars story with Battlestar Galactica/Blake's 7/Star Trek/Doctor Who crossover) (1 page)
  • No Such Thing as Heroes (MASH) (3 pages)

Issue 3

cover of issue #3

Zineaid 3 was published in the mid-1980s and contains 57 pages. Authors/Artists: Susan J King, Mary Moulden, Lesley Hatch, Helen Pitt, Ros Williams, Yvette Clarke and more.

Issue 4

Zineaid 4 may have been published in 1987 and contains a UFO/Knight Rider, Blake's 7, Simon and Simon, Star Wars, Star Trek, 2010 (movie), original fantasy, puzzles and humour.


  1. Random Hewlett Ramblers
  2. Random Hewlett Ramblers