TNFF Vol. 71, No. 1

The March 2012 issue of the N3F clubzine with new editor, David Speakman, is now out.

From the Table of Contents:

  • Election results
  • Convention calendar
  • Reviews of Zines and Movies
  • N3F coat of Arms help needed
  • Neffy Ballot for best of 2011

Hosted at, the public issue is located here:


Ever wonder what Walter wonders? WonderCon did. Check out these “Walterisms” compiled by the friendly folks at Fringe unveiled at today’s panel session

WonderCon fans “fringed out” at the mind-altering panel session featuring series stars Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Blair Brown and Seth Gabel and executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman. With everybody’s fates hanging in the balance between two universes, two timelines and too many creepy bad guys to around, the Fringe team dished on doppelgangers, shapeshifters, Observers and whatever’s in store for Fringe which airs on Fridays at 9/8c on FOX.

TNFF Vol. 70, Nos. 2-4

A new, combined three-issue zine put out by the N3F. It is the last issue edited by Heath Row.

From the table of contents:

  • Remembering Joanna Russ, by Jon D. Swartz
  • N3F History: ‘What is Science Fiction Fandom?’, by Jon Swartz
  • Member Spotlight: Damon Knight, by Jon Swartz
  • What About Area 51? by Jeffrey Redmond
  • Vonda N. McIntyre: Math and Media Tie-Ins by Heath Row
  • China Miéville: Hostage to Fortune by Holly Wilson
  • Along with the zine’s signature reviews and an artist spotlight on Jose Sanchez.

A public version is available at at the following link:

John Purcell has published the 5th anniversary issue of his zine, Askance, No. 26. A glance at the table of contents shows the following contributions:

  • The Key to Canvention, Taral Wayne
  • My Cat Squiddy Can Spell, Lizbeth Phillip
  • Watching the Eagles Play, Steven H Silver
  • From, images selected by John Purcell
  • Tales From the Convention, Lloyd Penney
  • Figby, Bill Fischer
  • Classic Butchery, Neil Jamieson-Williams
  • Art by Sheryl Birkhead, Brad Foster, Taral Wayne, Jose Sanchez


Askance is hosted at at the following link:

I’m researching the history of N3F. I remember from back when I was first a member in the early and mid-1980s, the National Fantasy Fan Federation had a Shield/Coat of Arms that was printed on the zines and the membership cards.

What I remember of it was that it consisted of a shield with a white chevron with three nautical stars. In the lower field was a skull.

The upper part had two other pictures. I’m thinking one was an open book and the other was an ink and pen – but I am not sure. Additionally,  there was a curved scroll ribbon under it with some now-unknown text.

I would be grateful for any help with this at all.  Please feel free to click the photo I’ve included – it will enlarge once you do.

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