Irish Publications

1948 - ???


The Wheels of IF (IF=Irish Fandom) were ghiants. They were not just important locally, but in the U.S. as well. They influenced and interacted with fans all over the world. They inspired the creating of fan funds. Fandom rotated on the Belfast/Savannah Axis. They published focal point fanzines like Hyphen and Quandry. They created legends like the Fort Mudge Steam Calliope & Locomotive Company and Proxyboo Ltd. We’re starting with issues of the Walt Willis fanzines Hyphen, Peace on Sol III, and Slant. There will be Goons, Glass Bushels and Random AToms. This index will link you to notable fanzines and one-shots published by Irish fandom.

To view Irish Publications  issue that is available on-line, please click on its Issue column.

Issues that have been added in the last 30 days or so will be listed in bold font.

Issue Editor Month Day Year Pages Notes
ATom, a Tribute A. Vincent Clarke April
1990 67 provided by Geri Sullivan, scanned at Boskone 2019, note that blank pages have been removed
Axe Larry Shaw / Noreen Shaw

Axe was started as a fundraising device for the 1962 Willis fund
Beyond the Enchanted Duplicator ... to the Enchanted Convention Walt Willis / James White


Confusion Shelby Vick

Shelby Vick instigated and supported the first Willis Fund in 1952
Cry of the Nameless F.M Busby / Wally Weber

"Irish" John Berry contributed a long running column to almost every issue of Cry
The Enchanted Duplicator Walt Willis / Bob Shaw February
text version, date is the original publication
The Enchanted Duplicator (scanned) Walt Willis / Bob Shaw

1983 38 illustrations by Dan Steffan in this 8th edition
The Enchantment Walt Willis

1989 37 a Tropicon VII trip report
Fables of Irish Fandom John Berry / Ken Cheslin

Fen Crittur Walt Willis / Bob Shaw Autumn
1952 18 Drawings by Bob Shaw, assisted by Vince Clarke
Focal Point 12.5, Special Bob Shaw issue rich brown / Arnie Katz August
1970 51 provided by Geri Sullivan, scanned at Boskone 19
The G.D.A. Casebook 1959 John Berry August
1959 40 scan by Joe Siclari
Goon But Not Forgotten Jack Harness October
1959 14 scan by Joe Siclari
The Goon Goes West John Berry

1961 177
Goontact 13 Vince Clarke, Joy Clarke, Sandy Sanderson, Chuck Harris April 1 1957 4 distributed with OMPA 11 and FAPA 78
The Harp Stateside Walt Willis February
1957 73 illustrated by Arthur Thomson
Hyphen Walt Willis

Inphantasmagoria Walt Willis October
1951 4 one shot letterzine
Peace on Sol III Walt Willis

Pamphrey Walt Willis

done for FAPA
Pot Pourri John Berry

Quandry Lee Hoffman

Lee was the Savannah end of the Belfast/Savannah Axis
Retribution John Berry / Arthur Thomson

The Scottish Influence on Sector General (James White Guest of Honor Speech at Albacan II, the 1983 Eastercon) James White April
1983 7 provided by Ian Sorensen who also corrected the transcript from its OCR version
Slant Walt Willis

Steam Kenneth Bulmer

This Goon For Hire (promo) John Berry

1956 2 scan by Joe Siclari
This Goon For Hire John Berry

1956 18 Illustrated by Arthur Thomson, scan by Joe Siclari
The Thomson Saga John Berry

1957 22
Through Darkest Ireland with Knife Fork and Spoon Chuck Harris

1954 29
TommyWorld Tommy Ferguson

Toto Walt Willis

reprint zine
Veritas John Berry / Arthur Thomson

OMPA zine
Warhoon Richard Bergeron

Warhoon included a long-running column by Walt Willis
1954 4 "A Burbee-type one-shot" for FAPA 69
Willis Discovers America Walt Willis

1952 24 written in 1952, this edition published in 1955, provided by Geri Sullivan, scan by Mark Olson
The Willis Fund Papers, Announcement, Invitation and Raffle
1961 7 for the fund to bring Walt Willis to the 1962 Worldcon
The Willis Papers George W. Fields / Ted Johnstone

illustrated by ATom, scanned version
The Willis Papers George W. Fields / Ted Johnstone

illustrated by ATom, retyped articles
Woz Walt Willis

done for OMPA

Scans by Joe Siclari

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