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
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
The Goon Goes West John Berry

1961 177
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

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
Warhoon Richard Bergeron

Warhoon included a long-running column by Walt Willis
The Willis Papers George W. Fields / Ted Johnstone

illustrated by ATom
Woz Walt Willis

done for OMPA

Scans by Joe Siclari

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