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.
|Axe||Larry Shaw / Noreen Shaw||1961||Axe was started as a fundraising device for the 1962 Willis fund|
|Beyond the Enchanted Duplicator ... to the Enchanted Convention||Walt Willis / James White||1991|
|Confusion||Shelby Vick||1951||Shelby Vick instigated and supported the first Willis Fund in 1952|
|Cry of the Nameless||F.M Busby / Wally Weber||1950||"Irish" John Berry contributed a long running column to almost every issue of Cry|
|The Enchanted Duplicator||Walt Willis / Bob Shaw||February||1954||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|
|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|
|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|
|Toto||Walt Willis||reprint zine|
|Warhoon||Richard Bergeron||1952||Warhoon included a long-running column by Walt Willis|
|The Willis Papers||George W. Fields / Ted Johnstone||1961||illustrated by ATom|
|Woz||Walt Willis||done for OMPA|
Scans by Joe Siclari
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