A Fanzine is a kind of periodical produced by fans. Fans of Traveller in this case.
- Please see the Periodicals article for more information.
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Fanzines are fan-produced magazines.
- They are often inexpensive (...a few dollars or pounds an issue) or even free.
- In their original form they would often be hand written, hand copied, and mailed to a small subscriber list.
- Current fanzines are most often produced through desktop publishing software and distributed as PDFs through the internet.
- In many cases the older fanzines, though no longer publishing new issues, are also available as PDFs scanned from the originals.
Some of the many fanzines produced for Traveller have included:
- AAB Proceedings (AABP)
- Alien Realms (fanzine)
- Alien Star
- Between Worlds
- Coreward (fanzine)
- Dark Star I
- Dark Star II
- Far and Away
- Freelance Traveller
- Frontier Report
- Imperial Lines (fanzine)
- Imperial News Service
- Imperium Staple
- Into the Deep (fanzine)
- Jumpspace (fanzine)
- Kfan Uzangou
- Le Mercenaire
- The Meshan Saga
- Morgonstjärnen (fanzine)
- Security Leak
- Starfarer's Gazette
- Starships, Starports & Vehicles
- Stellar Reaches
- Third Imperium (fanzine)
- Tiffany Star
- Traveller Chronicle
- Traveller Times
- Working Passage (fanzine)
Traveller's fanzines have been produced since the early Classic Traveller days.
Meta-history & Background
The publishers of Traveller have been extremely generous allowing fans of produce a wide variety of fanzines and homebrew products. Even today FFE is very generous with the Traveller franchise and has a very permissive copyright.
- Please see the article on Copyright for more information.
References & Contributors (Sources)
- 1982 GDW Understanding Traveller pamphlette
- Author & Contributor: Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science