The 62nd World Science Fiction Convention

  • Sept. 2-6, 2004
  • Boston, MA

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August 19, 2004

Take One Shot at Interactivity on First Night

Many attractions of the con's magical, manic First Night should be great fun to look at. We hope the spectacle will be dazzling, and the fun flourish nonstop.

But for the most intense experience, why not put yourself on the line? Yes, you can dash off a few lines for the FIRST Night TIMES, official one-shot fanzine of the First Night experience. (As you know, Bhob, a fanzine is an amateur, nonprofit publication created by fans. A one-shotis a fanzine publishing only one issue, often associated with some special event.)

That's right. We want you to help write or illustrate a fanzine.

Before you scuttle away screaming, be assured that it's simple. You wander around First Night having a great time. At some point, you stop by the Fanzine Lounge in the ConCourse (Hall C of the Hynes), where we've got two PCs and a basic flatbed scanner set up. You pick from some interesting, easy themes all ready for you to write about or draw. (Nothing too time-consuming: say 25 to 250 words or so, or one cartoon/drawing/sketch.) You write or draw your fine fannish heart out, then rejoin the celebrating spirits of the Night. 

It's fun. It's fast. It's interactive. And after all, it's an opportunity that will never be zine again …

Note: Your and everybody else's contributions will afterward be whipped into publication shape by Editors Bob Devney, Grant Kruger, and a crack team of nobody else really, then printed by the generous genies of the con's Newsletter crew. You're invited, in fact begged to come by the Fanzine Lounge on Friday afternoon or evening (as soon as we can get it produced and printed) to help collate. Then pick up your free personal copy of FIRST Night TIMES!