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First Fandom Experience is a multi-year project.
Our plans for 2019 include:

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The Visual History of Science Fiction Fandom
Special Preview Edition

The Special Preview edition is a 9″x12″, 28-page booklet showing a sample of the content to come in future FFE publications. It features high-quality scans of fan-produced content from the 1930s, including excerpts from rare fanzines and never-before-published correspondence. It also includes an original 2-page graphic novel segment based on a key event in early fan history.

The Preview Edition includes two inserts:
– A facsimile reproduction of The Planet v1n1, the first sci-fi fan club organ originally published in July 1930.
– An 11″x15″ timeline of fan activities from 1930 to 1939, including a chart of the total number of pages of fan produced content in each year. (See the digital version here.)

Cover price: $20

The first 50 copies are numbered and signed by the Editors and eligible for a discount of $20 on any future FFE publication.

Email us for ordering information. Or, use the button below to order through PayPal. Signed copies eligible for the discount are still available. Only 12 copies left!

The Visual History of Science Fiction Fandom: Special Preview Edition

The Special Preview Edition is a 9"x12", 28-page booklet showing a sample of the content to come in Volume 1. It comes with a facsimile reproduction of The Planet v1n1 and a 11"x15" timeline of fan activities in the 1930s. Signed copies eligible for the discount are still available. $4 for shipping and handling

$24.00


The Visual History of Science Fiction Fandom
Deluxe Preview Edition

Re-imagined, re-designed, and massively updated, The Deluxe Preview Edition expands on the Special Preview Edition to bring you over 100 pages of content. This volume contains all the material from the Special Preview Addition in addition to 70+ pages of new content, including a second originally illustrated graphic novel segment.

Available August 15, 2019. Email us at info@firstfandomexperience.org for more information.


The Complete Science Fiction Digest and Fantasy Magazine
Volume 1 – Science Fiction Digest
Volume 2 – Fantasy Magazine
Volume 3 – Cosmos

High-quality facsimile renderings of the full content of Science Fiction DigestFantasy Magazine, and the serialized novel Cosmos. These works are presented in three volumes and include a rich introduction presenting the history of these seminal fanzines.

Available August 15, 2019. Email us at info@firstfandomexperience.org for more information.


Planned future FFE publications include:

The Visual History of Science Fiction Fandom
Volume I: A Tour of the 1930s

300+ fully illustrated hardbound pages featuring many never-before published artifacts from the period.
Expected publication: December 2019


The Visual History of Science Fiction Fandom
Deluxe Omnibus Edition

Limited edition of 50 sets in custom slipcase, numbered and signed by the Editors.
Expected publication: December 2019

  • Volume I: A Tour of the 1930s
  • Volume II: Key Fanzines of the 1930s
    • A ~200-page softbound volume of facsimile images of key fan-produced content
  • Volume III: Keepsake Facsimiles from the 1930s
    • Physical facsimiles of selected rare early fanzines
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