Critical Mass, July 28th: a chat with Rob Hansen

Our guest for the July Critical Mass is British Fan Rob Hansen, who wrote THEN: SF fandom in the UK, 1930-1980. Currently available as an updated version from Ansible Editions.

In 2019, he co-edited a compilation of fan writings with Vince Clark: THEN Again: A UK Fanhistory Reader 1930-1979.

Available from the TAFF Ebooks site for a donation, this companion to Rob Hansen’s monumental THEN brings together the writings of many players on the stage of British and Irish fandom from 1930 to the end of 1979, telling in their own words the stories of SF groups – including the BSFA – fanzines, famous fannish addresses, bizarre fan activities and much more.

Rob’s latest ebook, FAAN FICTION (1930-2020), is also available at the TAFF ebook site.

We’ll talk about the selection and reprinting of fannish writings as Epubs (both the Ansible ebooks and the TAFF collections).

6:15 for a 6:30 start (Adelaide time), at kappy’s and via zoom.

Zoom detail:

Topic: July Critical mass
Time: Jul 28, 2021 6:30pm Adelaide at Kappy’s

Rob Hansen on SF Fandom in the UK and the reprint of fannish writing.

Rob will talk for about 20 minutes, then we’ll open it up for questions and discussion.

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