RE: RARA-AVIS: What's an apa?: after Crider

From: Todd Mason (
Date: 01 Oct 2002

APAs, which existed before nascent sf and fantasy fandom took them to heart and began their own beginning in the latest '20s iinm, are one of the wellsprings from which fanzines sprang (club organs and personal versus institutional "little" magazines being the others)...and since speculative fiction fans helped get organized crime-fiction fandom going...

But, of course, we in the Anti-Defamation Association would like you to know that Organized Crime-Fiction Fandom is a myth...TM

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Joy: An apa is an amateur press association. DAPA-Em is the apa devoted to mystery fiction. Each member writes his own
"fanzine" and sends it to the official editor, who compiles the various zines into "the mailing." So the members get a collection of fanzines every two months. It works sort of like this list except in print. Members have to produce a certain number of pages at least every other mailing.

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