Vibrator

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Vibrator is a science fiction fanzine by Graham Charnock.

Vibrator was first published in the 1970s in London, England. It is still published in London, although the numbering of the zines with the new 2010s releases indicates this is Volume 2.

Contributions of writing include "Special Chicago Chiflu Report Supplement" by Sandra Bond (QuasiQuote); "Barcon 3: Eastercons and Catherine of Aragon", by Claire Brialey (Banana Wings); Randy Byers (Chunga) on Prince; "Expect Not And Ye Shall Not Be Disappointed: A Barcon 3 Report" by Pat Charnock (Raucous Caucus); "Art Widner", "Amoeba Records, San Francisco", and "Old Coad's Records" by Rich Coad; Nic Farey's long running serial "Tales of a Las Vegas Taxi Driver"; "A Partial Conversation" by Rob Jackson (Maya); "Citizen Kale" by Roy Kettle; "Warm Memories in a Cold Field" by Mike Meara; "Take the El Train" by Murray Moore (Aztec Blue); "Jim Mowatt Does Helsinki 2017" by Jim Mowatt; "Bloodbath" by John Nielsen-Hall; "Retail Reflections" by Simon Ounsley (Lagoon); "Nine Guns and Countless Snapping Turtles", "Old Curt's Records", and "A Very Pleasant Way of Making Very Little Money..", by Curt Phillips; "Riding On The Metro" by John Purcell (Askance); "Paul Skelton's Guide to Modern Etiquette" by Paul Skelton (Small Friendly Dog); "PROLOG(ue) AFTERTHO(ugh)TS", by Dan Steffan; and "D. West Tribute", and "Dad, What Is Fandom All About? (WTF is Fandom?)" by Graham West, among others.

Pop Sonnets are by Sandra Bond. Clerihews are by Mike Meara.

Contributors of art work include Jim Barker, Harry Bell (Grimwab), Brad Foster, Bill Rotsler, Steve Stiles, and Taral Wayne. Cartoons are by D. West.

Photographs are contributed by Alison Fairchild, Baron Dave Romm, Lynn Steffan, and Taral Wayne, among others.

Letters came from Gregory Benford (Void), John D. Berry (Egoboo), William Breiding (Star Fire), Ned Brooks (It Goes On The Shelf), Jack Calvert, Dave Cockfield, Leigh Edmonds (Fuck The Tories), Jennifer Farey, Bryn Fortey, Brad Foster, Bruce Gillespie (Steam Engine Time), Rob Hansen (Epsilon), Graham James, Steve Jeffrey, Jerry Kaufman (Littlebrook), Earl Kemp (el), Roy Kettle, Jay Kinney (Nope!), Gary Labowitz, Dave Langford (Ansible), Robert Lichtman (Trap Door), Hope Liebowitz, Jim Linwood (Typo), Marion Linwood, Richard Lupoff (Xero), Ian Maule (Maya, Checkpoint), Mike Meara, Murray Moore, Caroline Mullan, Joseph Nicholas (Fuck The Tories), John Nielsen-Hall, Roman Orzansky, Simon Ounsley, Cathy Palmer-Lister (Warp), Lloyd Penney (Torus), Curt Phillips, Mark Plummer (Banana Wings), David Redd, Alison Scott (Plokta), Paul Skelton, Fred Smith (Haemogoblin), Milt Stevens, Steve Stiles, Philip Turner, R-Laurraine Tutihasi (Feline Mewsings), Taral Wayne, D. West, Owen Whiteoak, Ian Williams (Maya), Kevin Williams, and Bill Wright.

Vibrator won the Nova Award for Best Fanzine in 2014. Vibrator has twice won the FAAn Award for Best Fanzine, for the category Best Personalzine, in 2015, and 2016.

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