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[[Image:Bacchanalia_1953_a.jpg‎|right|frame|'''Bacchanalia''' <br/>Issue One 1953<br/>Cover art by Race Matthews]]
[[Image:Bacchanalia_1953_a.jpg‎|right|frame|'''Bacchanalia''' <br/>Issue One 1953<br/>Cover art by Race Matthews]]
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'''Bacchanalia''' was a fanzine devoted to [[H. P. Lovecraft]] published by Race Matthews and Ian J. Crozier and released in the 1950s in Australia.
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'''Bacchanalia''' was a fanzine devoted to [[H. P. Lovecraft]] published by Race Mathews and Ian J. Crozier and released in the 1950s in Australia.
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The first issue of ''Bacchanalia'' was released in April 1953. It was an 8 1/8 by 9 3/4 size publication of 32 pages, edited by Race Matthews. The second, and last issue, appeared in December 1956 and was edited by Ian J. Crozier.
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The first issue of ''Bacchanalia'' was released in April 1953. It was an 8 1/8 by 9 3/4 size publication of 32 pages, edited by Race Mathews. The second, and last issue, appeared in December 1956 and was edited by Ian J. Crozier.
Issue one featured the eight page article "Random Notes on H. P. Lovecraft" by T. C. Cockcroft, as well as other articles and fiction such as "Reflections of a Mirrorman" by Terry Jeeves ([[Vector]]), "Vignettes" by Race Mathews, "The Master" by Roger Dard ([[Perhaps]]), "Fragment Of A Memory" by David Cohen, and "The Shades Will Fall" by John Ditmar.  
Issue one featured the eight page article "Random Notes on H. P. Lovecraft" by T. C. Cockcroft, as well as other articles and fiction such as "Reflections of a Mirrorman" by Terry Jeeves ([[Vector]]), "Vignettes" by Race Mathews, "The Master" by Roger Dard ([[Perhaps]]), "Fragment Of A Memory" by David Cohen, and "The Shades Will Fall" by John Ditmar.  
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The Art Director was Dick Jenssen who also did the back cover art inspired by the Lovecraft story "Pickman's Model". Other art work was by Keith McClellan, Race Matthews, and Bill Price. The front cover illustration by Race Matthews, entitled ''Ex Libri'', is a pen and ink drawing of a demon with an collection of burning people cradled in his hands.  
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The Art Director was Dick Jenssen who also did the back cover art inspired by the Lovecraft story "Pickman's Model". Other art work was by Keith McClellan, Race Mathews, and Bill Price. The front cover illustration by Race Mathews, entitled ''Ex Libri'', is a pen and ink drawing of a demon with an collection of burning people cradled in his hands.  
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Race Matthews was one of the founding members of the Melbourne Science Fiction Club, and ''Bacchanalia'' was one of five publications the members created, the others being [[Perhaps]], [[Etherline]]. [[Question Mark]] and [[Antipodes]], all made possible by the Amateur Fantasy Publications of Australia.
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Race Mathews was one of the founding members of the Melbourne Science Fiction Club, and ''Bacchanalia'' was one of five publications the members created, the others being [[Perhaps]], [[Etherline]]. [[Question Mark]] and [[Antipodes]], all made possible by the Amateur Fantasy Publications of Australia.
==External Links==
==External Links==
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*[http://www.msfc.sf.org.au/?page=history_article&history=the_founding_of_msfc Race Matthews on the founding of the Melbourne Science Fiction Club, and the publishing of ''Bacchanalia''']
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*[http://www.msfc.sf.org.au/?page=history_article&history=the_founding_of_msfc Race Mathews on the founding of the Melbourne Science Fiction Club, and the publishing of ''Bacchanalia''']

Revision as of 21:53, 8 July 2012

Bacchanalia Issue One 1953Cover art by Race Matthews
Bacchanalia
Issue One 1953
Cover art by Race Matthews

Bacchanalia was a fanzine devoted to H. P. Lovecraft published by Race Mathews and Ian J. Crozier and released in the 1950s in Australia.

The first issue of Bacchanalia was released in April 1953. It was an 8 1/8 by 9 3/4 size publication of 32 pages, edited by Race Mathews. The second, and last issue, appeared in December 1956 and was edited by Ian J. Crozier.

Issue one featured the eight page article "Random Notes on H. P. Lovecraft" by T. C. Cockcroft, as well as other articles and fiction such as "Reflections of a Mirrorman" by Terry Jeeves (Vector), "Vignettes" by Race Mathews, "The Master" by Roger Dard (Perhaps), "Fragment Of A Memory" by David Cohen, and "The Shades Will Fall" by John Ditmar.

The Art Director was Dick Jenssen who also did the back cover art inspired by the Lovecraft story "Pickman's Model". Other art work was by Keith McClellan, Race Mathews, and Bill Price. The front cover illustration by Race Mathews, entitled Ex Libri, is a pen and ink drawing of a demon with an collection of burning people cradled in his hands.

Race Mathews was one of the founding members of the Melbourne Science Fiction Club, and Bacchanalia was one of five publications the members created, the others being Perhaps, Etherline. Question Mark and Antipodes, all made possible by the Amateur Fantasy Publications of Australia.

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