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*[ History of the NFFF at the NFFF offical website]
*[ Harry Warner, Jr. on the NFFF and '''Bonfire''' in "All Our Yesterdays", Chapter 11]
*[ Harry Warner, Jr. on the NFFF and '''Bonfire''' in "All Our Yesterdays", Chapter 11]

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Bonfire Issue One 1941
Bonfire Issue One 1941

Bonfire was the official organ of the NFFF.

The National Fantasy Fan Federation, or N3F as it was commonly referred to, was a fan-run organization which was started in the U.S.A. 1941, and the same year began publishing its official organ, Bonfire. Louis Russell Chauvenet is credited with naming the fanzine, and was actively involved in the formation of NFFF, serving as its first president.

After the December 1944 issue, the name was changed to The National Fantasy Fan.

Harry Warner, Jr., in "All Our Yesterdays", relates the history; "The NFFF had begun in the form of a brief article by Damon Knight - 'Unite or Fie!", which was printed in Art Widner's FanFare. It picked up interest fairly fast. By the second issue of Bonfire, the organisation has 29 members..."

According to Harry Warner, Jr., the editors were Harry Warner, Jr., #1; Bob Studly, #2, Art Widner, #3; Harry Jenkins, Jr., #4-6. E.E. Evans, #7.

According to the September 2, 2009 issue of the official organ, The National Fantasy Fantasy Fan, the first editor was E.E. Evans.

Contributors included Al Ashley (Nova), who was acting president of the NFFF while E.E. Evans was serving in the military during WWII; Damon Knight, Gertrude Kuslan (The Nucleus), and Bob Tucker (Le Zombie).

Approximately fiftenn issues in total were released as Bonfire between its beginnings in June 1941 and the final issue of December 1944.

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