Despatch was a media science fiction fanzine published by Ruth Berman.
Despatch was the official organ of the Mark Lenard International Fan Club, a club that was based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Published from October 1968 until the early 1980s, 44 issues were released. During the run of the fanzine, the title alternated between Despatch and "The Despatch". It was one of the earliest fanzines devoted to the television series Star Trek to feature fan-fiction. Also included were letters of comment, articles, art work, essays, songs, photos of Mark Lenard, poetry, crossword puzzles, cartoons, con reports, and reviews.
Contributors of art work included Alicia Austin (Kevas and Trillium), Terry Austin, Tim Courtney, Jane Dalley, Marg Harris, Marilyn Hawkes, Tim Kirk, Chris Lofthus, Mary Ellen Rabogliatti, Cara Sherman Tereno (Romulan Wine), Anthony Tollin, and Ellen Winder, among others.
Contributors of cartoons included Paula Nass, among others.
Contributors of articles included Lee Burwasser, Paula Crist, Carol Lee, Shirley Maiewski, Ev Turner, and Maureen Wilson, among others.
Poetry was contributed by Jane Dalley, among others.
Fiction was contributed by Nancy Ann Miller, Susan Price, Norma M. Smith, among others.