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Issue 1 October 1995
Cover art by Bruce Townley

Oblong is a weird fiction and film fanzine by Bruce Townley.

Oblong was published in San Francisco, California, U.S.A. beginning in the mid 1990s; issue 1 appeared October 1995, with #3 released in April 1996, #4 in November 1996, #5 in February 1997, #6 in June 1997 and #7 in 1998.

It featured strange, absurd, and sometimes humourous articles, and reviews of weird books and movies. There were articles about the Winchester Mystery House, Big Daddy Roth graphic software, and Film Noir. As well there are fanzine reviews and a letter column. The cover of issue #5 featured the actor Jack Nance as he appeared in the film Eraserhead.

Contributors of writing include William Breiding (Star Fire), Andy Hooper (Science Fiction Five Yearly, later co-editor of Chunga), A.C. Kolthoff, and Candi Strecker (Sidney Suppey's Quarterly & Confused Pet Monthly). Al Hoff (Thrift Score) had a column entitled "Pittsburgh: Don't Park Where You See a Chair".

Contributors of art work include Jay Kinney, Lynn Kuehl, and Anthony Stagg.

Letters came from Jeanne Bowman, Bud Correll, Russ Forster (8-Track Mind), Moana Haggard, Jeff Heyman, Mark Jenkins (HYPErion), Michael Jordan, Jerry Kaufman (Mainstream), Brant Kresovich, Althea Loglia, Robert Lichtman (Trap Door), Serena E. Makofsky, Gary Mattingly (Skug), Ken Miller, Spike Parsons, Lynn Peril (Mystery Date), Patty Peters, Dan Reed, Rudi Rubberoid, Vern Stoltz, Harry Warner, Jr. (Horizons), Lisa Wilcox, and Kelli Williams (20 Bus).

Bruce Townley previously published the fanzines Le Viol: The Fanzine With Taste and Phiz in the 1970s.

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