Opuntia

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'''Opuntia''' is the name for a series of [[zines]] by [[Dale Speirs]] from Calgary, AL, Canada.
'''Opuntia''' is the name for a series of [[zines]] by [[Dale Speirs]] from Calgary, AL, Canada.
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As he says in the intro, “Whole-numbered  Opuntias are sercon, x.1 issues are review zines, x.2 issues are indexes, and x.5 issues are [[perzines]].”
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As Speirs says in his intro to ''Opuntia'', “Whole-numbered  Opuntias are sercon, x.1 issues are review zines, x.2 issues are indexes, and x.5 issues are [[perzines]].”
Contributors have included Teddy Harvia, winner of the the Fan Artist HUGO Award. ''Opuntia'' has won the 2002 [[Aurora Award for Best Fanzine]] Fan Achievement Award from the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association.
Contributors have included Teddy Harvia, winner of the the Fan Artist HUGO Award. ''Opuntia'' has won the 2002 [[Aurora Award for Best Fanzine]] Fan Achievement Award from the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association.

Revision as of 21:14, 6 May 2011

Opuntia is the name for a series of zines by Dale Speirs from Calgary, AL, Canada.

As Speirs says in his intro to Opuntia, “Whole-numbered Opuntias are sercon, x.1 issues are review zines, x.2 issues are indexes, and x.5 issues are perzines.”

Contributors have included Teddy Harvia, winner of the the Fan Artist HUGO Award. Opuntia has won the 2002 Aurora Award for Best Fanzine Fan Achievement Award from the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association.

However, Opuntia is not limited to just science fiction, since each issue is different. Dale Speirs is active in the mail art community and some issues are devoted to this topic. Other topics have included rubber stamping. Opuntia also reviews zines and prints a number of letters from readers in most issues.

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