Phantasmagoria

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'''Phantasmagoria''' was a science fiction and fantasy fanzine by Derek and Mavis Pickles.  
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'''Phantasmagoria''' was a science fiction and fantasy fanzine by Derek (1928-2008) and Mavis Pickles.  
''Phantasmagoria'' was published in Bradford, England.
''Phantasmagoria'' was published in Bradford, England.

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Phantasmagoria was a science fiction and fantasy fanzine by Derek (1928-2008) and Mavis Pickles.

Phantasmagoria was published in Bradford, England. The first issue was published in November 1950. It was such a success that Mavis and Derek decided to put on NECON, the North-East Science Fiction Convention, held in Bradford on October 14th, 1951. The next issue appeared in Spring 1951 with issue three following in the Summer. After the success of their fanzine, Mavis and Derek decided to put on NECON, the North-East Science Fiction Convention, held in Bradford on October 14th, 1951. Issue four was released in Spring 1952, and issue five in Autumn of the same year.

Mavis and her brother Derek both attended the 1951 Internation Science-Fiction Festival Convention (Festivention) in London and put out a special issue of their fanzine, Phantasmagoria Vol. 1 No. 3, devoted to the goings-on there. It contained convention reports by Walt Willis (Slant), Derek Pickles, and Bob Shaw, including illustrations by Bob Shaw.

Contributors of art work to other issues included Harry Turner (Zenith).

Contributors of writing to other issues included John Brunner, his first appearance in print.

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