Potlatch

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'''Potlatch''' was a science fiction fanzine by Joyce Katz.  
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'''Potlatch''' was a science fiction fanzine by [[Joyce Worley Katz|Joyce Katz]], at that time named Joyce Fisher.  
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Published in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A., ''Potlatch'' was one of the Brooklyn Insurgent fanzines of the 1970s.
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Published in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A., ''Potlatch'' was one of the Brooklyn Insurgent fanzines of the 1970s, along with [[Focal Point]] and [[Rats!]].  
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''Potlatch'' was where the "Entropy Reprints" of Terry Carr made their first appearance that eventually became the fanzine [[Entropy]].  
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The first issue appeared in December of 1970. Eight issues were released, the last one in February 1972.
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According to Arnie Katz in [[Vegas Fandom Weekly]] #59, it was during the run of ''Potlatch'' that fan Ted Pauls alleged that Joyce Katz was destroying science fiction, and dubbed her "The High Priestess of Brooklyn Fandom". In their counter attack in the pages of ''Potlatch'' Terry Carr and Arnie Katz embraced the idea of Joyce as "High Priestess", which seemed to cool down a potential fan feud. 
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Also in ''Potlatch'' was the first appearance of the  "Entropy Reprints" columns of Terry Carr, after the success of his publication of the one-issue-only [[Entropy (U.S.A.)|Entropy]], devoted to reprints from older, classic fanzines.  
Other contributors included Arnie Katz, Bill Kunkel ([[Rats!]]), and Bob Tucker ([[Le Zombie]]).  
Other contributors included Arnie Katz, Bill Kunkel ([[Rats!]]), and Bob Tucker ([[Le Zombie]]).  
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Covers were by Jay Kinney.  
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Covers were by Jay Kinney ([[Nope!]]), and illustrations were by Russ Chamberlain, Jay Kinney, Bill Kunkel, and Ned Sonntag.
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Joyce Katz was publishing ''Potlatch'' at the same time as she and Arnie Katz were releasing [[FIAWOL]]. She had previously co-published the fanzine [[ODD]] in the 1950s till 1969,and then [[What About Us Grils?]] from 1969 to 1970. She later published [[Hard Science Tales]] in the 2000s.   
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Revision as of 19:45, 29 March 2013

Potlatch was a science fiction fanzine by Joyce Katz, at that time named Joyce Fisher.

Published in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A., Potlatch was one of the Brooklyn Insurgent fanzines of the 1970s, along with Focal Point and Rats!.

The first issue appeared in December of 1970. Eight issues were released, the last one in February 1972.

According to Arnie Katz in Vegas Fandom Weekly #59, it was during the run of Potlatch that fan Ted Pauls alleged that Joyce Katz was destroying science fiction, and dubbed her "The High Priestess of Brooklyn Fandom". In their counter attack in the pages of Potlatch Terry Carr and Arnie Katz embraced the idea of Joyce as "High Priestess", which seemed to cool down a potential fan feud.

Also in Potlatch was the first appearance of the "Entropy Reprints" columns of Terry Carr, after the success of his publication of the one-issue-only Entropy, devoted to reprints from older, classic fanzines.

Other contributors included Arnie Katz, Bill Kunkel (Rats!), and Bob Tucker (Le Zombie).

Covers were by Jay Kinney (Nope!), and illustrations were by Russ Chamberlain, Jay Kinney, Bill Kunkel, and Ned Sonntag.

Joyce Katz was publishing Potlatch at the same time as she and Arnie Katz were releasing FIAWOL. She had previously co-published the fanzine ODD in the 1950s till 1969,and then What About Us Grils? from 1969 to 1970. She later published Hard Science Tales in the 2000s.

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