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'''Rataplan''' was a science fiction fanzine by Leigh Edmonds and Diane Bangsund.  
'''Rataplan''' was a science fiction fanzine by Leigh Edmonds and Diane Bangsund.  
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Rataplan was published in Victoria, Australia. The first issue appeared in 1969. It was distributed in the U.S.A. through APA-45. Leigh Edmonds began the fanzine with Diane Bangsund; by 1979 for issue 19, his co-editor was Valma Brown.
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Rataplan was published in Victoria, Australia. The first issue appeared in 1969. It was distributed in the U.S.A. through APA-45 and [[Fantasy Amateur Press Association|FAPA]]. Leigh Edmonds began the fanzine with Diane Bangsund; by 1979 for issue 19, his co-editor was [[Valma Brown]]. 31 issues were published in total, the last issue released October 1984.
''Rataplan'' contained editorials, fiction, fanzine and book reviews, convention reports, and letters.
''Rataplan'' contained editorials, fiction, fanzine and book reviews, convention reports, and letters.
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Contributors of writing included Justin Ackroyd, Christine Ashby, John Bangsund ([[Australian Science Fiction Review]], [[Scythrop]]), Rory Barnes, Bernie Bernhouse, Damien Broderick, Elton Elliot, Leanne Frahm, Bob Gerrand, Bruce Gillespie ([[Dreams and false alarms]]), Ron Graham, Jack Herman, [[Lesleigh Luttrell]] ([[Quark]], [[Starling]]), Mare Ortlieb ([[Tigger]]), Russell Parker, R.D. Symons and George Turner.
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Contributors of writing included Justin Ackroyd, Christine Ashby ([[The Hag and the Hungry Goblin]], [[The Flight of the Kangaroo]]), Diane Bangsund, John Bangsund ([[Australian Science Fiction Review]], [[Scythrop]]), Rory Barnes, Bernie Bernhouse, Damien Broderick, Ed Cagle, Elton Elliot, Leanne Frahm, Bob Gerrand, Bruce Gillespie ([[Dreams and False Alarms]], [[SF Commentary]]), Ron Graham, Lee Harding ([[Perhaps]], [[Etherline]]), Jack Herman ([[Sweetness and Light]], [[WAHF-full]]), [[Lesleigh Luttrell]] ([[Quark]], [[Starling]]), Marc Ortlieb ([[Q36]], [[Tigger]]), Russell Parker, R.D. Symons and George Turner.
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Contributors of art work included Brad Foster, among others.
Letters came from Graham Charnock, among others.
Letters came from Graham Charnock, among others.
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''Rataplan'' was nominated for a Ditmar Award for Best Fanzine in 1969 and 1973, and won the award in 1984 which was shared with another of his zines, [[Ornithopter]]. It was also nominated for a Hugo Award in 1985.
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''Rataplan'' was nominated for a [[Ditmar Award for Best Fanzine]] in 1969 and 1973, and won the award in 1984 which was shared with another of Leigh Edmond's zines, [[Ornithopter]].
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Leigh Edmonds and Valma Brown also co-published [[The Notional]], and [[Fuck The Tories]] (with Judith Hanna, Joseph Nichols, and Terry Hughes).
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==External Links==
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*[http://appleblossomblues.blogspot.com/2005/01/my-favourite-bruce-gillespie-article.html "Maniacs with guitars and pianos" by Bruce Gillespie, from '''Rataplan''' #8, 1972]
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Rataplan was a science fiction fanzine by Leigh Edmonds and Diane Bangsund.

Rataplan was published in Victoria, Australia. The first issue appeared in 1969. It was distributed in the U.S.A. through APA-45 and FAPA. Leigh Edmonds began the fanzine with Diane Bangsund; by 1979 for issue 19, his co-editor was Valma Brown. 31 issues were published in total, the last issue released October 1984.

Rataplan contained editorials, fiction, fanzine and book reviews, convention reports, and letters.

Contributors of writing included Justin Ackroyd, Christine Ashby (The Hag and the Hungry Goblin, The Flight of the Kangaroo), Diane Bangsund, John Bangsund (Australian Science Fiction Review, Scythrop), Rory Barnes, Bernie Bernhouse, Damien Broderick, Ed Cagle, Elton Elliot, Leanne Frahm, Bob Gerrand, Bruce Gillespie (Dreams and False Alarms, SF Commentary), Ron Graham, Lee Harding (Perhaps, Etherline), Jack Herman (Sweetness and Light, WAHF-full), Lesleigh Luttrell (Quark, Starling), Marc Ortlieb (Q36, Tigger), Russell Parker, R.D. Symons and George Turner.

Contributors of art work included Brad Foster, among others.

Letters came from Graham Charnock, among others.

Rataplan was nominated for a Ditmar Award for Best Fanzine in 1969 and 1973, and won the award in 1984 which was shared with another of Leigh Edmond's zines, Ornithopter.

Leigh Edmonds and Valma Brown also co-published The Notional, and Fuck The Tories (with Judith Hanna, Joseph Nichols, and Terry Hughes).

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