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'''Slant''' was a science fiction fanzine from Ireland by Walter Willis and James White
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'''Slant''' was a science fiction fanzine from Ireland by Walter Willis.
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Slant was first published in Belfast, Ireland in 1948 and continued its run until 1953.  
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''Slant'' was first published in Belfast, Ireland in 1948. and continued its run until 1953. Willis was unaware of other Irish SF fans at the time, so he devoted his energies to sending his fanzine to North America and as a result gathered a large number of correspondents and good writers for his publication.
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In 1951 Shelby Vick and [[Lee Hoffman]] started a campaign to bring Willis to the U.S.A. They gathered the funds together and he came to Chicago. Upon his return he wrote an account of his trip called "The Harp Stateside", which appeared in many installments in various fanzines. This resulted in the Transatlantic Fan fund, which became a traditional in science fiction fandom.
''Slant'' was the winner of a 'Retro Hugo' award for 'Best Fanzine'  in 2004.  
''Slant'' was the winner of a 'Retro Hugo' award for 'Best Fanzine'  in 2004.  

Revision as of 23:21, 19 February 2011

Slant was a science fiction fanzine from Ireland by Walter Willis.

Slant was first published in Belfast, Ireland in 1948. and continued its run until 1953. Willis was unaware of other Irish SF fans at the time, so he devoted his energies to sending his fanzine to North America and as a result gathered a large number of correspondents and good writers for his publication.

In 1951 Shelby Vick and Lee Hoffman started a campaign to bring Willis to the U.S.A. They gathered the funds together and he came to Chicago. Upon his return he wrote an account of his trip called "The Harp Stateside", which appeared in many installments in various fanzines. This resulted in the Transatlantic Fan fund, which became a traditional in science fiction fandom.

Slant was the winner of a 'Retro Hugo' award for 'Best Fanzine' in 2004.

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