The Fantasy Fan

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The Fantasy Fan was a fanzine by Charles D. Hornig published in the 1930's in Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Charles Hornig began The Fantasy Fan at seventeen and published his first issue in September 1933. It is regarded as the first fanzine in the weird fiction field. It featured articles, news, fiction, poetry and letters. Although it had a small print run of 300 copies, it attracted the premier fiction writers of the day - H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Forrest J. Ackerman, Robert Bloch, August Derleth and Robert E. Howard. These same contributors were also letter writers to the fanzine and frequently argued with one another in the section called "The Boiling Point".

The last issue was published in February 1934. There was talk of reviving it, with Lovecraft as editor, but it did not come to pass.

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