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Edited and produced by Ian Maule, 8 Hillcroft Crescent, Ealing, London W5 2SG, United Kingdom. Available for letter, trade or subscription (5/40p - 10/70p). News this issue from Ian Williams, Eric Lindsay and the usual mysterious sources.


A Happy Social Event

For obvious reasons it's inappropriate that Ian should type this bit – so this is John Piggott with the Checkpoint Court Page. Cough and ahem.

The Engagement is announced between IAN MAULE of Ealing, London and JANICE WILES of Sutton, Surrey. I'm sure all Checkpoint readers will join me in wishing the happy couple every happiness.

Now you all know why this newszine has been so late the past couple of times...... The wedding will take place in Dorset on November 20. Back to Mauler:

Fanzine Activity Achievement Award 1975

Best Single Issue

Best Fan Editor

Best Fan Writer

1) Outworlds 23
2) Le Zombie 67
3) Khatru 3/4
4) Spanish Inquisition 6
5) Prehensile 14
6) The Mimeo Man
7) Simulacrum 2
8) Shambles 1

1) Bill Bowers
2) Donn Brazier
3) Don D'Ammassa
4) Jerry Kaufman &
   Suzanne Tompkins
5) Mike Glyer
6) Terry Hughes
7) Victoria Vayne
8) Rob Jackson

1) Don D'Ammassa
2) Don C. Thompson
3) Susan Wood
4) Jodie Offutt
5) Dave Locke
6) Bob Shaw
7) Don Brazier

Best Fan Artist (Hum.)

Best Fan Artist (Non-H)

Best LoC Writer

1) Grant Canfield
2) Harry Bell
3) Phil Foglio
4) Bill Rotsler
5) Ken Fletcher
6) Dan Steffan
7) Al Sirois

1) James Shull
2) Steve Fabian
3) Bonnie Dalzell
4) Jim McLeod
5) Terry Austin
6) Al Sirois
7) Connie Faddis

1) Mike Glicksohn
2) Harry Warner, Jr.
3) Don D'Ammassa
4) Jodie Offutt
5) Jackie Franke
6) Ben Indick

Not too many surprises there; my congratulations to the winners.


BETTER LATE THAN NEVER

Forthcoming British SF. August 1976

HARDCOVER:

HALE: The Anarchy Pedlers, John October; Time Search, L.P. Reeves; A Man For Tomorrow, James Wallace.

W.H. ALLEN: Legends From The End Of Time, Michael Moorcock.

GOLLANCZ: New Dimensions 6, Ed. Robert Silverberg; A Very Long Way From Anywhere Else, Ursula K. Le Guin.

LYTHWAY: The War Of The Worlds, H.G. Wells.

PAPERBACK:

CORGI: New Writings In SF 26, Ed. Ken Bulmer; New Worlds 10, Ed. Hilary Bailey.

METHUEN: Dr. Futility, The Unteleported Man, Philip K. Dick.

EVEREST: The Price Of Fear, Ed. Vincent Price & Richard Davis.

SPHERE: Mission To The Stars, The World Of Null-A, The Pawns Of Null-A, A.E. Van Vogt; The Hounds Of Skaith, Leigh Brackett.

PANTHER: Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury; Foundation, The End Of Eternity, Issac Asimov; Double Star, Robert Heinlein; Skylark Of Valeron, E.E. Smith; Tolkien's World, Randel Helms (non-fic); Skull Face Omnibus 3, R.E. Howard.

MAYFLOWER: Stormbringer, Phoenix In Obsidian, Michael Moorcock.

MEWS: Beelzebub Business, Gary Brandner; Far Travellers, Ed. Charles N. Brown.

NEL: Monument, Lloyd Biggle, Jr; Battle of Forever, A.E. Van Vogt.

PAN: 34 East, Alfred Coppel; No Highway, Nevil Shute; The Time Machine, H.G. Wells; The Fantastic Art Of Frank Frazetta, Ed. Betty Ballantine.

ORBIT: Venus Trap, The Menace Of The Mutant Master, Kurt Mahr; Alien Seed, E.C. Tubb; Android Planet, John Rankine.


The Pay-Off

The number of new friends John Piggott has acquired over the past year during his stint as General Secretary of the National Games Club has resulted in a contract from Weidenfeld & Nicolson for John and Richard Sharp (another cohort) to collaberate on an encyclopedia of games. Wordage is to be around 80,000 with the remainder of the book taken-up by illustrations.


Vague Rumours on Leincon '77

Conversation with a number of people on my recent visit to Birmingham indicate that arrangements for next years Eastercon in Leicester are not running too smoothly. The HOLIDAY INN, site for the convention, is apparently in dispute with the committee over prices to be charged. Plans are afoot to find a new hotel for the convention and this has led to a delay in the issue of the progress report.

2nd World Faancon

Pat & Mike Meara elected organisers for next years World Faancon are experiencing some difficulty in finding a suitable hotel for the event. Initially Buxton was suggested as a possible site but a tour of the available hotels proved unsatisfactory. Kettering, home of British cons in the 50's, is the latest area to come under scrutiny.

Silicon Needs You!

With only a few weeks to go, registration is still short of the original estimate of 100. If you're still undecided, or procrastinating, pull your finger out and send £1.50 to: Irene Bell, 9 Lincoln St., Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE8 4EE. Remember, no at the door registrations.

DAVE ROWE

"If your attempts to liven up Checkpoint must stretch to idle gossip, I suggest you take the normal newspaper precaution of getting any rumour confirmed by two entirely seperate sources before printing it. I refer of course to your 'Spy 'X's' report that I was/am campaigning for the consideration of Nova Award judge's own fanzines. THIS IS A LIE

If anything the opposite is true, as the only time I have known such an awkward idea discussed was during one telephone conversation with an old friend....to which I concluded that I would not be pressing for such, as it would be hypocritical for any judge to make his own zine eligible....

And if you feel unable to accept my word against a faceless accuser, I suggest you contact my fellow judges and the Nova Award Administrators, as you will find there never has been any such campaign, neither has there been even so much as a suggestion.

I expect a suitable apology from you in the next Checkpoint. I also demand to know the identity of your anonymous slanderer."

IAN MAULE

Even idle gossip has some basis of truth, Dave. Perhaps, as you say you did mention this in passing in a telephone conversation, but surely you must realise that any remark casually made gets passed along the fannish grapevine, altering slightly as it goes. I have checked with two other members of the judges panel and they have no knowledge of any campaign. Spy 'X' where are you?


DOWN UNDER

On the Adelaide in '83 Worldcon bid. Please don't think of it as being in opposition to the '88 bid. The date of the '88 one was chosen on the basis that that was a likely date for getting government support for a con, it being the bicentennial of the founding of the first prison colony here – the aim however was to get another Worldcon to repeat the success of our first. Naturally the people here who put their support into Sydney Cove in '88 will also be supporting Adelaide in '83, since all these things involve Australia wide co-operation.

Odds And Sods

Ian Williams has failed his driving test for the second time // Graham Poole will be spending his Summer holidays in London, with perhaps a couple of days helping me with Checkpoint....you mean I didn't tell you, Graham? // Checkpoint fan poll results to be published just as soon as Peter Roberts types the stencils.


4/8/76

 

CHECKPOINT 71
Ian Maule,
8 Hillcroft Crescent,
Ealing,
London W5 2SG,
United Kingdom.

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