Notes and Queries
Peter Roberts writes: "Bloody hell. Checkpoint electronically
raised from the dead... Please thank everyone involved in this strange and
unsettling task. I feel guilty now at having done nothing to help..." (11
- Checkpoint 2, July 1969.
Ned Brooks comments on Peter Roberts's review of his
fanzine: "I had quite forgotten that I ever published anything by Dean
Koontz. But the reviewer was wrong about THE NEW NEWPORT NEWS NEWS being an
apazine -- it did go through N'APA, but was distributed generally as well and
contained no apa mailing comments."
- Checkpoint 19, July 1972.
Peter Sullivan, hero transcriber, adds: "I haven't tried to fully replicate
the true awfulness of the layout of the [Madcap]
flyer , as it would require too much kludging of the HTML. But at least all
the awful grammar and mis-punctuation is still there." Not for nothing was
1970s Manchester & District fandom known far and wide as the MaD Gruop.
- Checkpoint 37, May 1973.
Peter Weston writes in March 2006: "I took a quick look at Peter Roberts'
report on OMPAcon, and was pleased to see that he enjoyed the Sunday morning
fanzine panel 'chaired by Peter Weston, with Malcolm Edwards ...' However,
since I actually went home early on the Saturday morning (Alison was poorly) it
appears that Peter was bluffing! Just thought you'd like to know, for the
purposes of correct fan-history!"
- Checkpoint 43, November
1973. Ben Prole's little squib about
typewriter art or "distings" was virtually impossible to reproduce
in HTML. Here instead is a scan showing the piece as it appeared in Checkpoint
(crossing a pagebreak). Sorry about all the flyspecks.