Episode 71: Women of the First Conventions

In this episode, we’re joined by Devra Langsam, publisher of Spockanalia and organizer of the first Star Trek convention in 1972 in NY, and Lynn Cohen-Koehler, who helped organize the first Philadelphia convention in 1975.  We discuss how Star Trek…

Episode 53: Fanfic Part 1 – Pre-Internet

cover art from Spockanalia fanzine

The crew is joined by Erica Massey, a PhD student studying modern literature and pop culture, to discuss pre-internet Star Trek fanfiction. We discuss the fanzine production process, the culture of the early fanfic community, and debates around “slash” fic.…