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Ken Fletcher is a fabulous fan artist, so you might be inclined to think this post little more than a fannish April Fool. But fredcritter has been scanning issues of RUNE that he edited, and I simply must commend to you Ken's "Whizzing and Pasting and Pooting" and its discussion of the native ceremonies of Crazy Mineapolis Fandom on pages 17–20 in RUNE 39. (Pages 19-22 of the pdf thanks to the cover and inside front cover at the beginning, but what's cool is that if you type in page 17, Acrobat takes you to the right page. In my browser, at least.)

The issue also features a good bit of Ken's artwork as well as art by Tom Foster, Jim Young, and others, a BYOBcon report by Dick Tatge (as Richard was known back then), Fred's first RUNE editorial, a lettercol with letters to the previous editors including one from Harry Warner, Jr. (of course).

Next, you can turn to Fred's fanzine page to read other issues of RUNE and related material he's posted. I just had a good revisit to Fred's last MINNEAPA zine, Beautiful Friend #104.

'Tis a trove, and it's filled with treasure...

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huladavid
Apr. 1st, 2013 01:05 pm (UTC)
Did you notice that it was addressed to Scott Imes? Let us now pause for a moment of wistfulness.
gerisullivan
Apr. 2nd, 2013 06:21 am (UTC)
Yep. I gasped a bit when I got to the last page of the pdf. Oh, so many memories there.
fredcritter
Apr. 4th, 2013 08:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I had pretty much the same reaction. All the others are from Lynn Anderson's collection (which will be passed along to the Minn-Stf archives when I'm done), but it didn't seem to have RUNE39 so I borrowed the copy I scanned from the Minn-Stf archives (Matthew Strait). I guess it stands to reason that the archives would have Scott's copy. It also warms my heart.
huladavid
Apr. 1st, 2013 01:40 pm (UTC)
My first Minicon was M10, where I made a fool of myself over Ken Fletcher (Dulles).

There was what must have been a "For Minicon Only" issue of RUNE that had four KF covers. While standing and talking to some guy in the hall I realized it was Ken. I yelled, "Don't move! I'll be Right Back!", tore off to my room. There I grabbed the thingie with four covers, raced back and MADE him sign it.
wild_irises
Apr. 1st, 2013 02:42 pm (UTC)
Umm, Geri? Use a different title form next time?

Go back and look at the title and see what you would think if you scanned it looking at your f-list. ...

gerisullivan
Apr. 2nd, 2013 06:16 am (UTC)
So sorry! Subject line edited a bit; hope it helps enough.

I've picked up the habit of adding an RIP before posts with subject lines consisting of only a name. But I am still regularly taken aback by people who post anything with only a name in the subject line for anything other than an RIP post inside.

Much as I personally find "fan writer" in the original subject line to clearly signal there's something odd (and potentially April Foolish) going on inside the message, it's easy to see in the face of your comment that anyone seeing it could easily think I was upset enough to have mistakenly posted "fan writer" rather than "fan artist" while in shock at receiving that sort of horrible, horrible news.
maruad
Apr. 2nd, 2013 01:19 pm (UTC)
I must admit I was shocked by the title when I had just seen Ken the day before.
fredcritter
Apr. 4th, 2013 08:47 pm (UTC)

…if you type in page 17, Acrobat takes you to the right page.

Yup, I set it up that way. I'm sometimes a bit, you know, OCD.

In Acrobat Pro if you go to Advanced ‣ Document Processing ‣ Number Pages… you can tinker with where sections begin (& end) and the style of page numbers used for each section. Also, if you go to File ‣ Properties…, you can set the defaults for the document when it opens; for example, I set Page layout: Two-Up (Cover Page), and Magnification: Actual Size.

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