Lulzine is a sort-of-quarterly online fanzine edited by España Sheriff and John Coxon. Articles are grouped into issues, and issues begin every quarter, with new articles coming out regularly. If you’d like to contribute material, whether it’s words or artwork, please contact the editors!
We’re trying to do two things with Lulzine. Firstly, we’re trying to produce a new fanzine which specifically looks at comedy. Comedy in science fiction has been on the rise recently, as you’ll see from the pieces we’re planning to publish, and so we’re excited to bring you discussion and articles focusing on that. Secondly, we’re trying to produce a fanzine which is more meaningfully online than previous fanzines have been. There’s a bit of a divide between fanzines which embrace the website format and try to take advantage of what the web has to offer, and fanzines which are still focusing mostly on soliciting contributions from guest writers and including art drawn by fans. We’re hoping we can bridge that gap in some small way, and we’re excited to get started.
Future issue topics
We’ve got the themes for the next few issues of Lulzine, and we’re hoping to get people to contribute articles and artwork to make them great! We’ll decide the schedule for each issue once we know how much interest there is from people in writing for it. So, if you have an idea for one (or more) we’d love to hear it! That way we can figure out deadlines and request art for it.
THE FANTASY ISSUE! More specifically, secondary world, epic, or high fantasy. Wizards! Dragons! Quests! Prophecies! Think Terry Pratchett, The Princess Bride, Bored of the Rings, Groo the Wanderer, MythAdventures, that sort of thing.
THE GAMES ISSUE! The world of tabletop gaming has absolutely exploded, and there are more options than ever including more than ever that aim for the funny bone. Which ones actually make you laugh, and which fail? Cards Against Humanity: Threat or menace?
RIGHT IN THE EAR! A lot of comedy favourites started on the radio, from old-time radio greats to continuing programmes on the BBC. And now podcasting has brought things full circle with an embarrassment of riches. Think The Firesign Theatre, Son of Cliché, Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme, Thrilling Adventure Hour, Welcome to Night Vale…