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.
If you’re here after we’ve officially launched the fanzine, then welcome! We plan to have four issues a year, but we’ll be releasing articles from each issue throughout the year. In a way, they’re almost more akin to television seasons than fanzine issues. Issue 1 was officially launched on 10 December, and we hope to get Issue 2 online before Eastercon (but we’re not making any promises!).