Focal Point was a science fiction fanzine by rich brown and Mike McInerney; and for Volume 2 and 3, by rich brown and Arnie Katz.
Focal Point was published in New York City, New York, U.S.A., The first issue was released on January 8, 1965. It was a newszine that was published bi-weekly that covered news items and topics of interest to science fiction fans and fellow fanzine publishers. With issue 22, rich brown left the fanzine. The 23rd issue was the last of Volume 1, published in 1966.
Fanzine reviews were by Frank Wilimczyk (Paradox). Reports were by Terry Carr (Lighthouse), David Kyle, and Ted White (Null-F). News came from John Boardman, Jack Chalker, Frank Dietz (Science, Fantasy, and Science Fiction), Ethel Lindsay (Scottishe), and others.
Illustrations were contributed by George Barr, Jack Gaughan, Steve Stiles, and Arthur Thomson. Lettering was by Arthur Thomson.
In April 1970, Focal Point was relaunched. This time rich brown was joined by Arnie Katz as co-editor, and Mike McInerney was listed as "Editor Emeritus". The Assistant Editor was Colleen Brown. It ran for 30 issues, ending in May 1971. A third volume, also edited by rich brown and Arnie Katz, lasted 5 issues, from July 1971 to July 1972.
Letters came from Charles Burbee, Terry Carr, Bob Shaw, and John Trimble (Melange), among others.
- Focal Point on Fanac.