Pong

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Pong was a science fiction fanzine by Dan Steffan and Ted White.

Pong was published in Falls Church, Virginia, U.S.A. The first issue appeared in October 1980. Issue 33-34 was published April 19, 1982, issue 35 was released May 17, 1982, issue 36 in June 7, 1982, issue 37 in July 12, 1982. Issue 40 was released in August 1982. After a ten year interval, issue 41, the final issue, was published in August 1992.

Columns were by Richard Bergeron (Warhoon).

Artwork was by Richard Bergeron.

Cover photo for the first annual published in October 1981 is by Jeff Schalles (Rune, Science Fiction Five Yearly).

Letters came from Greg Benford (Void), Robert Bloch, John Brosnan (Big Scab), Terry Carr (Void, Lighthouse), Rob Hansen (Crank, (Pulp, Chuch), Lee Hoffman (Science Fiction Five Yearly), Dick Lupoff (Xero, Horib), Bob Shaw, Bob Tucker (Le Zombie), Harry Warner, Jr. (Horizons), and Walt Willis (Hyphen).

Ted White produced his first fanzine, Zip, in 1953. In 1956-57, he co-edited Stellar with Larry Stark, followed by Void when he joined the founding editors, Greg and Jim Benford in 1960. Other fanzines he's published include Gambit, Null-F (for FAPA), Minac with Les Gerber, Egoboo with John D. Berry, egoscan and, with Dan Steffan, Pong and BLAT!.

In the 1970s and 1980s, Dan Steffan also published Boonfark.