Boyd Raeburn

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Boyd Raeburn (d. August 13, 2001) was a fanzine editor from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Boyd Raeburn was a member of the Toronto Science Fiction Society of the late 1940s and early 1950s that centered around the fanzine Canadian Fandom, and called themselves "The Derelicts". They were known for their liking of Beat poetry, jazz, leather jackets and fast cars, aside from all being fanzine editors, writers and artists. Raeburn was also a member of the New Jazz Society of Toronto, a group which included Roger Feather (later editor of Hoot), Dick Wattam, Alan Scharf and Arthur Granatstein, who put together the historic Jazz at Massey Hall concert from which came the famous recordings.

Raeburn first fanzine, A Bas, was a publication of "The Derelicts" . It was originally intended as a one shot to be sent free to all subscribers of Canadian Fandom. The first issue was put together in one night - starting at 3 PM on Saturday, January 23, 1954 and ending at 5AM on Sunday - by Raeburn and friends Albert Lastovica, Howard Lyons, Ron Kidder, Gerald Steward and Kenneth G. Hall. The rest of the run of A Bas was edited by Raeburn on his own. 11 issues were released, the last in 1958.

In 1963 he began working with Norm Clarke and Georgina Ellis on Queebshots, a series of zines each with their own subtitle. 20 issues of this publication were released throughout the 1960s.



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