Louis Russell Chauvenet

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'''Louis Russell Chauvenet''' (February 12, 1920-June 24, 2003) was a fanzine editor and the originator of the term "[[fanzine]]".
'''Louis Russell Chauvenet''' (February 12, 1920-June 24, 2003) was a fanzine editor and the originator of the term "[[fanzine]]".
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Loius "Russ" Russell Chauvenet was a science fiction fan and one of the founders of science fiction 'fandom'. He started the Boston sf association "The Stranger Club", which met at his house, with [[Art Widner]], Henry Earl Singleton and Francis Paro, who co-edited the club zine, ([[FanFare]]), as well as R.D. Swisher and others.
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Loius "Russ" Russell Chauvenet was a science fiction fan and one of the founders of science fiction 'fandom'. He started the Boston sf association "The Stranger Club", which met at his house, with [[Art Widner]], Henry Earl Singleton and Francis Paro, who co-edited the club zine [[FanFare]], as well as R.D. Swisher and others.
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In 1940, Chauvenet published his zine [[Detours]], and in the October 1940 issue he addressed the controversy in science fiction fandom circles at that time: what to call these new, hectographed publications fans were releasing in the U.S.A., Canada, and the UK? Previously they had been called "fanmags". Chauvenet wrote:  
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In 1939 he published one issue of the fanzine [[A]].
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In 1940, Chauvenet published his fanzine [[Detours]], and in the October 1940 issue he addressed the controversy in science fiction fandom circles at that time: what to call these new, hectographed publications fans were releasing in the U.S.A., Canada, and the UK? Previously they had been called "fanmags". Chauvenet wrote:  
''"We hereby protest against the un-euphonius word 'fanmag' . . . and announce our intention to plug 'fanzine' as the best short form of 'fan magazine.' "''
''"We hereby protest against the un-euphonius word 'fanmag' . . . and announce our intention to plug 'fanzine' as the best short form of 'fan magazine.' "''
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Chauvenet coined the term "fanzine" as well as the term "prozine" to describe the professionally published science fiction and fantasy magazines.  
Chauvenet coined the term "fanzine" as well as the term "prozine" to describe the professionally published science fiction and fantasy magazines.  
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He co-founded the National Fantasy Fan federation with Art Widner and Damon Kight.  
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He co-founded the National Fantasy Fan Federation with Art Widner and Damon Knight, and bestowed its official organ with the name [[Bonfire]].
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In the 1960s he published the [[Fantasy Amateur Press Association|FAPA]] zine [[Spinnaker Reach]].
"Russ" Chauvenet had been deaf since the age of ten after suffering from cerebro-spinal meningitis. He attended Central Institute for the Deaf, and then went on to receive his bachelor of science in biology and master of science in chemistry. Starting in 1948, he worked on computers as a civilian employee of the U.S. Department of Defense until he retired. In his later years he was an avid sailor and a renown chess player.
"Russ" Chauvenet had been deaf since the age of ten after suffering from cerebro-spinal meningitis. He attended Central Institute for the Deaf, and then went on to receive his bachelor of science in biology and master of science in chemistry. Starting in 1948, he worked on computers as a civilian employee of the U.S. Department of Defense until he retired. In his later years he was an avid sailor and a renown chess player.
===Zines===
===Zines===
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*[[A]]
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*[[Bonfire]]
*[[Detours]]
*[[Detours]]
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*Ephemeron
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*[[The Fantasy Amateur]]
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*[[Fanzine Digest]] (with [[Harry Warner, Jr.]])
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*Fragments from a Broken Dream
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*Nachgemachte Schildkrötensuppe
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*L'Oasis d'Horreur
*[[Sardonyx]]
*[[Sardonyx]]
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*[[Spinnaker Reach]]
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*Zizzle-Pop
===Contributions===
===Contributions===
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*[[Chanticleer]]
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*[[Cosmic Tales]]
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*Fan Dance
*[[FanFare]]
*[[FanFare]]
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*[[The Fantasite]]
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*[[The Fantast]]
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*[[Fan-Tods]]
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*[[FMZ Digest]]
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*[[Nepenthe]]
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*[[Outworlds]]
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*[[Pluto]]
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*[[Shangri L'Affaires]]
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*[[Silver Dusk]]
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*[[The Southern Star]]
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*[[Spaceways]]
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*[[Stars]]
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*[[Sun Spots]]
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*[[The Timebinder]]
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*[[Voice of the Imagi-Nation]]
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*[[Le Vombiteur]]
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*[[Wavelength (U.S.A.)]]
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*[[YHOS]]
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*[[Le Zombie]]
[[Category:Zinester|Chauvenet, Louis Russell]]
[[Category:Zinester|Chauvenet, Louis Russell]]

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Louis Russell Chauvenet (February 12, 1920-June 24, 2003) was a fanzine editor and the originator of the term "fanzine".

Loius "Russ" Russell Chauvenet was a science fiction fan and one of the founders of science fiction 'fandom'. He started the Boston sf association "The Stranger Club", which met at his house, with Art Widner, Henry Earl Singleton and Francis Paro, who co-edited the club zine FanFare, as well as R.D. Swisher and others.

In 1939 he published one issue of the fanzine A.

In 1940, Chauvenet published his fanzine Detours, and in the October 1940 issue he addressed the controversy in science fiction fandom circles at that time: what to call these new, hectographed publications fans were releasing in the U.S.A., Canada, and the UK? Previously they had been called "fanmags". Chauvenet wrote:

"We hereby protest against the un-euphonius word 'fanmag' . . . and announce our intention to plug 'fanzine' as the best short form of 'fan magazine.' "

Chauvenet coined the term "fanzine" as well as the term "prozine" to describe the professionally published science fiction and fantasy magazines.

He co-founded the National Fantasy Fan Federation with Art Widner and Damon Knight, and bestowed its official organ with the name Bonfire.

In the 1960s he published the FAPA zine Spinnaker Reach.

"Russ" Chauvenet had been deaf since the age of ten after suffering from cerebro-spinal meningitis. He attended Central Institute for the Deaf, and then went on to receive his bachelor of science in biology and master of science in chemistry. Starting in 1948, he worked on computers as a civilian employee of the U.S. Department of Defense until he retired. In his later years he was an avid sailor and a renown chess player.

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