Opuntia

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'''Opuntia''' is the name for a series of [[zines]] by [[Dale Speirs]] from Calgary, Canada.  
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'''Opuntia''' is the name for a series of [[zines]] by [[Dale Speirs]] from Calgary, Canada.
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As he says in the intro, "Whole-numbered  Opuntias are sercon, x.1 issues are review zines, x.2 issues are indexes, and x.5 issues are [[perzines]]."
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As he says in the intro, “Whole-numbered  Opuntias are sercon, x.1 issues are review zines, x.2 issues are indexes, and x.5 issues are [[perzines]].
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Contributors have included Teddy Harvia, winner of the the Fan Artist HUGO Award. Opuntia has won the 2002 Prix AURORA Fan Achievement Award from the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association.  
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Contributors have included Teddy Harvia, winner of the the Fan Artist HUGO Award. ''Opuntia'' has won the 2002 Prix AURORA Fan Achievement Award from the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association.
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However, Opuntia is not limited to just science fiction, since each issue is different. Dale Speirs is active in the [[mail art]] community and some issues are devoted to this topic. Other topics have included rubber stamping. Opuntia also reviews zines and prints a number of letters from readers in most issues.  
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However, ''Opuntia'' is not limited to just science fiction, since each issue is different. Dale Speirs is active in the [[mail art]] community and some issues are devoted to this topic. Other topics have included rubber stamping. ''Opuntia'' also reviews zines and prints a number of letters from readers in most issues.
==External Link==
==External Link==
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*[http://www.brokenpencil.com/reviews/reviews.php?reviewid=865 Broken Pencil review of Opuntia]
 
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*[http://www.brokenpencil.com/reviews/reviews.php?reviewid=865 ''Broken Pencil'' review of ''Opuntia'']
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Revision as of 17:53, 13 July 2009

Opuntia is the name for a series of zines by Dale Speirs from Calgary, Canada.

As he says in the intro, “Whole-numbered Opuntias are sercon, x.1 issues are review zines, x.2 issues are indexes, and x.5 issues are perzines.”

Contributors have included Teddy Harvia, winner of the the Fan Artist HUGO Award. Opuntia has won the 2002 Prix AURORA Fan Achievement Award from the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association.

However, Opuntia is not limited to just science fiction, since each issue is different. Dale Speirs is active in the mail art community and some issues are devoted to this topic. Other topics have included rubber stamping. Opuntia also reviews zines and prints a number of letters from readers in most issues.

External Link

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