The Chigger Patch of Fandom

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The Chigger Patch of Fandom Issue 3 cover by Glover Prescott 1953

The Chigger Patch of Fandom was a science fiction fandom fanzine edited by Nan Gerding with Bob Farnham and Ed Cox.

Chigger Patch was released in the 1950s in Roseville, Illinois, U.S.A.

Contributors included Garth Bentley, Robert Bloch, Rory M. Faulkner, Eva Firestone, Jim Harmon, Bert Hirschhorn, Olive Morgan, Orma McCormick, Noah W. McLeod, Tom Piper, Hal Shapiro, L.L. Shepherd, Robert R. Wheeler, and the editors.

Cover art was by Glover Prescott.

The Chigger Patch of Fandom was a member of "Fanvariety Enterprises", an affiliation of fan publishers put together by Max Keasler and Bill Venable. It included such publications as Max Keasler's Opus, Bill Venable's Pendulum, Harlan Ellison's SF Bulletin, Dave English's Fantasias, Ian MacAuley's ASFO, and Starlanes by Nan Gerding and Orma McCormick.