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'''Wilum Pugmire''' aka W. H. Pugmire,  is a writer and fanzine editor from Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
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[[Image:Bill_Pugmire.jpg‎|right|frame|'''Wilum Pugmire'''<br/> from ''Famous Monsters of Filmland''<br/>Issue #104 1972]]
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'''Wilum Pugmire''', aka W. H. Pugmire,  is a writer and fanzine editor from Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
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Wilum Pugmire began publishing zines in the mid 1980s with the release of [[Lost Souls]]. He followed this zine with [[Punk Lust]] and has written that “Punk rock gave me the guts to be myself, and for this I shall be eternally grateful.
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As a teenager, photos and short articles of Wilum Pugmire appeared several times in ''Famous Monsters of Filmland'', edited by Forrest J Ackerman ([[Voice of the Imagi-Nation]]). The dye was cast, and Wilum Pugmire began publishing horror zines in the mid 1970s with the release of [[Midnight Fantasies]] in 1973, followed by [[Old Bones]] in 1976, both devoted to the macabre, weird fiction, [[H. P. Lovecraft]] and Arkham House publications. Both titles also featured contributions from Pugmire's long time friend [[Jessica Amanda Salmonson]].  
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In the 1990's Pugmire became a writer for horror and fantasy zines, with a particular interest in H. P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos. He has contributed his own element to the Mythos in the form of Sesqua Valley, a fictional area in the Pacific Northwest that is the primary location of much of his fiction. He is a frequent contributor to small press magazines as well as the revived ''Weird Tales'', the horror pulp magazine that brought Lovecraft's fiction to the attention of the general public. His official biography states that his "goal as an author is to dwell forevermore within Lovecraft's titan shadow.
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For his next zine, he went in a different direction. [[Punk Lust]], released in 1981, was devoted to [[Punk]] music, covering the scene in the Pacific Northwest. Wilum Pugmire has written that “Punk rock gave me the guts to be myself, and for this I shall be eternally grateful.
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He has been a contributor to zines since the 1980s.  
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In the 1990s Pugmire became a writer for horror and fantasy zines, with a particular interest in [[H. P. Lovecraft]] and the [[Cthulhu Mythos]]. He has contributed his own element to the Mythos in the form of Sesqua Valley, a fictional area in the Pacific Northwest that is the primary location of much of his fiction. He is a frequent contributor to small press magazines as well as the revived ''Weird Tales'', the horror pulp magazine that brought Lovecraft's fiction to the attention of the general public. His official biography states that his "goal as an author is to dwell forevermore within Lovecraft's titan shadow." 
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He has been a contributor to zines since the 1970s.  
===Zines===
===Zines===
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*[[Fantasia]]
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*[[Fantasia (Pugmire)|Fantasia]]
*[[Flabbergasting Ramblings]]
*[[Flabbergasting Ramblings]]
*[[Idiot Chaos]]
*[[Idiot Chaos]]
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*[[Punk Lust]]
*[[Punk Lust]]
*[[Queer Madness]]
*[[Queer Madness]]
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*[[Tales of Lovecraftian Horror]]
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*[[Visions of Khroyd'hon]]
===Contributions===
===Contributions===
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*[[Al-Azif]]
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*[[Astral Dimensions]]
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*[[babysue]]
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*[[Crypt of Cthulhu]]
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*[[Cthulhu Codex]]
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*[[Cyber-Psychos AOD]]
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*[[Deathrealm]]
*[[The Diversifier]]
*[[The Diversifier]]
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*[[Eldritch Leanings]]
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*[[Elegia]]
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*The End
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*[[The Literary Magazine of Fantasy and Terror]]
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*[[Fantasy Macabre]]
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*[[Gothism]]
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*Grue
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*[[The H.P. Lovecraft Fanzine]]
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*[[Imelod]]
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*[[Inner Circle]]
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*[[Lore (Heather/O'Leary)|Lore]]
*[[Midnight Shambler]]
*[[Midnight Shambler]]
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*[[Myrddin]]
*[[Nyctalops]]
*[[Nyctalops]]
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*[[Punk Planet]]
*[[Punk Research]]
*[[Punk Research]]
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*[[Revelations from Yuggoth]]
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*[[Rune]]
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*[[Smack]]
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*[[Space and Time]]
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*Tekeli-Li
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*[[The Urbanite]]
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*Weirdbook Encores
*[[Windhaven]]
*[[Windhaven]]
==External Links==
==External Links==
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*[http://www.lovecraftianhorror.blogspot.com/ W. H. Pugmire's Web site, ''A View From Sesqua Valley'']
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*[http://www.lovecraftianhorror.blogspot.com/ W. H. Pugmire's Blog, ''A View From Sesqua Valley'']
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*[http://www.youtube.com/user/MrWilum Mr. Wilum Pugmire's You Tube Channel]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/W-H-Pugmires-Sesqua-Valley/72575192942 Sesqua Valley Fan page on Facebook]
[[Category:Zinester|Pugmire]]
[[Category:Zinester|Pugmire]]

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Wilum Pugmire from Famous Monsters of FilmlandIssue #104 1972
Wilum Pugmire
from Famous Monsters of Filmland
Issue #104 1972

Wilum Pugmire, aka W. H. Pugmire, is a writer and fanzine editor from Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

As a teenager, photos and short articles of Wilum Pugmire appeared several times in Famous Monsters of Filmland, edited by Forrest J Ackerman (Voice of the Imagi-Nation). The dye was cast, and Wilum Pugmire began publishing horror zines in the mid 1970s with the release of Midnight Fantasies in 1973, followed by Old Bones in 1976, both devoted to the macabre, weird fiction, H. P. Lovecraft and Arkham House publications. Both titles also featured contributions from Pugmire's long time friend Jessica Amanda Salmonson.

For his next zine, he went in a different direction. Punk Lust, released in 1981, was devoted to Punk music, covering the scene in the Pacific Northwest. Wilum Pugmire has written that “Punk rock gave me the guts to be myself, and for this I shall be eternally grateful.”

In the 1990s Pugmire became a writer for horror and fantasy zines, with a particular interest in H. P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos. He has contributed his own element to the Mythos in the form of Sesqua Valley, a fictional area in the Pacific Northwest that is the primary location of much of his fiction. He is a frequent contributor to small press magazines as well as the revived Weird Tales, the horror pulp magazine that brought Lovecraft's fiction to the attention of the general public. His official biography states that his "goal as an author is to dwell forevermore within Lovecraft's titan shadow."

He has been a contributor to zines since the 1970s.

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