Indiana Fantasy

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Indiana Fantasy was a science fiction fanzine by Ray Beam (1932-2012) and Lee Tremper, now Lee Anne Lavell.

Indiana Fantasy was released in the early 1950s in Indiana, U.S.A. The first issue appeared in 1951. Issues 2 and 3 were released in 1952.

Contributors of writing included David H. Keller.

Indiana Fantasy is in the collection of the Riverside Libraries at the University of California.

Ray Beam won the Science Fiction Hall of Fame Award and the Sam Moskowitz Archive Award, and was a Guest of Honor at several conventions. He was active in First Fandom, serving as President from 1993 till 2001.

He was also co-author of one of the early 'filk' songs (Science Fiction folk song), before the term 'filk' was in usage. As Lee Gold writes in her 1997 essay "An Egocentric and Convoluted History of Early "Filk" and Filking", "At the 1952 Worldcon, "everyone joined in 'Glory, How We Hate Ray Bradbury' (to the tune of 'John Brown's Body') during the ball." (Also known as "The Bradbury Hate Song," this was written by Ray Beam, Jack Natkin, Lewis Forbes, Jerry Hunter and probably others. It appeared in Shapiro's STF & FSY Songbook and was later reprinted in a Pelz Filksong Manual.)"

Lee Anne Lavell also edited Merlin in the 1950s, and went on to publish the fanzines Space Cage in the 1960s and, with Jim Lavell, co-published Embelyon in the 1970s.