Midnight Fantasies

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Midnight Fantasies
Issue Two 1974
Cover art by Dave Billman

Midnight Fantasies is a zine by Wilum Pugmire.

Midnight Fantasies was published in the mid 1970s in the U.S.A. It was a combination of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, artwork and material about horror films. The first issue appeared in 1973, the second in 1974, and the third in 1976. A fourth issue was mentioned (dedicated to Arkham House / Donald Wandrei / August Derleth) but due to the long delay between #2 and #3 it looks like this issue was actually published as #3 and the material originally intended for it was printed in various other zines instead. However there were also a zero issue (a test run for issue one), an issue two & one-half (contents unknown), and the Midfan Supplement (which contained some of the pages originally intended for issue three).

Contributions include a reprint of an editorial on H. P. Lovecraft by Robert A. W. Lowndes, "Near the Crypt" by Jessica Amanda Salmonson, editor of The Literary Magazine of Fantasy and Terror, "Melmoth the Wandrei" by J. Vernon Shea, an appreciation of Donald Wandrei by Robert Bloch, and an article about Brian Lumley by the editor.

Covers and other artwork were contributed by Dave Billman, M. Squidd and Wilum Pugmire.

Midnight Fantasies is the first of a few of the zines devoted to horror, H. P. Lovecraft, and the Cthulhu Mythos, that Wilum Pugmire has released. He also published the fanzines Old Bones and Visions of Khroyd'hon in the 1970s, and Punk Lust in the 1980s. In the 2000s, he released the titles Idiot Chaos and Lovecraftian Euphoria for the Esoteric Order of Dagon, an APA devoted to Lovecraft.