Vegas Fandom Weekly

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Vegas Fandom Weekly (often referred to as VFW) is an influential Science Fiction fanzine edited by Arnie Katz. It began publication in November of 2004 and is available as a PDF on

The first issues of Vegas Fandom Weekly came out weekly from Las Vegas, U.S.A., and were almost entirely written by Arnie Katz with a few articles from his wife, Joyce Worley Katz (ODD, Potlatch, Hard Science Tales), and a few letters of comment from LetterHacks such as Chris Garcia (The Drink Tank), Robert Lichtman (Trap Door), Lloyd Penney (Torus), and John Purcell (Askance, In A Prior Lifetime). The articles at first tended to focus on the events around Vegas' fandom, usually party and meeting reports.

By mid-2005, Arnie had increased the number of contributors to include various writers, including Linda Blanchard (Egoboodle), Linda Bushyager (Duprass, Karass, Granfalloon), Jack Calvert, JoHn Hardin, Richard Lupoff (Xero), Gary Mattingly (Skug), Mike McInerney, Roxanne Mills, Mark Plummer (Banana Wings, Easter Wine), Dan Steffan (BLAT!), Steve Stiles, Peter Sullivan, Shelby Vick (Confusion), and Ted White (Stellar).

Katz also wrote much 'Faan Fiction' as well.

Contributing artists and photographers included included Linda Bushyager (Granfalloon), Ross Chamberlain (Fangle), Joe Fillinger (Ghuvna), Brad Foster, Bill Kunkel (Rats!), Richard Lupoff, Mike McInerney, Don Miller, Bill Mills, Ray Nelson, Andy Porter (Algol), Bill Rotsler, Gilbert Sheldon, Steve Stiles, Alan White, and Frank Wu.

Vegas Fandom Weekly was also a driving force behind the Southern Nevada Amateur Press Society (SNAPS) Amateur Press Association.

By late 2006, Katz began to slow publication, releasing an issue every other week instead of every week.

VFW, along with John Foyster's eFNAC, Cheryl Morgan's Emerald City, is often sited as one of the driving forces behind the gaining popularity of PDFs for distributing science fiction fanzines.

Arnie Katz had previously published a number of fanzines, among them Focal Point and with Joyce Katz, FIAWOL. With Joyce, Charlene and Bill Kunkel he published Four Star Extra.

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