Long before there were Star Wars podcasts, there were Star Wars fanzines. Thousands and thousands of Star Wars fanzines. These fanzines helped unite and create a Star Wars fandom and everything that comes with it. Join us as we explore the surprising history of this fan created, woman driven dawn of Star Wars fan culture! What were some of the first ones? What was in them? What did Lucasfilm think of them? What were the fan theories for Revenge of the Jedi that were driving fandom insane? Where are many of these zines kept today? Join us for a fascinating look at a little known yet vital piece of Star Wars fan history! So warm up the blue ink in the Ditto machine & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
LOOKING FOR LEIA: https://www.lookingforleia.com
University of Iowa Library Special Collections: https://www.lib.uiowa.edu/sc/
List of OT Star Wars zines: https://fanlore.org/wiki/List_of_Original_Trilogy_Star_Wars_Zines