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Oriole (Inamac)'s Fandom and RL Journal

Name:
inamac
I got involved in fandom in the early 70s (the nice man at Foyles pointed me in the direction of Dark They Were And Golden Eyed in Berwick street when I was looking for a copy of Stormbringer, having found Elric sitting at the bottom of an imported remaindered Lin Carter anthology in Woolworths. DTW&GE sold fanzines (I still have copies of Anduril and Maya somewhere), and advertised the BFS and the London Tun meetings - which is how I ended up on the BFS committee (when I started using Ina MacAllan as a review pseudonym) and involved with London fandom generally. I spent a lot of the 70s in Soho - the Marquee Club was in adjacent Wardour Street. Then a letter to Radio Times got me involved in Blake's Seven fandom, and the LPF, and writing and publishing fanfic zines, and the Hatstand circuit (where I used Oriole (Alma Throckmorton) as a pseudonym, hence the lj title). And I've sort of run media-fandom parallel to my SF/Fantasy activity (with a minor excursion into the Richard III Society, and Archers fandom (for which I revived 'Inamac') - not to mention the cat and dog fancies). Oh, and filk. All of which explains (but does not excuse) the size and diversity of my f-list. Someday I'll put together a bibliography - in the meantime the current obsession, Pottersmut and related fangurl squee, has been (mostly) moved over to my IJ: (Inamac's Fic, Squee and Dog training Journal)

I'm a retired Civil Servant who lives in Chigwell with Lil Shepherd, Little Dog Draco, and far too many cats.

I am in the process of moving older fic to my spot on Archive of our Own Meanwhile the sidebar links go to posted fic from 2007 to date.

WARNING: I rarely take anything seriously - except humour. And cats.

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