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fanzines

magazines dealing with a single aspect of popular culture, which are produced on photocopiers or small presses by fans for fans, and circulated mainly by other means than through mainstream commercial channels. Providing an alternative to the products of mass publishing and the mass entertainment industry, fanzines in the UK, such as Sniffin Glue or When Saturday Comes, have proliferated over the last 15 years, dealing especially with rock and pop music and also with football. Fanzines can be seen as enabling a ‘users’ view’ (and sometimes also a radical reinterpretation or defence) of popular cultural forms by people who would otherwise be excluded from any means of written expression about, or control over, mainstream institutions in the production of MASS CULTURE. As such, they can be seen as an example of the existence of a continued ‘contestation’ over cultural institutions of the kind suggested by sport and leisure theorists such as Gruneau (1982 and 1983) and Donnelly (1988) – see Jary et al. (1991).
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If it has made life dif- dif ficult for supporter pressure groups, what has it done for the fanzine movement?
But the paper fanzine remains the heart of the operation and a labour of love.
But he claimed the real reason she reported him was because she was offended by a picture of herself in his fanzine.
Send your suggested fanzine title to Alan Shearer Competition, Sunday Mirror, PO Box 4013, London E14 5BE.
And he is also considering using a website which would allow subscribers to contribute to an overall fund to keep the fanzine running.
A spokesman for the fanzine said: "Taking Liberties will announce the creation of Boro's Hall of Fame, where great players of yesteryear will be honoured by the fanzine at a glitzy award ceremony.
Creator and co-editor Max Munton, a student at Liverpool university, said: "We are very proud to be recognised as such a popular fanzine among Liverpool fans.
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The following is an extract from the latest issue of the excellent fanzine The Ancient Druid: "As university students, our Saturdays are based around Grandstand and Soccer Saturday.
All you have to do is suggest a catchy name for the Football Supporters' Association's Euro 2000 fanzine which will be distributed to England fans visiting Holland and Belgium in June.
This let a first-rank fanzine editor conceal her sex for years, simply by using her ambiguous name, Lee Hoffman.
ALAN Pardew was fortunate to keep his job after his clash with Hull's David Meyler, according to Mark Jensen, editor of online fanzine, www.themag.co.uk.