File 770

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File 770 is a long-running science fiction fanzine, newszine, and blog site published/administered by Mike Glyer. It is named after the legendary room party held in Room 770 at Nolacon, the 9th World Science Fiction Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, that upstaged the other events at the 1951 Worldcon.[1]

The print version has won the Hugo Award for Best Fanzine six times, in 1984,[2] 1985,[3] 1989,[4] 2000,[5] 2001,[6] and 2008.[7] File 770 is a frequent nominee in the category having made the final Hugo ballot in 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 in addition to the years in which it was the winner.

While File 770 remains a traditional paper fanzine published once or twice a year, much additional news and expanded content is available daily in its on-line edition edited by Glyer, who is a regular member of the fannish side of the blogosphere.

Glyer started File 770 in 1978 to report on fan clubs, conventions, fannish projects, fans, fanzines and sf awards, and to publish controversial articles.[8]

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  1. ^ Cameron, Richard Graeme. "R: Room 770". The Canadian Fancyclopedia. British Columbia Science Fiction Association. Archived from the original on June 7, 2007. Retrieved September 8, 2010. This was a St. Charles Hotel room registered to fans Max Keasler, Roger Sims, Rich Elsberry and Ed Kuss at the 9th Worldcon -- nicknamed NOLacon -- held in New Orleans in 1951. Frank Dietz had been hosting a room party which was asked to quiet down by a hotel detective, and Dietz resolved the matter by taking everyone to room 770 circa 11:00 PM Saturday night, whereupon a massive party developed which lasted till 11:00 AM the next morning. [...] Time has transformed the room 770 party into an iconic fannish emblem, but the truth is it did have a pervasive impact on fandom right from the beginning, it was an instant legend in the making. [...] Room 770 played a part in the philosophy and orientation of a substantial part of fandom for years thereafter". So much so that Mike Glyer chose it as the title for his newszine, presumably because it strikes the right note of fannish fun. - Harry Warner, Jr. 
  2. ^ "1984 Hugo Awards". World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2010-04-19. 
  3. ^ "1985 Hugo Awards". World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2010-04-19. 
  4. ^ "1989 Hugo Awards". World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2010-04-19. 
  5. ^ "2000 Hugo Awards". World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2010-04-19. 
  6. ^ "2001 Hugo Awards". World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2010-04-19. 
  7. ^ "2008 Hugo Awards". World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2010-04-19. 
  8. ^ "Is Your Club Dead Yet?". File 770 (127). November 1998. Archived from the original on July 6, 2008. 

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