Tightbeam

Tightbeam, our third-oldest fanzine, was first published in 1960 as Hyperspace Tightbeam.  By its third issue, the name was shortened to Tightbeam. More than 50 years after its first publication, in 2013, the Library of Congress assigned to Tightbeam the periodical classification of ISSN 2329-4809.

Tightbeam – letterzine

YearEditor(s)Issues Available in PDF
1960Walter Coslet, Art Hayes & Marion Zimmer Bradley
1961Art Hayes10.5
196212
196213
196315
1962Don Anderson16
Al Lewis5A
17
1963Dave Hulan, Lee Riddle, G.M. Carr & Gary Labowitz18
196319
196320
1963G.M. Carr21
1963Gary Labowitz22
1964Felice Rolfe23
Janie Lamb (published after issue 25)24 (March)
Art Hayes? 25
Roy Tackett26
1965Norm Matcalf, Duncan MacFarland, Art Hayes, G.M. Carr & Cindy Heap32
Cindy Heap Claims to be from 1964?34
1966Bill Mallardi35
Bill Bruce38
39
1966Stan Woolston, Bil Bruce, Jim Schumacher, Greg Shaw & Bill Malardi
1967Fred Hypes & John Jusske43
44
Don Miller46
1968Wally Weber47
Gary Labowitz47.5
1968-70Gary Labowitz49
Gary Labowitz50
Gary Labowitz53
1969Gery Labowitz54
Gary Labowitz55
Gary Labowitz56
Gary Labowitz57
Gary Labowitz58
1970Gary Labowitz59
Gary Labowitz60
Gary Labowitz61
Gary Labowitz62
Gary Labowitz63
Gary Labowitz64
1971Frank Denton & Chuck Ruthford65
Frank Denton & Chuck Ruthford66
Frank Denton & Chuck Ruthford67
Frank Denton & Chuck Ruthford68
Frank Denton & Chuck Ruthford69
Frank Denton & Chuck Ruthford70
197271
Verne O’Brien72
April
73
Joe Siclari74
Joe Siclari75
1973Joe Siclari76
October78
Need to assign84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
1974Beth Slick1974.01
1974.015
1974.03
1974.05
1974.07
1974.09
1974Beth Slick1974.11
1975Beth Slick, Gary Labowitz1975.01
1975.03
1975.05
1975.07
1976Lynne Holdom & Joanne Burger1976.07
1976.09
1977John Robinson
1978-81Dave Minch & Lynne Holdom97
1978September99
Dave Minch & Lynne Holdom107
1979Dave Minch 109
Lynne Holdom18
1979Dave Minch & Lynne Holdom110 (#20 on cover)
1979Lynne Holdom21
1980Lynne Holdom22
Lynne Holdom24 (May)
Lynne Holdom25
1981Lynne Holdom30
1982Owen K Laurion37
Owen K Laurion JuneJune
1982127
1983-1985Owen K LaurionSpecial
1985138
1986Owen K Laurion & Sally Syrjala141
Sally Syrjala1983
Owen K Laurion & Sally Syrjala143
Sally Syrjala145
1987Sally Syrjala & Lynne Holdom150-151
1988Lynne Holdom
1989Lynne Holdom & Ingrid Maack
1990-91Catherine Mintz & Diane Miller
1992Catherine Mintz
1993Catherine Mintz & Diane Miller
1994-1996Diane Miller & Janine Stinson200
1997-2001Janine Stinson215

“The Fan” – TNFF/Tightbeam combined

YearEditor(s)Issues Available in PDF
2001-2002Janine Stinson
2003Janine Stinson & Ruth R Davidson
2004Bob Sabella & Ruth R Davidson
2005Bob Sabella, Jeffrey Redmond, Chris Garcia & Ruth R Davidson
2006Ruth R Davidson, Jeffrey Redmond, Chris Garcia & Janine Stinson
2007Janine Stinson, Jeffrey Redmond & Ruth R. Davidson
2008Ruth R. Davidson & Heath Row
2009-2011Heath Row

Tightbeam – Genzine

YearEditor(s)………………….Issue
2012-2015David Speakman261
David Speakman262
David Speakman263
David Speakman264
David Speakman265
David Speakman266
David Speakman267
David Speakman268
David Speakman269
David Speakman270
David Speakman271
David Speakman272
2016-2017Bob Jennings273
Bob Jennings274
Bob Jennings275
Bob Jennings276
Bob Jennings277
Bob Jennings278
Bob Jennings279
Bob Jennings280
Bob Jennings281
Bob Jennings282
Bob Jennings283
Bob Jennings284
Bob Jennings285
Bob Jennings286
Bob Jennings287
Bob Jennings288
2018George Phillies, Jon Swartz289
2018George Phillies, Jon Swartz290
2018George Phillies, Jon Swartz291
2019George Phillies, Jon Swartz292
2019George Phillies, Jon Swartz293
2019George Phillies, Jon Swartz294
2019George Phillies, Jon Swartz295
2019George Phillies, Jon Swartz296
2019George Phillies, Jon Swartz297
2019George Phillies, Jon Swartz298
2019George Phillies, Jon Swartz299
2019George Phillies, Jon Swartz300
2019George Phillies, Jon Swartz301
2019George Phillies, Jon Swartz302
2019George Phillies, Jon Swartz303
2020George Phillies, Jon Swartz304
2020George Phillies, Jon Swartz305
2020George Phillies, Jon Swartz306
2020George Phillies, Jon Swartz307
2020George Phillies, Jon Swartz308
2020George Phillies, Jon Swartz309
2020George Phillies, Jon Swartz310
2020George Phillies, Jon Swartz311
2020George Phillies, Jon Swartz312
2020George Phillies, Jon Swartz313
2020George Phillies, Jon Swartz314
2020George Phillies, Jon Swartz315
2021George Phillies, Jon Swartz316
2021George Phillies, Jon Swartz317
2021George Phillies, Jon Swartz
318
2021George Phillies, Jon Swartz319
2021George Phillies, Jon Swartz320
2021George Phillies, Jon Swartz321
2021George Phillies, Jon Swartz322
2021 George Phillies, Jon Swartz 323
2021 George Phillies, Jon Swartz 324
2021 George Phillies, Jon Swartz 325