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Amateur Press Association
Edgar Rice Burroughs Amateur
Amateur Press Associations are
a means to bring together those interested in a common subject through
their regular contributions to a shared publication. Its members must maintain
active participation to remain in good standing. Memberships in APAs are
usually small to keep the publications manageable. Each member offers a
unique perspective which meets few restrictions from editorial control.
Because of the limited membership and the number of issues published, only
a few outsiders are able to see all the hard work and worthwhile articles
put into most APA issues.
ERB-APA was founded in 1984 by ERB fan, John Guidry. He modeled the
society after other typical amateur press societies, seeing the organization
as one which would allow ERB fans to share their “comments, musings, rantings
and ravings, fond memories, whatever....”
John decided to limit membership to 36 -- to commemorate the age at
which ERB began writing. Members would pay a nominal membership fee and
would then, four times a year, type up a minimum of two pages of material
and send 50 copies to John. He would then collate and bind the material,
and return a copy to each member. Six slots were set aside for “Honourary
Members” (chosen by member vote) which were honoured for their lifetime
commitment to ERB fandom. People on the waitlist had first option to buy
any extra copies.
ERB APA members, past and present, are invited to submit
their APA submissions to this Archive site so that they may be shared with
ERB fans around the world.
ERB-APA Members in Attendance at the 2009
Standing: Peter Ogden | Jim
Hadac | Ken Mason | Bob Burrows | Bob McGeeney | Huck Huckenpohler |
Dick Spargur | Dorothy Howell
| Joan Bledig | David Critchfield | Jim Thompson | Bob O'Malley
Kneeling: Henry Franke | Laurence
Dunn | Mike Conran | Bill Hillman
More photos of ERBapa members at ERB Conventions are featured at:
(The above is revised and expanded from
The Best of the ERBAPA, 1995)
Issue 1 John Guidry’s idea flames to life,
and the ERBAPA is born. Fashioned after other APAs, John decides that 36
memberships will be available, to commemorate the age at which ERB’s professional
career began. Eighteen Burroughs fans join John to create an inaugural
issue of 78 pages.
Issues 2-3 The APA continues to grow, with
10 members coming aboard for the second issue and 6 members for the third
-- just two members short of the full slate of 36.
Issues 4-5 The APA membership reaches 36, though
several members soon drop out. The slow process of turnover ensures that
the APA remains a vital, vibrant collective, and gives all fans a chance
to eventually participate if they join the waitlist.
Issue 6 Paul Spencer begins his long-running series of ERB book reviews.
Issue 7 John inaugurates what is to become
an ERBAPA tradition: the Annual Symposium. Each year a topic is
chosen to encourage members to concentrate on some of ERB’s lesser-known
works. This year's issue focuses on The
Bandit of Hell’s Bend.
Issue 9 After two years at the helm, John is
succeeded by new OE Leonard Homel, who inaugurates the "Kaorspondence"
Issue 11 The Cave Girl is the featured Symposium topic.
Issue 13 This issue was an unofficial tribute
to Vern Coriell after his passing. Members share their memories of the
founder of the Burroughs Bibliophiles. Members vote to make John Guidry
the sixth honorary member, and he continues contributing regularly.
Issue 15 Symposium: The Mad King
No. 16: The death of APA member, John F. Roy is announced.
Issue 17 Leonard helps cement the tradition
of two-year editorial stints, and steps aside for new OE George McWhorter.
George upgrades the growing publication from staples to a comb binding.
No. 19: The first published indication of strife between APA members.
Issue 23 George McWhorter decides to embark
on a new adventure: reviving the Burroughs Bulletin. John Martin takes
over the helm of the ERBAPA, and wins the following election to continue
his editorial endeavor. John introduces the regular closing section
"The Last Word.," which gave each member a showcase for immediate feedback.
Issue 25 The members commemorate their twenty-fifth
issue with the largest mailing yet published — 383 pages of fan musings,
all for a bargain price.
Issue 26 After a hiatus of nearly three years,
the Symposium issue is revived. This quarter’s topic: The Return of
Issue 27 Memorial tributes to the passing of
superfan (and former ERB correspondent)
Frank Shonfeld, an honorary member of ERBAPA
Issue 30 Symposium: The Land That Time Forgot
Issue 33 John Martin passes the baton to Alan
Hanson, who campaigns tirelessly for increased membership. Alan also introduces
the practice of spiral-binding the mailings and granting "Early Mailer"
honours to members whose submissions arrive at least two weeks before the
Issue 34 Symposium: The Pellucidar series.
Martin submits a record 54-page contribution.
Issue 38 Symposium: The Girl From Hollywood
Issue 40 The APA celebrates its 10 year anniversary.
The second largest mailing (359 pages) culminates a decade of fan involvement,
with just over 7,000 pages having seen print during that time.
Issue 41 Henry Franke assumes the post of OE
for two terms. The organization’s roster is soon full, with a waitlist
of six people.
Issue 42 Symposium: The Moon Maid trilogy
Issue 44 After resigning in issue 40, Reverend Darrell
Richardson is elected an honorary member. He resumes contributing until
his death in 2006
Issue 45 A new milestone is set with a mammoth
436-page mailing — due to Dennis Wilcutt's submission of his 163-page novel
Issue 46 Symposium: "The Apache novels"
Issue 49 John Martin reassumes editorial duties
for two terms
Issue 50 Symposium: The Mars books produces
the largest mailing ever, with 454 pages
Issue 54 Symposium: The Monster Men
and The Eternal Savage
Issue 57 Steve Miller assumes editorial duties
for two terms
Issue 58 Symposium: Tarzan and the Ant Men
Issue 62 Symposium: Tarzan and the Foreign
Issue 64 Ken Webber takes over as OE
Issue 65 Ken Webber takes the editorial reins
Issue 66 Symposium: Marcia of the Doorstep
Issue 70 Symposium: The Ladies of ERB
Issue 73 After Ken's two-year term as OE, Shawn
Cavender is elected to the post for two terms
Issue 74 Symposium: The Mucker
Issue 78 Symposium: I Am a Barbarian
Issue 80 Twentieth Anniversary Issue!
Issue 81 Colonel Henry Franke assumes editorial
Issue 82 Symposium: "My favorite lost race
or lost land in the works of ERB"
Issue 83 Tributes to member Bill Shell following
his unexpected passing in July
Issue 84 When Henry is deployed to Iraq, Shawn
Cavender assists in the publication of the final issue of Henry’s term,
before assuming a two-term editorship with the following issue
Issue 86 Symposium: The Lost Continent
Issue 89 Tributes to Bob Hyde, the late President
of the Burroughs Bibliophiles, grace this issue
Issue 90 Symposium: Pirate Blood/Tributes
to late member Robert "Cookie" Cook
Issue 92 Tributes to the passage of Darrell
Richardson, "The Ole Tiger" a member of First Fandom, ERBAPA charter member
and later Honorary Member
Issue 93 Canadian Ray Cuthbert takes the editorial
reins, the first international member to serve as editor
Issue 94 Symposium: "Memories of my first Edgar
Rice Burroughs novel"
Issue 97 Scott Tracy Griffin is elected OE/Tributes
to the passings of artist Dave Stevens, fan Wayne James, and Danton Burroughs,
Chairman of the Board for ERB, Inc.
Issue 98 Symposium: "The Nonfiction of Edgar
Rice Burroughs/Further Danton Burroughs Tributes"
Issue 100 The ERBAPA celebrates its Silver
Issue 101 Scott Tracy Griffin is reelected OE
Issue 102 Symposium: "What is your favorite piece
of ERB-related art?"
A FEW CLEVER BYLINES USED BY ERB-APA CONTRIBUTORS OVER THE YEARS
Akut's Archives & Nkima's Notes & Talking Drums ~ - John
Alien Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ Shawn Cavender
Avenue of Ancestors ~ James van Hise
BarAmPol (Barsoom, Amtor, Poloda) Newsletter ~ William Lakey
Barnacle Blitherings ~ J. G. "Huck" Huckenpöhler
Barsoom Chronicles ~ Tom Lindgren
Beyond 30oW ~ Laurence Dunn
Burroughings ~ Dr. George Jones
...Burroughs Buff... & Monkey Shines ~ George McWhorter
Case Files of Dotar Wat ~ Robert Burrows
Cathne-Courier ~ Jim Thompson
Cry of the Red Hawk ~ Jim Hadac
Dream Vaults of Opar ~ Patrick Adkins
Edgardemain ~ John Martin
Enchanted by ERB and Friends ~ Ken Webber
Enjoying ERB & Edgardemain ~ John Martin
ERB-AL Essence & Musings from Sasoom ~ Ward Ordnoff
ERBapa Rap ~ Henry Franke
ERB-ETC. ~ Kenneth Webber
ERB-Line ~ Brooks Shellhorse
ERBzine ~ Bill Hillman
ERB Collector ~ Bill Ross
ERB Corner ~ Tony Menegazzo
Fantasy Realms of Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ Bob Zeuschner
Fun Addict ~ Bob McGeeney
Fuwalda ~ Kurt Denkena
Gathol Gazette ~ Paul Spencer
The Guy From Hollywood ~ Scott Tracy Griffin
Jewels from Opar ~ India Boone Grow
Jodades ~ Ken Manson
Kaor ~ Current OE
Kaor & Neverending Story ~ Ralph Brown
Last Word ~ Official Editor
Leti Ginny Qua Memshab! ~ Joan Bledig
Lord of Two Worlds ~ DJ Howell
Lost Fanzine of Jasoom ~ John H. Guidry
Lost In Pal-Ul-Don ~ Richard J. Dumont
Mangani Zugor ~ Mike Conran
Munango-Keewati ~ Peter Geissler
Most Remarkable (the famous words of Professor Porter) ~ John F. Roy
NAZRAT ~ Rick Norwood
Never Ending Story ~ Ralph Brown
Normal Bean News ~ Mary McGeehan Wild
Oongowa! ~ Brian Bohnett
Papyrus Scroll of Erich von Harben ~ Terry Klasek
Professor Porter's Dime Lecture Series ~ J. G. Huckenpöhler
Random Burroughsing & Sketches from the Ruins of My Mind ~ Bob
Return of the Heretic ~ Mike Resnick
Tarzan Chronologist ~ James Moody
Thirty and Beyond ~ Jack Mallette
Three from Thuria ~ Walter Albert, Jack Daley, Bob Hyde
Three Shells ~ Bill Shell, Ann E. Shell-Johnson, Jen L. Shell-Frisbie
Under the Dum Dum Tree ~ Robert Lupton
Under the Moon of Earth & Chain Mail ~ Doug Wirth
The Wazirian ~ Bob Cook
A Writing Man of Earth ~ Steve Mitchell
MEMBERS (Past and Present)
The current Official Editor
is Tracy Griffin
Current members are highlighted
(C) indicates Charter Member
(Hon) indicates Honourary Member
NOTE: This list is not complete ~ please send in additions/revisions
Patrick Adkins (C)
Walter Albert (Pittsburgh Trio)
Diane Bahlmann (Tarzan Twins)
Bob Barrett (c2)
Jeremy Barry (C)
Joan Bledig (C)
Danton Burroughs (Hon) (deceased)
Camille Cazedessus, Jr.
Mike Conran (C)
Bob Cook (deceased)
Raymond Cuthbert (Winnipeg,
Jack Daley (Two From Thuria) (Pittsburgh Trio)
Kurt Denkena (Bremen,
Richard J. Dumont
Laurence Dunn (South Croydon,
Edgar Rice Burroughs,
Fredrik Ekman (Linkoping,
Joe Ferrier (Greystoker
Henry Franke (OE)
Peter Geissler (Vienna,
Jay Dee Grayfalken (Greystoker)
Scott Tracy Griffin
India Boone Grow
John H. Guidry (C)(OE)(Hon)
Ken Hall (Worthin, England)
Alan Hanson (C)(OE)
Bill Hillman (Brandon,
Leonard Homel (OE)
J. G. "Huck"
Bob Hyde (Pittsburgh Trio)(c) (deceased)
Dr. George Jones
Debbie Keais (Tarzan Twins)
|Terry Alan Klasek
Robert Lupton (c2)
John Martin (OE)
George McWhorter (C)(OE)(Hon)
Peter D. Ogden (Hon)
John F. Roy (deceased)
Bobbie Rucker (deceased)
John Rose (c2)
Bill Ross (C)
Ann E. Shell-Johnson (The Three Shells)
(The Three Shells)
Jennifer L. Shell-Frisbie (The Three Shells)
James Van Hise
(Ilford, England) (Hon)
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