The Bring Bruce Bayside Bulletin

Issue 16 ~ 1 October 2004

Adapted from the Listserv edition
Published by Arnie Katz & Joyce Katz
Special Thanks to: Robert Lichtman & Earl Kemp

Also available in a PDF format

The Road to the Bay

Even the mighty Cox Communications can’t stop the steamroller that is the Bring Bruce Bayside Fund. The Evial Entities at the cable colossus thought they had the BBB Fund on the ropes when their crew damaged our cable connection to the street, stopping both Internet access and our Internet-based phone service for a week, but they underestimated the international powerhouse that is the BBB Fund.

Even as I languished in bed, with a severe cold, cut off from the rest of the world, Bill Wright, Robert Lichtman and Bruce himself continued to collect money and prepare for the trip.

Daunted by this display of fan power, Cox threw in the towel and restored phone and Internet at the Launch Pad (our relatively new home on Eugene Cernan Street) on September 28 so that I could share all the terrific BBB Fund news with you.

Bruce in America

Bruce’s itinerary is in the formative stages, but it’s now certain that he will visit Seattle, most probably during the weekend after Potlatch.

We’d like to hear from Seattle fans who want to participate in his visit to the Pacific Northwest. Let us know what you’d like to do - parties, dinners, sightseeing, whatever - and we’ll see what we can do to fit it into Bruce’s schedule. Naturally, we’ll publicize any "open" events right here.

Alan Rosenthal, who is also our convention liaison, has generously offered air miles to defray air fare in connection with the Seattle excursion.

A visit to Los Angeles is also under consideration for immediately after Potlatch (and before Seattle). Part of it would likely be a visit to LASFS on Thursday evening, but we need to hear from the area’s fans about what else they might want to do.

A Great Benefactor

An Australian fan has shown his devotion to the BBB Fund with the incredible donation of AU$1,000! It is a pity that this contributor has asked us to keep his name quiet, because I want to shout it from the house tops - and I’ m afraid of heights.

Con Memberships for Bruce

All hail Bruce Townley! The long-time fan and BBB Fund One-Percenter has generously offered to purchase a Corflu membership for Bruce Gillespie. It’s a terrific gesture and our abundant thanks go to Bruce Townley.

Now, is there an equally fan-spirited person who would like to step forward and purchase a Potlatch membership for our globetrotting hero?

Many Winners in the Auction!

Alphabetically by item number: Damien Warman has won B14 (7 of 9 issues of Alan Bostick's Fast & Loose) for $15. Peter Weston has won C5 (The Fannish II) for $30. Don Fitch has won C7 (Kratophony No. 3) for $10 and M1 (Mike McInerney's Ouija No. 1) for $10. Dwain Kaiser has won C9 (Marvel Tales No. 4, 1935) for $40. Larry Bigman has won G1 (The Metaphysical Review No. 1 published by *Bruce Gillespie*) for $15. Jukka Halme has won G3 (Alexis Gilliland's The Iron Law of Bureacracy) for $20. Michael Waite has won W3 and W4 (Hyphen Nos. 3 and 10) for $30 each. Tommy Ferguson has won W5 and W6 (Walt Willis's Woz Nos. 1 and 7) for $10 each. And Alexander Yudenitsch has won W8 (a complete run of Dan Steffan's and Ted White's Blat!) for $28.

Anyone who's won this round (or previously) and wishes to cash out now is welcome to do so (contact me first at for information on shipping charges), or you can hold off if you're bidding for other items (or plan to). Payment may be made to me by personal check or money order, or by Paypal (see elsewhere in this issue for details).

Please note that once again a lot of the high bids below are on their final posting. If you've been thinking about bidding on one of the items that's now a "[1]" this is your last chance to keep your hand (and money) in. Avoid Non-Buyers Remorse!

Here is the latest list of high bids received:

A8 - [1] - Flesh Is My Undoing, by "Clyde Allison" (actually William Knoles) - Earl Kemp $5
B11 - [1] - Boggs Bundle No. 1 - Bill Bowers $9
B12 - [1] - Boggs Bundle No. 2 - Bill Bowers $9
B24 - [1] - Sky Hook No. 17 - Alexander Yudenitsch $16
B25 (wrongly designated last time as B24) - [3] - The BNF of Iz by "Carl Brandon" - Nigel Rowe $15
C4 - [3] - Fanac No. 34 (The Fannish) - Pete Weston $40
D1 - [3] - The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick - Bruce Townley $15
D2 - [2] - Philip K. Dick: Piper in the Woods, audio cassette interview tape - Joel Zakem $15
D4 - [3] - Habakkuk "Chapter 1, Verse 1" - Nigel Rowe $15
D5 - [3] - Habakkuk "Chapter 1, Verse 4" - Nigel Rowe $20
D6 - [3] - Habakkuk "Chapter 1, Verse 5" - Nigel Rowe $20
D7 - [3] - Habakkuk No. 6, July 1961 - Nigel Rowe $20
G2 - [2] - *brg* No. 2 - Larry Bigman $10
J1 - [1] - Barnaby, by Crockett Johnson - Murray Moore $10
K1 - [1] - The Futurians, by Damon Knight - Thomas Bull $15
L1 - [3] - The Acolyte No. 11 - Nigel Rowe $60
P1 - [1] - The Way The Future Was, a memoir by Frederick Pohl - Thomas Bull $15
S1 - [1] - Motel Sex Club, by "Andrew Shaw" (actually Lawrence Block) - Earl Kemp $5
W7 - [3] - The Best of Susan Wood - Nigel Rowe $30
W9 - [1] - Harry Warner Jr. Horizons Batch - Irwin Hirsh $18

The item below hasn't yet attracted any bids:

D3 - [**] - Ten Years in the Red Light District, edited and published by Calvin W. "Biff" Demmon as his premiere contribution to the Fantasy Amateur Press Association in November 1965, 7 pages, artwork by Gary Deindorfer, Steve Stiles and Bill Rotsler. One of fandom's legendary humorists, this issue lives up to Calvin's reputation with a series of short pieces (some too short to call "articles") interrupted only by one page of poems by his work buddy, Phillip Jackson. The major item in this issue is "Gerber's Revenge," one of Calvin's famous "Biffables," which begins: "Gerber, suddenly bored, took a big bite out of the arm of the man sitting next to him and left the theatre." Don't you want to know what happens next? This fanzine can be yours. Minimum bid: $5.

THE RULES: Bids for items listed should be sent to the auctioneer, Robert Lichtman, at the following e-mail address: The conduct of this auction follows the Bowers Rules, set forth briefly as follows: Each item is preceded by an alphanumeric identifier, followed by [N] (for new item) and then the item specifics. Items will be listed a minimum of three rounds, the [N] changing to [3], then [2] and finally [1] as it progresses. If a higher bid comes in prior to the next round, the counter is reset to a [3], and the cycle begins again. I will make note of items won as we progress. The exception to all this is that items receiving no bids will be designated with a [**] in subsequent listings and subject to being dropped at my whim before the three-round play-out. A minimum initial bid is noted for each item. The first bid received prevails in the case of tied bids. Please make and raise bids only in whole dollar increments. Postage will be added to each shipment. I prefer that all bidders use the following format when placing a bid: Put each item bid for on its own line, prefaced with the item number, followed by your name, and your bid. An example: A3 Joe Fann $5.00. The current high bidder, only, will be listed. No eBay-like "bid history" will be available.

Watch this space for a few final auction items and the latest high bid updates. And thanks to all who've participated. Your support is appreciated.

- Robert Lichtman

How to Send the Money:

We'll take your money in just about any form, but some ways are easier.

Contributions from outside the USA should be sent in American funds, if possible. Otherwise, we'll incur some fees - but we'll happily accept what's left!

Make checks payable to: Joyce M. Katz, PMB 152, 330 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107.

PayPal Donations Are Most Welcome!

Here's how:
  Go to
  Choose "Send Money" and "American Funds."
  Mark it for "other" (BBB Fund).
  Send donation to:

Please send Joyce a note saying that you've sent the donation via PayPal, and she'll check the account to see when it arrives.

The Incompleat Bruce Gillespie

Thanks to stalwart work by Irwin Hirsh, ably assisted by Bill Wright and Bruce himself, The Incomplete Bruce Gillespie is published and ready for your edification and delight.

The beautiful 40-page compendium features some of Bruce Gillespie’s best personal, stfnal and fannish writings, and is profusely illustrated and impeccably printed. While the leather-bound version is not yet available to the general public, you can order the lovely one we have for $10 (cheap).

Send your orders to either Joyce Katz or Bill Wright (see below for contact info) and it will be mailed out from Australia as quickly as we can bully Bruce into posting it.

How to order from the Fund administrators:
Australia: $10 (incl. postage) to Bill Wright, Unit 4, 1 Park Street, St Kilda West VIC 3182.
USA: $10 (incl. airmail postage) to Arnie and Joyce Katz, PMB 152, 330 S Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89107.
UK: 5 pounds (incl. airmail postage) to Mark Plummer and Claire Brialey, 14 Northway Road, Croydon, Surrey CR0 6JE.

The Bottom Line:

The BBB Fund, greatly aided by sales of the anthology, now stands at $4,220.94. That breaks down as $1,841.94 from the US, $2,100 from Australia (in US dollars at the current rate) and $147.83 from the UK (also in US equivalent).

These totals reflect sales of The Incompleat Bruce Gillespie, auction receipts, interest, fee and expenses. It does not include uncollected money from completed auctions. Our Mr. Lichtman is on that case.

The Supporters

The BBB Fund would be nothing without the support of Fandom. Here is an up-to-date list of those who have donated money to the cause of bringing Bruce Gillespie to Corflu and Potlatch:

1. Ted White
2. Robert Lichtman
3. Earl Kemp
4. Arnie Katz
5. Joyce Katz
6. Art Widner
7. Randy Byers
8. Curt Phillips
9. Janice Gelb
10. Mike & Linda McInerney
11. Hope Liebowitz
12. Rich Coad
13. Bruce Townley
14. Jack Calvert
15. Andrew McRae
15. John Davies
16. Ori Shifrin
17. Thomas Bull
18. Eric Lindsay & Jean Weber
19. Smyth-McMullen Family
20. David Russell
21. Robin Johnson
22. Anne Devrell
23. Peter & Mariann McNamara
24. Irwin Hirsh
25. Claire Brialey
26. Mark Plummer
27. Roger & Pat Sims
28. Arthur Hlavaty
29. Jerry Kaufman
30. Yvonne Rousseau
31. Charles Taylor
32. John Newman
33. Anonymous in Australia
34. Ian Stockbridge
35. Pat Virzi
36. Phyrne Bacon
37. Ned Brooks
38. Jim Caughran
39. Dave Langford
40. Gerald Smith
41. Tracy Benton
42. R-Laurraine Tutihasi
43. Murray Moore
44. Alan Rosenthal
45. Janice Murray
46. Lucille Zinkiewicz
47. Andrew Hatchell
48. Phil Stephensen-Payne
49. Lucy Huntzinger
50. Rose Mitchell
51. Carey Handfield
52. Stephen Donaghy
53. Mike Glyer
54. Elaine Stiles
55. Steve Stiles
56. Frank Lunney
57. Ralph Ashbrook
58. Jeff Hamill
59. Anonymous in US
60. Zara Baxter
61. Jeff Roderick
62. Richard Hryckiewicz
63. Kirstyn McDermott
64. Barbara Selvay
65. Geoff Roderick
66. Cat Sparks
67. Bill Wright
68. David Russell
69. Franz Rottensteiner
70. Joyce Scrivner

The Wrap Up

Join us next week when we’ll have a tentative itinerary for the trip and, hopefully, some information about what Bruce will be doing while in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle.

- Arnie Katz, Las Vegas, NV

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