Fonds - BOO Magazine fonds

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BOO Magazine fonds

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CA MHB

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  • 1994-1997 (Creation)
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    BOO Magazine

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34 cm of textual records

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BOO Magazine was started in 1994 out of frustration over the lack of a vehicle for critical and cultural discourse in Vancouver. After the collapse of the publication Vanguard in 1989 there were limited venues where writing about art and experimental writing in general could find a voice. A core group, which included Deanna Ferguson, Philip McCrum, Reid Shier, Dan Farrell, Michael Barnholden, and Mina Totino, decided to launch BOO as a cheaply produced tabloid that would provide an arena for predominantly local cultural writing, reviews and criticism. Over time, some founding members left (Dan Farrell, Michael Barnholden, and Mina Totino) and others joined (Melinda Mollineaux). Each individual was responsible for bringing ideas for articles to meetings, where they were discussed and consensus was reached on whether they would be included in the next issue. At first BOO was funded through the sponsorship of various artist run centres, who distributed them for free in exchange for a small notice in the back. When this proved unfeasible, the editors began soliciting advertisements. The magazine folded in 1998, with a print run of 11 issues.

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Fonds consists of materials accumulated during the editorial process of putting together Boo. Included are letters to the editor, general correspondence, essays, articles, poems, commentaries, edited works, interviews, invoices, logo design, illustrations, photographs, slides, mailing lists, flyers, brochures, grant guidelines, slides, newspaper clippings, and issues no. 1 to no. 10 of the publication itself. Contributors to the magazine, in addition to the editors, include Gerald Creede, Michelle Normoyle, Brice Canyon, Keith Wallace, Andrew Klobucar, Andrea Fatona, Janis Bowley, Melissa Wolsak, billy little, Arni Haraldsson, Judy Radul, Colin Smith, Susan Schupli, George Stanley, Scott Watson, Janet Lakeman, Dodie Bellamy, Peter Culley, Kevin Killian, Robert Ballantyne, Myfanwy MacLeod, Peter James Hudson, Erin OBrien, Keith Higgins, Geoffry Topham, Peter Cummings, Michael Turner, Naomi Foyle, Andrea Anderson, Jeff Deby, Clint Burnham, Bob Perelman, Dorothy Trujillo Lusk, Kevin Davies, Louis Cabri, Wayne Arsenault, Zainub Verjee, Zhao Tie Hai, Hank Bull, Robin Peck, Lucy Hogg, Wayde Compton, Tim Davis, Sharla Sava, Warren Murfitt, Jacqui Nolte, Gerry Gilbert, Patrik Anderson, Shannon Oksanen, Erin Moure, Sianne Ngai, G.B. Jones, David Bromage, Rob Manery, Miles Champion, Neil Wedman, Gerald Creede, Aaron Shurin, Brian MacNevin, Caroline Bergvall, Kathy Slade, Bruce Andrews, Tim Atkins, Glenn Alteen, Mark Klobucar, Stuart Blackley, Christine Corlett, Mair Dumett, Tom Raworth, Damon Crain, Geoffry Farmer, and Brian Jungen.

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BCAUL control number: MHB-16

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