It will probably not come as a surprise to most readers that I’ve had to put the next issue of Yipe on hold until after Westercon 66.

It turns out that trying to assemble an issue while in the last few months before chairing a convention and being properly productive at one’s Daye Jobbe was not a realistic expectation.

Heck, I still have the Winter theme up here. :-(

However — that means there is still time for you to send me submissions for said Hat Issue!

 

 

Just a gentle reminder that Hugo Nominations season is now upon us, and Yipe! is eligible for nomination in the Best Fanzine category (and, of course, our contributors are eligible in the Fan Writer category).

If you were a member of the 2012 Worldcon, or are a member of the 2013 or 2014 Worldcons as of January 31st, 2013, you may submit a nominations ballot.

Full details about the Hugo Awards, the nomination, and voting process are available, of course, at http://www.thehugoawards.org/.

We hope you will consider Yipe! as you are making your nominations.

Before we head out to celebrate New Year’s Eve, here’s a light and fluffy treat for you — a holiday special edition of Yipe!

It’s filled with sweet visions of holiday tees and sweaters, all decked out for a season of joy.

Yipe issue 4.12 “Wistful Wonderland”, is now available for download in both high resolution and low resolution editions!

We’re working on a Holiday issue… but you still have time to get those letters and cards to us!

We’re also looking for photos of your favorite (or anti-favorite) holiday* sweaters…

Send your stuff to editors@yipezine.com!


*It doesn’t have to be a winter holiday. Faces will be cheerfully cropped out at your request.

Really, I promise. There will be a new issue in time for Halloween!

Do you love video games?

No?  Boy, this isn’t the issue for you, then…

We’ve got mockery of WoWers, Kevin’s words with an 8-bit video game priestess, random shots of  Team Fortress 2 cosplayers, Mette’s in-depth examination of the evolution of video games and how that’s affected video game costuming, 10 questions for Lance Ikegawa (the most impressive video game costumer/cosplayer we’ve ever seen)– every Achievement on the dashboard!


YIPE! Volume 3, Issue 10, “Don’t Hate the Cosplayer, Hate the Game,” is now available for download:

Volume 3 Issue 11 is up for pre-order and now comes with a free in-game hat for your character to wear!  If you have something to submit (or want to send a letter of comment), contact us at editors (at) yipezine.com

Do you like WorldCon?  Sure, we all do.  So much so, we dedicated an entire issue to the Yipe staff’s antics at last month’s WorldCon in Reno.

That masquerade Kevin was plugging all year?  We did it.

The secret costume Mette wouldn’t let us talk about?  She’s showing it.

Scarecrow’s brain?  España stole it.

And, for your amusement, all these delightful antics are served up in 60 full-color pages of the biggest little zine to ever almost-but-not-quite nearly qualify for the Hugo shortlist.

YIPE! Volume 3, Issue 9, “RENOvated,” is now available for download:

Volume 3 Issue 10 will soon be coming to a website near you.  This one!  If you have something to submit (or want to send a letter of comment), contact us at editors (at) yipezine.com

It’s our shortest issue ever!

Well, maybe not. But that one won’t be out for another week.

In the meantime, enjoy these Fantasy-based tales of costuming wonder from Leigh Ann Hildebrand, Siryn von Steam, and our very own Kevin Roche. We got fae, sorcerers, and stuff that looks too damn frilly to fit in any other category.


YIPE! Volume 3, Issue 8, “Our Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” is now available for download:

Volume 3 Issue 9 will soon be coming to a website near you.  This one!  If you have something to submit (or want to send a letter of comment), contact us at editors (at) yipezine.com

Just in time for ComiCon, Yipe! proudly presents our first ever issue dedicated to Superheroes.  DC, Marvel, that weird, not-quite-DC-not-quite-Marvel universe Watchmen takes place in (that’s actually a variant of the old Charlton universe DC absorbed)– WE GOTS IT ALL!

España rants about Wonder Woman, then Mette brow beats the people trying to get upskirt shots of Wonder Woman at ComiCon.  We have 10 Questions for twin Superhero cosplayers Daniel and David Proctor when suddenly friend of Yipe! Palle Madsen lays some WonderCon history on us.  Kevin opens up the vault to present his own superhero story from 1976, and Stan Lee closes our issue with a scandalous admission.*

YIPE! Volume 3, Issue 7, “The One with Wolverine on the Cover,” is now available for download:

Volume 3 Issue 8 is already in the works!  If you have something to submit (or want to send a letter of comment), contact us at editors (at) yipezine.com

*Disclaimer:  Stan Lee does not actually appear in this issue and would likely never admit anything to us, scandalous or otherwise.

It is the last day of June, and, dammit, we were all set on having a June wedding (issue).

So we shook down some friends and well-wishers (in that they don’t wish us any particular harm) to cobble together for you the ultimate costumed wedding fanzine.  Admittedly, it’s easy to be king of the mountain when there isn’t another peak around for miles (or a disenfranchised monarch, for that matter), but we conquered that thing and planted our flag at the summit.

España delves into the surprisingly recent history of the wedding dress, Kevin takes us back to his Spaceballs-inspired ceremony, Kathe Gust involves the SCA, and new Yipers Meg Creelman and Yvette Keller open their wedding albums to show us how a costumer really gets married.

YIPE! Volume 3, Issue 6, “Unbridaled,” is now available for download:

Volume 3 Issue 7 is already in the works!  If you have something to submit (or want to send a letter of comment), contact us at editors (at) yipezine.com

 

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