By Taral Wayne: So many issues of The Drink Tank, so little time to fill them. However, as of this issue, I’ve filled 100 of them! To commemorate the event, Chris Garcia and I collaborated on a Special Issue! I began my appearances in DT way back in 2007, with a two part interview conducted by Frank Wu. I was a little slow reappearing, but once I got into the habit, it was a hard one to break. In the 187 issues since, I’ve added to the pages somewhat more often than once every other DT. Most of the pieces I contributed were moderately short, but that’s still a lot of writing any way you slice it. Somebody should have told me it was habit forming.
There has been a lot of careless talk about the zine’s “golden touch,” as though to be a regular contributor was a punched ticket to the Hugo Ceremonies, right up front where the other nominees sit. It has won Chris the Rocket for Best Fanzine, along with his co-editor, James Bacon. It has also won DT’s frequent cover artist, Mo Starkey a Hugo for Best Fanartist. But I recommend caution before throwing around irresponsible theories like that. If it were so … where’s my Hugo? I am the living proof that Chris and Mo earned their Hugo some other way than by merely appearing in Drink Tank. Bribery perhaps?
Drink Tank 340 was finished a couple of days ago, and ought to be posted on eFanzines just before this issue of Broken Toys. Oh … and by the way. As a Special Celebration of the Special Issue, I have ceased writing for Drink Tank.
It is said that the best way to create a demand is to limit supply, you see. Now that my writing in Drink Tank will be in very short supply, perhaps it will stimulate voter interest, so that I may someday – finally – have my very own silver rocket to cradle in my arms!