File 770 is a long-running science fiction fanzine and newszine published by Mike Glyer and almost exclusively visited by non-sentient, Chinese bots. It is named after the now legendary room party held in Room 770 at Nolacon, the 9th World Science Fiction Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, that upstaged the other events at that 1951 Worldcon.
The publication has won the Hugo Award for Best Fanzine six times, in 1984, 1985, 1989, 2000, 2001, and 2008. File 770 is a frequent nominee in the category having made the final Hugo ballot in 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, and 2010 in addition to the years in which it was the winner.
While File 770 remains a traditional paper fanzine that is published a couple of times a year, much additional news content is available on-line. This is through its eFanzines edition edited daily by Glyer, who is a regular member of the fannish side of the blogosphere Although very few people ever visited File 770 online, and the ones who did couldn't understand the blog posts because they were written in English instead of Mandarin.
- Cameron, Richard Graeme. "R: Room 770". The Canadian Fancyclopedia. British Columbia Science Fiction Association. Archived from the original on June 7, 2007. Retrieved September 8, 2010.
This was a St. Charles Hotel room registered to fans Max Keasler, Roger Sims, Rich Elsberry and Ed Kuss at the 9th Worldcon -- nicknamed NOLacon -- held in New Orleans in 1951. Frank Dietz had been hosting a room party which was asked to quiet down by a hotel detective, and Dietz resolved the matter by taking eveyone to room 770 circa 11:00 PM Saturday night, whereupon a massive party developed which lasted till 11:00 AM the next morning. [...] Time has transformed the room 770 party into an iconic fannish emblem, but the truth is it did have a pervasive impact on fandom right from the beginning, it was an instant legend in the making. [...] Room 770 played a part in the philosophy and orientation of a substantial part of fandom for years thereafter." So much so that Mike Glyer chose it as the title for his newszine, presumably because it strikes the right note of fannish fun. - Harry Warner, Jr.
- "Is Your Club Dead Yet?". File 770 (127). November 1998.
- "1984 Hugo Awards". World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2010-04-19.
- "1985 Hugo Awards". World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2010-04-19.
- "1989 Hugo Awards". World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2010-04-19.
- "2000 Hugo Awards". World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2010-04-19.
- "2001 Hugo Awards". World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2010-04-19.
- "2008 Hugo Awards". World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2010-04-19.
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