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Hi everyone! After almost four years of being registered here, it's probably time I got around to contributing a few magazines. I don't have a huge collection and I'm not going to be uploading stuff too frequently, but when I do I'll post it here.

I'm kicking things off with a rather obscure one:

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This is the first issue of When I'm Sixty-Four, an Irish N64 fanzine made by a chap called Gearoid Reidy from Co. Offaly. I sent away for a copy of it in the Summer of 1998 after hearing about it on RTÉ's teletext service. I wasn't too thrilled by the bundle of photocopied A4 sheets I got in the mail at the time, but looking at it now, I'm pretty impressed by the amount of work that must have gone into writing, laying out and illustrating this thing. There's even a hand-drawn Zelda comic at the end. Here's a little preview:

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Sadly I don't know what became of the fanzine after this; maybe this was the only issue. Who knows? After thirteen years, this may well be the only copy of this in existence. :D

I'm almost finished editing now, so I should have it up in the next day or two.

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No problem, guys. :) I only wish I'd thrown down the cash for a few more issues now.

Actually, I was looking up the creator of this last night. If I've got the right guy, he went on to contribute a bunch of articles to The Escapist, before going on to do some translation work at Capcom. He's an editor or something at Bloomberg now. Not too shabby.

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