I was recently reached out to by folks involved in the creation of the POTO: The Phantom of the Opera Magazine fanzine way back in the day, who expressed concerns about having digitized copies of it hosted here. Since there are copyright concerns involving many of the images contained in the 'zine, as well as issues with contacting and obtaining permission from all the authors involved, I have removed the one issue that was hosted here, and it will also be coming down off of the Internet Archive.
Back when I started out on this project, I let folks know that some 'zines might end up not being shared due to concerns from creators or copyright holders, so this is just one of those times. Other 'zines continue to be digitized, and I'll keep you all updated with any further developments.
Thanks to everyone who's been supportive, and to those who originally worked on this 'zine for letting me know to remove it!
That's right - all three of them! I have only three of this fanzine's six-issue run - issues 3, 4, and 5 - but all three have been converted and are now hosted and available to be read. This particular 'zine is largely made up of letters between fans in the early 1990s and reviews of tours and performers of the Lloyd Webber musical during that time, particularly in the U.S. and Canada.
The 'zine is available in the library here, or you can visit each issue at the Internet Archive by clicking the link in the reader!
If you've been following me over on Tumblr, you might know that I've been working on an extra side project for the Phantom Project here: digitizing and preserving old Phantom-based fanzines! You'll see them with their own tab up at the top of the page now.
Unlike the Phantom Project proper, I won't be reviewing any of the fanfiction or fanart in these; instead, we're just going to digitize them and provide them online for fans who may not have been around in the late 80s through 90s to take a look at a little piece of Phantom fandom history (with some help from our awesome friends over at The Internet Archive). Most 'zines are in English but a few are in German or Dutch, and all of them were created by and for fans, back in the misty days before we could all just easily shoot each other a message to talk about these things.
You'll notice that only a few 'zines are up yet; the process of digitizing them and making sure the text is corrected takes a while, so it'll be an on...