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Hi, I'm Laura Gjovaag, the administrator of this page. I'm not hard to reach by email and other means. If you absolutely must reach me, there are plenty of ways to try, including emailing at "scans at the domain ft dot gjovaag dot com". My name with a dot com appended and an "@" sign between first and last is also a working email.

I'm doing this mostly for myself. I like indexing stuff. I enjoy the process of rereading and finding information and re-digesting it later. Naturally, I want every issue of FT so I can re-read them all, but I'm not so rich I'll be able to get them. So I'll be trying to get my hands on issues as I finish with the issues I currently have... which may take me quite some time. If you see "tegan" bidding on, that's me.

If you want to help... before binning old issues, contact me to see if I want them. I'll pay shipping if I can afford it. If you have issues and don't want to part with them, a photo of the contents page will give me a basic index until I can get the issue myself.


Other Comments

My reviews of Fortean Times can be found at Bloggity-Blog-Blog-Blog, and go back to 2008.


I have had two letters to the editor published in Fortean Times. The first was in FT192 and the second in FT339.

FT192 - "Gang initiation rites" - a letter in response to a Strangedays piece in FT189:12 about flashing or dimming headlights at a car with no headlights on. The urban legend was that gang members were intentionally driving around with their lights off after dark and picking people who flashed or dimmed their lights at them as targets to murder/rob/follow. The initial story had the origin date as 1993, but it was making the rounds long before that.

FT339 - "Rachel's Challenge" - a letter describing my experience as a reporter covering an anti-bullying student event. It seems to me that certain stories, when stripped of religious overtones, are distinctly fortean. I was attempting to convey that feeling.

Shipping in the United States

For quite some time, there have been problems getting Fortean Times in a timely manner in the US. This is why I like having a digital option for a backup. I have recorded some of the dates I received my copies of FT for posterity. There was a serious issue with shipping in 2009-10, and for awhile I was recording when every issue arrived.

  • Current Issues
  • FT337 arrived 22 Feb 2016
  • FT338 arrived 11 Mar 2016
  • FT339 arrived 12 Apr 2016
  • FT340 arrived 04 May 2016
  • Old Shipping Dates
  • FT250 arrived 27 Jun 2009
  • FT251 arrived 14 Jul 2009
  • FT252 arrived 24 Aug 2009
  • FT253 arrived 12 Sep 2009
  • FT254 didn't record date
  • FT255 arrived 11 Dec 2009
  • FT256 arrived 09 Dec 2009
  • FT257 didn't record date
  • FT258 arrived 01 Feb 2010
  • FT259 didn't record date
  • FT260 arrived 05 May 2010
  • FT261 arrived 20 Jun 2010
  • FT262 arrived 16 Jul 2010
  • FT263 arrived 02 Jun 2010
  • FT264 arrived 15 Jul 2010
  • FT265 arrived 18 Aug 2010
  • FT266 arrived 02 Sep 2010
  • An issue arrived 03 Nov 2010
  • FT270 arrived 10 Dec 2010
  • An issue arrived 08 Mar 2011
  • FT274 arrived 19 Apr 2011
  • FT275 arrived 16 May 2011
  • FT276 arrived 14 Jun 2011
  • FT277 arrived 20 Jun 2011
  • FT278 arrived 25 Jul 2011
  • FT279 arrived 22 Aug 2011
  • FT280 arrived 20 Sep 2011
  • FT281 arrived 19 Oct 2011
  • several months of no records
  • FT300 arrived 15 Apr 2013, with a replacement copy of FT298 which never came
  • FT301 arrived 18 May 2013
  • FT302 arrived 11 Jun 2013
  • FT303 arrived 06 Jul 2013
  • FT304 arrived 12 Aug 2013
  • FT305 arrived 04 Sep 2013
  • FT306 arrived 30 Sep 2013