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The CPC's longest-running fanzine and user group, WACCI was based in Britain and catered mostly for serious users.
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The CPC's longest-running fanzine and user group, WACCI was based in Britain and it catered mostly for serious users.
  
Its acronym has never been satisfactorily explained.
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Its acronym has never been satisfactorily explained although the official WACCI explanation was that it stood for World Amstrad Computer Club International.
  
According to [[Jeff Walker]], who was the original founder.
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However, [[Jeff Walker]], who was the original founder, said he always thought the name would be good for a magazine and that he used it without any intention of it being an acronym at all.
  
He had always thought that name would be good for a magazine and used it without any intention of it being an acronym at all.
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As well as a (more or less) regular paper-based magazine, WACCI also provided a [[PD library]] (of mostly [[CP/M]] software) and it also had a 'homebrew' library.
  
(The official WACCI explanation is that it stood for World Amstrad Computer Club International)
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Some of the CPC's best writers, such as [[Auntie John]], were contributors to early WACCIs and one of Amstrad Action's finest journalists, [[ChaRleyTroniC|Richard Fairhurst]], was its final editor.
  
As well as a (more or less) regular magazine, WACCI also provided a PD library (of mostly CP/M software) and a 'homebrew' library.
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The decline in serious use of the CPC inevitably led to a petering out of the publication and the last issue - number 140 - was published in the Summer of 2003.
  
Some of the CPC's best writers, such as [[Auntie John]], were contributors to early WACCIs.
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A spin-off disczine, [[EuroWACCI]], existed for six issues.
 
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However, the decline in serious use of the CPC inevitably led to a petering out of publication.
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The last issue was summer 2003, issue 140.
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Though WACCI was solely a paper fanzine, a spin-off disczine, [[EuroWACCI]], existed for six issues.
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== WACCI editors ==
 
== WACCI editors ==
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
[[File:Wacci 103 200x200.pdf]] - August 1996
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The following issues have been scanned (PDF 200x200 format):
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*[[Media:Wacci 82 200x200.pdf|September/October 1994 (Issue 82)]]  
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*[[Media:Wacci 83 200x200.pdf|November 1994 (Issue 83)]]
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*[[Media:Wacci 84 200x200.pdf|December 1994 (Issue 84)]]
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*[[Media:Wacci 85 200x200.pdf|January 1995 (Issue 85)]]
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*[[Media:Wacci 86 200x200.pdf|February 1995 (Issue 86)]]
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*[[Media:Wacci 87 200 x 200.pdf|March 1995 (Issue 87)]]<!-- wasn't concentrating when put space characters in filename -->
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*[[Media:Wacci 103 200x200.pdf|August 1996 (Issue 103)]]
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*[[Media:Wacci 104 200x200.pdf|September 1996 (Issue 104)]]
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*[[Media:Wacci 105 200x200.pdf|October 1996 (Issue 105)]]
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*[[Media:Wacci 107 200x200.pdf|December 1996 (Issue 107)]]
  
 
== Covers ==
 
== Covers ==
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<gallery caption="WACCI">
 
<gallery caption="WACCI">
  
Image:Wacci 001.jpg|Issue 001 (oct 1985)
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Image:Wacci 001.jpg|Issue 001 (oct 1986)
 
Image:Wacci 002.jpg|Issue 002 (nov 1986)
 
Image:Wacci 002.jpg|Issue 002 (nov 1986)
 
Image:Wacci 003.jpg|Issue 003 (dec 1986)
 
Image:Wacci 003.jpg|Issue 003 (dec 1986)
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Image:Wacci 078.jpg|Issue 078 (may 1994)
 
Image:Wacci 078.jpg|Issue 078 (may 1994)
 
Image:Wacci 079.jpg|Issue 079 (jun 1994)
 
Image:Wacci 079.jpg|Issue 079 (jun 1994)
Image:Wacci 080.jpg|Issue 080 (jul 1994)
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Image:Wacci 080.jpg|[[Wacci Issue 80|Issue 80 (jul 1994)]]
Image:Wacci 081.jpg|Issue 081 (aug 1994)
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Image:Wacci 081.jpg|[[Wacci Issue 81|Issue 81 (aug 1994)]]
Image:Wacci 082.jpg|Issue 082 (sep/oct 1994)
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Image:Wacci 082.jpg|[[Wacci Issue 82|Issue 82 (sep/oct 1994)]]
Image:Wacci 083.jpg|Issue 083 (nov 1994)
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Image:Wacci 083.jpg|[[Wacci Issue 83|Issue 83 (nov 1994)]]
Image:Wacci 084.jpg|Issue 084 (dec 1994)
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Image:Wacci 084.jpg|[[Wacci Issue 84|Issue 84 (dec 1994)]]
Image:Wacci 085.jpg|Issue 085 (jan 1995)
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Image:Wacci 085.jpg|[[Wacci Issue 85|Issue 85 (jan 1995)]]
Image:Wacci 086.jpg|Issue 086 (feb 1995)
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Image:Wacci 086.jpg|[[Wacci Issue 86|Issue 86 (feb 1995)]]
Image:Wacci 087.jpg|Issue 087 (mar 1995)
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Image:Wacci 087.jpg|[[Wacci Issue 87|Issue 87 (mar 1995)]]
Image:Wacci 088.jpg|Issue 088 (apr 1995)
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Image:Wacci 088.jpg|[[Wacci Issue 88|Issue 88 (apr 1995)]]
Image:Wacci 089.jpg|Issue 089 (may 1995)
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Image:Wacci 089.jpg|[[Wacci Issue 89|Issue 89 (may 1995)]]
Image:Wacci 090.jpg|Issue 090 (jun 1995)
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Image:Wacci 090.jpg|[[Wacci Issue 90|Issue 90 (jun 1995)]]
Image:Wacci 091.jpg|Issue 091 (jul 1995)
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Image:Wacci 091.jpg|[[Wacci Issue 91|Issue 91 (jul 1995)]]
 
Image:Wacci 092.jpg|Issue 092 (aug/sep 1995)
 
Image:Wacci 092.jpg|Issue 092 (aug/sep 1995)
 
Image:Wacci 093.jpg|Issue 093 (oct 1995)
 
Image:Wacci 093.jpg|Issue 093 (oct 1995)
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Image:Wacci 101.jpg|Issue 101 (jun 1996)
 
Image:Wacci 101.jpg|Issue 101 (jun 1996)
 
Image:Wacci 102.jpg|Issue 102 (jul 1996)
 
Image:Wacci 102.jpg|Issue 102 (jul 1996)
Image:Wacci 103.jpg|Issue 103 (aug 1996)
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Image:Wacci 103.jpg|[[Wacci Issue 103|Issue 103 (aug 1996)]]
Image:Wacci 104.jpg|Issue 104 (sep 1996)
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Image:Wacci 104.jpg|[[Wacci Issue 104|Issue 104 (sep 1996)]]
Image:Wacci 105.jpg|Issue 105 (oct 1996)
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Image:Wacci 105.jpg|[[Wacci Issue 105|Issue 105 (oct 1996)]]
Image:Wacci 106.jpg|Issue 106 (nov 1996)
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Image:Wacci 106.jpg|[[Wacci Issue 106|Issue 106 (nov 1996)]]
Image:Wacci 107.jpg|Issue 107 (dec 1996)
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Image:Wacci 107.jpg|[[Wacci Issue 107|Issue 107 (dec 1996)]]
 
Image:Wacci 108.jpg|Issue 108 (jan 1996)
 
Image:Wacci 108.jpg|Issue 108 (jan 1996)
 
Image:Wacci 109.jpg|Issue 109 (feb 1996)
 
Image:Wacci 109.jpg|Issue 109 (feb 1996)
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* [http://www.wacci.org.uk WACCI homepage]
 
* [http://www.wacci.org.uk WACCI homepage]
  
[[Category:CPC Press]] [[Category:Fanzines]]
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[[Category:Fanzines]] [[Category:Papermag]]

Latest revision as of 00:59, 17 August 2016

The CPC's longest-running fanzine and user group, WACCI was based in Britain and it catered mostly for serious users.

Its acronym has never been satisfactorily explained although the official WACCI explanation was that it stood for World Amstrad Computer Club International.

However, Jeff Walker, who was the original founder, said he always thought the name would be good for a magazine and that he used it without any intention of it being an acronym at all.

As well as a (more or less) regular paper-based magazine, WACCI also provided a PD library (of mostly CP/M software) and it also had a 'homebrew' library.

Some of the CPC's best writers, such as Auntie John, were contributors to early WACCIs and one of Amstrad Action's finest journalists, Richard Fairhurst, was its final editor.

The decline in serious use of the CPC inevitably led to a petering out of the publication and the last issue - number 140 - was published in the Summer of 2003.

A spin-off disczine, EuroWACCI, existed for six issues.

WACCI editors

Issues

The following issues have been scanned (PDF 200x200 format):

Covers

Links