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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 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


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