One aspect of the early hobby with which I didn't have much personal experience until recently was the fanzines, those mimeographed/photocopied periodicals produced by individuals and gaming clubs through which they published reviews, campaign and convention reports, and house rules. The 'zines were an important part of those bygone days and contributed a great deal to the growth and vibrancy of the hobby, despite often catching flak from publishers who felt that mere "amateurs" were in no position to criticize their betters.
Anyway, what I was wondering is this: is there any place for fanzines in today's hobby or has their role been entirely usurped by blogs, message boards, and websites? If you think there is a place for 'zines, what is that place and what do they offer that can't be obtained through other means?
As always, I'm off till tomorrow.