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Wenii Magazine

Posted: January 15th, 2020, 12:29 pm
by Joe Lyons
Finally picked up a copy of Wenii magazine.

I just started it and am already laughing out loud.

Richard you should get permission to include this in the digital Genii archives.

Re: Wenii Magazine

Posted: January 15th, 2020, 2:14 pm
by Ian Kendall
I've not seen Wenii, but I've heard it's a lot less scatalogical than Majoke.

Maybe one day I'll find a copy...

Re: Wenii Magazine

Posted: January 15th, 2020, 2:16 pm
by Richard Kaufman
Wenii was not published by the Larsen family. We don't own the rights. Wenii was quite funny. MAJOKE was not.

Re: Wenii Magazine

Posted: January 15th, 2020, 3:46 pm
by Bill Mullins
Lloyd Jones's review in Genii started off, "Here I sit with my Wenii in hand . . . "

Re: Wenii Magazine

Posted: January 15th, 2020, 3:55 pm
by AJM
I have a copy of it somewhere in the AJM archives - must dig it out.

Andrew

Re: Wenii Magazine

Posted: January 15th, 2020, 10:54 pm
by Bill Duncan
The best joke in Wenii was the add for the magician naming service...

Re: Wenii Magazine

Posted: January 16th, 2020, 3:54 am
by Q. Kumber
When Walt Lees was the editor of the magazine of Repro 71, each Christmas for five years included a bonus fake magazine, a send-up of then current British magazines, Abra and The Budget, the two that first come to mind. Wonderful parodies. I have the full set. And I'm pretty sure I have Wenii too.

Re: Wenii Magazine

Posted: January 16th, 2020, 8:20 am
by Joe Lyons
A few headings and/or columnists for those who haven't seen it:

The Wenii Sqeaks

Is Version Touched

Harry Hujuini - The Missing Link by Walter Gibbon

Knights in the Magic Closet

Paula & Vase by Paul Unborne

Impossible Table Pass by Fred Narlo

The Reel Jerks by Pete Borrow

Grand Theft Psychic by Max Mayhem

Light From The Lap by Floyd Clones

Ian, copies surface on Ebay and Bradbury's list "periodically".

Re: Wenii Magazine

Posted: January 16th, 2020, 7:05 pm
by Dustin Stinett
I gave my copy to a dear friend thinking that I had a duplicate. I didn't. [sigh]

I remember well when Wenii came out. There were people unhappy that they were not included in its satire. When Majoke came out, it was so mean spirited that people were unhappy that they were in it. That sums up the difference between the styles and quality of the two publications.

Re: Wenii Magazine

Posted: January 17th, 2020, 4:50 pm
by John Signa
Dustin Stinett wrote:I gave my copy to a dear friend thinking that I had a duplicate. I didn't. [sigh]

Absconded with your only copy? Sounds more like a rat than a deer to me…

Re: Wenii Magazine

Posted: January 20th, 2020, 11:31 am
by Leo Garet
Q. Kumber wrote:When Walt Lees was the editor of the magazine of Repro 71, each Christmas for five years included a bonus fake magazine, a send-up of then current British magazines, Abra and The Budget, the two that first come to mind. Wonderful parodies. I have the full set. And I'm pretty sure I have Wenii too.


Repro also produced a spoof edition of the British Ring Convention Brochure. I have that lying around somewhere.

I don't have "Wenii" any more, but I did think it was humorous. I vaguely recall mention of some dispute over a card move leading to gunfire.

I did have "Majoke" at one time, but I can't recall anything at all about it. Not even the cover.

Re: Wenii Magazine

Posted: January 27th, 2020, 12:56 pm
by Joe Lyons
Ian Kendall wrote:I've not seen Wenii, but I've heard it's a lot less scatalogical than Majoke.

Maybe one day I'll find a copy...


Ian, looks like Bradbury’s got your Wenii....

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=52342

Re: Wenii Magazine

Posted: January 27th, 2020, 1:15 pm
by Ian Kendall
I think I've sourced a copy, but thanks :)

Re: Wenii Magazine

Posted: January 27th, 2020, 5:43 pm
by Brad Jeffers
Leo Garet wrote:I did have "Majoke" at one time, but I can't recall anything at all about it. Not even the cover.

This will refresh your memory.

Re: Wenii Magazine

Posted: January 27th, 2020, 7:04 pm
by Richard Kaufman
I found my Wenii.

Re: Wenii Magazine

Posted: January 27th, 2020, 10:01 pm
by Joe Lyons
Richard Kaufman wrote:I found my Wenii.

I know that becomes more difficult as we age...

Re: Wenii Magazine

Posted: April 20th, 2020, 1:08 pm
by Mac Stone
Richard Kaufman wrote:I found my Wenii.

I'm holding mine now!

Re: Wenii Magazine

Posted: April 20th, 2020, 3:32 pm
by Richard Kaufman
Don't shake my hand!