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Happy Birthday to TiKiT and an Anniversary?

bg16age[1]I ‘googled’ to see what happened on the 16th December 1999 and I can find no mention of one momentous occasion in the last century namely the birthday of this website so Happy Birthday to which will be 16 years old on the 16th this week.

SpankingTalking of birthdays reminded me of a puzzle that has literally been around for years and that is ‘When should PAN be celebrating its anniversaries?’ In 1957 the PAN Record magazine claimed that year was the 10th anniversary so they had decided to count from the year PAN title numbered one was published and not from 1944 when PAN Books was established or from 1945 when PAN actually published its first book.

It is made more confusing by PAN publishing in conjunction with CQ magazine ‘Native Tongue’ by Carl Hiassen with PAN 50 Years on the spine. Inside it states it was published in 1992 but it could be old text with a new cover but on the last page it shows 8/95 which ties in with my assertion but not PAN’s who celebrated 50 years in 1997.


After mentioning Wikipedia deleting David Tayler’s page last week I’m pleased to report I have since found this site Deletionpedia which I hope means he’ll live on in cyberspace. He is on my list of artists whose work deserve their own page.

Finally here is another newspaper clipping that mentions an author receiving the ‘Golden PAN Award’Ken Kesey

Category: PAN Books
  • fred says:

    For me, Pan must begin with the 1st publication. It just sits right.

    December 15, 2015 at 1:56 am
    • tikitnet says:

      Hi Fred, So that’s three of us voting for 1945, you, me and Richard Charkin (ex MD of PAN) Tim

      December 15, 2015 at 8:36 am
  • Bazeer Flumore says:

    Congrats on reaching 16. Here’s to plenty more

    December 15, 2015 at 12:24 pm
    • tikitnet says:

      Thanks Bazeer, I can only agree with you! Have a great Christmas and here’s to many more blogs from us both in the New Year. Tim

      December 15, 2015 at 2:17 pm

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