|Local Groups and Fan Clubs
In 1996, Peg McNabb published a handy, pocket-sized booklet called A Mini-Guide
To B&B Fandom - Fan Clubs and Newsletters in the US and Overseas. It was a
nice reference where one could quickly find out about all the clubs that were known
to Peg at that time. Sadly, she hasn't had the time to maintain it, since updating
and publishing her excellent Beauty and the Beast Directory takes up so much
of her time.
Peg has offered to have the contents of her Mini-Guide published here on the
web, so that the B&B online fandom at large can take on the task of maintaining
this information as a group effort. Please click here to read my impassioned plea
for help with this!! :)
I hope you find this resource helpful, and I do thank Peg very much for all of
her research that got this ball rolling!
Nevada, New Jersey,
New York, North Carolina,
Germany, Italy, Netherlands,
Newsletter-Only Clubs, Celebrity Fan Clubs
A R I Z O N A
Tucson Tunnel Friends
Joyce Fuller Kleikamp
Tucson Tunnel Friends (cost not mentioned)
Video & print lending library, friendship, and support
Greater Tucson & southern Arizona
Fanzine publishing project "BondStories", plus tunnel costumes.
C A L I F O R N I A
Carousels & Caverns Community
Northern California Advo*Cats
Ben Bock or
The Mirror Pool, $5.00/4 per year
Southern California, USA
Hosts of the 2000 convention, A Distant Shore II: Remember Love, in
Los Angeles; hosted the 1995 convention. Meetings are once a month with
non-official get togethers often. Annual Winterfest, Saowen and Picnic in
Griffith Park (tunnel entrance and carousel treks are always included) are
San Gabriel Valley Supporters of Beauty and the
Ann Anderson, Pride Leader
1220 Monument Boulevard #F4
Condord, CA 94520
The Fire and the Rose, cost is included with membership; non-members
$2.00 per copy; 12/year
Annual dues $10.00
USA and Canada
Support group promoting "all things B&B", members nationally and
Connect people, promote creativity, B&B, provide a newsletter forum for
expression, promote information exchange.
140 North Earle Street
San Gabriel, CA 91774
Five, mostly just stay in social contact with each other now. But we'd love
to hear from you!
To keep B&B fandom alive by keeping all information available to all who
C O L O R A D O
Supporters of Beauty and the Beast
$10.00 per year - send legal-size SASE with query.
Colorado area, but anyone can join.
Pipedreams; cost included in membership, issued quarterly.
Just opened the Dianne Hellerling Memorial lending library for members,
which has all episodes, scripts, newspaper and magazine articles, videos of
guest appearances, etc. Donations to library welcomed! Summerfect, annual
picnic, Winterfest, annual banquet, and charity functions, B&B episode
marathons, annual High Tea at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, and monthly
Dedicated to the philosophy of the tunnels, Raise money for charity,
including domestic violence victims, animal rescue shelters, literacy
programs, AIDS victims, or those who are mentally/physically challenged.
G E O R G I A
The Underground Connection
27; $5.00 per year
The Underground Connection; 12/yr; cost included in membership dues.
Mostly Georgia, but all areas welcome.
Monthly meetings to share and discuss B&B. Annual Samheim &
The Cobb Animal Shelter
I L L I N O I S
CATS - Chicago Area Tunnel Society
Approximately 20. Still B&B, preferring Classic emotions, but accepting
all seasons on varying levels. No dues.
Rich in Hope, Media Rare, Media Well Done, and Captain Picard's
Guide to Celestial Mythology. We have many publishers, artists, and
writers of note.
We donate to charity. We now include fans of all genres. We're inveterate
Trekkers, love Babylon 5, and others.
I N D I A N A
With Friends Possess'd: Indiana Fans of Beauty and the
There are currently 26 members, about a third of which are active
at the meetings. No membership dues.
We have no newsletter per se, but an update mailer is sent to the
membership each month to recap the last meeting, give the location of the
next, and inform the readers of special club events or happenings in the
All of Indiana.
This club was formed shortly after the 1996 convention to serve as a "social
fix" between the cons! Monthly pitch-in meetings are held in the central
Indiana area to share and discuss topics of interest (B&B and
otherwise...mostly otherwise!). We also have special events such as trips to
the Indianapolis Zoo, high tea at a local tea house, and group movie outings.
L O U I S I A N A
Crescent City B.A.T.B. Connection
Crescent City B.A.T.B. Connection, 30-40 subscribers; 9 issues/year;
available by donation/postage costs.
Just donation/postage contributions
Greater New Orleans area
Meet every 6 weeks.
To give our members all available information on B&B. To provide
charitable support to the Battered Women's Shelter.
M A R Y L A N D
Chesapeake Helpers Society for B.A.T.B.
2053-A University Boulevard #105
Adelphi, MD 20783
Reflections; 12/yr; free to members
40 members. Dues $15, or $25 for family if newsletter goes to same address.
Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, but all are welcome.
We participate in a range of social and volunteer activities. Join us!
To improve the quality of life in our little corner of the world.
M I C H I G A N
East Michigan Tunnel Council
Michigan Tunnel Council
4235 Seeden Street
Waterford, MI 48329
Charity work. The club attempts to give back to the community.
Eastern and southern Michigan.
4850 Clintonville Road
Clarkston, MI 48346-4206
Monthly meetings, lots of good conversation, new story/art previews.
Artists, authors, editors, fun, and good works.
M I N N E S O T A
Minnesota B.A.T.B. Society
2828 Jordan Avenue #305
Minnetonka, MN 55343
25; Dues $10, includes newsletter
Vincent's Voice;12 issues/yr
Warm fellowship at monthly meetings, participation in community events,
75-100 mile radius of Minneapolis area
Collect for local food shelf & Como Park Zoo. Panels at local
cons (MiniCon, DiversiCon, PolarisCon).
N E V A D A
The Beast Connection
3492 Edward Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Around 10, no dues
Zine lending library, participation in cons. Past coordinators of
TunnelCon I, II, III.
Las Vegas area
To share our love for B&B and to promote B&B in every way.
To help children's charities whenever possible.
N E W - J E R S E Y
The North Jersey Tunnel Community
No dues, no president, no newsletter. Just an informal group open to all
who wish to share the dream.
To promote the friendship and communal aspects of the Tunnel World in our daily
lives. To help fandom grow. Group motto: Come early, stay late, bring
N E W - Y O R K
189 Fairgate Street
Rochester, NY 15606
Thoughts and Theories; $6, 4/yr
Monthly meetings, movie, carousel rides, teas, emotional and physical
support, and B&B viewing weekends.
To add a little grace to this world.
N O R T H - C A R O L I N A
The Crystal Rose
Jo Ann Grant
The Crystal Rose; $17; 6/yr
Cost included in subscription cost
Help local home for unwed mothers and collect food for the hungry
Anywhere and everywhere!
Besides a newsletter, we publish a series of fanzines and have a
members-only lending library.
O K L A H O M A
Beauty and the Beast Fan Group
Helpers Above Tulsa
5712 S.E. East Court
Bartlesville, OK 74006
Ten, no dues.
Bartlesville, Nowata, OK
Informal, monthly meetings from September through May.
To provide a cozy get-together for B&B friends.
The Society of the Ivory Rose
HAT Line; cost included in membership, $2 per issue for non-members;
4 per year
$12 per year
Club button with logo, membership card, a list of all members' names/addresses;
We donate yearly to the "John 3:16 Mission for Men" with food, money and toiletries.
Tulsa and surrounding area, but also out of state. Foreign memberships
Members may contribute to newsletter for free. We have published writers, poets,
video makers, songwriter/musician, puzzle makers, needlepoint enthusiast, editor
of Out-In, and an artist. A lot of B&B merchandise is available through
HAT. Monthly meetings open to public, but only members are invited to
Winterfest, Christmas, St. Patrick's Day parties, pizza parties, BBQs, pot-luck
To promote and keep alive Beauty and the Beast in every possible way.
15 members, $10 dues, meet monthly. Need new members in Texas/Oklahoma area.
Boswell, Houston, Galveston; pen pals in US, England and Germany.
4 active members, 11 don't meet but help with charity projects and stay in
To encourage involvement of all B&B friends by using their talents
to keep B&B alive. To complete at least 2 charity projects each year.
P E N N S Y L V A N I A
Bucks-Mont-Lehigh Valley B&B Discussion Group
3605 Old Easton Road #B
Doylestown, PA 18901-1136
5-10, no dues
Informal group, meets monthly, every 4th Saturday. Members take turns running
T E X A S
Heart of Texas Beauty and the Beast
High Plains Beauty and the Beast Network
PO Box 162253
Austin, TX 78716
H.O.T. Beauty and the Beast; $12 for 12 issues
Get-togethers, birthday parties, Winterfest, and charitable functions.
Hosted the B&B convention Great Expectations
Artists/writers publicize B&B, find other fans, volunteer for fundraisers
in the spirit of the Tunnels.
Southeast Texas B.A.T.B. Network
2815 South Lipscomb Street
Amarillo, TX 79109-3531
Five; meets annually, but stays in touch through the year, no dues.
To keep Beauty and the Beast alive.
611 Main Street
La Marque, TX 77568
Souteast Texas Beauty and the Beast Network; $11 per year for 12 issues
Meetings, get-togethers for symphony outings, etc.
Southeast Texas, but members as far away as Japan.
Twenty-three page information packet on the many ways that various clubs
promote B&B. Provision of "boilerplate" press releases to be customized
for fans in other cities.
V I R G I N I A
Hampton Roads and Southeastern Virginia, but members in other states also.
Art, poetry, and writing
Attempt to incorporate tunnel philosophy in personal lives. Also hosted the
1996 convention A Kingdom by the Sea and the 1998 convention Beauty
at the Beach.
C A N A D A
Helpers' Network of Canada
Ottawa Tunnel Dwellers
PO Box 3092, STN, "D"
M2R 2G5 Canada
Helpers' Network of Canada; $12, 4/yr.
No dues, worldwide membership
Credo - To give help when needed and accept help when offered.
To promote and foster awareness of Beauty and the Beast.
1845 Baseline Road #103
KZC 3K4 Canada
Meetings every three months. Ten members.
To live the show and do good for others.
E N G L A N D
Helpers' Network - UK
Beauty and the Beast British Fan Club
6 Meadow Lane
Lincs NG34 8LL
Dues - $20/year. Includes newsletter.
Begun in 1989 to provide a central point of contact for fans. Also produce
Quarterly. Large (approx. 30 pages) and always chock full of news.
13 West Avenue
Mid Glam CS8 2SF
South Wales, UK
14 Oxford Road
Birmingham B27 6DT
Email: via Sue Haley
We go on outings, picnic on Father's Day.
G E R M A N Y
The Tunnel Community
Chamber Friends Newsletter; cost included in membership; quarterly.
DM 40.00 Europe; $25 USA
Germany and International
Dedicated to B&B to the fullest extent. Every 6 months we publish Beneath
the Serpentine. Send SASE for info. Also a minizine called The Whispering
Gallery and have published an episode guide. All are in German.
Uschi and Thoms Brecht
Hof Guldenwerth 72
42857 Remscheid 1
The Tunnel Community
To do anything possible from this part of the world to save B&B. To help fans
communicate, to make ALL Germans aware of B&B, and to evoke creativity in fans -
many have it, they just don't know.
I T A L Y
B.A.T.B. Italian Fan Club
Caselia Postale 14029
N E T H E R L A N D S
In Spirit, quarterly
We are a small fanclub, and four times a year we have also a fanzine. We have
lots of fun doing this, and we want to keep the dream of Vincent and Catherine
N E W S L E T T E R - O N L Y - C L U B S
Classic Alliance of Beauty and the Beast
13 West Avenue
Mid Glam CS8 2SF
South Wales, UK
Publishes letters and creative works by all fans. Send SASE for info.
Philadelphia Area B.A.T.B. Support Community
35. Dues - $12/yr. But no one will be turned away if they can't pay.
CabbFare. Included with membership. Roughly 3-4 issues per year.
Founded by 4 close friends who live in different states, but who share a
common vision concerning B&B. All publications and club discussions
center on the classic B&B themes of Vincent and Catherine's relationship,
as shown in the first 2 seasons, while repsecting the rights of others who
also might enjoy aspects and themes of the third season. Yearly meeting at
each con only, since there is no central core location and membership is
scattered around the US.
We hold an annual celebrity auction at each convention, with all proceeds
benefitting the Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Our first year netted $1,000 so
we feel challenged to try and top that each year.
No contact info available. Can anyone help me with this?
Along the Pipes; $10, 6/year.
Shadows of the City
Over 80, including 8 of the B&B cast. 27 members outside UK. No formal meetings, no dues.
2-3 issues/yr. More like a chatty letter. Free on e-mail, or send $1 to cover postage.
B&B friends interested in sign language. You don't have to know sign language
to join, nor are you required to learn it. We often have a presentation at cons.
PO Box 12211
Burke, VA 22009-2847
$15 (US, Canada); $20 (overseas); Bi-monthly for subscribers, once yearly
US and International
Keeping the dream alive!
C E L E B R I T Y - F A N - C L U B S
The Faces of Perlman
Jay Acovone Fan Club
PO Box 1144
Bellevue, NE 68005-1144
The Faces of Perlman; $7.50 US, $8.50 Canada, $10 Overseas. 4
issues per year.
Access to the Ron Perlman Research and Information Library and the Faces
of Perlman Telephone Network.
To support and promote the career of Ron Perlman.
The Official Roy Dotrice Fan Association
PO Box 1009
Media, PA 19063
Fan Club kit, updates of Jay's projects.
6 Meadow Lane
Lincs NG34 8LL
$18 US (cash please), £8 UK, £9 Europe
Signed items from Roy, membership certificate, stickers, notelets, and lots
more, personalized birthday card from Roy on your birthday.
2-3, 30 pages, twice yearly. Send SASE for info on back issues.
To promote and support the career of Roy Dotrice.
I - N E E D - Y O U R - H E L P
If you belong to a B&B club that is not listed here, or if you even know
of one that has been missed, PLEASE write me at the email address below and let me
know! Further, if you see errors in the info that is already posted here, or if you
simply want to give me a freshly worded update on a club, I'll take all of that, too.
One of my goals is to get a better handle on which of these clubs have regular,
face-to-face meetings and which do not. If a club has regular meetings, then I
consider it a local B&B group and list it under the state or country that it
serves. If a club's members communicate through a publication of some sort and do
not meet, then that club's state or country of origin is unimportant, and it is
listed in the Newsletter-Only section.
I'd greatly appreciate any help you can give in keeping this reference as
up-to-date as it can be!
Local Groups and Fan Clubs -- indyjeneric at yahoo dot com