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5: Are there any fan clubs devoted to "The Prisoner"?




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This article is from the The Prisoner FAQ, by Patrick LoPresti patl@lcs.mit.edu with numerous contributions by others.

5: Are there any fan clubs devoted to "The Prisoner"?

The largest and best known is called "Six of One, The Prisoner
Appreciation Society". It is officially recognized by Patrick
McGoohan and ITC.

The Six of One newsletter is currently called "In The Village" and
is published quarterly. Former titles include "Number 6", "PM",
"Spokes", and "Alert". Many of these are now serious collectors'
items.

A year's membership in the Society costs UKP20.00 or US$39.00 and
provides four copies of the newsletter and voluminous other
material related to "The Prisoner". Six of One also hosts a
Prisoner convention in Portmeirion every summer, and is a supplier
of photos, CDs, and merchandise.

Six of One is based in the U.K., and has official points of
contact in the U.S. and France. For more information, send a
self-addressed stamped envelope to:

    U.S.             Six of One, 871 Clover Dr, North Wales, PA, 19454
    
    France           Six of One/France, Jean-Michel Philibert, BP 633,
                     42042 Saint-Etienne Ce'dex, France
  
    U.K.             Six of One, PO Box 66, Ipswich, IP2 9TZ,
    (and elsewhere)  UK


There were several attempts by individual fans, especially in the
late 70's, to promote personal newsletters as official fan clubs.
These went under such names as "The Green Dome" and "The Prisoner
Newsletter". None of these were recognized by ITC, and in most
cases they just republished information provided by Six of One.
Many were told by ITC or Six of One to cease copyright violations.

However, there is a long running publication which is recognized by
ITC (at least, it has full permission to reproduce photos).
Subscriptions are $8 per year for three issues:

Once Upon a Time
c/o David Lawrence
515 Ravenel Circle
Seneca, SC 29678

"Once Upon a Time" was originally published under the auspices of
Six of One, but due to differences of opinion became an independent
production.

(Naturally, there are those who point out that any "society" based
on "The Prisoner" is somewhat ironic.)

 

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