A&E is a laser-printed monthly roleplaying game APA (amateur press association) with contributors from across the US, UK, and Canada. It won Origins Awards in 1985, 2000, 2001, and 2002.

A&E was begun back in 1975. It skipped one month in the first year while Lee Gold was in Japan, another month in 2006 when she was recovering from major surgery. A&E also skipped issues for Worldcon 73 (Spokane) and 76 (San Jose), but has come out regularly every month otherwise. This page will be changed or deleted if A&E stops being published. Maximum length is 150 pages, no advertisements; issues usually run 60-130 pages.

A&E is not affiliated with any gaming company. Contributors are interested in many different games. They are also interested in cultural and military history, fantasy and science fiction, rock music, military re-enactments, movies, martial arts, murder mysteries, filksongs, science fiction fandom, religion, physics, astronomy, and a number of other subjects, all of which can be easily tied into roleplaying games if you take a sufficiently creative approach.

An issue of A&E costs $2.50 plus postage. You may send cash, if you feel like trusting the Post Office with it, but Lee isn't responsible if it goes astray. Checks should be made payable to Lee Gold.

If you vow not to send copies to other people, you may opt to receive A&E as a set of emailed files, mostly Word97, or as all PDF files (specify which version you want): $2.

If you want to buy A&E, please contact Lee Gold:, or Do not write Barry, he is the webmaster, not the publisher.

Non-US buyers may send currency or a cheque in your own national currency. UKans may contact Lee Gold to be put in touch with a UKan who has a US$ cheque account.

Payment may also be made by PayPal to Lee Gold's account. (Your payment will be debited the PayPal fee, which is 2.9% plus 30¢, plus an additional 2.2% if your original currency is not US$.)

Send payment by currency - or by check, traveler's check or postal money order in US$ (made out to Lee Gold), to:

	Lee Gold
	3965 Alla Road
	Los Angeles, CA 90066

Current postage rates are:

  Destination       6 ounces   7 ounces   8 ounces   9 ounces   10 ounces   11 ounces   12 ounces   13 ounces   14-16 ounces
  US   $1.75   $1.90   $2.05   $2.20   $2.35   $2.50   $2.65   $2.80   $6.95*
  Canada          Email Lee for postage
  Europe   $6.97   $7.91   $8.85   $10.72   $10.72   $10.72   $10.72   $12.60   $12.60

* As much as I can stuff into a Flat Rate Priority Mail envelope.

For further details, see

BACK ISSUES AVAILABLE:   All back issues of A&E are now available as PDFs. Issues 1 through 311 images, scanned from paper copies and converted to PDF format, mostly between 10 and 25 megabytes. Issues from 312 to the present are available as PDFs generated from the word processing files. These are somewhat smaller, mostly between 7 and 10 megabytes. Electronic editions are $2.00 (no postage charge), sent by email or by web download. Or you can receive one, several, or all on a DVD+R, $2.00 per issue, plus $0.50 for the DVD and case, plus postage.

In addition, some Very Old A&Es (#300 and earlier) are available on paper as originally published. If you buy a dozen and have them mailed to you in a Medium Flat Rate Priority box, the total including postage is only $24.80.

The current hard copies reside in two locations:
  1. In cardboard boxes on a shelf on top of the cars in the garage. (Note: I am 4'9" tall. I have to get on top of a ladder to reach these boxes. I'm 75 years old.) These magazines start arond issue #100-#150 or so. They're in mediocre shape.
  2. In the front bedroom closet, piled on the floor and on shelves, starting around #150-#200 or so. They're in better shape.

Don't count on any of these issues to be in complete runs until you get into the relatively recent years: e.g. #300+.

No fixed cost subscriptions are possible, since postage and contribution credit may vary from month to month. Each month, your envelope will indicate how much money you have left. If there isn't enough money to send A&E, you will be notified — and your balance will be returned at your request.

The cheapest way to get A&E is to contribute. A contributor pays per page of the contribution and gets that issue free and the next issue for postage only. US contributors have A&Es mailed First Class. Non-US contributors have A&Es mailed Air Mail. If you have a contribution for A&E:

  1. Snailmail it to Lee Gold, 3965 Alla Road, Los Angeles, CA 90066 on a floppy disk. Or email it to The file should be in .doc, .pdf, .html, or .rtf format. Do not use .docs or .zip formats.
    Lee Gold will format and edit it. This may involve correcting your spelling and grammar. The cost is $1.75/page or fraction thereof.
  2. Send camera-ready copy, and Lee Gold will photocopy it for you. The cost is $1.75/page or fraction thereof.
  3. Handwrite it, and Lee Gold will type it up for you. She may also change your spelling and grammar, rephrase or insert comments, and maybe even make some typos. The cost is $3.00/page or fraction thereof, including printing your zine.
  4. Print it yourself — 30 copies

Unpaid for material will not be printed nor included in A&E.

If you decide you want to revise a zine, PHONE (310) 306-7456 immediately. If the original version has already been printed, you'll be charged for materials used.

If you send the contribution Express Mail, specify "No Signature Required"! There's a $1 charge for standing in line at the post office.

You might want to also look at the pages for my two filk publications, the bimonthly magazine Xenofilkia, and the occasional FILKER UP collections, or visit my personal page.


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Last change: February 1, 2019