Science fiction zines have always been the bread and butter of SF aficionados, because as geeks we all love to read about the stuff we’re reading and watching, and talk bout the stuff we’re reading and watching. The readership can be very meta at times.
This entry covers both the semiprozine and the fanzine Hugo nominees. A fanzine is what it sounds like—a non-professional regular publication. The semiprozine bridges the gap between the fanzine and the professional magazine. A more complete definition of “semiprozine” is available on Wikipedia.
Note: Helix entry updated on 7/11. And again on 7/14. And once more on 7/15. The Helix train wreck just does not stop.