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Cover of the first issue of Fantázia published July 1997
EditorJuraj Malíček
CategoriesScience fiction, Fantasy, Horror
FrequencyQuarterly, originally Bimonthly
First issueJuly 1997
Final issue2011
CompanyIvan Aľakša -- Fantázia

Fantázia was a Slovak science fiction, fantasy and horror magazine. It was first published in July 1997. The magazine was started in Šaľa, Slovakia by Ivan Aľakša, who served as its editor until 2006, when he withdrew to concentrate on publishing duties and was replaced by Juraj Malíček.[1]

Fantázia went on a hiatus in 2007 before being relaunched in 2008, with broader focus on various elements of popular culture in an attempt to win over a larger audience. The magazine ultimately folded in 2011,[2] transforming into an online, primarily Facebook-centered community.


Fantázia's original publishing frequency was bimonthly, this was however dropped in favour of quarterly periodicity by the year 2000. Since then, the magazine kept oscillating between the two, occasionally even dropping to three issues per year, as shown in the publishing history section below.[3]

In 2007, it was announced that the magazine would be discontinued, as it had not, unlike in previous years, been awarded a government grant by the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic. Only two issues, the lowest number since 1997, were published that year.

Fantázia was relaunched on July 15, 2008 with a new look, new logotype and broadened focus on various aspects of popular culture. The magazine once again folded in 2011, transforming into an online, Facebook-centered community.[4]

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