3.8 SP Fan Club; SPIFC (SP Internet Fan Club)
The "fan club" started when the Siamese Dream liner notes included the
words "smashing pumpkins fan club information" next to their PO box address
(which was different on both releases of Gish). Since then, there were a
few newsletters & t-shirt order forms, but the one person running it (Laura
Ann) was a bit more enthusiastic than the rest of the band about it, and they
never did much with it.
In April 1999, a new semi-official Smashing Pumpkins Fan Club launched: The
Smashing Pumpkins Internet Fan Club (http://www.spifc.org). SPIFC's sources
of information were apparently very close to, if not the band itself.
With the re-launch of the band, most of the information now appears to show up
there first. Check http://www.smashingpumpkins.com/ for the latest info.