SF Fandom Citations

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zap gun (n.) antedating 1954 P.W Cutler, 'Reconnaissance' A ray gun
concrud (n.) any evidence falling ill (usually with a cold) at or shortly after attending an SF convention.
loc (n.) antedating 1961 W. Breen, in Fanac abbreviation for 'letter of comment'
letterhack (n.) antedating 1946 in Thrilling Wonder Stories a fan who frequently writes letters to magazines and fanzines
con (n.) antedating 1940 Astounding Stories a convention of a group of (usually and originally science fiction) fans
croggled (adj.) antedating 1962 D. Franson, 'Key to Terminology of S-F Fandom' astonished, baffled, bewildered
gamer (n.) antedating 1973 Jim Dunnigan, "Outgoing Mail" a participant in a war-game or role-playing game; a player or creator of such games
neofan (n.) antedating 1950 Lee Hoffman, 'Chaos' a newly recruited or newly active fan
annish (n.) antedating 1952 Gregg Calkins in Famous Fantastic Mysteries the issue of a fanzine published on the anniversary of the first issue's publication; short for 'anniversary issue'
Buck Rogers (n.) any evidence 1959 Dick Eney, 'Fancyclopedia II' used attributively to describe science fiction
science fictioneer (n.) antedating 1940 in 'Thrilling Wonder' a writer or connoisseur of science fiction
fangirl (n.) antedating 1934 A.P. Herbert, "Holy Deadlock" a female fan (chiefly of comics, film, music, or science fiction), esp. an obsessive one.
actifan (n.) antedating 1947 in Startling Stories someone who is actively involved in fandom
retcon (n.) any evidence retrospective (or retroactive) continuity
croggle (v.) antedating 1959 R. Eney 'Fancyclopedia II' to astonish, bewilder, baffle
gafiate (v.) antedating 1959 R. Eney 'Fancyclopedia II' to cease involvement with science fiction fandom
relaxacon (n.) antedating 1957 in 'The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction' a science fiction convention with few or no fixed program events or organized activities
filker (n.) antedating 1983 R. Rose 'A Filker's Dictionary' one who sings filk songs; a filk singer
BNF (n.) antedating 1950 L. Hoffman 'Chaos' someone who is prominent within a particular fandom (often science fiction)
completist (n.) antedating 1944 'J. Bristol' Fancyclopedia one who wishes to have or collect complete sets of some particular items
fanmag (n.) antedating 1937 T. Yerke in 'Imagination' = fanzine
fanzine (n.) antedating 1940 L. Chauvenet 'Detours' a magazine for fans, esp. those of science fiction
fen (n.) antedating 1944 'J. Bristol' 'Fancyclopedia' plural of fan, used within science fiction fandom
fillo (n.) antedating 1959 R. Eney 'Fancyclopedia II' an illustration used to fill space in a fanzine
illo (n.) antedating 1946 in 'StartlingStories' abbrev. for illustration
Hugo (n.) antedating 1950 B. Tucker in 'Science Fiction Eye', July also Hugo award. Any one of several awards presented annually since 1955 by the World Science Fiction Convention for the best new science-fiction novel, short story, etc.
mundane (adj.) antedating 1950 in 'Fantasy Advertiser' belonging or relating to the world which lies outside the sphere of interest of a particular group of enthusiasts (used esp. among science fiction fans, originally of mainstream fiction).
promag (n.) antedating 1939 W. Tucker 'Le Zombie' a professional magazine
prozine (n.) antedating 1942 in 'Planet Stories' Spring a professional magazine
slan (n.) antedating 1940 A. E. van Vogt 'Slan' a mutated human with extraordinary powers; used by science fiction fans to refer to themselves with reference to their supposed higher intelligence
SMOF (n.) antedating 1978 W. Tucker 'The Neo-Fan's Guide to Science Fiction Fandom' a fan who is very active in (usually science fiction) fandom and in particular with organizing conventions
stf (n.) antedating 1931 F. Ackerman in 'Wonder Stories' science fiction
stfcon (n.) antedating 1952 A. Budrys in 'Planet Stories' a science fiction fan convention
stfdom (n.) antedating 1947 in 'Startling Stories' the realm of science fiction
trekker (n.) antedating 1970 in 'Deck 6' an admirer of the U.S. science fiction television programme Star Trek
trekkie (n.) antedating 1970 in 'Deck 6' an admirer of the U.S. science fiction television programme Star Trek; hence, a space-traveller; one interested (trivially) in space travel.
worldcon (n.) antedating 1952 A. Budrys in 'Planet Stories' the annual world science fiction convention
slash (n.) antedating 1984 in 'Not Tonight, Spock!' a subgenre of fiction, originally published in fanzines and now esp. online, in which characters who appear together in popular films or other media are portrayed as having a sexual (esp. homosexual) relationship
fan fiction (n.) antedating 1944 'J. Bristol', 'Fancyclopedia' fiction, usually fantasy or science fiction, written by a fan rather than a professional author, esp. that based on already-existing characters from a television series, book, film, etc.; (also) a piece of such writing
FF (n.) any evidence abbrev. for fan fiction
trufan (n.) antedating 1954 W. Willis & B. Shaw 'The Enchanted Duplicator' a science fiction fan who adheres to the ideals and practices of fandom
trufen (n.) antedating 1977 Susan Wood, 'Propellor Beanie' plural form of trufan used within science fiction fandom
conrunner (n.) any evidence 1984 'Conrunner', Ian Sorensen one who organizes (usually science fiction) conventions
congoer (n.) antedating 1960 'Profanity' one who attends (usually science fiction) conventions
conrunning (n.) any evidence organizing (usually science fiction) conventions
congoing (n.) antedating 1959 R. Eney 'Fancyclopedia II' attendance at (usually science fiction) conventions
K/S (n.) antedating 1978 in 'Obsc'zine' a subgenre of science fiction, originally published in fanzines and now esp. online, in which the Star Trek characters Kirk and Spock are portrayed as having a homosexual relationship; (later) any similar fiction in which a pair of (established) male characters is so portrayed
completism (n.) any evidence 1944 'J. Bristol' Fancyclopedia the desire to have or collect a complete set of something
zine (n.) antedating 1946 in 'Startling Stories' Summer = fanzine
apa (n.) antedating 1950 R. Lowndes 'Custodian's Benefit' an organization of (often science fiction) fans that publishes a periodical containing works by most or all of the members
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