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actifan (n.) antedating 1947 in Startling Stories someone who is actively involved in fandom
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'
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
apazine (n.) antedating 1953 R. Silverberg 'Spaceship #20' a contribution to an apa
BNF (n.) antedating 1950 L. Hoffman 'Chaos' someone who is prominent within a particular fandom (often science fiction)
Buck Rogers (n.) any evidence 1959 Dick Eney, 'Fancyclopedia II' used attributively to describe science fiction
COA (n.) antedating 1961 W. Breen 'Fanac' notification of a change of address
completism (n.) any evidence 1944 'J. Bristol' Fancyclopedia the desire to have or collect a complete set of something
completist (n.) antedating 1944 'J. Bristol' Fancyclopedia one who wishes to have or collect complete sets of some particular items
con (n.) antedating 1940 Astounding Stories a convention of a group of (usually and originally science fiction) fans
concrud (n.) any evidence falling ill (usually with a cold) at or shortly after attending an SF convention.
condom (n.) antedating 1986 Dave Langford, Ansible #45 the milieu of (usually science fiction) conventions
congoer (n.) antedating 1960 'Profanity' one who attends (usually science fiction) conventions
congoing (n.) antedating 1959 R. Eney 'Fancyclopedia II' attendance at (usually science fiction) conventions
conreport (n.) antedating 1953 R. Bloch 'Quandry' a report of the events of a (usually science fiction) convention
conrunner (n.) any evidence 1984 'Conrunner', Ian Sorensen one who organizes (usually science fiction) conventions
conrunning (n.) any evidence organizing (usually science fiction) conventions
croggle (v.) antedating 1959 R. Eney 'Fancyclopedia II' to astonish, bewilder, baffle
croggled (adj.) antedating 1962 D. Franson, 'Key to Terminology of S-F Fandom' astonished, baffled, bewildered
egoboo (n.) antedating 1947 Rick Sneary, letter to Thrilling Wonder Stories also "ego-boo", "ego boo"; from "ego boost", the gratification of seeing one's name in print
fanac (n.) antedating 1956 Robert Bloch, 'Some of my Best Fans Are Friends' activity related to a particular fandom, usually science fiction, such as publishing fanzines or writing letters to fanzines
fanboy (n.) interdating 1919-1982 1919 Decatur (Illinois) Rev. 2 Oct. a male fan (in later use chiefly of comics, film, music, or science fiction), esp. an obsessive one
fandom (n.) antedating 1896 Washington Post, Oct 10, 1896 the world of enthusiasts for some amusement or for some artist; also in extended use.
fanfic (n.) antedating 1976 in Amer. Speech = fan fiction
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
fangirl (n.) antedating 1934 A.P. Herbert, "Holy Deadlock" a female fan (chiefly of comics, film, music, or science fiction), esp. an obsessive one.
fanmag (n.) antedating 1937 T. Yerke in 'Imagination' = fanzine
fanne (n.) antedating 1947 in Startling Stories a female fan
fannish (adj.) antedating 1948 in 'Fantasy Book' having the attributes of a dedicated or obsessive fan
fannishness (n.) antedating 1959 R. Eney 'Fancyclopedia II' the quality of being fannish
fanzine (n.) antedating 1940 L. Chauvenet 'Detours' a magazine for fans, esp. those of science fiction
femmefan (n.) antedating 1947 in Startling Stories a female fan
fen (n.) antedating 1944 'J. Bristol' 'Fancyclopedia' plural of fan, used within science fiction fandom
FF (n.) any evidence abbrev. for fan fiction
filk (n.) antedating 1955 K. Anderson 'The Zed' among science fiction and fantasy fans: a type of popular music, commonly performed at fan conventions, characterized by the use of familiar or traditional songs whose lyrics have been rewritten or parodied (usually on themes drawn from science fiction or
filk (v.) antedating 1991 L. Niven et al. 'Falllen Angels' among science fiction and fantasy fans: to write or perform filk songs.
filker (n.) antedating 1983 R. Rose 'A Filker's Dictionary' one who sings filk songs; a filk singer
filking (n.) antedating 1987 San Francisco Chron. (Electronic ed.) 5 May among science fiction and fantasy fans: the writing or performing of filk songs.
filk sing (n.) antedating 1972 in 'The Boskone 9 Filk-Song Book' a session or event of filk singing
filk singer (n.) antedating 1983 R. Rose 'A Filker's Dictionary' one who sings filk songs
filksinging (n.) antedating 1965 K. K. Anderson in 'West by One & by One' the singing of filk songs
filk song (n.) antedating 1953 K. Anderson 'The Zed' a song in the filk style
fillo (n.) antedating 1959 R. Eney 'Fancyclopedia II' an illustration used to fill space in a fanzine
fugghead (n.) antedating 1950 in 'Spacewarp #42' a stupid or incompetent person
fuggheaded (adj.) antedating 1950 in 'Spacewarp #42' stupid, incompetent
fuggheadedness (n.) antedating 1950 in 'Spacewarp #42' the quality of being stupid or incompetent
gafiate (v.) antedating 1959 R. Eney 'Fancyclopedia II' to cease involvement with science fiction fandom
gafiation (n.) antedating 1959 R. Eney 'Fancyclopedia II' the state of having gafiated
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
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.
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