Full record for fannishness n.

Definition the quality of being fannish
OED requirements antedating 1959
Earliest cite R. Eney 'Fancyclopedia II'
Comment Jeff Prucher submitted a 1993 cite from Doug Fratz. Fred Galvin submitted a 1967 cite from a letter by Leslie A. Reece to If magazine. Fred Galvin submitted a 1959 cite from "Fancyclopedia II".Fred Galvin submitted cites from Harry Warner's 1969 "All Our Yesterdays"

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1959 R. Eney Fancyclopedia II 164 In connection with TAFF a furor arose over the definition of a Trufan, the active faction insisting that a trufan exhibit his quality by some sort of fanac—crifanac for choice—while others maintained that nomination to or interest in so stefnistic an enterprise as TAFF was sufficient to prove fannishness.
1967 Worlds of If Sci. Fiction June 159/1 To paraphrase a recent Jewish intellectual, I must take odds with Mr. Carter and expostulate that fan magazines are not only predominately anti-intellectual, but their cataleptic headache powders of frivolous ‘fannishness’ are guaranteed not to activate the social conscience, elevate the blood pressure, or agitate the colon.
1969 H. Warner All our Yesterdays 4 The most famous science fiction writers had lives that occasionally brushed early stirrings of fannishness.
1991 L. Niven et al. Fallen Angels 24 Eventually she had had to watch what she said around him because she couldn't be sure that he wouldn't denounce her for fannishness to the University.
1993 D. Fratz Twenty-Year Spree in Quantum Spring–Summer 53/3 I decided that not only did comics fandom need to upgrade its level of critical discourse, but also replace its growing commercialism with SF-style fannishness.