Full record for fanac n.

Definition activity related to a particular fandom, usually science fiction, such as publishing fanzines or writing letters to fanzines
OED requirements antedating 1956
Earliest cite Robert Bloch, 'Some of my Best Fans Are Friends'
Comment Fred Galvin submitted a 1959 cite from "Fancyclopedia II". Fred Galvin submitted a 1958 cite from "Ghu's Lexicon" by Ralph M. Holland. Fred Galvin submitted a 1956 cite from an article by Robert Bloch, "Some of my Best Fans Are Friends"
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Citations for fanac n.

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1956 R. Bloch Some of Best Fans are Friends in Mag. Fantasy & Sci. Fiction Sept. 57/1 This, however, is only part of the story—just as fanzines and fan activity (Fanac) are only a part of the totality which is fandom.
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.
1964 T. Sturgeon Introduction to Wages of Synergy in Sturgeon in Orbit 36 Into the strange cosmos of Golden Age science fiction—where first the plural of ‘fans’ was ‘fen’ and a letters' section in the magazine became a ‘lettercol’ and the activities of fen were ‘fanac’, and a fugghead was a ‘fugghead’—came Samuel Mines, from whence, fen never knew and, after a few issues, to where, few found out.
1969 H. Warner All Our Yesterdays (1972) xx. Gafia , getting away from it all; growing inactive in fandom, and as a verb, to gafiate; originally it meant the opposite, getting away from the mundane world by engaging in fanac.
1991 L. Niven et al. Fallen Angels 24 That was like Bruce, to evaluate everything, even her personal life, in terms of its utility to the current fanac.
1991 L. Niven et al. Fallen Angels 22 Typical fanac, she thought.
1991 L. Niven et al. Fallen Angels 74 When Bruce raised this expedition, it sounded like good fanac.
2001 Sci. Fiction Chron. Mar. 51/1 Bill was originally a ‘con fan’ and a ‘club fan’—more interested in the face-to-face socializing offered by fandom than in written fanac.