SF Fandom Citations

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fanzine (n.) antedating 1940 L. Chauvenet 'Detours' a magazine for fans, esp. those of science fiction
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
fannish (adj.) antedating 1948 in 'Fantasy Book' having the attributes of a dedicated or obsessive fan
fanmag (n.) antedating 1937 T. Yerke in 'Imagination' = fanzine
fen (n.) antedating 1944 'J. Bristol' 'Fancyclopedia' plural of fan, used within science fiction fandom
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.
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
trekker (n.) antedating 1970 in 'Deck 6' an admirer of the U.S. science fiction television programme Star Trek
congoer (n.) antedating 1960 'Profanity' one who attends (usually science fiction) conventions
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
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
condom (n.) antedating 1986 Dave Langford, Ansible #45 the milieu of (usually science fiction) conventions
conreport (n.) antedating 1953 R. Bloch 'Quandry' a report of the events of a (usually science fiction) convention
fandom (n.) antedating 1896 Washington Post, Oct 10, 1896 the world of enthusiasts for some amusement or for some artist; also in extended use.
fuggheaded (adj.) antedating 1950 in 'Spacewarp #42' stupid, incompetent
neo (n.) antedating 1956 Robert Bloch 'A Way of Life' = neofan
smof (v.) antedating 1971 in 'New York Times' 6 Sept. to talk with (usually science fiction) fans about organizing conventions or related fan activity
ish (n.) antedating 1942 M. Lesser in 'Startling Stories' an issue or edition in a series; spec. an issue of a magazine, esp. (in early use) a fanzine.
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
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
gafiate (v.) antedating 1959 R. Eney 'Fancyclopedia II' to cease involvement with 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
promag (n.) antedating 1939 W. Tucker 'Le Zombie' a professional magazine
prozine (n.) antedating 1942 in 'Planet Stories' Spring a professional magazine
apazine (n.) antedating 1953 R. Silverberg 'Spaceship #20' a contribution to an apa
stfnal (adj.) antedating 1944 John Bristol, 'Fancyclopedia' science fictional
mundane (n.) antedating 1955 D. Knight in 'Science Fiction Quarterly' a person who does not share the interests of a particular group of enthusiasts (used esp. among science fiction fans).
semiprozine (n.) antedating 1977 Susan Wood, 'Propellor Beanie' column a "semi-professional" fanzine
fannishness (n.) antedating 1959 R. Eney 'Fancyclopedia II' the quality of being fannish
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
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
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).
stfdom (n.) antedating 1947 in 'Startling Stories' the realm of science 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
fugghead (n.) antedating 1950 in 'Spacewarp #42' a stupid or incompetent person
fanfic (n.) antedating 1976 in Amer. Speech = fan fiction
gafiation (n.) antedating 1959 R. Eney 'Fancyclopedia II' the state of having gafiated
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
fanne (n.) antedating 1947 in Startling Stories a female fan
femmefan (n.) antedating 1947 in Startling Stories a female fan
actifan (n.) antedating 1947 in Startling Stories someone who is actively involved in fandom
letterhack (n.) antedating 1946 in Thrilling Wonder Stories a fan who frequently writes letters to magazines and fanzines
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
zine (n.) antedating 1946 in 'Startling Stories' Summer = fanzine
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