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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
illo (n.) antedating 1946 in 'StartlingStories' abbrev. for illustration
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.
letterhack (n.) antedating 1946 in Thrilling Wonder Stories a fan who frequently writes letters to magazines and fanzines
loc (n.) antedating 1961 W. Breen, in Fanac abbreviation for 'letter of comment'
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).
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).
neo (n.) antedating 1956 Robert Bloch 'A Way of Life' = neofan
neofan (n.) antedating 1950 Lee Hoffman, 'Chaos' a newly recruited or newly active fan
ob (n.) antedating 1991 a prefix denoting 'obligatory or expected reference to' a topic
promag (n.) antedating 1939 W. Tucker 'Le Zombie' a professional magazine
prozine (n.) antedating 1942 in 'Planet Stories' Spring a professional magazine
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
retcon (n.) any evidence retrospective (or retroactive) continuity
science fictioneer (n.) antedating 1940 in 'Thrilling Wonder' a writer or connoisseur of science fiction
semiprozine (n.) antedating 1977 Susan Wood, 'Propellor Beanie' column a "semi-professional" fanzine
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
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
smof (v.) antedating 1971 in 'New York Times' 6 Sept. to talk with (usually science fiction) fans about organizing conventions or related fan activity
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
stfnal (adj.) antedating 1944 John Bristol, 'Fancyclopedia' science fictional
tanstaafl (n.) antedating 1966 R. Heinlein 'The Moon is a Harsh Mistress' interjection asserting that there is a cost, hidden or otherwise to everything
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.
trufan (n.) antedating 1954 W. Willis & B. Shaw 'The Enchanted Duplicator' a science fiction fan who adheres to the ideals and practices of fandom
trufandom (n.) antedating 1955 D. Knight in 'Hyphen'
trufen (n.) antedating 1977 Susan Wood, 'Propellor Beanie' plural form of trufan used within science fiction fandom
unfannish (adj.) antedating 1958 R. M. Holland 'Ghu's Lexicon' failing to be fannish; not having the attributes of a dedicated or obsessive fan
worldcon (n.) antedating 1952 A. Budrys in 'Planet Stories' the annual world science fiction convention
zap gun (n.) antedating 1954 P.W Cutler, 'Reconnaissance' A ray gun
zine (n.) antedating 1946 in 'Startling Stories' Summer = fanzine
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