Jack Speer

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actifan n. 1944 J. B. Speer Fancyclopedia 6/1 A flood of new fans came into fandom, usually thru the Triumvirs’ activities, and many remained and became actifans.
blowup n. 1947 J. Speer It's Up To Us in Fancestral Voices (2004) 188 Little leisure can be seen in the post-Blowup world.
completism n. 1944 J. B. Speer Fancyclopedia 13/1 A novel type of completism is Rothman’s record and determination of attending every major convention held in this country.
completist n. 1944 J. B. Speer Fancyclopedia 13/1 Completist, a dope who tries to have a complete collection in some line. The line may be as broad as having all the prozines ever published, or as narrow as collecting all the Golden Atom tales or all official correspondence during ones incumbency in some office.
ET n. 1944 J. B. Speer Fancyclopedia 28/1 e.t.’s… Extra-terrestrials; natives of other worlds. Any resemblance to d.t.’s is probably not wholly coincidental.
fan fiction n. 1944 J. B. Speer Fancyclopedia 31/1 Fan fiction…Properly, the term means fiction about fans, or sometimes about pros, and occasionally bringing in some famous characters from stf stories.
fanne n. 1944 J. Speer What Transpired at Michiconference in Fancestral Voices (2004) 98 There are no fannes in the above table, but later someone administered the test to one of the women.
fanzine n. 1944 J. B. Speer Fancyclopedia 33/2 Fanzine (Chauvenet), an amateur magazine published for fans. The first fanzines were club organs, published mainly for members and a few non-locals who might be interested. First important fanzine was The Time Traveller, 1932, which was absorbed by Science Fiction Digest and the combined mag shortly renamed Fantasy Magazine. Subscription fanzines blossomed thereafter at a quickening rate, and in 1937 came the newsie and around 1940 the individ fanzine.
fen n. 1944 J. B. Speer Fancyclopedia 35/1 Fen, alternative plural for ‘fans’, which came into general use after the Mecon solemnly voted its adoption.
promag n. 1937 J. Speer Collectors in Science Fiction Collector (vol. 3, iss. 5) Sept.–Oct. 11/2 Walter H. Gillings you all know of—first British columnist to pan an American fan mag (Fantasy), editor-owner of SCIENTIFICTION already making a name for itself as the finest printed mag in the world, and also the new editor of TALES OF WONDER promag, Britain’s first serious attempt at regular science fiction.
prozine n. 1944 J. B. Speer Fancyclopedia 13/1 Completist, a dope who tries to have a complete collection in some line. The line may be as broad as having all the prozines ever published, or as narrow as collecting all the Golden Atom tales or all official correspondence during ones incumbency in some office.
prozine n. 1944 J. B. Speer Fancyclopedia 69/1 Prozines have multiplied from the old days of the Big Three to a peak in 1939.
scientific fiction n. 1944 J. B. Speer Fancyclopedia 76/2 Scientific fiction, a form preferred by some to ‘science fiction’ in the mistaken belief that a modifier (‘scientific’) must be in adjectival form. Length of the expression is what has prevented its general adoption.
scientific fiction n. 1923 Science & Invention Aug. (cover) Scientific Fiction Number [i.e. issue].
scientific fiction n. 1929 H. Gernsback in Science Wonder Stories June 5 Anybody who has any imagination at all clamors for fiction of the Jules Verne and H. G. Wells type, made immortal by them: the story that has a scientific background, and is read by an ever growing multitude of intelligent people. Science Wonder Stories supplies this need for scientific fiction and supplies it better than any other magazine.
slan n. 1944 J. B. Speer Fancyclopedia 42/1 The most important thing about a fan gathering is that the slans can get together with their own kind of people.
stf n. 1944 J. B. Speer Fancyclopedia 84/1 stf, (Hogenmiller: Ackerman) Formally the abbreviation for scientifiction, now pronounced [stef], and used as short form for ‘science-fiction’. It should not to be pronounced [estief]!
zine n. 1944 J. B. Speer Fancyclopedia 34/1 The Check-List also gives variant names of a given zine, summarizes dates by volume and number, and includes information and rumors on proposed magazines that never appeared.