to talk with fans about organizing conventions or related fan activity
Hence smoffing n.
Smoffing is a way of life. Ibid. 2 Much plotting and smoffing has been done in this period, involving the inviting of guests of honor and seconders for the bidding session, the making of arrangements with the St. Louiscon committee, [etc.].
Except for those who wanted to gafiat, the fen of science fiction fandom for whom fiawol descended on Boston this weekend for their annual worldcon to smof and to buy old fanzines.
From club meetings came meetings between clubs, at which members of the Outsiders might s.m.o.f. (this fan verb is derived from Secret Masters of Fandom and indicates the forging of fannish political deals) with Insiders, and at which everyone discussed favorite stories and story concepts far into the night.
We hope that fans will be available to talk about their fanzines or to SMOF.
We would like cites of any date from other sources.
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