the state of having gafiated
It was alleged that it folded with the gafiation of Keasler, Vick, and Leeh (especially) and the corresponding lapse of their fanzines.
The average age of fans probably advanced with the progress of the decade, because many fans remained active right through it, to counterbalance the rejuvenation created by the gafiation of older fans and the appearance of neofans.
Degafiate—To resume fanac after gafiation.
Trufen reprint Walt Willis columns; superfan Hughes recently printed a new Willis column presenting the Irish Legend’s return to fandom, at the 1976 Eastercon, after an 11-year gafiation.
It is possible to return to fandom after an extended period of gafiation; but of course many gafiates are never heard from again.
To the best of my knowledge, no one has yet tried to explain the movie through the obscure mythology of science-fiction fandom, where a ‘neo’ is someone who has been touched by the magic of the thing but has yet to learn its language and tropes—the dirty pros and smofs, the power of fiawol and the dread of gafiation.
R. Eney 'Fancyclopedia II'
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