activity related to a particular fandom, usually science fiction, such as publishing fanzines or writing letters to fanzines
[< fan activity]
This, however, is only part of the story—just as fanzines and fan activity (Fanac) are only a part of the totality which is fandom.
In connection with TAFF a furor arose over the definition of a Trufan, the active faction insisting that a trufan exhibit his quality by some sort of fanac—crifanac for choice—while others maintained that nomination to or interest in so stefnistic an enterprise as TAFF was sufficient to prove fannishness.
Into the strange cosmos of Golden Age science fiction—where first the plural of ‘fans’ was ‘fen’ and a letters' section in the magazine became a ‘lettercol’ and the activities of fen were ‘fanac’, and a fugghead was a ‘fugghead’—came Samuel Mines, from whence, fen never knew and, after a few issues, to where, few found out.
Gafia, getting away from it all; growing inactive in fandom, and as a verb, to gafiate; originally it meant the opposite, getting away from the mundane world by engaging in fanac.
That was like Bruce, to evaluate everything, even her personal life, in terms of its utility to the current fanac.
Typical fanac, she thought.
When Bruce raised this expedition, it sounded like good fanac.
Bill was originally a ‘con fan’ and a ‘club fan’—more interested in the face-to-face socializing offered by fandom than in written fanac.
Robert Bloch, 'Some of my Best Fans Are Friends'
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