a female fan
This year, in addition to all the other anticipated pleasures, we shall have Pogo & Trudy with us. These, together with Gerku, Perri & I, who were at the NYCON, will make five femme fans.
Now if Mrs. Smith or Mrs. Heinlein or Morojo, and/or othrs of the femfans wanto contest thistatement, Id b very glad 2 act as juj.
Incidentally, where are all the femme fens? Only one, Lee Budoff, in this issue.
We like femme fans, even though none of them has yet come up with Sneary’s spelling.
The next thing I hope will happen will be, that some kind author will write a story with a woman as hero. Hmm, that’s an idea. Maybe I'll do it myself. I mean a full-length fantastic novel. With a woman as hero. Why not have Miss Brackett do it for you? Or even St. Clair—if she could tuck up her humor for long enough. Come on, femme fans, why don’t you all write in and ASK the editor to print one!
Maybe there aren’t many active femme fans—I don’t know anything about ‘fandom’ myself—and I don’t know the average age of your lady readers—but I do know that when a gal has a husband and a couple of kids she doesn’t have time to gallivant around to conventions and such.
Rather a plentiful swarm of femme-fans' letters in TEV this ish. The femmes are all right I suppose but too many of them louse up an otherwise good TEV section.
FANNE (pronounced ‘fan’). A female fan; also femmefan. Nancy Share tried to introduce Firl, but this didn’t catch on. Feminine objection to this term is caused by clods giving the silent E full value (cf Fanspeak).
When I went to fan-club meetings, I was no longer Rich Brown, the fan who put out a fairly good fanzine, but Rich Brown, the fan-turned-pro who was doing some awfully exciting stuff. Femmefans offered to sit in my lap. Among other things.
Several of the less grotesque femmefans had hinted at a willingness to add a night with an Eminent Pro to their list of celebrity memorabilia.
A semicircle of femmefans twisted in their chairs to stare at him.
Downstairs in one of the function rooms, he found Dinsby in a circle of femmefans surrounding Gordon.
Femizine helped build a strong sense of collective femmefan identity, with articles often raising issues of gender equality in fandom and the ‘mundane’ world.
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