to cease involvement with science fiction fandom
[< getting away from it all]
gafia: Get Away From It All.]
Quandry [ sic ] (Hoffwoman), the famous fanzine published by Lee Hoffman of Savannah Ga. before she gafiated for the first time.
Guy E. Terwilleger has advised me that an unexpectedly heavy load of school duty is forcing him to gafiate from all fannish activity, and to resign as Director of the NFFF.
Rich has gafiated temporarily. He is between stations, his wife just had a baby, and his car collapsed.
Gafiate, leave fandom (from ‘gafia’).
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.
Why do the fans go to all the trouble? The fans themselves ask the same question. Some of them answer with ‘fiawol’, which is fanese for ‘fandom is a way of life’; others, unable to find a satisfactory answer, ‘gafiate’—get away from it all.
‘We heard you'd gafiated.’ ‘Fafiated.’ She looked him straight in the eye, daring him to disagree. She hadn’t gotten away from it all; she'd been forced away from it all.
Some of the fans gafiated and got real lives; but others became famous writers.
They had once been married, but then one of them had lost interest in gaming, and the relationship had drifted apart. If memory served, it was Maud who had gafiated.
R. Eney 'Fancyclopedia II'
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