the practice or activity of being a fan; participation in fandom
We trust that soon, all so-inclined fans are gathered in by the pros, and then at long last we fans may rest and continue our pleasant fanning.
My wife, for example, though a charming and rather personable red-head, can see nothing in fanning.
Well, from my contacts in fandom, and my own fanning, I believe that most fans would be more than willing to write a letter telling all about their clubs.
If sufficient willing hands could be found to work in the initial stages, there seems to be little reason why a serious society should not be founded and run parallel with active fandom, which tends to take a humorous view of ‘serious and constructive fanning’.
There was a lot more going on at this Convention than just straight-line, old-fashioned science-fiction fanning.
We’ve been fans all our adult lives…. We are eager to expand our fanning.
Owing to rhetorical inflation driven by overuse of the word ‘fan’…we came to need a new word for particularly obsessive fanning.
Bob Tucker, in Le Zombie
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