a fan who is very active in fandom and in particular with organizing conventions
[< Secret Master of Fandom]
The whole fan world, for all we know, may simultaneously reach orgasm every time ‘SMOF #1’ goes into his ego-tripping song and dance.
Secret Masters of Fandom (SMOFs): People who consider themselves to be the real ‘rulers’ of fandom, making decisions by running fan politics. Actually, these poor fellows are suffering from delusions of grandeur.
A list of possible smofs will allow us to properly define the situation. From the top, Worldcon chairpersons and their committee hold sway.
SMOFs are the unelected congress that make things happen in SF. SMOFs help organize conventions, run fan clubs, lobby networks to avoid the cancellation of favored TV shows, and make up large voting blocks of those who decide who wins awards. [...] Pay close attention to 1996, so that when we next ask you for your rankings, you too can become a SMOF.
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