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.
W. Tucker 'The Neo-Fan's Guide to Science Fiction Fandom'
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