Anglofan n.

a science fiction fan who is a native or resident of the United Kingdom

No longer in common use.

SF Fandom

  • 1941 F. J. Ackerman in FAPA #18 (title) page image Forrest J. Ackerman

    Open Letter to Anglofans.

  • 1948 Startling Stories Jan. 112/2

    Apparently the Ack decided a letter from Anglofan William F. Temple simply had to be printed and wrapped a brief fanzine around it.

  • 1953 F. J. Ackerman Scientifilm Previews in Nebula Science Fiction Spring 95/1 page image Forrest J. Ackerman

    The BBC hit by β€˜Charles Eric Maine’ (olden Anglofan David McIlwain) has been turned from a radio play into a screenplay.

  • 1958 R. Silverberg Fanfare in Infinity Science Fiction Jan. 102/2 page image Robert Silverberg

    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dietz and Mr. and Mrs. Dave Kyle, New Yorkers all, joined Anglofan Norman Weedall.

  • 1963 Whatsit (#4) June (unpaged) page image

    Would it not be fairer to send 2 US fans across the Atlantic to every 1 British fan. So the Anglofans would only get a trip once in 3 years.


Research requirements

any evidence 1941

Earliest cite

title of letter from Forrest J. Ackerman

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a 1948 cite from a review in Startling Stories.
Jesse Sheidlower submitted several cites, including a 1941 reference to FAPA #18 in a 1944 FAPA index at http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/FAPA_Mailings/FAPA3007.pdf; there are bibilographical and dating discrepancies, but we would like to track down this example from a 1941 source.
Jesse Sheidlower subsequently found a copy of the original 1941 FAPA document.

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