gafia n. 1
participation in fandom
Now supplanted by gafia n. 2.
[< getting away from it all; generally credited to Dick Wilson, inspired by the title of Away From It All: An Excapologist’s Notebook, 1937 book by Cedric Belfrage]
So, I proclaim 3Cs (not to b confused with the CCC) to b my foremost favorite fantascience film for its pregnant profecy of that day to come when melankolix may go millions of miles away—to Mars!—to gafia (get away from It All).]
Three Comrades in Science Fiction News Letter (#37) 13 Aug. 2 (review)
The Local & Benevolent Order of Gafia is the latest contribution of this department to the finer arts of fandom.
Strictly Public in Science Fiction Weekly 12 Apr. 4/1
So once again there were only 2 Fen, and while one picked up his obliterine and turned toward Mimi, the other, an escapist, picked up a prozine to gafia.]
Fantasy Flanguage in What Is Science Fiction? 27
ECLIPSE is a sometimes publication, devoted to the furtherance of More Gafia For Fandom, (MGFF)[.]
in Eclipse (#17) 3
Research HistoryMost cites submitted by Bee Ostrowsky.
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