a fan who shuns organized fandom; a fan who advocates for anarchy
I enjoyed reading it, but I didn’t agree at all. Guess I’m no Fanarchist at heart. To me, a soapbox makes a poor typewriter stand.
During the 1950s Dave was active in the Fanarchist crowd—those largely New York fans who avoided both fannish and mundane politics on the grounds that fanning should be fun.
The Riverside Dive [sic] crowd called themselves Fanarchists, and most of them were anarchists, but nothing like today’s thugs who cover their faces with scarves and use any demonstration as an opportunity to break windows and set fire to cars.
Mari Wolf, in a fandom-news column in Imagination
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