condom n.

the milieu of (usually science fiction) conventions

SF Fandom

  • 1986 D. Langford Ansible (#45) Feb. 4/1 (heading) David Langford

    CONDOM [list of upcoming conventions].

  • 1987 S. McCrumb Bimbos of Death Sun iii. 32 Sharyn McCrumb bibliography

    Jay Omega followed his guide into the more commercial sphere of…he had heard the term ‘fandom’, but could one say ‘condom?’ He snickered. One had better not.

  • 1989 S. Shwartz Neopro's Guide to Fandom & Con-Dom in G. Thokar Noreascon Three 121/1 (title)

    A neopro’s guide to fandom and con-dom or safe SF.


Research requirements

antedating 1986

Earliest cite

Dave Langford, Ansible #45

Research History
Gary McGath submitted a 1989 cite from Susan Shwartz, from an article written for the 1989 Worldcon program book. Mary Aileen Buss submitted a 1987 cite from Sharyn McCrumb's "Bimbos of the Death Sun". Dave Langford submitted a cite from Ansible #45, February 1986

We would like cites of any date from other sources.

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