science-fiction fans collectively; the state or attitude of being a science-fiction fan
The National league is making sad inroads upon the playing talent of the Western league clubs. The best men of the Western are being rapidly signed by the big clubs, and there will be mourning in fandom as a consequence. ]
‘Who is this Swain?’ is the question that is being bowled about in local fandom. ]
The First Authoritative, Complete, Authentic, Interesting, Analytical Survey of Science Fiction Fandom.
This Independent Public Opinion…proved radical Donald A. Wollheim to be first in Fandom, followed by super-active Sam Moskowitz.
But remember that all of organized fandom is a little grain of sand on the shore of a more or less mighty ocean of greenbacks.
So quit trying to say that fandom could bring more than moral pressure on an editor.
The word fanzine is a term taken from science-fiction fandom, an old, bizarre, and respected avocation of many thousands of people around the world.
And I am…completely bemused by the phenomenon called ‘Darkover fandom’. Grateful, certainly. But puzzled.
I'm a wargamer!…The world of fandom is divided into several subgroups, mainly into hard science fiction…and fantasy folk…The rest of us settle for small tokens of resistance.
I had seen the twisted heart of fandom, and lived to tell the tale.
Chuck Umber had published fandom’s most successful news magazine for more than twenty years, in formats growing steadily more cryptic and secretive for an audience growing gradually smaller.
‘Fandom’ is small. The traditional fandom, the one I first encountered in the 60s, is even smaller.
There are some considerations that must be taken into this criticism, such as the important influence of science fiction fandom, where fans have as much say in what gets written as publishers do.
Episode III: Revenge of the Sith If the opening eight minutes are anything to go by, this could be the Star Wars film which restores the faith of fandom in George Lucas.
(Earliest cite in the OED was from the Cincinnati Enquirer 2 Jan. 1903)
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