of or relating to a dedicated or obsessive fan
The week just ended was full of excitement for the local fans, who are beginning to enjoy life in real fannish fashion.
But we have not observed, and do not believe, the sane and normal picture show visitor, however 'fannish' he may be, ever loses his identity or sense of time and place in an excess of emotional concentration.
Tucker (Wilson, that is, of Chinese Doll and To Keep or Kill fame) will have his latest guessing game out about the time you read this. As with his preceding hits, it’s fantasy, flavored with fannish happenings worked into the (hot) plot to tickle the risibilities of the cognoscenti.
No less important to fannish than mundane drinking, this useful beverage is even given divine honors by the sect of Beeros, and worshipped either as Beer or Bheer.
VanC walked thru the glass door of the Downey (Cal.) public library one day in 1950, winning fannish notoreity [sic] and a mention in the local paper.
Guy E. Terwilleger has advised me that an unexpectedly heavy load of school duty is forcing him to gafiate from all fannish activity, and to resign as Director of the NFFF.
Fanzines fall into various classes. Fannish fanzines deal with fandom itself, often scurrilously (since the passing of the gentlemanly approach of First Fandom).
From club meetings came meetings between clubs, at which members of the Outsiders might s.m.o.f. (this fan verb is derived from S ecret M asters o f F andom and indicates the forging of fannish political deals) with Insiders, and at which everyone discussed favorite stories and story concepts far into the night.
People will write up stories in fan magazines describing the incident, and it will become part of fannish history.
You should see my collection of fannish art.
The new book…concerns Doctor Who and marks the 30th anniversary of the television show which boasts a level of fannish adulation second only, perhaps, to the likes of Star Trek and The Prisoner.
We love Fred Pohl. We have the same fannish attachments and passion and dream and desire to get close to these people by any means.
We fit into Jenkins’s current generation: a group of scholars for whom their fannish identity is not separate and who do not feel the need to maintain a distance from the thing they study.
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