Science Fiction Fandom

Science fiction fandom or SF fandom is a community or fandom of people actively interested in science fiction and fantasy and in contact with one another based upon that interest. SF fandom has a life of its own, but not much in the way of formal organization (although clubs such as the Futurians, the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, and the National Fantasy Fan Federation are recognized features of fandom).

Most often called simply "fandom" within the community, it can be viewed as a distinct subculture, with its own rituals and jargon; marriages and other relationships among fans are common, as are multi-generation fannish families.

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Tom Reamy - Fan, Editor, Convention Organizer
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Harry Warner, Jr. - Biography - Science Fiction Fandom - Histories
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Sue Mason - Science Fiction Fandom
... Mason is best known in worldwide science fiction fandom for her illustrations in the fanzine Plokta and elsewhere, some of which have been collected ...

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