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    • Fandom

    • Fandom is a term used to refer to a subculture composed of fans characterized by a feeling of empathy and camaraderie with others who share a common interest. Fans typically are interested in even minor details of the object(s) of their fandom and spend a significant portion of their time and energy involved with their ... Read »


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    • List of fandom nicknames

    • Many fandoms have their own nicknames that distinguish them from other fan communities. The nicknames are popular with singers, music bands, films, television shows, books, games, sports teams, and celebrities. Some of the terms are coined by fans while others are created by celebrities themselves. The trend of giving ... Read »


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    • Fan (person)

    • A fan, or fanatic, sometimes also called aficionado or supporter, is a person who is enthusiastically devoted to something or somebody, such as a band, a sports team, a genre, a book, a movie or an entertainer. Collectively, the fans of a particular object or person constitute its fanbase or fandom. They may show their ... Read »


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    • Anorak (slang)

    • "Anorak" /ˈænəræk/ is a British slang which refers to a person who has a very strong interest, perhaps obsessive, in niche subjects. This interest may be unacknowledged or not understood by the general public. The term is sometimes used synonymously with "geek" or "nerd", or the Japanese term "otaku", albei ... Read »


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    • Anti-fan

    • An anti-fan is someone who enjoys writing, discussing or in some cases making derivative works about a piece of media, but solely for the purpose of railing against or parodying it. Anti-fans usually specify the fandom they are opposed to within their name, e.g. Anti-Twilight fans. It is common for large anti-fandoms ... Read »


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    • Anti-fans in Korean pop

    • An anti-fan is someone who enjoys writing, discussing or in some cases making derivative works about a piece of media, but solely for the purpose of railing against or parodying it. Anti-fans usually specify the fandom they are opposed to within their name, e.g. Anti-Twilight fans. It is common for large anti-fandoms ... Read »


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    • Balticon

    • Balticon is the Maryland Regional science fiction convention, sponsored by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society (BSFS). It has been held annually since 1966. The name "Balticon" is trademarked by BSFS. Balticon brings together over 1800 science, science fiction and fantasy professionals, creative amateurs, and fa ... Read »


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    • Beat the Geeks

    • Beat the Geeks

      Beat the Geeks is an American comedy game show that aired on Comedy Central from 2001 to 2002. The show was rerun on The Comedy Network in Canada and reruns currently air on G4techTV Canada and Prime in New Zealand. On the show, contestants face off in trivia matches against "geeks" who are well-versed in music, movie ... Read »


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    • Big Name Fan

    • Among science fiction and fantasy, comic book, and media fans, a Big Name Fan (BNF) is a member of a fandom who is particularly well-known and celebrated for their writings in fanzines, semi-professional magazines and (more recently) blogs; or for other contributions such as art and (in some communities) fanfiction. So ... Read »


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    • Caballeros de Montevideo

    • Caballeros de Montevideo (Knights of Montevideo), is a non-profit organization in Uruguay which holds events to promote role-playing games and gather donations for charity causes. It was founded in 2002, and continues to hold at least three annual events, as well as participating in fan events held by other organizatio ... Read »


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    • CAPA-alpha

    • CAPA-alpha (sometimes abbreviated to K-a) was the first amateur press association (APA) devoted to comic books, started by Jerry Bails (the "father of comics fandom") in the United States in 1964. In October 1964 Bails released the first issue of comics' first dedicated APA publication. Between 1963 and 1964, "new fan ... Read »


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    • The City Gent

    • The City Gent

      The City Gent is the oldest surviving football fanzine in the UK with 30 years of continuous publication, having first been published in October 1984. It was co-founded by Bradford City A.F.C. fans John Dewhirst and Brian Fox. In the summer of 1984 Bradford City A.F.C. fans John Dewhirst and Brian Fox discussed th ... Read »


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    • Comic book letter column

    • A comic book letter column is a section of an American comic book where readers' letters to the publisher appear. Comic book letter columns are also commonly referred to as letter columns (or lettercols), letter pages, letters of comment (LOCs), or simply letters to the editor. Letter columns appeared early on in the h ... Read »


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    • Cosplay

    • Cosplay (コスプレ, kosupure?), a contraction of the words costume play, is a performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character. Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture and a broader use of the term "cosplay" applies t ... Read »


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    • Cult following

    • A cult following is a group of fans who are highly dedicated to a work of culture. A film, book, musical artist, television series or video game, among other things, will be said to have a cult following when it has a small but very passionate fanbase. A common component of cult followings is the emotional attachment t ... Read »


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    • Fan activism

    • Fan activism is a “forms of civic engagement and political participation that emerge from within fan culture itself, often in response to the shared interests of fans, often conducted through the infrastructure of existing fan practices and relationships, and often framed through metaphors drawn from popular and p ... Read »


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    • Fan labor

    • Fan labor is a term used to refer to the productive creative activities engaged in by fans, primarily those of various media properties or musical groups. These activities can include creation of written works (fictional, fan fictional and review literature), visual or computer-assisted art, music, or applied arts and ... Read »


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    • Fan mail

    • Fan mail is mail sent to a public figure, especially a celebrity, by their admirers or "fans". In return for a fan's support and admiration, public figures may send an autographed poster, photo, reply letter or note thanking their fans for their encouragement, gifts, and support. Fan mail sent to public figures can be ... Read »


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    • Fan service

    • Fan service (ファンサービス, fan sābisu?), fanservice, or service cut (サービスカット, sābisu katto?), is material in a work of fiction or in a fictional series which is intentionally added to please the audience. The term originated in Japanese, in the anim ... Read »


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    • Fansite

    • A fansite, fan site, fan blog or fan page is a website created and maintained by a fan or devotee interested in a celebrity, thing, or a particular cultural phenomenon. The phenomenon can be a book, television show, movie, comic, band, sports team, video game, or the like. Fansites may offer specialized information on ... Read »


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    • FantLab

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Bibliographic database, forum. Available in Russian Created by Alexei Lvov Website FantLab.ru

Laboratoria Fantastiki, or FantLab (Russian: Лаборатория фантастики, "speculative fiction laboratory"), is a Russian website dedicated to science fiction and fantasy literature. It was founded in 2004 by Alexei Lvov. The website contains an extensive u ... Read »


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  • Fanzine

  • A fanzine (blend of fan and magazine or -zine) is a nonprofessional and nonofficial publication produced by fans of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre) for the pleasure of others who share their interest. The term was coined in an October 1940 science fiction fanzine by Russ Chauvenet ... Read »


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  • Fan fiction

  • Fan fiction or fanfiction (also abbreviated to fan fic, fanfic, or fic) is fiction about characters or settings from an original work of fiction, created by fans of that work rather than by its creator. It is a popular form of fan labor, particularly since the advent of the Internet. Fan fiction is rarely commissioned ... Read »


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  • Fire buff

  • A fire buff is a person with considerable interest (a fan) in fire fighting and emergency services, while not being an active member of these services. Fire buffs may collect or promote information about the local emergency services, raise money for them, or attend emergencies as bystanders. In the latter case, a fire ... Read »


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  • Grobanite

  • Grobanite

    Joshua Winslow "Josh" Groban (born February 27, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. His first four solo albums have been certified multi-platinum, and he was charted in 2007 as the number-one best selling artist in the United States, with over 22.3 million records in the nation. As of 2 ... Read »


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  • Interlac (APA)

  • Interlac is a bimonthly amateur press association devoted to the DC Comics science fiction superhero team the Legion of Super-Heroes. It was the first APA devoted to the Legion and, despite the decline of APAs due to Internet forums, continues to operate to this day. June 2016 marked the 40th anniversary. Interlac†... Read »


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  • ISheep

  • iSheep was originally a SanDisk marketing description of users of iPod music player instead of SanDisk's own Sansa player. The marketing term is borrowed by some in technology sites and forums as an insult to a person who is a fan of Apple Inc. products. The term is often used to bash Apple fanboys who over-advocate or ... Read »


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  • Itasha

  • Itasha (痛車?, literally "painful car") is a Japanese term for a fashion of individuals decorating the bodies of their cars with fictional characters of anime, manga, or video games (especially bishōjo game or eroge). These characters are predominantly "cute" females. The decorations usually involve paint sc ... Read »


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  • List of cosplayers

  • The following is a list of a notable people who have at one time been known to cosplay (コスプレ, kosupure). Short for "costume play", it is an activity in which participants wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea from a work of fiction. ("Riddle") ("Yukitora Keiji") ... Read »


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  • T. M. Maple

  • T.M. Maple (c. 1956–1994) was the pseudonym of Jim Burke, a Canadian who wrote more than 3,000 letters to comic book letter columns between 1977 and 1994. Burke's letters were quite popular among readers as well as editors, and he wrote prolifically to a diverse number of comic publishing companies and titles. Bu ... Read »


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  • Mary Sue

  • A Mary Sue is an idealized and seemingly perfect fictional character, a young or low-rank person who saves the day through unrealistic abilities. Often this character is recognized as an author insert or wish-fulfillment. Sometimes the name is reserved only for women, and male Sues are called "Gary Stus," or "Marty Stu ... Read »


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  • Moe (slang)

  • Moe (?, pronounced [mo.e]) is a Japanese slang loanword that refers to feelings of strong affection mainly towards characters in anime, manga, and video games. Moe, however, has also gained usage to refer to feelings of affection towards any subject. Moe can lead to sexual feelings and desires; however, thinking too he ... Read »


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  • The Monster Times

  • The Monster Times

    The Monster Times was a horror film fan magazine created in 1972. Published by The Monster Times Publishing Co., it was intended as a competitor to Famous Monsters of Filmland. Although the main editorial focus of the magazine was horror media, it also featured articles and reviews of modern and classic science fiction ... Read »


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  • Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show

  • Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show

    The Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show is an annual pinball and arcade game festival held in Tacoma, Washington, United States The Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show draws between 3,000 collectors and fans each June to the Seattle area. The festival began as a small annual event held by Washington pinball collectors, bu ... Read »


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  • Otaku

  • Otaku (おたく/オタク?) is a Japanese term for people with obsessive interests, commonly the anime and manga fandom. Its contemporary usage originated with Akio Nakamori's 1983 essay in Manga Burikko.Otaku may be used as a pejorative; its negativity stems from the stereotypical view of otaku and ... Read »


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  • PC Master Race

  • The PC Master Race, sometimes referred to by its original phrasing as the Glorious PC Gaming Master Race, is both a subculture and a tongue-in-cheek term of superiority for PC gaming used among gamers, and used to compare PC gaming to console gaming. In current parlance, the term is used by PC enthusiasts both to desc ... Read »


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  • Poseur

  • "Poseur" (or "poser") refers to someone who “poses for effect, or behaves affectedly”, who “affects a particular attitude, character or manner to impress others,” or who pretends to belong to a particular group. It may refer to a "person who pretends to be what he or she is not" or an "insincere per ... Read »


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  • Railfan

  • A railfan, rail buff, or train buff (American English), railway enthusiast or railway buff (Australian/British English), trainspotter or anorak (British English), or foamer (pejorative for American railroaders), is a person interested in a recreational capacity in rail transport. Railfans of many ages can be found worl ... Read »


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  • Real-life superhero

  • A real-life superhero (RLSH) is a person who dresses up in a superhero costume or mask in order to perform community service such as neighborhood watch, or in some cases vigilantism. Early examples of this type of behaviour are reported from the 1990s, e.g. with Mexico City's "Superbarrio", who in 1997 donned red tigh ... Read »


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  • Reki-jo

  • Reki-jo (歴女?) are Japanese female history buffs, who may also use the speech and mannerisms of pre-industrial Japan in their social gatherings.Reki-jo are a kind of otaku, people obsessed with a particular interest. Economic activity relating to the fad generates US$725 million per year. Reki-jo is a con ... Read »


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  • Shipping (fandom)

  • Shipping, initially derived from the word , is the desire by fans for two or more people, either real-life people or fictional characters (in film or literature) to be in a relationship, romantic or otherwise. It is considered a general term for fans' emotional involvement with the ongoing development of a relationship ... Read »


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  • Transformative Works and Cultures

  • Transformative Works and Cultures is a peer-reviewed open access academic journal published by the Organization for Transformative Works. The journal collects essays, articles, book reviews, and shorter pieces that concern fandom, fanworks, and fan practices. According to HASTAC, the journal "supports the [Organization ... Read »


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  • WE Seal of approval program

  • WE Seal of Approval Program (WSA) was a consumer protection/anti mail fraud program that assisted collectors of nostalgia between 1970 and 1984 who had been victimized by fraudulent advertisers in hobbyist magazines. It aided collectors of comic books, Star Trek, movie memorabilia, pulp magazines, and baseball cards. C ... Read »


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