Welcome to the Fanlore wiki! Fanlore is a collaborative site by, for, and about fans and fan communities that create and consume fanworks. Here, you can read about fan activities, fannish vocabulary, and the histories of fan communities -- and add your own voice, memories, and experiences to our collective story.
Not sure where to start? To begin reading Fanlore, click on a category under the "Browse" menu on the left. Also, check out our New Visitor Portal, which offers an introduction to how Fanlore works.
Anyone can create and edit pages here: if you're a fan, we want your voice! Here's how to dive in to Fanlore, in three easy steps:
- Start by logging in (or creating an account and then logging in.)
- If you're new to wiki editing, you might want to read our tutorial.
- Think of a subject you care about, and use the search box in the upper left-hand corner of the page to search for it. If there's already a page on that subject, you can edit that page and add your perspective, memories, links, references, etc. If there isn't already a page on that subject, you'll be prompted to create one...and off you go!
As of May 24, 2015, Fanlore has 34,483 articles which have undergone 596,852 edits.
May 23, 2015
The Wiki Committee has an exciting announcement about Fanlore and the Library of Congress! See the post at the Fanlore Dreamwidth comunity.
May 9, 2015
The Wiki Committee has posted an update at the Fanlore Dreamwidth community and will hold a May editing party on Sunday, May 17th at 7:00pm UTC in the Fanlore chatroom on Campfire. We hope to see you there!
- Oxford English Dictionary, Online Edition, 2008