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 April 9, 2015, Fanlore has 33,562 articles which have undergone 586,439 edits.
April 1, 2015
It's time for April Showers on AO3 and Fanlore!
In the month of April, we hope you'll help us spruce up Fanlore by dusting off neglected wiki entries, and to kick off the event we will be holding an editing party in the Fanlore chatroom on Saturday, April 4th at 16:00 UTC (when is that in my timezone?) See this post for more information.
In other news, the Wiki Committee has posted an update with introductions from our three new staffers! Additionally, please note that Fanlore may experience brief periods of downtime between 8am to 8pm UTC on Friday, April 3rd.
- Oxford English Dictionary, Online Edition, 2008