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 August 31, 2014, Fanlore has 30,856 articles which have undergone 533,344 edits.
August 31, 2014
The Wiki Committee is pleased to announce Stub September 2014!
Stub September is a month-long challenge whose aim is to improve the 1600+ pages on Fanlore that are identified as stubs. There are also two other types of articles to focus on this year, pages that need expansion and examples wanted.
This year, we have chosen to focus on specific types of stubs during each week of the month. See the Fanlore Dreamwidth for more information and announcements of weekly themes.
- Oxford English Dictionary, Online Edition, 2008