Broken/SF Fandom

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Welcome to Fanlore Project: SF Fandom! This project was created to add more of the history of Science Fiction Fandom, especially regarding how it relates to Media Fandom, and to identify tropes and other aspects of fannish history that arose from or continue in SF fandom.


This is a broad-range, sprawling topic. It covers a lot of history, and many current activities, along with the participants in those activities. However, it only indirectly relates to fanwork creation, including zines; while specific zines or other fanworks may be addressed, they're not the main focus. (However, the history of zine sales and suppression at mainstream SF conventions are definitely relevant.)





Create stubs with reckless abandon. Create new categories when creating a page that fits within it, or when editing a page that should have it. Category titles should be plural, even if the word/phrase used to add it is singular.

Check the Fandoms by Canon Type before creating new categories; some already exist but not by the name commonly used in SF fandom. The Fan Activities category may also contain pages; make redirects as needed so that people looking for familiar terms can find them.

Upload book covers and movie poster images, preferably at smaller sizes: no more than 500 pixels wide or 1000 pixels tall. It's okay to do this even if the movie or book doesn't have a page, although it'd be better to at least create the stub with a link to the picture.

Lots of discussion on talk pages is welcome. (Discussion on main pages is not particularly discouraged; more activity is better than no activity.)


We welcome everyone who wishes to improve SF Fandom articles. You don't need to formally join our project in order to contribute, but feel free to indicate your participation by adding your name to the list of members.

Active Members

  • Elf (talk) 22:09, 28 January 2018 (UTC)

History of the Project

This project was started on January 29, 2018, as one of the first few Fanlore Projects.