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fan +‎ -ish



fannish (comparative more fannish, superlative most fannish)

  1. Of or relating to a fan; characteristic of fandom.
    • 1995 September 4, Lindsay Crawford, “Re: Intersection”, in rec.arts.sf.fandom, Usenet[1], message-ID <>:
      I can't speak for Faye as ed of FHAPA, but it would be really swell of someone could send us a set of Intersection daily newszines, plus any con flyers or other fannish papers that were there to had for the picking up: fannish things, you know, not including media, gaming, filking or costuming, fine fun but not my cup of blog, thank you.
    • 2007 May 30, Virginia Heffernan, “End-of-Days Fidelity for ‘Jericho’”, in The New York Times[2]:
      Arguably, though, “Jericho” fans are just television fans at their most fannish, meaning (still, and after all these years) most Trekkie-like. Fans of “Star Trek” continue to represent the gold standard for American fandom, not only because they were the first to love a television show to distraction (and communicated that love before the Internet), but also because they spun from that love the breath of life.
    • 2018, Kristina Busse, “Afterword: Fannish Affect and Its Aftermath”, in Rebecca Williams, editor, Everybody Hurts: Transitions, Endings, and Resurrections in Fan Cultures[3], University of Iowa Press, →ISBN, page 218:
      At any point in our fandom journey ― whether in our first fandom or as a fannish veteran, whether in the very first stages of falling in love with a text or slowly removing ourselves from a community, whether leaving a fandom bitterly or transitioning to a different mode of engagement ― we tend to feel strongly about the fan objects, their creators, and our fellow fans.