omniapan

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omni- +‎ apan

Noun[edit]

omniapan (plural omniapans)

  1. (fandom slang) A theoretical member of all amateur press associations.
    • 1996 July 31, Goodman, Daniel, “Re: Fannish categories”, in rec.arts.sf.fandom, Usenet[1], retrieved 2018-06-13, message-ID <4tnr2a$hes@darla.visi.com>:
      This sub-thread had been about when Mike Gunderloy was trying to be an omniapan. I don't see why anyone would necessarily assume that this was when he was most active doing _other_ things -- such as Factsheet Five. Or when he was most active in any _particular_ apa.
    • 2012 August 17, Lichtman, Robert, “loccer room”, in Fanstuff[2], number 16, page 10:
      During that time I folded my first fanzine, Psi-Phi, after my coeditor went off to college at Stanford, started another fanzine, Frap, that lasted half a dozen issues in 1963-64, jousted with Bruce Pelz and several others for "omni-apan" status (I think my peak was six apas at the same time), and developed a social life that largely moved outside fannish circles.