(See First Contact (disambiguation) for others.)
The onetime fannish usage to describe the first meeting of a protofan with fandom has fallen into disuse, but it's important to note that Contact was the name of magic wand with which the Spirit of Fandom touches Jophan at the beginning of The Enchanted Duplicator, published in 1954.
|From Fancyclopedia 2 ca 1959|
|In Murray Leinster's story of that name, the first encounter of humans with intelligent ETs; by extension, with us, the first meeting of stfnist with actifan.|
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