Fan Lounge

The Fan Lounge (sometimes Fanzine Lounge) is an area at a science-fiction convention devoted to Trufandom, a hangout for all fans interested in traditional fanac and meant to inspire the interest of others.

It usually features displays of fanzines, often with free copies available or copies for sale. A repro method may be available. Publications on fanhistory or of interest to neofans may be on hand, too.

Some conventions have been creative in decorating their fan lounges. Chicon 2000 recreated a typical fan living room as used for meetings of the Chicago fanclub Thursday. At Anticipation in Montreal in 2009, they hung up giant photos of the living room of fgoh Taral.

The deplorable tendency of Worldcons to hide the fan lounge in an out-of-the-way spot ought to be discouraged.