Federation

"Federation" is also a popular name for multi-planetary organizations in science fiction (along with "Empire," "Hegemony," "Alliance," etc.). In particular it refers to the government responsible for the voyages of the Enterprise and its sister ships (see Star Trek).

Contributors: Joe Siclari

from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
Union of smaller organizations which are equal in importance to the union. This type of setup is most generally favored in theoretical proposals for a general fan organization, but an effort by the N3F to live up to its name by creating an hierarchy of state and regional organizations came at an unfortunate time. Groups calling themselves federations include the N3F, MWFFF, and Degler's Planet Fantasy Federation.
from Fancyclopedia 1 ca. 1944
A union of smaller organizations which are equal in importance to the union. This type of setup is most generally favored for a general fan organization, but an effort by the National Fantasy Fan Federation to live up to its name by creating a hierarchy of state and regional organizations came at an unfortunate time. Groups calling themselves federations include the NFFF, the Futurian Federation of the World, the DFF, and branches of the Mid-West Fantasy Fan Federation.