Geography
from Fancyclopedia 2
Geographical considerations have influenced plans for regional organizations and caused considerable controversy on the location of conventions. The East Coast has usually had a larger proportion of fans than other areas, though the Pacific Coast also shows notable concentrations. Most fans are in the United States and, after that, in the British Isles; there are a few dozen each in Canada and Australia/New Zealand. Of the many fans outside the Anglo-Saxon world relatively few are in contact with our branches of fandom. Ordinarily, more fans per capita will appear in large cities, where contacts with other fans are easier; certainly fan activity is on the whole more advanced in the Metropolitan areas. But all have their ups and downs.