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Short for "ACTIve FAN". A fan who participates actively in fandom (club, con, or zine, and now the internet) by making things happen which other, lazier, types (passifans) are content to just appreciate (and/or pay money for).

The term is sometime used as a synonym for trufan, in the sense of one whose fanac takes place in trufandom.

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