Fandom has always been multigenerational, and most older fans welcome youth. Yet fanhistory has been continually punctuated with times when an older, more reserved contingent of fen has looked askance at some of the activities of younger, newer fans, particularly those whom they deem as self-aggrandizing, unwilling to pay their dues or lacking in respect for their elders. Age matters far less than behavior.
See also Beanie Brigade
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