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A consumer is a species of mundane who enjoys science fiction in one form or another, but does not engage in fanac or maintain connections with fans or the sf community.

Pros like consumers and are wont to refer to them as "fans," but they are not using the fannish definition.

See also: Reader, Circle of Lassitude.

This is a fanspeak page. Please extend it by adding information about when and by whom it was coined, whether it’s still in use, etc.