|From Fancyclopedia 1, ca. 1944|
|Official comings together of fans from various localities at a call issued by some organizations or local group. The largest are called conventions, smaller ones now called conferences.
A yet smaller and more informal getogether is the confabulation.
The most important thing about a fan gathering is that the slans can get together with their own kind of people, perhaps forgetting their introversion for a while, and do what they want to do and fangab about mutually interesting things, and develop their stefnic personalities.
See also: Fan Visits.
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