Fringe Fans

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Fringe fans or fringefans refers to:

1. Members of a Subfandom[edit]

Most commonly, the term is used for people involved in an interest which intersects the borders of SF fandom, members of a fringe fandom, a spinoff of sf fandom, typically media-oriented. This is a controversial usage, often resented by those to whom it's applied.

2. Fake Fans[edit]

An alternative for the original definition of fake fan: People who stay on the fringes of fandom because they are friends or relatives of fans. They may have a minor interest in SF and attend some fan functions with their friends, but do no fanac and don't really involve themselves in fandom.

3. Tangentially Involved Fans[edit]

People who have stuck a toe into the fannish waters, and, while keeping that appendage wet, have never become any wetter.

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.