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An obscure term, stemming from scientifiction, which was used in Fancyclopedia 1 to mean readers of SF who were not connected to fandom. However, the First Worldcon in 1939 used it as the name for its group of boosters who paid 25¢ each to be listed in the program book as supporters of Nycon.

Also see: Stefnist.

From Fancyclopedia 1, ca. 1944
Persons who read fantasy, perhaps collect it and even write letters to the pro editors and try their hand at writing stories, but may have little or no contact with the fan world. Likewise there may be local clubs of scientifictionists, like the Outsiders, which are practically never heard of in fandom. All fans are scientifictionists; only certain scientifictionists or fantasts are fans.

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