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* '''[[:Category:Notable|Notable]]''' - Specially important pages (in the opinion of the editors)
* '''[[:Category:Notable|Notable]]''' - Specially important pages (in the opinion of the editors)
* '''[[:Category:Obscure fact|Obscure fact]]''' - ?  [mlo: This is in the category of "it seemed like a good idea at the time".  The idea was to tag things people just browsing might find amusing.  We should discuss whether it retains enough value.]
* '''[[:Category:Obscure fact|Obscure fact]]''' - ?  [mlo: This is in the category of "it seemed like a good idea at the time".  The idea was to tag things people just browsing might find amusing.  We should discuss whether it retains enough value.]
* '''[[:Category:Obsolete|Obsolete]]''' - ? [mlo: I think this may still be useful. It designates usages, mainly, which are obsolete.  Let's discuss, as it might be as useful turned into something like '''Obsolete''' at the top of the definition.]
* '''[[:Category:Obsolete|Obsolete]]''' - Designates usages, mainly, which are obsolete.   
* '''[[:Category:Tolkien|Tolkien]]''' - people, clubs, conventions about J. R. R. Tolkien's works
* '''[[:Category:Tolkien|Tolkien]]''' - people, clubs, conventions about J. R. R. Tolkien's works.

Revision as of 11:44, 30 June 2021

This is a list of the categories we have on Fancyclopedia

Master: Award, Bid, Bidding, Club, Conrunning, Convention, Fancast, Fanfund, Fanhistory, Fanspeak, Fiction, Group, Locale, Misc, Person, Publication, Publishing, Publisher, Show, Store, Venue, Website, Timeline, None, Validated

Region: Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Ireland, NZ, UK, US, ROW, World

Sub-categories: Fan, Pro, Mundane, APA, Fanzine, Apazine, Clubzine, Newszine, Prozine, Semiprozine, Fanthology, Book, Bibliography, Conseries, Onetimecon, Inseries

Descriptive: Abomination, Artist, Canvention, Catchphrase, Covid-19, Eastercon,Eurocon, Fancy1, Fancy2, Feud, Filk, First fandom, Food, Hoax, Hugos, Initialism, List, Media, Nickname, Notable, Obsolete, Obscure fact, Penname,Tolkien, Westercon, Worldcon WSFS

Administrative: Admin, Nodates, Nostart, Noseries,Noend, Nowebsite, Hasfiles, Haslink, Haswebsite, Fixme, Details, Redirect, Wikidot, Multiple, Choice, Iframe, IA, Nocountry

Master Categories[edit]

Pages must be in one of these master categories. This is done automatically if the {{person | born=????}} etc template is added.

  • Admin - For internal organisation of the site, templates etc
  • Award - Awards, but only apply to the key pages for award series
  • Bid - A bid for a convention
  • Bidding - Other kinds of material about convention bidding, including pages documenting the results of a vote
  • Club - Clubs and other voluntary, non-commercial, more-or-less open associations including the sponsoring organizations for conventions
  • Conrunning - The mechanics of running a convention, famous incidents
  • Convention - Conventions, festivals etc. But only Fannish SF conventions -- not comicons, etc.
  • Fancast - Spoken fan publications
  • Fanfund - Fanfunds
  • Fanhistory - Articles about what fandom is like, including reminiscence.
  • Fanspeak - Fannish words and concepts. Some overlap with publishing and conrunning.
  • Fiction – Terms and ideas stemming from fiction
  • Group - for groups, like filk groups, small teams, fannish groups that aren’t organized clubs, writing groups, and writing workshops. Groups are not generally open to new members.
  • Locale - Geographical areas where there is or has been fannish activity, typically cities.
  • Penname, Nickname - Former as authors, latter as people
  • Person - All articles about people.
  • Publication - A hidden category for all publications above.
  • Publisher - Applies to science fiction book and prozine publishing companies, including small presses
  • Publishing - The mechanics of producing books, fanzines etc.
  • Show - Fannish musicals, plays, films etc
  • Store - Place to buy things (generally books), bricks and mortar or online
  • Venue - A building that holds cons, clubhouses or a slan shack house.
  • Website - Fannish websites
  • Misc - Anything else, as all pages should have a category
  • None - Pages the admins don't want to have a category, generally because we don't want to index them


Anything that has a location should be one of UK, Ireland, Europe, NZ, Australia, Canada, Asia, US, ROW

People should be in at least one of these 3 categories

  • Fan - Someone with an amateur interest in fandom. They pay to do it
  • Pro - Someone with a professional interest. Author, publisher, actor, artist, illustrator, journalist, academic etc. They get paid to do it. Someone can be both a fan and a pro.
  • Mundane - Someone outside of the SF community, like a scientist or actor (scientists who are fans do not get the Mundane category also.)

Conventions will be given a subcategory automatically based on their {{convention}} contents. Do not add them manually

  • Conseries - The master page for a convention series
  • Onetimecon - For conventions that only ran once
  • Inseries - Conventions as part of a series

Publications should be one of

  • APA, Fanzine, Apazine, Newszine, Fanthology - Different sorts of fan publications. Regardless of type (newszine, etc) pubs in any of these categories should also be tagged as a fanzine.
  • Prozine, Semiprozine
  • Book - A notable book, series of books, song book, or a short story, length is not an issue, format is.
  • Bibliography - A list of books, fanzines, prozines, etc.

Descriptive categories[edit]

People can also be Artist - Anyone who produces art, including video

All pages can be one of these



Category:Hidden categories - Category:Master Categories