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(Did you mean a [[Focal Point (McInerney)|fanzine by Mike McInerney, Arnie Katz and rich brown]]?)
  
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In [[fanhistory]], a '''focal point''' is a [[fanzine]] or group considered central to a particular [[fannish]] era. In particular, in a [[numbered fandom]], the focal point is the [[zine]] that most exemplified and defined the period, the quintessential zine a [[fan]] had to read to be considered truly a part of the era. In post-numerical eras, [[conventions]] or online communities have sometimes been called "focal points," but this is a controversial usage.
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In [[fanhistory]], a '''focal point''' is a [[fanzine]], [[fan]] or group considered central to a particular [[fannish]] era. In particular, in a [[numbered fandom]], the focal point is the [[zine]] that most exemplified and defined the period, the quintessential [[zine]] a [[fan]] had to read to be considered truly a part of the era.  
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In post-numerical eras, [[conventions]] or online communities have sometimes been called "focal points," but this is a controversial usage.  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 11:12, 18 January 2021

(Did you mean a fanzine by Mike McInerney, Arnie Katz and rich brown?)


In fanhistory, a focal point is a fanzine, fan or group considered central to a particular fannish era. In particular, in a numbered fandom, the focal point is the zine that most exemplified and defined the period, the quintessential zine a fan had to read to be considered truly a part of the era.

In post-numerical eras, conventions or online communities have sometimes been called "focal points," but this is a controversial usage.


Fanspeak
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.