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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ An interrogation of all our fanzine sellers has revealed that none of these devoted Darlington fans actually said those fateful words.
▪ Before I go on, some of you may not have the foggiest what a fanzine is.
▪ Besides a lot of fanzines, there are many regional newspapers covering local and All-Union events.
▪ From graffiti to fanzines to indie-pop, that is the glue which fuels most real youth enterprise.
▪ In a fanzine interview, Gedge was asked why Shaun Charman had left.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1949, from fan (n.2) + suffix abstracted from magazine.


n. A magazine, normally produced by amateurs, intended for people who share a common interest


A fanzine ( blend of fan and magazine or - zine) is a nonprofessional and nonofficial publication produced by fans of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre) for the pleasure of others who share their interest. The term was coined in an October 1940 science fiction fanzine by Russ Chauvenet and first popularized within science fiction fandom, from whom it was adopted by others.

Typically, publishers, editors and contributors of articles or illustrations to fanzines receive no financial compensation. Fanzines are traditionally circulated free of charge, or for a nominal cost to defray postage or production expenses. Copies are often offered in exchange for similar publications, or for contributions of art, articles, or letters of comment (LoCs), which are then published.

A few fanzines have evolved into professional publications (sometimes known as "prozines"), and many professional writers were first published in fanzines; some continue to contribute to them after establishing a professional reputation. The term fanzine is sometimes confused with " fan magazine", but the latter term most often refers to commercially produced publications for (rather than by) fans.

Usage examples of "fanzine".

Big Name Fans with reps as fanzine reviewers of low-brow space opera and elves-and-dragons schlock, inveigle an innocent academic critic into taking part in the animal act, add two science fiction writers, one with pretensions to literary ambitions, namely Dexter, and one to proclaim that he was only in it to separate Joe from his beer money, namely that flaming red asshole Garret Selby.

Fandom itself, with its spin-off cults and marketing mini-empires, with its Trekkies and Pern freaks, with its Scientologists and fanzine fans, with its Dungeons and its Dragons and its Prune World Messiahs, have long since become expressions of the collective schlockgeist of SF rather than anything of our willing literary creation.

I had done some interview work for fanzines as a nerdy fanboy in Augusta Georgia.

Appin Dungannon, Rubicon had earned its place in fannish history long before the banquet degenerated into a shouting match between rival fanzine publishers over the heretofore unexplained identity of the mysterious, fiendish Chip Livingstone, and before one desperately sincere femmefan burst into tears and subsequently severed all contact with the hobby.

As I have mentioned earlier, there are now even sf clubs and fanzines in the East Bloc.

Big Names contribute to the fanzines on the same conditions as other contributors.

The fans got into contact with each other through these fanzines, new clubs appeared all over the U.

After all, sf fandom is composed of a number of people who happen to be interested in science fiction, and even if there are some people in it who appear to be more interested in the paraphernalia of clubs, fanzines and conventions than in the actual literary media, the overall picture is one of a large number of individuals devoting themselves to a common interest.

These fanzines are hard to obtain for the uninitiated, but they are usually well worth the trouble.

And there are a number of highly original writers and illustrators working in these fanzines, whose works probably would have much trouble getting published in the large magazines.

East European countries there exists a more or less pronounced sf fandom, and now and then local fanzines have found their way through the Iron Curtain.

This person has written savage book reviews of the Runewind series in a number of fanzines, and in personal letters he has indicated an antipathy toward Dungannon personally, and in general he has been the most vocal critic both of the author and his work.

There followed reviews in various science fiction prozines and fanzines and it seemed to me, at the time, that they were uniformly unfavorable.

Remember all the garbage that came out in fanzines after Bimbos of the Death Sun first came out?

Drake, who wrote Dorothy Denning out of nowhere, and asked for an interview for his cheapo cyberpunk fanzine, and then started grilling her on her ethics.