What does fandom mean?

Community of fans

Fandom is a slang term for a community of fans that combines "fanatics" and "kingdom." This term is used to describe a community of fans of team, person, TV show, movie, etc.

The fans relate to each other through their similar interests and often develop bonds, all while wearing prosthetic elf ears. A popular gathering of a fandom occurs at fan conventions like Comic Con.


I subscribe to Trekkie fandom, make fun of me all you want, but I can at least speak Klingon
Some of the Harry Potter fandom dressed as Slytherin
Some of the Harry Potter fandom dressed as Slytherin

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Updated March 20, 2017

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