Collector

(1) An Especially Noble Kind of Fan

A practitioner of the highest and noblest form of fanac, especially when associated with compiling and publishing a detailed Index or bibliography. See Collecting. Collectors are trufen and almost by definition mensches. "I might need that someday…"

(2) A Sufferer from a Dread Disease

Someone who has been bitten by the Kolektinbug and develops an obsessive-compulsive disorder that that drives him or her to accumulate large amounts of sf books, fanzines, prozines, sf artwork and/or other materials related to science fiction. Collectors are not necessarily fans, but fans are highly prone to the disease.

Some collectors, especially completists, collect according to a plan — all the issues of a particular magazine, for example, or all the first editions by their favorite author — but others just accumulate more and more of their obsessional objects until they have no room to move around in their houses.

(3) An Apazine by Howard DeVore

An apazine published by Howard DeVore for SAPS. The last issue (January 2006) can be found at eFanzines.com.


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