Inner Circle

(1) A Fanzine by Walter Shedlofsky

A fantasy/weird fantasy poetry fanzine published by Walter Shedlofsky in the mid-1970s. This fanzine lasted for at least 4 issues.

(2) An Old Term for Trufan

from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
Aside from the distinctions between fans and stfnists, and trufans and confans, the super-active group is sometimes considered separately. Inner Circle fans may be considered as those who subscribe to a significant fraction of all fanzines, including all the leading ones; who correspond with other leading fans; publish one or several fanzines; play politics and perform duties in fan organizations; promote activities such as fan gatherings; and author many pieces published in others' fanzines. They are the ones who at a given time may be considered essential to fandom's continued existence. In fandomwide polls the top ten fans should all come from this group.
from Fancyclopedia 1 ca. 1944
Aside from the distinctions between fans and scientifictionists, the "real fans" or super-actives are sometimes considered separately. Inner Circle fans may be considered as those who subscribe to most fanzines, all of the leading ones; correspond with other leading fans; publish one or several fanzines; play politics and perform duties in fan organizations; promote activities such as fan gatherings; and author many pieces published in others' fanzines. They are the ones who at a given time may be considered essential to fandom's continued existence. The top ten fans should all come from this group.