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Whatever Happened To Egoboo?

There is no mention of egoboo in the first Fancyclopedia, written by Jack Speer, published in 1944.

The Club House October 25, 2013

According to both Sam Moskowitz and another fan historian, whom I did know, Jack Speer, the beginnings of fandom were consumed with feuds, bickering, hoaxes, all out wars, and lots of other fun stuff. And it was fun for most of those that participated.

The Clubhouse: Looking for fandom — ConFusion at 40, Part 4

Wherefore fandom? Fandom does not equal "the science fiction market." To be a fan it's not enough just to be a consumer of science fiction....
The Slan Shack

The Clubhouse: Five words every fan should know

"I have a Cosmic Mind — now what do I do?" Fanspeak is what we call the jargon of fandom that grew up in fanzines...
Jack Speer

The Clubhouse: Common language

I said last time that I wasn't going to debate the definition of "fan" here. But one of the most important defining characteristics of...