fan·​zine ˈfan-ˌzēn How to pronounce fanzine (audio)
: a magazine written by and for fans
a sci-fi fanzine
a punk rocker with her own fanzine

Examples of fanzine in a Sentence

a musician with her own fanzine
Recent Examples on the Web Bonus items: an angel-on-acrylic panel; 48-pg book with unreleased photos; new 20-pg fanzine; LA gig poster litho; 2 ticket stubs; replicas of the promo angel mobile, 3 gig flyers, all-access tour laminate & 4 backstage passes. Jem Aswad, Variety, 5 Sep. 2023 In the beginning Mike founded Ugly Things in 1983 as a 30-page fanzine. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Aug. 2023 Small-town skater dude, had a band, had a ramp in his backyard, had a fanzine. Brad Cohan, SPIN, 13 June 2023 Forget the gee-whiz, fanzine frills -- although there is enough celebrity schmoozing to indulge an MTV mentality. San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Mar. 2023 While still in their teens, the Benfords published 29 issues of the fanzine Void. Steve Nadis, Discover Magazine, 1 May 2016 In 1995, Bruneel created a modest fanzine named after his old radio show. Paul Grein, Billboard, 29 Nov. 2022 His entrepreneurial journey started producing a computer fanzine on his high school’s photocopier in Exeter, England at the age of thirteen. Melanie Fine, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 There’s something about it that feels like a fanzine. Craig Jenkins, Vulture, 22 Apr. 2021 See More

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Word History


fan entry 3 + magazine

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fanzine was in 1942

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“Fanzine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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