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Plural Term of the word Fandom, refering to a community or group of fans of a television show, movie, book or other media. Most commonly used to describe fan produced media groups, such as fanfiction or fanvids.

Fans usually use the term in relation to belonging to a fan group, as an territorial identifier from one community to the next, ie: "I've come across the term whumping in the SGA fandom, but we don't use that term often in the Buffy fandom."

I wrote this fic for the Buffy Fandom: This is a Smallville Fandom Vid: The buffy and HP fandoms are more popular then others.
by Chanel #5 January 13, 2007
A fanbase is a word used to describe the collection of people who mutually enjoy something. A fandom is so much more than that. This is when these people unite. Their passion is sucked into one single point and forms a black hole of fantasies. They feed off it and their passion grows. An inferno of animated gifs and captioned screengrabs explodes outward, engulfing every tumblog in sight. Fangirls screaming and crying everywhere. All is lost.
The wars between boyband 'fandoms' strike fear into the hearts of many.
by elasticdonut March 09, 2014
A conglomeration of fans and enthusiasts of a certain TV show, book, movie, anime or comic book which includes fanfiction writers and people posting on forums about the characters in the piece of fiction. While this is mostly harmless, some fandoms can become quite annoying or exaggerate the quality of the piece of fiction. This is where they cross into fan wanking and becoming fan boys. The most annoying fandoms nowadays are usually anime fandoms and the most annoying are Dragonball, Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Type-Moon, and Neon Genesis Evangelion. Dragonball, while it is a good anime, has some of the most annoying fans around that always brags about that old meme "It's over 9,000" and Evangelion fans once threatened the producers of the show with death threats.
by Hellrider285 January 06, 2014
the fan base of singers, actors, fictional characters, etc.

most of these fandoms, such as the one direction fandom includes several 'fan fics' of their sexual depression to sexually interact with them, even though this will never happen.
"OMG YAAAAS GUURL I DID!! I rubbed my genitals through all 126 pages"
this is a conversations between two 11 year olds about the one direction fandom world.
by justsayinnnnnnnnnnnb June 11, 2014
An innocent word used for describing a cult of sleep-deprived people who obsess over one or multiple comics, books, tv shows, movies, video games, etc.
(I mean this in the nicest possible way, I am a member of a number of fandoms myself.)
Beatrice is a member of the Divergent fandom. She cannot stop reading fanfiction and searching fanart. Her OTP is FourTris. She read all the books before seeing the movies.
by JennaTheKiller July 08, 2014
In fanfiction; the movie, TV show, book or other medium that a fanfiction is written about.
Smallville and Harry Potter are very popular fandoms.
by SpeakEasy September 28, 2003
1. The most disturbing phenomenon of our generation.

2. A group of people all obsessed with the same thing. Usually a work of fiction being either a movie, book, TV show, anime, comic, video game, etc...

3. A way for lonely people to feel a part of something larger than themselves.

4. A collective of creepy obsessive type people that only serves to feed and encourages each other in unhealthy obsessions and exaggerated exultation of non-existent people, creatures, places and objects.
"Oh my god, I wanted to search for pictures of that actor from that movie we saw last night but I was inundated with terrible text posts and reaction gifs from a fandom I didn't even know existed! Ugh!"
by 910664 September 15, 2012