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
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
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
Fandom means family. And family means no one sits alone in mental institute. Because there are so many days when it looks like we are all going to end up in one.
( Warning: Prepare some cash, if you are joining fandom. Therapies are expensive)
You don´t choose fandom. Fandom chooses you.
by SomeAwesomeName November 12, 2014
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 group of fangirls/boys who are usually found on social media sites such as Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.

They are actually some of the nicest people you can meet, since many have been through their share of pain and can understand most people's emotions.

Most non-fangirls/boys tend to believe that we're brainless psychopaths with zero grammatical skill, who will murder anyone who is standing in the way of their favorite book/celebrity/etc, but that is not true (in most cases). We're actually pretty nice people, and if you get to know a few, you might actually like them.

Those "fans" that claim they're going to marry a celebrity and actually consider it true are fake fans and are not to be believed.

Many of us actually write brilliant fanfictions (The majority of us prefer Wattpad over Fanfiction.net) and draw amazing art (Example: Viria and Finchwing on DA), as opposed to what many of you want to believe.

A few fandoms are (and are not limited to) Warriors (Warrior Cats), Demigods (PJO and HOO), Directioners (One Direction), the 5SOSFam (5 Seconds of Summer), Whovians (Doctor Who), the Tyler Oakley fandom (Tyler Oakley), the Bro Army (PewDiePie), etc.

***WARNING***
YOU SHOULD NEVER INSULT A FANGIRLS/BOY'S OTP, FANDOM, OR LOVED CHARACTER/CELEBRITY/BOOK/ETC. YOU WILL FIND YOURSELF MOBBED BY HUNDREDS (I'm not exaggerating) OF FANGIRLS/BOYS IF YOU HAPPEN TO DISTURB THE WRONG FANDOM. NEVER UNDERESTIMATE US

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
Person #1: I'm actually feeling a bit sad.
Person #2: Why? What's wrong?
Person #1: I accidentally slipped that I hate Harry Potter and 5 Seconds of Summer on my Instagram account, and people started attacking me.
Person #2: They were probably the fangirls. If one hears that you hate something they love, they'll call the whole fandom over.
Person #1: Yeah, no kidding! My account got so many reports that it got deleted! And then somehow they found my backup and private accounts and got those deleted, too!
Person #2: Well, at least now you know not to mess with fandoms!

~This has actually happened before to one of my friends (they aren't really my friend anymore)~
by muke-clemmings January 09, 2015
An internet gang associated with a movie, television series, book, webcomic, etc...
Superwholock is an awesome fandom.
by FireShell7 September 03, 2014

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