Among science fiction
, comic book
and fantasy fans
, a Big Name Fan
for short) is a member of a fandom who is particularly well-known, liked and celebrated for their contributions of art
, or articles on fandom
. They generally have many fans of their own, who praise them and read their online journals
. Some authors and columnists for fanzines
and semi-professional magazines are considered BNFs.
Ideally, a BNF is an intelligent, well-spoken individual who earns the respect of other fans.