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--- Science Fiction and Fantasy Listserv <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
IT IS A PROUD AN LONELY THING TO BE A FAN
>
>Can anyone out there ID the title of the story, author of the story, and
>offer suggestions as to where I might be able to find a copy today?
>

The story is "A Way of Life" by Robert Bloch.
I don't think it's appeared anywhere in the
past dozen years. It was originally in Startling
Stories back in the 1950s. I had offered to
reprint in in SHAGGY B.E.M. STORIES back in
1988, but Bob suggested that his "Jabberwocky
For Fandom" would fit the format better (sf
parodies), and I bought it instead.

To the best of my often-incomplete knowledge,
its last appearance was in the Wildside Press
reprint of Bloch's THE EIGHTH STAGE OF
FANDOM in 1992.

-- Mike Resnick