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Plot? What Plot? Fannish History & Terminology :-)

Since the subject of what PWP means came up twice within the last two days, both here:
and on a slash yahoo list, I figured I’d throw in my own two cents.

I first came across the term PWP in about 1984 or 1985. I was attending an early slash convention, IDICon. As soon as I arrived at the hotel I was informed I'd been drafted to be on the "Plot? What Plot?" (aka PWP) panel. (The panel was quite a lot of fun, too!)

Other definitions have cropped up within the last few years but unless someone comes up with a definition that predates 1984, "Plot? What Plot?" is the original definition of PWP.


Seems like 90% of online fic is PWP these days.