I didn't really discover "organized" fandom until I went to college in the late seventies/early eighties. Before that, as J.T.B. recalled, I just had one or two friends in school who were also into Star Trek, Marvel comics, etc. (I met my best friend in junior high because she spotted me reading a DOC SAVAGE novel at lunch and introduced herself. Or maybe it was a CAPTAIN AMERICA comic?) Conveniently, the TOS movies started up around the same time my college SF club formed . . . ..