"For those of us who prefer to spend our days enjoying things, it is a fact of life: Lots of disagreeable people like things that might otherwise be pretty cool." Ruined By Its Fans
attempts to quantify how much fans are able to ruin everything.
posted by NoraReed
on Jun 4, 2013 -
Vulture's Top 25 Most Devoted Fan Bases
: "Vulture has scanned the great plains of pop culture, weighing passion versus mere popularity to decide the 25 Most Devoted Fans of entertainment, which kicks off our weeklong exploration of all things Fandom. It's important to underscore that this list is not about mere numbers — it’s about fervency." [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd
on Oct 15, 2012 -
Isaac Butler’s excellent blog Parabasis
(previously noted in MeFi conversations about Mike Daisey
) usually centers on issues in the US nonprofit theater. Occasionally, he takes on a different topic in depth with a series of guests. This past week, he hosted the Fandom Issue
I am less interested personally in whether the Rise of the Fan is good or bad for our culture, and much more interested in what it means. This week, we assay the Fan from a number of different angles. Who are these fans? And what does it mean to be one? What happens to love when it becomes a communal activity? And what happens to it when the beloved cannot or will not respond?
posted by HeroZero
on May 22, 2012 -
mission is "to bring fan fiction out of the shadows and into the limelight." But mostly FanLib is just a multi-fandom fanfiction archive seeking to make money off of the fans through ad space. Not all fans are happy about this
. Does this matter? Henry Jenkins, Director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program thinks so
posted by FunkyHelix
on May 22, 2007 -
Determined viewers try to save another TV show
(Salon). In this case, its Farscape, which shows its last episode on Friday in the States, and has already aired here in the UK. (no spoliers). Farscape fans are trying just about everything - from picking up 6 families in the Nielsens to fundraising to produce a last episode. Interested? Read on...
posted by rshah21
on Mar 13, 2003 -