5 Things I Learned Studying Fandom

By Pat Loika (Comic-Con 2013) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

1) Being “in fandom” is about self-definition

2) Fandom isn’t about what you love — it’s about how you love it

3) Fandom is a powerful critical tool

4) Fans create the spaces they need

5) Fandom isn’t inherently good or bad — and you can’t control it

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Director of www.storythings.com. Runs www.howwegettonext.com, www.thestory.org.uk, and lots of other stuff.

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