Articles Posted in the " Geek Culture " Category




  • Disaster Strikes, Fandoms and the Entertainment Industry React

    When disaster struck after Hurricane Harvey, many celebrities and fandom spaces took it upon themselves to help others in any way that they could. Most have chosen to use their power to raise funds for aid groups, but others have used social media to create a new and unique approach to help facilitate rescue efforts. […]


  • When Anti-shippers Go Too Far (And Why Aren’t We Talking About It More?)

    Fandom, the time has come to talk of many things, about ships and shippers and anti-shippers. While shippers do their fair share of bad behavior, there’s bad behavior from anti-shippers too. For some reason this seems to get less discussion, combined with a lingering, difficult-to-budge perception that shippers are to blame. That shipping is to […]


  • 19 Years Later, Tour Hogwarts On Pottermore

    Today – September 1, 2017 – is 19 years later. The date of the epilogue in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the official last day of Harry Potter canon. In celebration, Pottermore has released an online Hogwarts tour where you can explore the castle and the grounds and learn more about Harry Potter. Read our […]




  • 20 Years Later: My life with Harry Potter

    It’s been 20 years since Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone was released in the UK, which means it’s been about 19 years since I first read it. I wish I could remember the exact date, but I was only 11 and I wasn’t aware how significant that moment was going to be. Even at […]


  • Re: The Co-Opting of Geek Culture – It Wasn’t Stolen, It Evolved

    It seems like every so often an article comes out trying to define what ‘geek culture’ actually is, while dismissing large swaths of fans for not being a specific type of geek the author is most familiar with.  This time the fandom gatekeeping article comes from FlickeringMyth.com with a piece titled ‘You’re Not a Nerd: The […]