Articles Posted in the " fandom " Category

  • Teen Wolf Fans are Skeptical About Joining “The Collective”

    MTV just launched their latest effort to engage (or exploit, depending on who you ask) fandom. Described by Mashable as “a new virtual clubhouse”, The Collective is “a curated space for ‘Teen Wolf’ fans to share and be recognised for their unique content”. While some of the fandom were excited by MTV’s continued effort to […]


  • Tyler Hoechlin, Sterek, Conventions and The Fourth Wall

    A lot has happened in the Teen Wolf fandom over the last few days, some of it good, some of it bad and some of it depends on where you’re standing. It began with a single fan’s experience which ballooned in a fandom-wide issue that caused all kinds of trouble – particularly in regards to […]



  • Whatever You Do, Don’t Mention The Slash

    It’s safe to assume that anyone that has access to the Internet and has visited Entertainment Websites in the last year or so has probably heard of slash. Gone are the days when fans could use the term as a code without outsiders knowing what we were talking about. The cat is well and truly […]


  • Fannibals Call on Fellow Fandoms to Help Them Help Will Graham

    There’s nothing that represents the beauty, the passion, and the pain of fandom better than a “save our show” campaign. NBC’s Hannibal, arguably one of THE BEST shows on television right now, is at risk of being cancelled due to low ratings (we all know that’s not exactly an indicator of quality). In order to […]


  • A Love Letter to Fandom: If They Could See What I See

    Fandom has been talked about more and more recently. I’m pretty excited about that, obviously because it means I have a job, but despite the increase in visibility there is still a massive disconnect between the fandom the media presents and the fandom that I experience every day. I know there are a lot of […]


  • Big Bang Press and Why You Should be Excited

    I can’t count the amount of times that I have said to myself that I would pay good money to read a novel that is half as good as some of the fan fiction I read. Well now, thanks to a bunch of wonderfully motivated fans, I can. Big Bang Press is, according to their […]


  • Fandom Wants to be Heard and Orlando Jones is Listening

    Actor Orlando Jones completely destroyed any vestige of the fourth wall when he dove head first into the Sleepy Hollow fandom. Jones has embraced, and in turn been embraced, by online fandom wholeheartedly to an extent that has not really been experienced before. Despite the overwhelmingly positive response to his involvement in fandom many critics […]


  • Baiting the Fandom That Feeds You

    With fandom’s migration online and the rise of Social Media, any hope of hiding fan practices has basically disintegrated. Creators (including performers, writers, directors and producers) are actively encouraged to interact with fans via platforms like Twitter, Facebook and even Tumblr. So while some fans desperately attempt to maintain the illusion of the Fourth Wall […]


  • Authorial Intent Versus Audience Interpretation: Whose Voice is More Valid?

    The realm of art—whether it be literature, music, digital, or any other form—is a fascinating illustration of perspective. A scene can be interpreted as either romantic or menacing; a character can be praised as heroic or condemned as imperious; themes can range from the universal struggle between order and chaos to being completely non-existent. Such […]