One of my favorite tropes in fanfic is the “famous AU” – when one of the characters is famous and the other one is not, and they meet through some bizarre coincidence. This is why I was so entertained by Geekerella, a modern-day Cinderella story with a geeky twist. -*Read our before commenting.* Please do […]
I was really excited about Britta Lundin’s Ship It, a YA novel heavily focused on fandom and convention culture featuring an LGBTQ+ romance. Unfortunately, I was incredibly disappointed with the characters and the way fandom – particularly shippers – were presented. It is a good starting off point for a much-needed discussion about entitlement in fandom, […]
A flood of true fanning and gatekeeping has come with the introduction Star Trek: Discovery, most of it aimed at new fans of the popular science fiction franchise. -*Read our before commenting.* Please do not copy our content in whole to other websites. Linkbacks are encouraged.
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 […]
True Fan Syndrome, or “gatekeeping,” has become an increasing problem in fandoms all over, and Star Wars is no exception. While fan gatekeeping presents itself as a protection for a beloved property, it actually winds up harming it, since its end goal is to drive fans away—new fans, in particular. Some think their beloved source […]
On Thursday afternoon, in a tiny room in a tiny corner of San Diego International Comic Con was a panel called ‘Fandom Is My Fandom, or We All Live in a Coffee Shop AU’. As Coffee Shop AUs are my second favorite of ALL the AUs (nothing can beat ‘fake dating’, okay) I made it […]