Search results for "gatekeeping"


  • “Ship It” Sounds Cute but May Actually Do Shippers a Disservice

    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, […]


  • Star Trek Is for Everyone

    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.


  • 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 […]


  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens and “True Fan” Culture

    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 […]