Articles Posted in the " true fan " Category

  • 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 […]


  • I’m a Girl, and I Like Supernatural

    Every so often a man comes around talking about how he’s a guy who watches Supernatural like it’s something risqué or how he’ll somehow potentially lose his man cred because he’s watching a “Chick Show.” A large amount of posturing is usually the result.  One such article came out yesterday.  (UPDATE: The article has since […]


  • How the “True Fan” Phenomenon is Destroying Geek Culture

    In recent years “True Fan” phenomenon has spread through many aspects of geek culture, from gaming to comics to science fiction – it’s tearing many fandoms and geek subcultures apart at the seams, and making people feel uncomfortable in what should reasonably be welcoming shared spaces. The concept of a “True Fan” can come in […]