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The Importance of Queer Fandom

by Linda Codega

In the direct aftermath of Pride Month, seeing proud queer people and seeing people fight and protest and stand up to tyranny, I’m reminded again of the importance of Queer Fandom. Despite the queer content that proliferates in many parts of creator-forward fandom spaces, a majority of places where fandom congregates and occurs is still […]

Who is Science Fiction For?

by Elora Powell

Last month, in this very same column, we talked about speculative fiction generally, and science fiction particularly, in terms of their place on the literary fiction/genre fiction spectrum. I concluded that while it may be perfectly accurate to consider science fiction “genre fiction”, we are entering an era in which media does not have to […]

Bringing Back Issues (Zine Culture)

by Linda Codega

Fan-made zines have been made and distributed since some of the first inceptions of fandom culture. In a way, zine culture is fandom  culture, and it’s almost impossible to separate zines like Spockanalia from Star Trek itself. Zines were the place where fans could show off and explore the parts of media they loved and […]

A Fandom History Primer (Part II)

by Linda Codega

(This is the second of a two-part series on fandom. Read the first part here.) Star Trek launched fandom into the public spotlight once again. Fan conventions, slash zines, articles, meta, analysis, and praise — all of this came into the collective lexicon of the fan in the late ’60s. The very first all-Star Trek […]

A Fandom History Primer (Part I)

by Linda Codega

We’ve heard the word ‘fandom’ used often in modern media and until recently, many people were unaware of the term. If they were aware of its use, many would associate it with the science fiction fandom or, more specifically, the Star Trek fandom. So what is fandom? Fandom is defined in various places as a […]

Get Your Youtube Education: Fandom Videos All Around

A person’s youtube history say a lot about them. I organize my youtube life into personalized playlists based on different fandoms. I don’t officially consider myself a part of any fandom until I have amassed a collection of at least 10 AMVS (anime music videos), videos dedicated to that fandom, or songs that remind me […]

Neither Comics Nor Librarian

by Tammy Garrison

Where in the world have I been? Life has gotten in the way! First, I’m not a librarian right now, which is a scene I am thinking of leaving temporarily or permanently. I’m also hiding out from the fandom community. Comic Librarian, indeed. I’m not sure if I’m disillusioned with the profession as a whole, […]

Fanfiction: More than Just a Geekfest

by KC Maguire

Author Cara Diaconoff has an interesting article out in the September 2016 Writer’s Chronicle about an experiment she conducted as a creative writing professor recently: teaching fanfiction in a writing class as part of an important emerging literary practice, or maybe even its own genre. In the article, she quotes some of her student work, […]