Two decades later, Episode I is still a driving Force behind the blockbusters and overzealous fandoms of today.
Mental health experts explain the sense of loss many fans feel.
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A podcast about true crime birthed one of the most obsessive fandoms on the internet. And then parts of that fandom left the podcast behind.
Do you ever feel like you’re friends with celebrities you don’t know? You're not alone.
But what's really going on?
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1. If I am struggling, someone will be there. I have had really rough days since becoming an active member of the fandom
It's obvious to every comic book fan and moviegoer in America that superhero movies are getting worse, not better. Even though
In the midst of the seemingly endless barrage of BS we're dealing with in society at large, fandom has always served as a much needed respit for me. Like everything else, it's a microcosm of the larger world so I'm not naive to its problems.
In a climate where young queer fans are struggling to find safe spaces both on screen and in real life, many are building their own community and creating their own media that can make up for the lack of diverse queer characters on TV and in film.
Arts & Culture
Having opinions on art and entertainment isn’t a privilege, and being insulated from feedback isn’t a right.
Enter Elyza Lex. It is not just this mass appeal that makes Elyza Lex relevant. In reality, she exposes a whole new form
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Without sounding overly sentimental, one of my goals is to hand down this beloved digital heirloom down to children of my own. I know they will forge new friendships and adventures with it.
"We believe in WiSHCon so much, and what it can do," said Taylor. "There's going to be an 8-year-old girl that comes to the
It's hard to believe that we've hit the final stretch before the much anticipated release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And, as I eagerly (and admittedly a little nervously) await this next installment, I've had the opportunity to reflect on what the Star Wars franchise has meant to me over the years.
Upon reading the script we couldn't believe our eyes. The Empire didn't just strike back, it kicked the asses of the rebellion
Rubber Soul was a lot to absorb, and some listeners "were not there yet." A male fan, sixteen at the time, remembers playing
The key "takeaway" there is that Geek Culture is, indeed, booming. In fact, many Geek Culture obsessions have gone mainstream. And there are some very important reasons for this. Reasons that parents and the world-at-large may need to be more interested in and concerned about.
Back in the prehistoric times before the Internet - when dinosaurs roamed the earth, the West was wild and the East was still the mysterious Orient - mystery fandom wasn't a simple matter of keeping abreast of daily blog updates and Yahoo group digests...it had to be earned.
The girl we meet in the early pages of Chrissie Hynde's heartfelt and beautifully written memoir, Reckless, is like millions of other cool kids in the sixties who were obsessed with music, became very adept at lying to their parents, and did a lot of drugs.