Recent posts tagged fandom


The Kessel Run Is A Unit Of ... Fun

How consistency, foolish or otherwise, can be the hobgoblin of small minds in SF&F.

The Big Kick

On Brandon Sanderson's big kick(start).


Just Play At This

"Don’t think about your discipline, don’t think about your craft, just play at this."

Hugo, Hugoing, Hugoforit

AO3's Hugo: a sign of progress.


Same Old, Same Old

Our Gray Goo Media problem.

Offerings Not Demands, Palettes Not Hierarchies

I have long held a motto of my own that I think is an echo of what Steve is putting out here: Palettes, not hierarchies.

Psycho Fandom, Qu'est-ce que c'est?

Steve has some notes on pathological fandom that are worth a read. A few things stood out.


On the prevalence of righter-than-thou behaviors in fandom.

Content, Content Everywhere

On the desire to turn everything into a franchise.


Drowning In The Popcult Goldmine Dept.

How to survive the modern digital cultural flood: have no sense of history.


We Put The 'Cult' In Culture Dept.

Modern fandom of the fantastic is transformative, not passive.


Honk If You Like Baudelaire Dept.

On media as a water-cooler subject, and how it becomes about everything except itself.

Your Brainwashers Come With Smiles Dept.

Just because someone speaks geek doesn't make them your friend.

You With Your Fandom, Me With My Fandom Dept.

Fandom should be about more than just emotionally protecting one's territory.

Fan Smart, Fan Dumb Dept.

Fans owe it to themselves to understand why they love something, and not be satisfied with mere self-flattery.

But All My Friends Loved It Dept.

On the difference between "culture" and "lifestyle".

The Details Matter Dept.

Is it knowledge of details or sincerity of enjoyment that makes fans?

The Smartest People In The Room Dept.

What happens when the room you're in becomes a monoculture. (Fandom-related.)


Pacific Limp Dept.

Why del Toro's Cthuluzillavengelion project didn't quite break wide.

Nerd Herd Dept.

What constitutes an adult audience in this day and age?

Passion to Fashion Dept.

Everything is in and nothing is out. Right?

Branding Is For Cattle Dept.

SF&F fandom shouldn't be a monolith, from either the outside or the inside.

The Perfect Gateway Drug Dept.

More on the mistaken idea that a given work of SF/fantasy can "convert" the non-fandom masses.

Revenge of the Nerds Dept.

On the bad rep of SF&F fans.

Ubik Witty Dept.

Once we've bonded through our mutual fandoms, then what?

See other fandom posts for 2013