On The Fetishisation Of Gay Men By Women In The Slash Community

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The following was originally posted on The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network) and has been republished here with permission.About a year ago, I went with friends to see a live reading of Welcome to Night Vale and was shocked by the amount of screaming coming from women in the audience. » 1/18/15 2:13pm 1/18/15 2:13pm

Fandom Academia: Gender Influences Filk Far Less Than You'd Think

I love the highly-specific title of this academic paper by Melissa Tatum, Robert Spoo, and Banjamin Pope: "Does Gender Influence Attitudes Toward Copyright in the Filk Community?" It combines three hot-button issues: copyright, gender, and fandom. It's a like a powder keg of things people have very strong opinions on. » 6/21/14 12:30am 6/21/14 12:30am

Check out the Doctor Who Fan Art Created by Teenage Peter Capaldi!

Peter Capaldi just got cast as the new star of Doctor Who, and described it as a lifelong dream — but you may not have realized quite how much Capaldi dreamed about Doctor Who when he was younger. Here's some fan art of Tom Baker in the TARDIS, created by a teenage Capaldi. Update: The art is way more recent. » 8/06/13 5:00pm 8/06/13 5:00pm

Harry Potter, Sherlock, and The Greatest Scandals in Fandom

This week on We Come From the Future, we talk about what happens when scandal rips through the heart of fandom. Along with our special guests, Daily Dot fandom reporter Aja Romano, and Circlet Press publisher Cecilia Tan, we delve into all the wank that makes fans on the internet lose their shit. From Sherlock… » 10/26/12 10:43am 10/26/12 10:43am