Monthly Archives: August 2012

Issue Five: A Note from the Editors

Hello, wanderers, and welcome to Issue Five! Well, it’s been a mad fortnight in the office, but we managed to find time to read all your comments as usual. Please do keep them coming, we love to hear from you! … Continue reading

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Fandom as Motivation

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the Olympics and their legacy. Let’s skim over the vast array of fandoms celebrated at the Opening Ceremony, and I’m even going to mimic my TV-watching habits and skip over the majority … Continue reading

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A Crime Show Like No Other: NCIS

Security guard: NCIS. Is that anything like CSI? Tony DiNozzo: Only if you’re dyslexic. Originally a spin-off from JAG (about Naval lawyers; I don’t think it ever really took hold in the UK), NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) is more … Continue reading

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Being Fandom: Part One – A Whole New World

Our new four-part series, Being Fandom, will look at aspects of belonging to and being in a fandom. First up, one writer’s experience of getting into fandom in the first place. Entering a fandom for the very first time (and I … Continue reading

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A Guide to Fandom Terms

As you may have no doubt noticed from previous articles what I have writ, being in fandom often leads to the development of a new lexicon of words. But on just entering? Well, trying to understand these words and terms … Continue reading

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Issue Five: Letters Page

There’s nothing better than hearing from you guys. Thanks for all your emails, tweets and comments. Please keep them coming, and we’ll continue to share some of them with you in each issue! Don’t forget, you can: email us at fandomwanderers@gmail.com … Continue reading

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Take a Stroll Through a Deep Dark Wood…

“Silly old Fox! Doesn’t he know, There’s no such thing as a gruffalo?” Anyone who’s so much as walked past a bookshop in the company of a child is probably aware that The Gruffalo is a book by Julia Donaldson, … Continue reading

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Fandom Wanderers: An Interview with the Team

This issue, we thought you might like to know a little about us, the editorial staff of this very website. We’re not as interesting as our previous guests, we know, so we’re keeping it brief – also we are rather … Continue reading

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Issue Four: A Note from the Editors

Hello, wanderers, and welcome to Issue Four! This issue, we’re bringing our series on The Internet and Entertainment to a close with a brief look at archives. We’re also thinking about the emotional investment involved in fandom, and of course, we’ve … Continue reading

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Magic, Romance, Family: A Widow In Waiting

“Tell me you haven’t felt something here, something you don’t feel anywhere else. A pulse, like the beating of a heart, only its beats are the days and the seasons.” A Widow in Waiting is the first original novel by … Continue reading

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