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Fandom As a Conflicting Place

This is an article I’ve hesitated on writing for many an issue now. I’m not really sure as to why I’ve hesitated on writing it, but there always have been a sense of ‘be cautious’ when the topic comes up … Continue reading

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Fandom As a Port in a Storm

Life, Wanderers, can have its ups and downs. Sometimes, the downs just seem to keep coming, building up until the whole world is just a series of crashing, thunderous things you have to deal with. And when that happens, it’s … Continue reading

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Fandom As an Alternative to Expensive Magic

Wanderers, I’d like to talk about Disneyland. Not just in general – well, yes, in general, I do love talking about the place – but specifically with regards to the reputation of the place. Few are those who’ve grown up … Continue reading

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Fandom As: An Answer to the Question ‘Why?’

Oh Wanderers. This past fortnight has flown by and I once again find myself at the computer wondering what to write. Of course, everywhere I look there’s inspiration, but for this issue I want to explore something dear to all … Continue reading

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Fandom As a Way of Connecting with Those You’re Close To

Wanderers, it’s been a while, but I’m so glad to be back. In my time away, I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on what fandom actually means to me, and the impact it has on my day-to-day life. … Continue reading

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Fandom As a Very Old Thing

Wanderers, we spend a lot of time in this here ‘zine talking about internet fandom. We also talk a lot about taking photos, making videos, and all sorts of modern technology-based fan activities. Young fans could be forgiven for thinking … Continue reading

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Fandom As… Anarchy or Democracy?

Okay, so here’s the deal Wanderers, this is another one of those … ramble until I get to a point style editorials, in which I try to share my vague thoughts with you and hope that something is gleaned from … Continue reading

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Fandom As a Potential Nightmare

Wanderers, I need you to use your imagination. Today, I’m putting you in the shoes of an actor you admire. It doesn’t matter which one; it can just be you, if you were an actor, if you like. The important … Continue reading

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Fandom As Distinct from Following

Wanderers, you’re all your own people – pretty awesome people, if you don’t mind me saying so. But sometimes, when you’re a fan of a person, a company or a character, it can be easy to forget that we don’t … Continue reading

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Fandom as… Expression of Gender and Sexuality

“Fandom is female. Fandom is male. Fandom lets female play at being male. Fandom bends gender, straight, gay, prude, promiscuous… Fandom doesn’t care about norms or taboos or boundaries. Fandom cares too much about norms and taboos and boundaries…Fandom knows … Continue reading

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