Tag Archives: responsible fandom

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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How to be a Responsible Fan

As you may know, Wanderers, we’re going to be leaving you for a while, so we wanted to make sure you’ve got a quick reference guide to the kind of things we’ve been trying to promote. So, without further ado, … Continue reading

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Protecting Those You Don’t Know

Wanderers, it goes without saying that we’re quite fond of the people we’re fans of; it kind of goes with the territory. For whatever reason, we consider them worthy of admiration, and it can be disconcerting to find that others … Continue reading

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Gotta Be Positive

Okay, so, fair warning to all dear readers, this might be a bit of a ramble of an editorial, because it’s a bit of a stream of thought in places. I’ll try to not ramble too much, and keep it … 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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I’m Okay (Trust Me)

I should first preface this article by saying, despite the title, it is not about the band My Chemical Romance, and their surprisingly positive effect on their fan base despite what the mass media and tabloids would have otherwise convinced … Continue reading

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How to Be a Good Audience Member

Well, Wanderers, sometimes it’s good to go out and watch something at the cinema or theatre. This can,  however, be fraught with difficulties due to the fact that people are quite easy to annoy. They’re even easier to annoy if … Continue reading

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How to Deal with Bullying in Fandoms

Wanderers, as much as fandom is an escape from reality, a safe haven for our creative urges, sometimes less…welcome behaviours slip in. I am, of course, talking about bullying. Bullying is a serious matter, whether it be in person, online, … Continue reading

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Permission and Privacy: A Fan’s Guide

Hello, Wanderers. Here I am with another Wildcard about being a good fan. We’ve touched on some of these points before in our Being Fandom article on manners, and we’re touching on others in this issue’s FW Tips, but I … Continue reading

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