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Rick And Morty’s worst fans don’t deserve Rick And Morty
It really bothers me that most of the t-shirts I've seen are clearly aimed at people who want to be Rick.
tv  fandom  fail  abuse 
11 weeks ago by andrewducker
The London WorldCon apologises for RossFail
Ok,I mostly linked to that because I thought of "RossFail".
fandom  conventions  apology 
march 2014 by andrewducker
The guest of honour for WisCon who is not Elizabeth Moon writes about the situation.
And if you don't know what any of that means then just count yourself lucky.
fandom  wiscon 
september 2010 by andrewducker
Why Dr Who canon does not exist
He's so very, very right. With excellent examples.
doctorwho  fandom  television  writing  Meta  canon 
july 2009 by andrewducker
Psychodrama, Surrealism, and the Archipelago of Weird
Fascinating essay on subcultures and their invisibility to the central block of culture. Only funnier and better written than that.
communication  community  fandom  geekery  philosophy  psychology 
june 2009 by andrewducker
Fandom and RaceFail
Best post I've seen on the possible (hopeful) outcome of the whole thing.
fandom  activism  education  race 
march 2009 by andrewducker
Doctor Who (before the Tardis)
A look at some of the very early discussions and documents used when first putting together Dr Who - in the 1960s
television  fandom  doctorwho  bbc 
november 2008 by andrewducker
The Heinlein FAQ
Heinlein's one-page FAQ, from the pre-computer days, that he used to respond to letters. How terribly efficient
funny  fandom  heinlein  scifi  mail 
september 2008 by andrewducker
Announcing Dreamwidth Studios
A bunch of ex-LJ people are taking the code, fixing all the broken things, and starting over. I hope it works for them!
blog  fandom  internet  livejournal  communication  dreamwidth 
june 2008 by andrewducker
SF Magazines: Some Fudged Numbers by Warren Ellis
New post about the numbers that are selling, and the kind of budgets that leaves them with
capitalism  magazines  sales  SF  fandom  WarrenEllis 
october 2007 by andrewducker
Five Geek Social Fallacies
Good Lord. I don't seem to have tagged this before.
behaviour  geek  psychology  fandom  culture  society 
july 2007 by andrewducker
Fanspeak
Been looking for this for _ages_. A writeup of the talk at the 1999 Minicon on how "fan" conversation styles differ from "normal" ones. Earliest precursor to the "Geeks=Aspergers" discussion that I've seen.
autism  SF  fandom  geek  intelligence  psychology  brain 
july 2007 by andrewducker
The Complex and Terrifying Reality of Star Wars Fandom
You know who hates Star Wars most? The fans. A funny essay that could sum up a lot of fandoms...
Funny  Star_Wars  StarWars  Fandom  Meta 
november 2006 by andrewducker
Paranoia in Online Fandom: CMC, Girls' Aggression, and Overanalyzing the Texts
Interesting piece on how people read their own perceptions into online discussions
sociology  fandom  psychology 
july 2006 by andrewducker
A speech therapist at an SF convention gives a talk about what she's observed
Fascinating stuff, highlighting how fans (in general) socialise differently to non-fans. Lots of things mentioned that I'd noticed about geek traits.
fandom  speech  SF  geek  autism 
august 2005 by andrewducker
Genius Loves Company
Reporter goes undercover at a Mensa convention - anyone who's been to any kind of convention where intelligence takes priority to social skills should be amused.
fandom  conventions  mensa  intelligence 
may 2005 by andrewducker

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