Fantasy fandom

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Fantasy fandom is a fandom and commonality of fans of the fantasy genre.[1]

It revolves around popular media franchises belonging to the fantasy genre[2] and can include collective fan works of these fantasy franchises and events that celebrate franchises of the genre[3] as well as characters belonging to that genre.[4]

Examples of fan clubs devoted to stories and franchises of fantasy and include Disneyana fanclub,[5] and The Tolkien Society in appreciation of works by J. R. R. Tolkien.[6]

In more recent times, the development of the Internet has also taken fandom communities online.[7]

See also


  1. ^ "How Long Will Our Fascination With the Fantasy Genre Last?". Kaitlyn Fajilan. Highbrow Magazine. 
  2. ^ Michael A. Cramer (2010). Medieval Fantasy as Performance: The Society for Creative Anachronism and the Current Middle Ages. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-0-8108-6995-0. 
  3. ^ "Fandom and Creativity". 
  4. ^ Lisa A. Lewis (11 September 2002). The Adoring Audience: Fan Culture and Popular Media. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-134-89918-0. 
  5. ^ "Disneyana Fan Club - preserving and sharing the rich legacy of Walt Disney". 
  6. ^ Michael D. C. Drout (2007). J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-0-415-96942-0. 
  7. ^ Kristina Busse (16 June 2006). Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet: New Essays. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-5496-9. 

External links

  • The Communication of Fan Culture: The Impact of New Media on Science Fiction and Fantasy Fandom Georgia Institute of Technology

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