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Supernatural and the Exploits of The Fangirls

With the discovery of fan exploitation through the case of Firefly/Serenity, there is another case that probably shares a personal point-of-view of a particular fan, their fandom and their experience with fan labor. The ones I am talking about are Katherine Larsen and Lynn Zubernis; remember me mentioning these two ladies before? These two professors …

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#Crowdfunding, #Fans Blog Posts Fandom Kickstarter Participatory Culture

Fans, Fandom and Participatory Cultures

Another interesting aspect of Crowdfunding is that it is a type of “participatory culture.” People have to participate in order for the campaigns to succeed. No campaign can work without the crowd. Why should we discuss participatory culture? Because one must understand how people in a fandom participate within its culture to really understand why …

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