This Week in Fandom

This Week in Fandom, Volume 17

The big news of the week is the release of Pokemon Go, a mobile game that involves travelling around to catch, battle, and level creatures from the Pokedex. While the game has not yet been released in all planned countries, it has taken the internet by storm, prompting memes, fanworks, and even hoax news stories. (But, seriously, #DontPokemonGoAndDrive, folks. It’s not safe.)

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This Week in Fandom, Volume 4

Welcome back to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s Tuesday recap of everything you may have missed lately! We’re a day late this week to make room for our April drive, which raised US$ 97,155.54 thanks to your generosity!

Another controversial character death has rocked fandom. Sleepy Hollow killed off one of its leads this past week, and the show’s audience isn’t happy. Fans took to social media in outrage and horror, with many suggesting that race may have been a significant factor in the decision to remove such a popular character. Former cast member Orlando Jones certainly thinks the character’s race is relevant. (more…)