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Guest Post: Lynn Zubernis and Katherine Larsen

From time to time, the OTW will be hosting guest posts on our OTW News accounts. These guests will be providing an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom where our projects may have a presence. The posts express each author’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. We welcome suggestions from fans for future guest posts, which can be left as a comment here or by contacting us directly.

Lynn Zubernis, PhD, West Chester University and Katherine Larsen, PhD, George Washington University are authors of the books ‘Fangasm Supernatural Fangirls’ ‘Fan Phenomena: Supernatural’ ‘Fandom at the Crossroads’ and Fan Culture: ‘Theory/Practice’. They also run the blog Fangasm The Book


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This Week in Fandom, Volume 15

This past week was VidCon 2016 in Anaheim, California, USA. Though the convention is growing, there was a focus on the connection between media producers and audiences. In his keynote speech, vlogger and author John Green spoke about the importance of community: “What’s good for your community is good for your business, and what’s bad for your community is ultimately bad for your business… I would encourage you not to worry so much about how many people watch what you make; worry about how many people love what you make.”