Here’s a roundup of stories on fandom practices stretching beyond fannish spaces that might be of interest to fans:
- Many courses have been taught on fandom texts, but fewer texts have been used to develop general skills. This interview with a US High School educator on Supernatural in the classroom discusses how the writing skills and critical thinking found in many fan forums can be brought into a classroom curriculum.
- L.A. Weekly looks at its local art scene through the lens of art fandom in its piece Peter Voulkos, Can I Have Your Autograph? noting that “Fandom typically involves frivolous pursuits like Dodger dogs or Comic-Con nerdery, but for artists it’s practically a necessity…Maybe the best artists make work so well-timed it leaves the past in its wake, but even those pioneers usually start out as big fans.”
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