Tag Archives: Fandom

Life as a Star Wars fan

Star Wars, or at least, the Skywalker Saga, ended late last year. Watching the final chapter of the saga that startet 42 years ago (fun fact: I’m three days younger than the premiere of the first film), I was left elated, overjoyed, but also strangely relieved. I loved this film, as I have loved all the Star Wars films that

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Fandom and Iconic Branding

Fandom will develop around brands that can be seen as iconic. After all, even though just about everyone drinks milk, very few will call themselves a true fan of milk. Milk cosplay won’t be very common, and convention about milk won’t sell many tickets. An iconic brand is one that has a profound impact on culture and the ability to

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Fan Activities

What do fans do? Here are seven activities that are common in many fandoms. And if some of the words are sounding religious, that’s no accident. Fandoms have many aspects in common with religion, and many religions could be seen as fandoms in their own right. Here are seven fan activities that most fandoms have in common. Again, I recommend

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A Short Introduction to Fandom

Fandom can be described in various ways, but as I see it, it is a common denominator to describe various social activities centered around certain brands and activities. These activities gives fans a feeling of belonging and strengthened feeling of identity, which also results in increased loyalty to the brand in question. The following descriptions is, along with my own

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