quote by Henry Jenkins

Fandom, after all, is born of a balance between fascination and frustration: if media content didn't fascinate us, there would be no desire to engage with it; but if it didn't frustrate us on some level, there would be no drive to rewrite or remake it.

— Henry Jenkins

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Remove every barrier you can to fandom. A fan will be an evangelist for your work.


A big part of making music is the discovery aspect, is the surprise aspect.

That's why I think I'll always love sampling. Because it involves combining the music fandom: collecting, searching, discovering music history, and artifacts of recording that you may not have known existed and you just kind of unlock parts of your brain, you know?

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To be a fan is to be curious, and to be curious is to have openness.

.. Part of being a fan is to allow 360 degrees of experience - to immerse without judgment. It's like a really fearless step forward into new experience. There's something that feels very timeless about fandom.

Pop culture has entered into a nostalgic malaise.

Online culture is dominated by trivial mashups of the culture that existed before the onset of mashups, and by fandom responding to the dwindling outposts of centralized mass media. It is a culture of reaction without action.

Fandom can keep something alive, and fandom can take it down.


For film and television, it's interesting how fans feel that their particular ways of manifesting their affections are the correct ones. It's not just about being a fan, it's about how you perform your fandom. That's always been interesting to me.

Fandom is about fandom, it's a great big social club.

I think Hollywood has seen what fandom can do for a project.

You can definitely see that when you go to Comic-con.

Just because you're part of 'Twilight' does not mean you're a superstar.

It means that you're given the opportunity to maybe become one later if you work hard. Once fandom goes away, which it will very soon, it's all about having your priorities straight and working hard.

I think we're all fans, and I understand the whole world of fandom, because I am a fan.


I wrote so much about fandom and participation for NPR that I eventually realized my most fertile way of participating in music is to actually play it, at least in a way that made the most sense to me.

If I went for a long period in my life where I was unemployed and I was unable to make a living and the only way for me to basically provide for my family was, "Hey, we're bringing Lost back!", then I would probably consider it. But I feel like it would be a betrayal to the fandom, and myself, to do anymore Lost, because we had such an adequate period of time to end the show.

I like how blogging emulates fandom because it's so completist and spontaneous.

It really mirrors the way people listen to music, and I like that fluidity with online content.

The conventional wisdom of fandom is that you must give your fans anything they want. But I've never felt that that's a healthy attitude - and that comes from being a Star Wars fan.

I chose not to jump into the media frenzy and defend myself, though I was begged to be on every single TV show in existence. They want to blame entertainment? Isn't religion the first real entertainment? People dress up in costumes, sing songs and dedicate themselves in eternal fandom.


You'll still get guys with an array of badges to demonstrate their importance, but that just excludes people. I think fandom is more inclusive now.

Lord Of The Rings fandom was massive, worldwide, entrenched.

Generally it had been part of the fans' life all their life, because they had it read to them as children; they'd become Tolkien students.

With fantasy and sci-fi, it's based in a real fandom.

You're presenting to experts, and their source material is really important to them.

Tim Thornton's portrait of a pop culture obsession is so convincing that one can't help wishing that his fictional alt rock band actually existed, or suspecting that they did. The Alternative Hero is a weirdly compelling portrait of fanatic fandom which reads like High Fidelity at high volume.

My goal with every show we put on Geek &

Sundry is to make it that big of a success, not just within the video but within fandom itself.