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The Decade Fandom Went Corporate

In the last twenty years, fandom and mass culture have basically merged. Fans and fandom spent the 2000s fighting for legitimacy and proving their combined worth. And corporations? Well, they spent the 2010s learning how to co-opt fandom to silence critics, manipulate press, and make even more money. Read More >>

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How to Find the Best Fanfiction on the Internet

Fanfiction is one of the internet’s most reviled and beloved genres. Its authors write tales set in their favourite pop culture worlds, from Star Trek and X-Files, to Hogwarts and boy band concerts. For every fic (yep, we are calling it 'fic' from here on in) that’s embarrassingly bad, there are thousands more that are brilliant and well-written. Here’s how to hunt down the finest works. Read More >>

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How Horny X-Files Lovers Created a New Type of Online Fandom

When The X-Files debuted, nobody knew the small, weird show would be a success. But it had something better than a marketing blitz: It had the internet as a way to connect people who wanted to believe. Read More >>