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Fandom Week 10: Authenticity Issues

This week’s first reading, “the pretty good problem” was a little hard to get into. It required a little bit of researching terms ( I had never heard of ‘Godin’s purpleness‘ … and I think the reading starts somewhere in the middle of the chapter after ‘Magic’ has been described/defined as a show). Once I Continue reading Fandom Week 10: Authenticity Issues

Fandom Week 8: Make Some Money with Fandom Assignment

Right before this week’s assignment was announced, Madison mentioned that she had bought some cool walnut sticker paper that she wanted to make something out of, so at the end of the class we turned to each other and said LET’S USE IT FOR THIS! We used the $20 to reimburse Madison for the supplies Continue reading Fandom Week 8: Make Some Money with Fandom Assignment

Fandom Week 6 Reading Response

This week’s reading primarily used skateboarding culture to illustrate the way in which we use something like a subculture’s iconography and group identity to help us address the tension between wanting to see ourselves as individuals and wanting to feel like we are a part of something larger. The timing of this assignment felt almost Continue reading Fandom Week 6 Reading Response

Fandom: Week 3 Reading Response

This weeks required readings offered some interesting perspectives on cultures within fandoms, but I found it hard to form an objective opinion on whether I thought the authors’ claims were correct, because both articles focused on fandoms for one musician, and I wasn’t familiar enough with the fan objects or their fans to know if these Continue reading Fandom: Week 3 Reading Response

Fandom Week 2: Performing Fanlike activities at a Pokemon Tournament

For this week’s assignment of performing a fanlike activity for a fandom that is unfamiliar to us, Madison and I decided to head to our local gaming shop, The Brooklyn Strategist,  to learn to play a game with an intense fan following like Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, or Warhammer. I’d been to this shop before Continue reading Fandom Week 2: Performing Fanlike activities at a Pokemon Tournament

Fandom Week 1: Response and Personal Timeline

I found this weeks Loving Music reading really fascinating in its description of the various ways in which fans went about trying to “prolong the enjoyment” of attending a concert. I think I started paying particular attention to this aspect of the reading when they described how ardent fans could collect binders of sheet music to Continue reading Fandom Week 1: Response and Personal Timeline