Fandoms

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Fandom is a term used to refer to a subculture composed of fans who share common interests.[1] Those who are part of fandoms also are so devoted to go as far as taking part in cosplays, attending conventions, learning a new language (real or fiction-based),[2] covering or re-writing music, or taking part in online communities that re-write existing fictions and creating sequels simply because of being so engrossed in a fictional world.[3]


Specific fandoms

Some fandoms tend to have names or phrases that are related to fans. These would be created by the fans themselves within an online community, and then become a permanent term that is used for that certain fandom. Popular fandoms include:[4][5]


The benefits of fandoms

Fandoms can benefit industries with a marketing and consumerist perspective. There is a strong clear relationship between the industries and their fans in which they both benefit each other.[6] For example, when an industry introduces the releasing of a new TV show or album of an artist, fans then will increase the hype of such news and post about the information online.[7] Some fandoms will go as far as funding projects which they wish to be produced, and that the industries need such communal engagement in order for it to go ahead.[8]


References

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fandom
  2. http://www.britannica.com/list/15/6-fictional-languages-you-can-really-learn/items
  3. http://www.vulture.com/2012/10/25-most-devoted-fans.html
  4. http://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/TV-Fan-Names-31739359
  5. http://popcrush.com/fan-nicknames-beliebers-directioners-swifties-list/
  6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fandom
  7. http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/725252/mass-effect-3-extended-cut-dlc-release-date-announced-closure-is-coming/
  8. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/559914737/the-veronica-mars-movie-project