A PROJECT ABOUT LIVING
IN UNCHARTED TERRITORY.
Fandom has been around as long as people have been telling stories and making things, but growing up and building a life in fandom still feels new and tenuous. Schools don't offer fandom career counseling.
There's a certain whiplash involved when you find yourself in a fandom job, or flying across the country to attend fan conferences, or working on a passion project that finds an audience. The unconventional always feels kind of accidental, and there's little precedent to fall back on.
This project is an answer to that - a series of interviews, essays, and conversations that will hopefully add up to both stuff-I-wish-I-had-heard and stuff-I-still-need-to-hear.
Navigating Fandom sets out to:
- document lives lived in and shaped by fandom.
- explore the unique experiences and dynamics we encounter in (and as a result of) fandom, establishing resources and sparking discussion.
- empower fans and fan communities.
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