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"I’M Mixing Comic Book Canon And Mcu Canon To Suit My Own Needs": Information Sharing As Community Building In A Fandom In Flux, Alison Harding Sep 2023

"I’M Mixing Comic Book Canon And Mcu Canon To Suit My Own Needs": Information Sharing As Community Building In A Fandom In Flux, Alison Harding

Proceedings from the Document Academy

Utilizing the rapidly changing landscape of the Marvel fandom on fanfiction archive Archive of Our Own (AO3) as a research site, this paper presents the findings of a combined autoethnography and digital ethnography of the Falcon and the Winter Soldier community. The work explores the ways in which a fandom community builds itself through information sharing. While the study garnered many findings, this paper primarily focuses on how tags are vital to crafting community identity, while also creating barriers to entry within the Falcon and the Winter Soldier fandom.

The results show that while the broader Marvel fandom can be …


Halliday Journals And Holodecks: Audiences And Information In Sci-Fi Fandoms: Papers From The Fanlis 2023 Symposium, Ludi Price, Lyn Robinson Sep 2023

Halliday Journals And Holodecks: Audiences And Information In Sci-Fi Fandoms: Papers From The Fanlis 2023 Symposium, Ludi Price, Lyn Robinson

Proceedings from the Document Academy

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“Being Cute And Hella Gay:" Pokémon Reborn, Fan Labor, And Queering The Pokémon World, David Peter Kocik May 2020

“Being Cute And Hella Gay:" Pokémon Reborn, Fan Labor, And Queering The Pokémon World, David Peter Kocik

Theses and Dissertations

Created in 2012, Pokémon Reborn is a fan game made by and for queer fans of the Pokémon franchise. Featuring an LGBTQ+ development team and multiple queer characters, from pansexual Rival Cain to gender non-binary Gym Leader Adrienn, Pokémon Reborn articulates queer desires in a franchise and gaming industry notorious for ignoring and dehumanizing queer individuals. While most research on independent queer game development focuses on how creators subvert heteronormative gameplay elements, Pokémon Reborn challenges dominant industry practices through its queer characters and stories. The fan game incorporates LGBTQ+ lived experiences and queer temporalities in its narrative, queering the traditional …


Noise Over Signal: Phonography Culture As Participatory, Patrick Williams, Jason Luther Jan 2020

Noise Over Signal: Phonography Culture As Participatory, Patrick Williams, Jason Luther

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

While participatory culture has been of special interest to scholars for nearly three decades, much of the focus has centered on digitally networked contexts. The digital age has indeed transformed our approaches to listening to music and how we operate as fans of music; these approaches can weave together the new and the old, and are enacted among a variety of spaces, objects, and relationships. We explore how the re-emergence of one such object in the digital age — the LP — has produced social arrangements that perhaps excavate older listening practices but do so in ways that have been …


Fan Fiction And Readers Advisory, Sarah Donnelly Dec 2019

Fan Fiction And Readers Advisory, Sarah Donnelly

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In this article, the history of Fan Fiction is discussed, its place in the library is explained, and the roles of Readers Advisory clarified.