completelysane: On a slightly related note – this! The Fan Phenomena series by Intellect Books is out – or at least some of them. They take an academic approach to fandom but are designed to be accessible to the average reader, and discuss fandom, cosplay, new media, and pop culture. I helped work on these – very briefly. Other titles not pictured (because I gave the postcards to comic shops) are Batman and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Twin Peaks and Buffy are out now, with the others coming soon. You can order them from Intellect, the University of Chicago, or Amazon.