OAPEN Library – Productive Fandom This cosplay-centric book on fandom by Dr. Nicolle Lamerichs is free to download and read. Blurb: This book offers a media ethnography of the digital culture, conventions, and urban spaces associated with fandoms, arguing that

Cosplay leans on identification with narrative content. Most importantly, cosplayers have a dynamic relationship with stories and characters. Most cosplayers do not wish to exactly duplicate the character they portray; rather, they want to bring something of their own, such

[QUOTE] From A connected country: Sweden—Fertile ground for digital fandoms | Christina Olin-Scheller and Pia Sundqvist | Transformative Works and Cultures

In Sweden, older siblings are generally the ones who introduce younger siblings to various fandoms, such as digital games and fan fiction sites, thus further conflating online and real-life relationships (Swedish Media Council 2013a, 2013b; Olin-Scheller 2011). (…) Technological advancement,