[Star Wars: The Old Republic fans on BioWare’s fan forums] argued over whether an online game is an appropriate venue to discuss the sexual politics and the problem of heteronormativity in virtual worlds. What was often framed by the participants

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

The first 12 minutes of Backyard Blockbusters, a documentary on fan films. Contains some interesting discussion on what people think makes a fan film “fannish”, exactly. (by ZTeamProductions) (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)