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Seeing Fans: Representations of Fandom in Media and Popular by Lucy Bennett,Paul Booth

By Lucy Bennett,Paul Booth

cut up into 4 sections, Seeing Fans analyzes the representations of fanatics within the mass media via a various variety of views. This assortment opens with a preface by way of famous actor and fan Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow), whose contemporary paintings on fandom (appearing with Henry Jenkins at comedian Con and conversing on the Fan stories community symposium) bridges the worlds of academia and the media undefined. part one makes a speciality of the representations of fanatics in documentaries and information experiences and comprises an interview with Roger Nygard, director of Trekkies and Trekkies 2. the second one part then examines fictional representations of lovers via analyses of tv and picture, that includes interviews with Emily Perkins of Supernatural, Robert Burnett, director of the movie Free Enterprise, and Luminosity, a fan who has been interviewed within the New York Magazine for her exemplary paintings in fandom. part 3 explores cultural views on fan representations, and comprises an interview with Laurent Malaquais, director of Bronies: The super unforeseen grownup enthusiasts of My Little Pony. finally, the ultimate part seems at worldwide views at the methods fanatics were represented and finishes with an interview with Jeanie Finlay, director of the track documentary Sound it Out. the gathering then closes with an afterword via fan stories student Professor Matt Hills.

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