So why do we identify as fans? Why does the media we consume matter to us? Why is liking something important. Steve explores the questions and comes up with theories – and fandom is closer to supposedly nonfannish things than we may think . .
- Fan I Am #1: Examining Fandom Identity – A call to examine fandom identity (and of course after this . . . actually doing it).
- Fan I Am #2: Forms Of Fans – Proposing a taxonomy of fans.
- Fan I Am #3: Identifying As A Fan – When does it make sense to identify as a fan – and how primary should it be to one’s identity?
- Fan I am #4: Fandom Identity And Pathology – What situations does fandom identity turn pathological?
- Fan I am #5: Why Identify As A Fan – Why it makes sense to identify as a fan.
- Fan I Am #6: Fandom And Larger Culture – Fandom is really its own culture – and has traits we attribute to “larger” cultures.
- Fan I Am #7: Looking At Things With A Fandom Eye – How fandom helps you see just how many things are an awful like fandom . . .
- Fan I Am #8: Own Our Fandom – Steve proposes we need to take ownership of our fandom and culture.
– Steven Savage
Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach. He blogs on careers at http://www.musehack.com/, publishes books on career and culture at http://www.informotron.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at https://www.stevensavage.com/.