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  • Aug. 20th, 2010 at 12:23 PM
crypto: Amy Pond (Default)
Fresh from Symposium Blog: Fans, geeks, wrestlers, and Sherlock Holmes: links roundup.

Also new: Karen Hellekson, co-editor of OTW's Transformative Works & Cultures online journal, on Breaking the primacy of print.

Has anyone been watching the new season of SYTYCD Canada? Apparently there are four episodes out already. After the fiasco of the most recent U.S. season, and the cancellation of the Australia version, I'm just not sure I'm ready to plunge into yet another cycle so soon.


sara: Trompe l'oeil painting of a violin (violin)
[personal profile] sara wrote:
Aug. 20th, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
Bwahaha, Stein rather completely overlooks the thing where there's been a Sherlock Holmes fandom for more than a century. Why yes, after a few decades, it's not all that difficult to gin up a couple of LJ comms within minutes of getting new source to play with. *sigh*
crypto: Amy Pond (Default)
[personal profile] crypto wrote:
Aug. 20th, 2010 06:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that comes up in the comments too (Sean Duncan notes that he co-launched the fansite Sherlocking before filming had even started), and for fandom purposes the Doctor Who pedigree of Sherlock's creators also played a big role (similar to how Dollhouse had a ready-made potential fanbase of Whedonites). Though in the franchise age, with all the sequels and spin-offs and adaptations and remakes of existing properties, that's not so uncommon these days. And I liked Stein's main point -- that not all forms of media fandom involve traditional fan fiction-centric style fan activity.