On symposia: LiveJournal and the shape of fannish discourse

  • Rebecca Lucy Busker Parkland College
Keywords: Fan community, LiveJournal

Abstract

Fandom has changed dramatically as the primary medium for fan discussion has shifted from mailing lists to LiveJournal. Decentralization and spaces focussed on individuals rather than topics have created changes such as a stronger knowledge in peripheral knowledge of fandoms, and an increase in multifandom and metafandom discussion.

Author Biography

Rebecca Lucy Busker, Parkland College
Associate Professor/Director of College Level Composition, Department of Humanities
Published
2008-08-02
Section
Symposium