A connected country: Sweden—Fertile ground for digital fandoms

Christina Olin-Scheller, Pia Sundqvist

Abstract


We discuss the spread of fans and fandoms within Sweden. With a specific focus on fan fiction and video games, we describe Swedish fan activities in relation to the fact that Sweden is a connected country—that is, a highly technologically developed society. We also describe fan activities in relation to the fact that the level of English-language proficiency is high among Swedish children and teenagers.

Keywords


Fan community; Fan fiction; Video games

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