The ex-fan's place in fan studies

  • Bridget Kies University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Keywords: Affect, Endings, Supernatural


In an examination of how fans end their relationships with the objects of their fandom and related fan communities, I use my own experiences with the television series Supernatural (WB/CW, 2005–) to demonstrate how breaking up with a fandom is emotionally and technologically complicated. Becoming an ex-fan is different from antifandom and is worthy of greater investigation in fan studies.