Category Archives: Fandom

Keeping the Fandom Flame in a Sci-Fi World

by Gail Z. Martin What do you do when the fantastic becomes commonplace? Back in the day, early in the 20th century, sci-fi had a lot of ground to cover. Rocket ships, ray guns, space travel, light-up gadgets—there was no … Continue reading

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Why book fans need media and gaming fans (and vice versa)

by Gail Z. Martin I run into some groups of fans who have a “separate but equal” view when it comes to conventions. Some book fans get twitchy around fans whose primary experience with the genre comes via gaming, movies … Continue reading

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Bringing up the kids in the (fandom) faith

by Gail Z. Martin As a parent, I know that—intentionally or unintentionally—you instill your values by example into the next generation. Your kids see what’s really important to you—by your actions more than your words. Many parents struggle to instill … Continue reading

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The Graying of the Fan—Or Not

by Gail Z. Martin I attend more than a dozen sci-fi/fantasy conventions each year, mostly along the East Coast. One of the topics that comes up often in conversation, if not as the actual topic of a panel, is the … Continue reading

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