Questions tagged [fans]

Fans. Refers to questions about individuals that enthusiasticly follow or support something like an actor, TV shows/movies or works of literature. Groups of fans attend Scifi conventions. Over the top fans, sometime called fanatics, have been known to dress like their favorite characters.

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What is the Potterverse?

I really want to know what the Potterverse is. Is it just another synonym for the Harry Potter fandom?
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Why are there so many science fiction conventions in California?

It seems like there are a disproportionate amount of science fiction conventions in the state of California compared to the rest of the United States. Comic-Con, Wonder-Con and the Anime Expo are ...
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Arthur C. Clarke on science fiction fans

I once read somewhere that on a science fiction convention Arthur C. Clarke made a comment that science fiction fans are more intelligent than the average person. Is it true that he said that or is ...
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Was there really hype around Jar-Jar Binks before the release of The Phantom Menace?

In the Fanboy movie, there is this scene where a man proudly shows a Jar-Jar Binks tattoo he got. For those who don't know about Fanboy, the action takes place before the release of Star Wars: ...
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Is there any confirmed instance of J.K.Rowling changing her mind about future HP book detail to accomodate fans?

Is there even one confirmed instance of J.K.Rowling changing her mind about HP book detail to accomodate fans? To be specific, I mean an instance where: Rowling had a plan to write a specific detail ...
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What are the philosophical and societal differences between Star Wars and Star Trek fans? [closed]

This question is not meant to be a subjective debate on Star Wars vs Star Trek. I would like to know the underlying philosophical and societal differences between fans of Star Wars vs fans of Star ...
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What resources exist to help SF fans meet other fans, face-to-face?

Where can SF fans who want to attend informal fannish gatherings find such gatherings? Meetup.com can be spotty, and there are lots of groups that don't have a presence there.
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What is filk music?

I recently heard that there was a sci-fi related music form called "Filk." What is Filk? Where can I find out about it?