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  1. Harry Potter‘s Tom Felton is Making a Documentary About Fandom

    But will there be a slash fic portion?

    Tom Felton obviously has a pretty vested interest in nerdery, and now the former Malfoy is joining forces with the BBC to channel that passion into a documentary on Harry Potter and fan culture.

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  2. Today Is the First International Fanworks Day, So Let’s Discuss the Very Best Of Fan Creation

    Tell us your faves

    Today is a momentous day: It's the first ever International Fanworks Day.

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  3. Oh God, Hide Your Fics: Tumblr Introduces New “Fandometrics” Website To Chart Pop Culture

    And yet, the "reblog post as link" still hasn't been fixed yet.

    In its exhaustive quest to prove to kids on the Internet that they're totally hip and cool and their new parent company Yahoo is not running them into the ground, Tumblr has created a website which "compiles the top pop culture conversations within the Tumblr community." Basically, it's like Tumblarity but for fandoms. Hey, guys, remember Tumblarity? Gosh, I've been on the Internet for a while.

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  4. Whoever Runs The Olive Garden Twitter Is Huge Into Fandom

    ONE OF US. ONE OF US.

    We know you love Olive Garden for their breadsticks; but now also be prepared to love them for their wicked social media presence.

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  5. Clever Animation Lampoons Taboo Spoilers In Different Fandoms

    As a Firefly late bloomer, I owe you, Internet.

    We here at The Mary Sue have a lot of opinions about spoilers, as does the rest of nerd-dom, obviously. In her new animation Leigh Lahav depicts the egregious sin of spoiling a beloved geeky entity for one's friends—a transgression second only to insulting another's ship.

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  6. Things We Saw Today: History’s Sassiest Raptors

    We do move in herds!

    Spare no expense!

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  7. Oxford Dictionary Adds “Mansplain,” “Douchebag” and “Fandom”

    neckbeard, n.: (informal) growth of hair on a man’s neck, especially when regarded as indicative of poor grooming…

    Like it or lump it, the English language is constantly evolving to reflect the people that speak it--and unfortunately, those people needed a catch-all term for unsolicited male condescension. The Oxford Dictionary has released a list of new additions to their online edition, so congratulations, "mansplain," "douchebag," "fandom" and friends! You're officially in the big leagues now!

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  8. In Defense of So-Called “Bad” Fanfiction

    Shout out to Sirius/Remus.

    If you consider yourself “in” a particular fandom, regardless of what fandom it is, there’s a good chance you’ve at least dipped your toes into the great and terrible ocean of fanfiction. And there is certainly a lot of great and a lot of terrible fanfiction.

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  9. A Ridiculously Comprehensive History of Sailor Moon, Part 3: Tales from Fandom

    Sailor Fandom Attack!

    Today you can't go pretty much three virtual feet on the Internet without running into something Sailor Moon related, but people didn't just start churning out fanart and crossover cosplays overnight. It takes time to build a fandom, and the sailor-suited soldier of love and justice has had something like 20 years to grow and evolve--alongside the Internet itself, in fact. Let's celebrate it together, friends.

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  10. MTV’s “Fandom Awards” Pit Fans Against Each Other And We’re Not Down

    Way to unnecessarily encourage negativity and infighting in fan culture, guys.

    mtvU is bringing the "Fandom Awards" to SDCC and, shortly after, to your very own TVs. Here's why everything about this is terrible and degrading to fan culture.

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