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Fandom needs its Glee

by Gail Z. Martin Thanks to Glee, American Idol, Dancing with the Stars and Guitar Hero, my kids know the words to all the songs that were popular when I was in high school, and quite a few songs that … 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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