fandom fandom

Definition(s):

  • (n) the fans of a sport or famous person

Usage(s):

  1. Maybe I'm ignorant to other fandom-sponsored charity organizations, and if I am, I'd love to be enlightened.
  2. We talked about Twilight fandom and the lessons of Golden Compass and Weitz's natural estrogen levels.
  3. Wizard rock is just one aspect of a subtle transformation that's taking place in the world of Harry Potter fandom.

News

  1. Notre Dame football recruiting: Prospect already an Irish fan

    Jerry Tillery doesn't have to hide his Notre Dame fandom.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: 22 WSBT South Bend

  2. These Stupid Heat Fans Missed History and Tried to Get Back in Last Night

    Regardless of the situation, leaving a big game early to beat traffic is one of the deadly sins of sports fandom (unless maybe you're a Dodgers fan). ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  3. Watch: Casey at the Bat, the Bob Welch-Reggie Jackson version

    Bob Welch striking out Reggie Jackson to seal Game 2 of the 1978 World Series is an indelible cornerstone of my baseball fandom, not to mention one of my earliest steps down the path that led me to this space at SI.com. Though I had been exposed to baseball prior to 1978, that was the year the sport moved beyond my own backyard games of catch and whiffle ball. At eight years old, I began ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

Quotes

  1. "With the 'Lord of the Rings' they were so well known around the world that you could depend upon just the fandom to be this huge core demographic," Weitz told Reuters.
    on Nov 27, 2007 By: Chris Weitz Source: Reuters UK

  2. "There's a hefty sense in fandom that this summer kind of laid an egg," McWeeny said. "This trailer has a hint of mystery, something to engage them that right now they can focus on."
    on Jul 13, 2007 By: Drew McWeeny Source: Kansas City Star

  3. "Fans are becoming more and more participatory in social groups that are built around doing their own things with pop culture materials," Baym said. "That trend is sweeping fandom and is largely motivated by the Internet."
    on Feb 23, 2007 By: Nancy Baym Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution (registration)

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