Fans in an uncertain world

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Fans making Harry Potter necklaces and quilts or writing their own Star Trek spin-offs – researcher Welmoed Wagenaar has seen it all. As a teenager, Wagenaar spent hours browsing online forums and discovering ‘fanfiction’: fiction written by fans who borrow characters and other elements from existing story worlds to create new stories. Her fascination led her to conduct research into online media fandoms, with the help of a grant provided by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).


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