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Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls
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Katherine Larsen teaches at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA, and is the area chair for fan theory and culture for the Popular Culture Association. Lynn S. Zubernis is associate professor of counsellor education at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, USA. She is also area chair for stardom and fandom for the Southwest Popular Culture Association. Larsen and Zubernis are principal and associate editors of the Journal of Fandom Studies. Together, they have authored Fandom at the Crossroads: Celebration, Shame, and Fan/Producer Relationships and edited Fan Culture: Theory/Practice and Fan Phenomena: ""Supernatural."" They aren't telling the names under which they write fan fiction.

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"Fangasm takes you on a wild and brave journey into the deep realm of fandom. It's a no-holds-barred true tale of community, passion, and creativity, where the fans are the real stars of the story. An honest, insightful, and often surprising exploration into the world of fandom, Fangasm breaks down barriers and reminds us just how vital fans are to the success of any creative work. It resonates with the fangirl or fanboy in all of us."--Tony Zierra, director, and Elizabeth Yoffe, producer, My Big Break "Take a trip on the rollercoaster ride that is the Supernatural fandom as Kathy and Lynn combine their own fannish passion with astute academic insights into what it is to be a fan. Combining an emotionally honest account of their own experiences with interviews with the cast and showrunners on fandom, it's a book no fan should miss."--Jules Wilkinson, administrator of the SuperWiki "Being a fan isn't hard. Getting inside a fandom, exploring every nook and cranny of a show, doing smart interviews with the top talent, keeping your perspective AND your sense of humor? Now that is really freakin' hard. Kathy and Lynn are the best possible guides anyone could have through the many worlds of Supernatural fandom. As writers, tour guides, and companions, they kick it in the ass in every possible way. This is a terrific and engaging read."--Maureen Ryan, television critic, Huffington Post "Fangasm" takes you on a wild and brave journey into the deep realm of fandom. It's a no-holds-barred true tale of community, passion, and creativity, where the fans are the real stars of the story.An honest, insightful, and often surprising exploration into the world of fandom, "Fangasm" breaks down barriers and reminds us just how vital fans are to the success of any creative work. It resonates with the fangirl or fanboy in all of us. Tony Zierra, director, and Elizabeth Yoffe, producer, "My Big Break"" Take a trip on the rollercoaster ride that is the "Supernatural" fandom as Kathy and Lynn combine their own fannish passion with astute academic insights into what it is to be a fan. Combining an emotionally honest account of their own experiences with interviews with the cast and showrunners on fandom, it's a book no fan should miss. Jules Wilkinson, administrator of the" SuperWiki"" Being a fan isn t hard. Getting inside a fandom, exploring every nook and cranny of a show, doing smart interviews with the top talent, keeping your perspective AND your sense of humor? Now that is really freakin hard. Kathy and Lynn are the best possible guides anyone could have through the many worlds of "Supernatural" fandom. As writers, tour guides, and companions, they kick it in the ass in every possible way. This is a terrific and engaging read. Maureen Ryan, television critic, "Huffington Post"" ""Fangasm" takes you on a wild and brave journey into the deep realm of fandom. It's a no-holds-barred true tale of community, passion, and creativity, where the fans are the real stars of the story. An honest, insightful, and often surprising exploration into the world of fandom, "Fangasm" breaks down barriers and reminds us just how vital fans are to the success of any creative work. It resonates with the fangirl or fanboy in all of us."--Tony Zierra, director, and Elizabeth Yoffe, producer, "My Big Break"

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