Comparing Fan Culture: The US and Japanese Sci-fi Fantasy Scenes

The notion of fan culture, or fandom, certainly isn’t anything new. In the simplest sense, it’s a community of individuals that share a passion for a particular piece or style of entertainment and it applies to almost every genre. There was Beatlemania and there are still Dead Heads. There are Twi-hards and Potterheads and Trekkies […]