Lynn Zubernis is a clinical psychologist and professor at West Chester University. She is also Area Chair for Stardom and Fandom for the Southwest Popular Culture Association. Katherine Larsen teaches at George Washington University and is the Area Chair for Fan Theory and Culture for the Popular Culture Association. Kathy is the Principal Editor and Lynn the Associate Editor of The Journal of Fandom Studies published by Intellect. Check it out for fascinating cutting edge articles on fandom of all kinds.
Fangasm, the story of our five year roadtrip through fandom, is for sale now — click through the link at the top right to buy from Amazon. We share our uncensored (mis) adventures at Supernatural fan conventions and in online fandom, and then go behind the scenes and onto the Supernatural set to talk to the stars of the show and find out their thoughts on fans, fame and SPN. Of course, things rarely go that smoothly. Not for us anyway.
Our newest Supernatural book, Fan Phenomena: Supernatural, is part of wonderful new series from Intellect Press. There are chapters about the show we love from fans, academics, cast and crew – including essays by Misha Collins and Richard Speight, Jr. Click the link at the top right to read more or to buy from Amazon.
If you’d like to read our more academic exploration of Supernatural and fans and our analysis of what makes fandom so important to so many of us, you can buy Fandom at the Crossroads: Celebration, Shame and Fan/Producer Relationships now on Amazon too – click through the link at the top right to purchase. Fandom At The Crossroads is available in paperback or hardback, and balances our theorizing about fandom with in-depth interviews with the fans, cast, and crew of Supernatural. Jared, Jensen, Misha, and many others share their thoughts on fans and fame and the show.
Our edited collection – Fan Culture: Theory/Practice – is also available on Amazon. It features essays by Matt Hills, Kristina Busse and Karen Hellekson, Paul Booth, and Lincoln Geraghty among other wonderful contributions.
For a little bit about Kathy, check out this recent article in GW Magazine. Lynn was also featured in this article in West Chester University’s online News. Many of our interviews, book reviews and articles are also linked on the sidebar to the right of the Home page.
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