This is the story of two college professors who fell hard for a show called Supernatural. Obsession, devotion, fascination, call it what you will. We decided to figure out what was going on with us by writing a book on fandom from the fans' perspective. As academics do, we hit the libraries and internet, accumulating stacks of articles and hundreds of pages of research. We typed and revised and theorized, quoted and footnoted, and ended up with an academic text crammed full of the current scholarship on fandom.
This is not that book.
Somewhere along the line, the research took a back seat to the road trip as we traveled across the US and Canada interviewing the show’s fans, as well as the actors and directors, writers, journalists, bloggers, convention organizers, significant others and insignificant hangers-on. Fangasm! is the story of that year-long roadtrip -- the surprises we never saw coming, the secrets uncovered, the behind-the-scenes insights, the heartwarming and heartbreaking fan confessions. It’s also the story of our shared obsession and the friendship that sustains us through 4 am line-ups, overtaxed credit cards, canceled flights and airport camp-outs, and of course the occasional accusations of insanity.
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Check out the February 2016 issue of Nylon Magazine - we're quoted in an article about fandom!
We had a lovely chat with The Mary Sue about Supernatural The Supernatural Female Bond
SPN Family Central did an interview with us - you can find it here SPN Family Central
We talked with Minerva Magazine about fandom When Fandom Goes Wrong
We talked with A Collective Mind about The Celebration of Supernatural at DePaul University and keynote speaker Robbie Thompson
Part Two of our interview on The Celebration of Supernatural
Listen to the podcast of Lynn's appearance on The Indy Geek
Be on the lookout for the upcoming documentary Squee! The Fangirl Documentary which Lynn is squeeful to be writing for
Here is Part II of our interview at Luna Station Quarterly.
Part I of our interview at Luna Station Quarterly.
Interview at Gliterary Girl.
Interview in Entertainment Junkies .
Interview in Fan Front magazine
We’re featured in the TuesdayTwo Podcast . . .
And in an Italian vlog .
Lynn weighs in on ScreenFad’s Season 9 Finale Roundtable along with nine other critics and bloggers.
Contributor Ash48 blogs about her chapter in Fan Phenomena: Supernatural (with photos).
Io9 caught us at the Supernatural Convention in DC recently. Read the interview here.
This wonderful article about fan/producer relationships in the New Statesman references both Fandom at the Crossroads and Fangasm.
Read an interview at Winchester Family Business.
See Lynn's guest blog post on WinchesterBros.
Our interview with the venerable fan scholar Henry Jenkins is here Confessions Of An AcaFan
Our conversation with Greta Johnsen and Tricia Bobeda The Nerdette is now up and available for listening.
We talked with Wired about Sherlock as well.
All Things Considered interview on NPR.
Check out our piece in Slate
An interview in the Chicago Tribune with Kathy and Lynn.
Fangasm review Talk Nerdy With Us
Reviews of both Fangasm and Fan Phenomena: Supernatural are up at Furry Lair.
The Geekiary recommends Fan Phenomena: Supernatural.
A review of Fangasm at Cynthia Hill's Books and Other Musings.
Sam and Dean review Fan Phenomena on
Fandom at the Crossroads was reviewed in Journal of American Culture.
Lovely review of Fan Phenomena: Supernatural here.
Read a review of Fan Phenomena: Supernatural here.
Our new book is out! Read a review of Fan Phenomena:Supernatural here.
The Daily Dot gave us a lovely review. Please check it out here.
Glittery Girl's glittery review of Fangasm.
Another lovely reviewon Goodreads. Thank you!
Winchester Family Business reviewed Fangasm
A lovely review on Darkmedia
And another lovely review on Goodreads.
A review on Tales of a Distance Librarian.
A review from Busty Book Bimbo.
A review from Far Away Eyes.
A review by the lovely Sharon Vernon, who was one of the first people we spoke to when we were researching Fandom at the Crossroads.
Jim Beaver liked it!!
A review by Sequential Tart
A review at Shameless Fan Girls
A review of both Fangasm and Fandom at the Crossroads at Made Possible By Pop Culture . . .
A review by Sophee83 here
Review on The Diary of a Book Addict.
Review by Superlibrarian
A lovely review on Necromancy Never Pays
Read reviews on Goodreads
Read reviews on Amazon
And coming in May 2017, look for an exciting new book - Family Don't End With Blood: Cast and Fans on How Supernatural Changed Lives with powerful chapters by ten Supernatural actors including Jared Padalecki!
Kathy is also the Principal Editor and Lynn on the Editorial Board of The Journal Of Fandom Studies, published by Intellect. The most recent issue is available now.
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From a fangirl perspective
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