*A WARM SHOUT OUT TO THOSE WHO HELPED as I know I didn't fit in all your stuff in cuz i was trying to get as many people as possible, AND THOSE THAT DIDN'T MAKE IT IN:TARDIS-Granger
The screaming crowds. The hours spent online, spreading pictures and information. All these people coming together. Let me introduce you to a fandom.
Fandom is a term that sounds like what is is—it refers to all the combined fans of something. It can be a sport, hobby, or book. It can be very specific, down to one show; or wide, encompassing all shows in a genre. The fans are closely connected by shared interest. Fandoms have been around for some time, but have recently become mainstream. Are you ready to enter their world?
“People sometimes look at fandoms from the outside and wonder why [they] spend so much time on these people they don't know personally, but once you step inside the world you can start to understand it...fandoms are just one of the many ways that we gain and spread ideas, information and wisdom from all over the world,” said Haley, a high school junior, in her article Fangirling Dissected.