Back in 2011 I took a course in Uni called Introduction to Media Fandom. I loved this class so much becasue it was all about looking at fandoms in a more academic way. We studied different theories and psychological aspects of what it means to be a fan and belong to a fandom.
For our final projects we had to prepare a presentation about any fandom we wanted. I chose the International Arashi fandom. I still feel a great closeness to this fandom even though I haven't been as involved as I once was a few years ago. I made fanvlogs for heaven's sake!
I'm a sucker for a good Japanese boy band and my favorite one was and always will be Arashi. So, I decided to share with you the introductory video I used to present the boy band to my class. It wasn't made by me but by an online friend who was and I believe still is a fellow Arashi fan. We love Ohno!
There was more to the project of course, but this will be enough to give you a glimpse into an old fandom I'd like to revist sooner rather than later.
Do you guys belong to any interesting fandoms? What have been the most interesting and fun classes you ever had in school?