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Birth of a 'Brony': A Queer Man Watches My Little Pony

Mitch Kellaway | Posted 04.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Mitch Kellaway

Without denying that the apparent majority of adult My Little Pony fans, both male- and female-identified, are straight and possess genders that fall comfortably within the binary, their presence as a fandom and their adored subject itself resonated deeply with me as a queer person. Why?

The New York Giants: The Agony and Ecstasy of Fandom

Emily Kelting | Posted 03.02.2014 | Sports
Emily Kelting

Every fall Sunday, starting when I was five years old, my father turned the dial of our black-and-white TV to the CBS broadcast of the New York Giants game. The oldest of three girls, I was clearly the son that wasn't.

WATCH: Fan Of Sci-Fi Series Petitions To Name Alien Planet

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.11.2013 | Science

If you're a fan of the epic BBC One scifi series Doctor Who, then all your Whovian dreams might just come true. There is a petition on Change.org,...

The Fandom of God Is Upon Us and It's Killing the Church

Mark Sandlin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Mark Sandlin

When we are fans of Jesus rather than followers of Jesus, our focus is inward turned, like in fandoms, concerned with and finding full satisfaction in what we think and feel and believe.

The Fandom Menace

Orlando Jones | Posted 11.06.2013 | TV
Orlando Jones

Fandom, for the uninitiated, is an audience subculture, often dismissed as the nerds/geeks who get lost in the fantasy of a book, game, tv series or movie. I'm proud to count myself as one; submitting to the siren song of a well told story can be soothing, intoxicating, and ridiculously satisfying

What Being In A 'Fandom' Really Means

Haley Pereyo | Posted 11.08.2013 | Teen
Haley Pereyo

People sometimes look at fandoms from the outside and wonder why these teens 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.

Adam Savage on Fandom

Bryan Young | Posted 10.30.2013 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

Through his career, Adam has taken very seriously the responsibility, through his show and other avenues, promoting the passion for learning and discovery that is a hallmark of his personality.

17 Signs Your Child Is A One Direction Fan

Posted 08.26.2013 | Entertainment

There's an epidemic affecting the world's youth in alarming numbers, and it comes in the form of five dashing British and Irish boys with honey-smooth...

Study: Passionate Viewing -- What Can We Learn From What We Hate?

Taylor Cole Miller | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Taylor Cole Miller

If Facebook has integrated itself so well into our lives that it now decides elections, and if we now take to "the Facebook" instead of "the streets," as our modern-day public square, what does it mean when displays of hate and protest aren't equally incorporated into the Facebook platform?

10 Things Church Can Learn From Geeks

Mark Sandlin | Posted 05.11.2013 | Religion
Mark Sandlin

I won't actually go as far as to say that there was a misquote in the Bible, and it should have read, "The geek shall inherit the Earth," but maybe it's something worth looking into?

How I Learned To Love Football

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 04.07.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

Growing up in an all-girl family put me at a huge disadvantage in terms of major league football. I started dating my future husband in winter. I had no idea he was from a fanatical football family. He seemed so steady, so reasonable. Turns out, he was just dormant.

The Mystique of Morrissey -- Fandom in the '40s

Jayanti Tamm | Posted 03.19.2013 | Entertainment
Jayanti Tamm

Fandom and all of its eccentricities shouldn't have a forced expiration date. For me and so many other aging fans, the experience of seeing Morrissey live is timeless, new, urgent and creates the same impulse to rush the stage.

Doctor Who -- Why the Critics Are Wrong

Mark Juddery | Posted 02.15.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

Here, before anyone else repeats them to me, I will address the most tiresome comments from those Philistines who don't appreciate Doctor Who for the modern masterpiece that it truly is.

Fandom Feuds

Lisa Steinberg | Posted 05.27.2012 | Entertainment
Lisa Steinberg

While fans are undoubtedly allowed to express their emotions, feelings and opinions over the subject of storylines, is it right for them to cast stones at the writers or executive producers when things don't go the way they want?

Cosplaying Women Turn Into Venture Brothers (VIDEO)

video.adultswim.com | David Moye | Posted 11.09.2011 | Weird News

Three female fans of the Adult Swim series "Venture Brothers" don't just watch the show, they become the characters....

PHOTOS: Comic-Con 2011 Weekend Recap

Posted 09.24.2011 | Los Angeles

Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego finished up this weekend, and we have the highlights of what you missed. For our Thursday coverage click here. Continu...

Lost, Bones, Whatever: Why Not Spoiler-Free TV?

Annie Stamell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Annie Stamell

The critics (and twitics) of late may preach the beauty of the marriage between TV and Twitter, but it isn't all one happy honeymoon.

You Think You're Hurting, Andy R. What About Me?

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

I'm still smarting at the second-set tie-break point that Roddick missed at 6-5 by misdirecting that #!x@c#% overhead shot.