Addigni (addignisherlock)

"Benedict Cumberbatch and his son Tom Holland. Sherlock and MCU. Ironstrange and their Spideyson."

Bina (221spn)

"Fandoms gripped me tight and raised me from boredom."

Victoria (@maximumkillshot​)

"I write Supernatural stuffs!"

Anna (@ahoyspn)

"I live for supernatural & team free will. Currently obsessing over malec."

Dr Billy Proctor

Senior Lecturer in Media, Culture and Communication. He researches popular culture.

Henry Jenkins

Provost Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts and Education at the University of Southern California. 

Professor Bronwen Thomas

Professor of English and New Media, Bournemouth University. 

CarrieLynn Reinhard

Assistant Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences, Dominican University, Illinois. 

Jessi Milestone (Mindless Entertainment on YouTube)

"If you're mad about Disney Star Wars, watch my Star Wars videos. If you like to watch somebody have WAY TOO MANY FEELINGS about pretty much everything, you've found your channel."





Doctor Who

Star Wars

Star Trek

Harry Potter


DC Extended Universe

Game of Thrones

Rick and Morty


This is a very short list of examples. For more, visit Fandometrics. Or just search for your favourite film or TV series on  Tumblr .


What Is Fanfiction and Why Are People Saying Such Nice Things about It? (2011) Bronwen Thomas, Storyworlds: A Journal of Narrative Studies


"World's largest fanfiction archive and forum where fanfic writers and readers around the globe gather to share their passion."

Archive of Our Own

"A fan-created, fan-run, non-profit, non-commercial archive for transformative fanworks, like fanfiction, fanart, fan videos, and podfic".


"The world's largest community for readers and writers."


"A supportive community for writers, readers, and reccers to talk about and share FanFiction."


 "An online artwork, videography and photography community."

The Supernatural fanfiction archive's archive of Supernatural fanfiction stories, written by the fans. There are 92,500 of them to work your way through.

The Road So Far (this Time Around) - a Supernatural fanfiction story

This fanfiction story is 273,670 words long and has 45 chapters.


Centre for Participatory Culture, University of Huddersfield

"Founded in 2017, the Centre for Participatory Culture is involved in producing world-leading research in associated areas such as fan studies, audience studies, and media studies. Its work respond to the “participatory condition” which has become part of everyday life in the age of web 2.0."    


A network for fan studies scholars around the world - Twitter.

Fan Studies Network

The Fan Studies Network was created with the idea of cultivating an international friendly space in which scholars of fandom could easily forge connections with other academics in the field, and discuss the latest topics within fan studies."


The Relationship Between Fandom and Personality, Steven Kotler, Psychology Today. 6 Sep 2008.

The Social Layers of TV and Film Fandom, Karen E. Dill-Shackleford, Psychology Today. 24 April 2015.

A List of 10 Entertainment Fandoms That Grew from Tumblr, Elise Moreau, Lifewire. 17 May 2018.

Fanfic As Academic Discipline, Erin Blakemore, JSTOR Daily. 20 Jan 2017.

Inside the racy, nerdy world of fanfiction, Caroline Knorr, CNN. 5 July 2017.

Why we're terrified of fanfiction, Constance Grady, Vox. 

Ghostbusters, Frozen, and the strange entitlement of fan culture, Jesse Hassenger, AV Club. 25 May 2015.

Why Disney needs a gay princess, Caroline Siede, AV Club. 12 May 2016.

27 Times The Sherlock Fandom Won Tumblr, Keely Flaherty, Buzzfeed. 4 Jan 2015.

Sherlock isn't the fan-friendly show you think it is, Devon Maloney, Wired. 24 Jan 2014.

Do Sherlock and Doctor Who Really Have a “Bad Fan” Problem? Joanna Robinson, Vanity Fair. 9 Nov 2014. 

Steven Moffat talks fan art and fan fiction, Sherlockology. 3 June 2015.

Harassed Star Wars actor honored with Rose Tico fan art, Bonnie Burton, Cnet. 8 June 2018.

Netflix’s latest hit ‘The Kissing Booth’ is a Wattpad success story, Sarah Perez, Tech Crunch. 14 June 2018.

Asia O’Hara “threatened to be burned alive” by racist Drag Race fans, Sam Damshenas, Gay Times. 20 June 2018.

Jar Jar Binks Actor Says He Considered Suicide After 'Star Wars' Backlash, Ryan Parker, The Hollywood Reporter. 3 July 2018.

Ahmed Best has made peace with the reviled character that once defined his pastBrian Raftery, WIRED. 15 July 2017.


How do you like it so far? podcast

"Academics Henry Jenkins and Colin Maclay use their combined knowledge to dig deeper and ask more ambitious questions than most pop culture podcasts out there."

The Johnlock Conspiracy | Decoder Ring podcast

"The BBC insisted that John Watson and Sherlock Holmes aren’t gay lovers. Fans disagreed."

Matt Smith Reflects on Doctor Who's Devoted Fan Base | Late Night with Seth Meyers, YouTube

"Matt Smith dishes on what it's like to play Prince Philip on The Crown, including what Prince William thinks about it, and reflects on Doctor Who's devoted fan base."

A Eulogy for Han | Mindless Entertainment, YouTube

"Stick around for me and some of your favorite Star Wars YouTubers to say a few words about our dearly departed."