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This Week in Fandom, Volume 118

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, we’ve got a bit of a “Monday paper” edition today after the madness of SDCC, so I wanted to mention that we accept suggestions for this roundup. Just contact Communications with a story you think we should cover. Submitting something doesn’t guarantee that we’ll include it, but we welcome all submissions!


There’s a new book coming out about music fangirls, reports an article from Vice. The book, called Fangirls: Scenes From Modern Music Culture, is written by Vice music writer Hannah Ewens, and is “based on hundreds of original interviews with girl and woman music fans.” Read More

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This Week in Fandom, Volume 116

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, are you excited for the imminent release of Veronica Mars season four? What are you hoping will happen in the new episodes? Let us know in the comments!


There’s been big nows this week about the upcoming James Bond movie, the as-yet-untitled 25th instalment in the franchise. According to Vox, the movie begins with James Bond (currently played by Daniel Craig) in retirement, and actress Lashana Lynch playing the new agent 007. While it’s unlikely that her character will be taking over from James Bond as the main character of the franchise, fans are still excited about the inclusion of a woman of colour as a secret agent. Read More

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This Week in Fandom, Volume 110

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things that are happening! Before we start – we have some spoilerific content this week so proceed with caution if you haven’t yet seen the Game of Thrones, Big Bang Theory or, indeed, Eurovision finales…


So, let’s begin this week with an ending: yes, after eight seasons of swords, sex and sibling rivalry, Game of Thrones came to a conclusion with King Bran the Broken sitting on the Iron Throne. Inevitably, given the show’s huge audience, not everybody is happy with how things turned out. Commentators have criticized the final season for its uneven pacing, its treatment of female characters (TW for discussion of rape), and the number of plot threads left hanging; one fan-made petition to “remake Game of Thrones Season 8 with competent writers” has (at the time of writing) close to 1.5 million signatories. Read More