What better place to explore the history and evolution of fan communities than live at a fan convention? We stopped by RenCon, located in Renton, Washington, to talk about fanfiction, Livejournal, and how Twitter is a cesspit.
Some Links You Might Find Interesting:
TRANSFORMATIVE MEDIA FANDOM from Grinnell College
Fans Are Better Than Tech at Organizing Information Online by Gretchen McCulloch
Textual Poachers by Henry Jenkins