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Crossing Fandoms

SuperWhoLock and the Contemporary Fan Audience

Authors: Booth, Paul

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This book examines the fan-created combination of Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Supernatural as a uniquely digital fan experience, and as a metaphor for ongoing scholarship into contemporary fandom. 
What do you get when you cross the cult shows Doctor Who, Supernatural, and Sherlock? In this book, Paul Booth explores the fan-created crossover universe known as SuperWhoLock—a universe where Sherlock Holmes and Dean Winchester work together to fight monsters like the Daleks and the Weeping Angels; a world where John Watson is friends with Amy Pond; a space where the unique brands of fandom interact. Booth argues that SuperWhoLock represents more than just those three shows—it is a way of doing fandom. Through interviews with fans and analysis of fan texts, Crossing Fandoms: SuperWhoLock and the Contemporary Fan Audience also demonstrates how fan studies in the digital age can evolve to take into account changing fan activities and texts.

About the authors

Paul Booth is Associate Professor of Media and Cinema Studies in the College of Communication at DePaul University, USA. He is the author of Game Play (2015), Playing Fans (2015), Time on TV (2012) and Digital Fandom (2010), and the editor of Seeing Fans (with Lucy Bennett, 2016), Controversies in Digital Ethics (with Amber Davisson, 2016), and Fan Phenomena: Doctor Who (2013).

Reviews

“Booth's Crossing Fandoms is an original and highly engaging new addition to fan studies scholarship. In analysing the three fan communities that comprise SuperWhoLock fandom Booth offers the reader real insight into what being a fan is all about and the importance of technology, conventions and social media in bringing fans together. Focussing on this fascinating example of a crossover fan community, Booth highlights the continuing affection fans feel and reminds us that 21st century fandom is an industry with financial and cultural clout.” (Lincoln Geraghty, University of Portsmouth, UK)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction: SuperWhoLock Fandom: Fandoms Crossed

    Booth, Paul

    Pages 1-27

  • Supernatural Fandom: The Fandom Business

    Booth, Paul

    Pages 29-53

  • Doctor Who Fandom: Bigger on the Inside

    Booth, Paul

    Pages 55-77

  • Sherlock Fandom: The Fandom Is Afoot

    Booth, Paul

    Pages 79-102

  • Conclusion: SuperWhoLock Fandom: Cross Fandoms

    Booth, Paul

    Pages 103-119

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57455-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57454-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Crossing Fandoms
Book Subtitle
SuperWhoLock and the Contemporary Fan Audience
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57455-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57455-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57454-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 135
Number of Illustrations and Tables
18 illustrations in colour
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