I’ll admit it – anime/manga fandom kinda freaks me out. So I can’t say I’m surprised that fan label ‘Otaku’ is more or less Japanese for maniac – or, with a quick logical jump, scary fanboy.
Yeah. I don’t get it.
Diana: Oh, lordy! Those Jedi monk’s robes are hot, though. I think it’s the boots.
Sarah: Isn’t it always the boots?
Diana: Yeah. You know, leather always seems to be the “sexual” fabric, but here the Jedi wear cotton, and it’s sexy.
Sarah: Natch, it’s the fabric of our lives! Now with 98 percent more midichlorians.
Ladies after our own hearts.
Apparently, there is such a huge book of rules surrounding the Harry Potter franchise, that fans have had to get creative to pursue their passion.
In one instance, fans made Harry Potter Canadian!
Be grateful, my friends, that LFL is so nice in how they let us play in their galaxy.
USA Today has an article about Comic Con. Highlight is a quote regarding the Revenge of the Sith announcement:
“It’s certainly an improvement over the first two,” says Ken Simmons, 31, of Tampa. He spent most of the weekend dressed as a storm trooper character from the films. “I just hope no one confuses it with Revenge of the Nerds.”
Quite possibly the freakiest fandom story ever has made it into mainstream media with Hobbits gone wrong, a cover story into Portland’s Willamette Week. It’s an odd story of LOTR ‘charity’ fansites, Sean Astin, a missing person, and a whole lot of waylaid cash.
As the deadline to vote for your favorite Star Wars Fan Film approaches, Wired magazine sits down with Trey Stokes, director of fan film Pink Five Strikes Back, who credits Star Wars with inspiring him to go to film school and become a visual effects supervisor. The article takes a look at how fan films have proliferated over the past few years, and it notes that Lucasfilm’s response to the growing “art form” — giving fan films a distribution outlet and a stamp of approval — is unusual for a production company.
In what is fast becoming a tradition, the 2004 Star Wars Fan Film Awards are coming up again. This year’s finalists have been announced.
You can help to pick the Audience Choice Award by watching and voting on Atom Films.
As with every year so far, there are some really clever entries. So remember to vote early and vote often!