Are sequels good for Fandom?

Episode 14 July 31, 2020 00:23:12
Are sequels good for Fandom?
Are sequels good for Fandom?

Show Notes

Inspired by our upcoming charity marathon, the Race Against Time, we’re back to talking about sequels and how they change fandom. A fandom can live off of very little material (e.g. Reboot, Chrono Trigger) … but what happens when there is a sequel? Is that a good thing? In particular, we talk about: * How sequels allow for the creation of new communities * How sequels ‘change your investment in fandom’ * How we’re huge hypocrites And more! All in under thirty minutes. Plus, we’re on a short hiatus for the Race Against Time, so we’ll be back in September! ## Episode Outline **Topics:** Fandom exists outside of new content; people love _more_; sequels allow for new communities; sequels create connections between the past and present; sequels can make the past more relevant; sequels get you re-invested; CHRONO TRIGGER; sequels can create division; you can never go back; not everyone likes sequels and that’s fine; we’re hypocrites. ## Where can I get updates? If you want to follow us on social media, we’ve got you covered: * Facebook: []( * Twitter: [@fanthropologic]( And of course, we can be found where all fine podcasts are found (e.g. [Spotify](, [Apple Podcasts](, [Google Podcasts]( Oh, and here at []( ## What is the “Race Against Time”? The Race Against Time is an annual charity livestreaming marathon run by [the Nickscast]( where we beat Chrono Trigger _thirteen times_ to raise money for charity; this year that charity is [Trans Lifeline](! Tune in on August 8 and 9th from noon until midnight each day. We hope to outdo all of our previous records and raise $2300 USD. For more details on the event, you can check out the main website at [](, [our Twitch page]( where we host the stream, or you can follow us on [Twitter]( or [Facebook]( for news about guests, giveaways, and other special surprises! Heck, you can even [donate right now](! ## What is Fanthropological? Every week, our podcast, Fanthropological, delivers about an hour of fandom-related "fanalysis" covering a different fandom every week and giving you hard data, history, special guests, and, of course, speculation! We cover topics spanning the gamut of anime, manga, comics, video games, comics, movies, books, television, and, in general, geek culture. ## Who are you? We are the Nickscast! Three products of late-80s / early-90s pop culture who love exploring fandom and everything geek … who also happen to have been best buddies since high school, and all happen to be named Nick. We started the Nickscast as a labour of love, and as a place to entertain and to discuss our love of fans and fandom. We want to help others learn more about different fandoms, and to create empathy with other fans. If you want to learn more about us, you can follow us on most social media @thenickscast ([Facebook](, [Twitter](, [Instagram](, see all of our projects on [](, or [email us](mailto:[email protected]). ## Credits * [The Frontier]( by [Jared Hudson]( from []( used under [ content policy]( * All other music and sound for this week's episode were provided by Nick Green!

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