La citation du mercredi provient d’un mémoire de maîtrise à propos de la communauté en ligne des fans de Game of Thrones. Plus précisément, il s’agit du propos d’une personne ayant participé à la recherche menée par Tim Staps.
Early « nerdy » fandoms were confined to small gatherings and were such a rare sight to find someone who’d even HEARD of what you liked, leave alone have a passion for it similar to yours. I speak from experience as I read the Lord of the Rings in high school and knew exactly 3 people in my whole high school that had even heard about the books. The Internet now allows you to connect with millions of fans instantly. Fans that are not just passive content consumers either, but content creators: fan art painters, gif makers, tee shirt designers, musicians, voice over actors.