Monday, September 10, 2012

Are You a Member of a Fandom?

Is there a book, television show, or comic series that you love?  Are you a member of the fandom?  Are you a proud member, or are you ashamed to admit it?

I love Supernatural.  It's about two brothers who lost their mother to a demonic supernatural force, and were subsequently raised by their father to fight the supernatural.  I've been a fan for years, and I watch it primarily because of the relationship between the brothers.  I love the writing and the actors.  Not only are Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles gorgeous - they're great in their roles.  I love the way the show started out using common folklore for the monsters of the week - the Lady in White, Bloody Mary, etc. - and I love the angel/demon mytharc in Seasons 4 and 5.  I love the witty references to pop culture.

After years of convincing my sister to watch the show, she is now a die hard fan.  Later this month we are attending the Supernatural convention in Dallas, and I feel like a kid at Christmas.  When I tell people about it, they look at me like they think I'm weird.  Maybe I am.

What about you?  Are you a member of a fandom?  Are you a card-carrying member or a closet member?