Fans Band Together

I know we’ve pimped the donate buttons a lot for the Memory of Kim Manners projects but I’d just like to say that I think it’s really great that in just a few short days they’ve raised over $3,300 collectively.

Look at the power of fandom.  As much as people mock and roll their eyes at us in our various forms granted some more embarrassing than others, it comes down to community in a time when community is being lost.

I think there’s something to be said for the feeling of nostalgia and ‘belonging’ that come with fandom be it in a forum or at a con.  Together we support each other in our social oddities and allow something good to come from art or just something we share in common.

I understand why this kind of community is on the rise and when we show ourselves in ways like this, I’m happy to be a part of it.

One of Supernatural’s other EP’s Robert Singer said this about the fandom: “[They are] the greatest fans anyone could ask for, because they make this show so much a part of their lives that they bleed when we bleed, cry when we cry, and that is a beautiful thing’.” [source]

So yeah, I’m being a big sappy nerd but this is important and it’s good.



~ by doublebitch on February 1, 2009.

One Response to “Fans Band Together”

  1. It is indeed and it’s wonderful when fans band together to do something nice for someone. It’s also nice to hear the appreciation that the SN folks have for the fans; I know we/they/whatever have to drive them nuts from time to time but it’s nice that they still appreciate us all.

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