I love the view that a Fan is someone who is active within an area, rather than experiencing a text then moving on, a fan wants to learn more and explore more within this world. Sometimes this can be seen as strange, but I see it as a positive thing, why wouldn’t you want to find a TV show (just an example) that you participate in and become active. Whats the point in just sitting back and letting it happen, get involved.
This video talks about Fandom and shows specific examples of fan bases which challenge societies conventions. It’s refreshing to see insiders views on fan culture rather than the derogative opinions which are usually expressed by non-fans.