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Fandom Good Works by Tanya Zuk

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Fandom Good Works by Tanya Zuk

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  2. 2. Bowling Alone • Robert D. Putnam – Many traditional civic, social and fraternal organizations had undergone a massive decline in membership. – The social capital of America is in decline.
  3. 3. • Transmedia for Social Change – Henry Jenkins • Center for Future Civic Media – Anna Van Someren – Joe Kahne • Civic Life Online – Stephen Coleman
  4. 4. Participatory Culture • There are relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement • There is strong support for creating and sharing one’s creations • There is some type of informal mentorship • Members believe their contributions matter • Members feel a social connection
  5. 5. Fan “Good Works” • Twilight: The Fandom Gives Back – Alex’s Lemonade Stand – Haiti Relief Fund • Harry Potter Alliance – Darfur – Mass Equality • Browncoats – Equality Now – Boys & Girls Club
  6. 6. Fan “Good Works” • Bronies for Good – AnimalEquality – Seeds of Kindness: A Healing Touch • Malaria Prevention • Random Acts – Annual Melee of Kindness – Dreams 2 Acts – Change a Life
  7. 7. Misha Collins of Supernatural • Promoting and performing in AMOK 7
  8. 8. Case Study: Helping Haiti Heal • Cross-fandom activism • Social Networking • Multi-format Options – Auctions – Web-athons – Celebrity Events
  9. 9. Cross-Fandom • Harry Potter • Twilight • The Wire • House, M.D. • Heroes • True Blood • Various Comics (click all that apply)
  10. 10. Mainstream Media • Picks up Social Networking Sites – Newsfeed • Examiner • Huffington Post
  11. 11. Even Twilight Joins In

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