Just Play At This (2019/08/01 08:00)
"Don’t think about your discipline, don’t think about your craft, just play at this."
Hugo, Hugoing, Hugoforit (2019/04/02 06:00)
AO3's Hugo: a sign of progress.
Same Old, Same Old (2018/10/18 05:00)
Our Gray Goo Media problem.
Offerings Not Demands, Palettes Not Hierarchies (2018/09/04 08:00)
I have long held a motto of my own that I think is an echo of what Steve is putting out here: Palettes, not hierarchies.
Psycho Fandom, Qu'est-ce que c'est? (2018/07/10 05:00)
Steve has some notes on pathological fandom that are worth a read. A few things stood out.
Knowitallism (2018/04/24 05:00)
On the prevalence of righter-than-thou behaviors in fandom.
Content, Content Everywhere (2018/02/07 05:00)
On the desire to turn everything into a franchise.
Drowning In The Popcult Goldmine Dept. (2017/05/24 08:00)
How to survive the modern digital cultural flood: have no sense of history.
We Put The 'Cult' In Culture Dept. (2016/04/25 05:00)
Modern fandom of the fantastic is transformative, not passive.
Honk If You Like Baudelaire Dept. (2014/07/20 10:00)
On media as a water-cooler subject, and how it becomes about everything except itself.
Your Brainwashers Come With Smiles Dept. (2014/07/01 10:00)
Just because someone speaks geek doesn't make them your friend.
You With Your Fandom, Me With My Fandom Dept. (2014/06/15 10:30)
Fandom should be about more than just emotionally protecting one's territory.
Fan Smart, Fan Dumb Dept. (2014/05/02 10:00)
Fans owe it to themselves to understand why they love something, and not be satisfied with mere self-flattery.
But All My Friends Loved It Dept. (2014/04/02 10:00)
On the difference between "culture" and "lifestyle".
The Details Matter Dept. (2014/02/22 03:25)
Is it knowledge of details or sincerity of enjoyment that makes fans?
The Smartest People In The Room Dept. (2014/02/09 10:00)
What happens when the room you're in becomes a monoculture. (Fandom-related.)
Pacific Limp Dept. (2013/07/19 10:00)
Why del Toro's Cthuluzillavengelion project didn't quite break wide.
Nerd Herd Dept. (2013/07/16 01:00)
What constitutes an adult audience in this day and age?
Passion to Fashion Dept. (2013/07/09 10:00)
Everything is in and nothing is out. Right?
Branding Is For Cattle Dept. (2013/07/04 10:00)
SF&F fandom shouldn't be a monolith, from either the outside or the inside.
The Perfect Gateway Drug Dept. (2013/07/02 02:00)
More on the mistaken idea that a given work of SF/fantasy can "convert" the non-fandom masses.
Revenge of the Nerds Dept. (2013/06/28 10:00)
On the bad rep of SF&F fans.
Ubik Witty Dept. (2013/05/01 10:00)
Once we've bonded through our mutual fandoms, then what?
The Gap In Our Selves Dept. (2013/04/30 10:00)
SF has hit its limit because we have hit ours.
Old But Not In The Way Dept. (2013/04/29 10:00)
Every movie, every book, is time in a bottle, if only you let yourself see it.
Science fiction, rebooted.
New York City
Other Lives Of The Mind