Fandom: What Happens When You Like Something Too Much

Apr 24, 2014

Tom Hiddleston as Loki at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con.
Tom Hiddleston as Loki at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con.
Credit Flickr Photo/Gage Skidmore

Hordes of screaming people bowing down before an ancient god.

This didn't happen in some ancient temple; this was a normal part of vacation for the hundreds of thousands of fans who descend for San Diego's Comic-Con every summer.

What kinds of lives do they lead? Listen to this month's podcast to find out.

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Madeline Ewbank with a poster of actor Benedict Cumberbatch.
Madeline Ewbank with a poster of actor Benedict Cumberbatch.
Credit Courtesy of Madeline Ewbank

Members of the local Everfree Northwest group call themselves "bronies." Bronies are older fans of the TV show, "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic."
Members of the local Everfree Northwest group call themselves "bronies." Bronies are older fans of the TV show, "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic."
Credit Courtesy of Benjamin Ruby