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In this episode, Rob and Don delve into the weird and wacky world of fandom. They talk about their own fandom backgrounds, explore modern fandom’s roots, and talk about how it evolved. Along the way, they discuss fandom’s positive side, and try to define toxic fandom. All this, and why the My Little Pony RPG is D&D for kids, is waiting for you in this episode of the Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music:

Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt

Things Discussed:

Zines
Fandom
Trekkies
USENET
Reddit
Anime London
Universal Monster Movies
Jeff Wood
Rowerbrazzle (Hey! I’m on the internets!)
Amateur Press Associations (APAs)
Dr. Who Preservation Society
Fangoria
Star Fleet/X-Bomber
Voltron Shiro Controversy
Doijinshi
Rule 34
Pendant Productions
Star Trek: Axanar
Fake Geek Girls Ty Templeton Comic
Shippers
Slash Fiction
Steven Universe Toxic Fandom
My Little Pony RPG
The Flumph
Cosmic Patrol RPG