Category: Fandom

Filking Slam Dance

It has always struck me that fandom and various musical subcultures have a lot in common. They are both refuges for the socially disenfranchised seeking meaning or a...

What is the Church of Satan

Tomorrow it will become clear why this needed defining today. The Church of Satan is a philosophical/cultural organization which draws its name from the...

Women in SF

Although women had always been represented among science fiction writers (Frankenstein by Mary Shelley has been called the first science fiction novel), it was not until...

Armor is Sexy

Nothing turns me on so much as a pale lean man in a good suit of armor. Preferably including some nice chainmail pieces. Long hair optional. There is no link to go with...

What is a Chupacabra

The Chupacabra is a creature that resembles a living gargoyle said to exist in parts of Latin America, mostly Mexico and on the island of Puerto Rico. The Chupacabra has...

Damsel in distress

A damsel in distress is a stock character, almost inevitably a young, nubile woman, who has been placed in a dire predicament by a villain or a monster and who requires...

What is a Vampire

A vampire is a mythical or folkloric creature said to subsist on human or animal blood often having magical powers and the ability to transform. Usually the vampire is...

Soft science fiction

Soft science fiction or soft SF is science fiction whose plots and themes tend to focus on human feelings, while de-emphasizing the details of technological hardware and...

The term fantasy

There is no universally accepted definition of “Fantasy Fiction,” and furthermore, the characteristics of the form and its many overlapping sub-genres are...

What is fantasy?

In literature, fantasy is a form of fiction, usually novels or short stories, though fantasy role-playing games comic books and movies are also popular. In its broadest...

What is hard SF?

It is not what you are thinking. Get your minds out of the gutter. Hard science fiction, or hard SF, is a subgenre of science fiction characterized by an interest in...

Femme Slash Fiction

Femmeslash (also known as femslash, girlslash, yuri, or shoujo-ai) is a variation on the traditional definition of slash — homosexual/homoerotic/homoromantic...

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