Fan Phenomena - Star Wars is a cool book that is a collection of essays covering the phenomena of the Star Wars franchise and the fandom that creates and supports it. The book covers a range of topics...
- Fashion (Cosplay, high street fashion trends)
- Language (eg. Slang, parlance, dialect; words and phrases particular to each ‘phenomenon’)
- Fan Media (fan fiction, art, fan films)
- The virtual (videogames, fan-films, role-play, blogs, fan forums)
- Philosophies (cod-religions that have evolved from the source phenomena)
- Economics (merchandise, branding, memorabilia)
It also mentions a few members of the fandom, including fanzines, fanfilms and fansites such as EUCantina. I thought the shout outs to fansites was pretty neat.