Fandoms are exciting!

October 24, 2015 at 12:19 pm

fandoms copyIf you’re a geek, like me (and perhaps even if you’re not) you likely celebrated this week just past as Back to the Future week. Yes, on Wednesday we passed a milestone, as it was the date recorded in the movie Back to the Future Part II as the date Marty McFly and Doc Brown arrived from 1985 to make sure Marty’s family didn’t stuff up the future.

I was only too happy to jump up and down and share the memes around. I also adored the appearance made by Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd in character on Jimmy Kimmel Live. It is on youtube if you want to see it, and I posted a link on my Facebook author page. Although both men were showing some marks from the passage of time, it was fantastic to see them in their old characters again.

As I’m serious about my fandoms, there are another couple of events coming soon. In a few weeks, the final movie in The Hunger Games series will be released. I wasn’t a fan of Mockingjay, especially the way the book ended, and a lot of other people feel the same. It will be interesting to see how closely they stick to the book.

Then, a few more weeks after that, is the BIG release – Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens. No, I haven’t bought my tickets yet. I’m waiting to see what it’s rated to make sure my son can come with us. Unfortunately, we will also be away on the day it’s released, so I’ll have to wait a couple of days after before I can go. I’ll definitely be steering clear of social media so that nothing is spoiled for me!

Seeing all this excitement in fandom, I thought of my own. The most frustrating thing about being an unknown author is that you create a world you think is great but your advertising can only reach a small percentage of people. I know I have a number of fans dedicated to the Verindon trilogy, and they would probably love to hear more from it, but sales would have to be astronomical before I could give them the one I’d love them to see – that’s The Heir from Keridan’s perspective. It can be bittersweet to revel in other fandoms while all the time wishing you could have the same success. *sigh* Maybe one day.

Are you a reader? Of which fandoms are you a member? Are you an author? Do you have a world you wish you could share with more people? Let me know in the comments at the bottom of the page.

 

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