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A Kid's Guide to Fandom: Exploring Fan-Fic, Cosplay, Gaming, Podcasting, and More in the Geek World!

Dave Perillo

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Television & film (Children's / Teenage)

The ultimate guidebook to the ins-and-outs of creating, sharing, and celebrating geek and pop culture -- from writing fanfic or illustrating comics to creating a cosplay ensemble, attending a con, and more -- with interviews and inspirational tips from popular creators from all corners of the geek community.

An accessible, inclusive guide aimed at helping young fans get in touch with their geeky side by offering advice and creative ways to get involved, celebrate, and interact with their favorite fandoms!

Being a fan is a big deal. Whether it's comics, video games, podcasts, cosplay, books, films, or something else, there are so many ways to share and celebrate with the things that you love. So, as the pop culture audience and all the geeky spaces grow to include more families and younger fans, it's high time for a guide to help young fans navigate the world of fandom and its many flourishing communities.

With practical information and insight from a diverse and inclusive group of creators from across pop culture and specializing in a wide variety of mediums, Kid's Guide to Fandom is the perfect geeky primer for young fans. Organized by type of fandom medium, each chapter offers a brief introduction about each medium as well as plenty of easy to digest information on how to:

* Creating Fan Fic & Art
* Creating a Cosplay
* Starting a Podcast
* Designing and Creating Games (video games, tabletop, and other role playing games)
* Find and Create supportive Communities
* Learn about different types and popular conventions to attend

With eye-catching two-color illustrations throughout, playful sidebars, inspiring advice, fandom glossary, and interactive elements like quizzes and character sheets, Kid's Guide to Fandom is the perfect guide to help young fans navigate and contribute to the amazing space that is fandom.

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