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- A Kid's Guide to Fandom: Exploring Fan-Fic, Cosplay, Gaming, Podcasting, and More in the Geek World!
A Kid's Guide to Fandom: Exploring Fan-Fic, Cosplay, Gaming, Podcasting, and More in the Geek World!Featured
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, it's high time for a guide to help young fans navigate the world of fandom and its many flourishing communities—from fan works to cosplay, gaming, podcasting, and more!
Filled with history, trivia, tips and advice to getting started, and insight from creators and artists from across pop culture and specializing in a wide variety of mediums, A 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, facts, history sidebars, and easy to digest information on how to:
Create Fan Fic or Fan Art
Design and Create a Cosplay
Start a Podcast
Design and Create Games (video games, tabletop, and other role playing games)
Find and Create Supportive Communities
Find and Attend Conventions
Plus, interviews with popular creatives like Alan Gratz, Erin Lefler, Jen Bartel, Daniel José Older, Rose Eveleth, Kat Kruger, Jordan Dené Ellis, Liz Crowder, and more.
There's the art section which is writing fan fiction or drawing. Then it explains cosplaying and the different types. Next is podcasting, which I had the opportunity to learn more about. Then video gaming, which reaches a lot of children these days with games like Fortnite. Finally, the author talks about how amazing and accepting the nerd community is. It's important to build each other up and this book shows that.
Where was this book when I was a child? It's one of the coolest books I've come across. This is perfect for anyone who loves nerdy things and want to pass it on to their children. I love the blank areas in the back for children to also embrace their creative side.
Final Verdict: Overall, this is the perfect book for children who are on the nerdy side and want to know what else this world has to offer. It also encourages them to be creative and I would recommend it to anyone even just a little nerdy.