ReadWatchPlay Twitterchat for May is #fanread

May 2014

Mercy Me by Flickr user: susieq3c (CC BY 2.0)
Mercy Me by Flickr user: susieq3c (CC BY 2.0)


Join the discussion this month about #fanread.  We will be focusing on all things about fans and fandom in this discussion (and it will be great to see what ideas people include).
Is there anything more exciting than becoming so immersed in your favourite book series, animes, TV series, games and music stars that you become their champion. Are you writing your own fanfiction? Or discover authors who started out in fanfiction. Is Fan Art more your thing? Do you enjoy memes or do you like cosplaying?
Which cult movies are your favourite? Do you know Ferris Bueller’s Day Off off by heart? Do you have the Pulp Fiction screenplay downloaded on your phone? Do you have Disney Princess debates? Do you celebrate Star Wars Day and is Dr Who your favourite science fiction show? Or maybe WWE thrills you more – theatrics and fighting can be exciting.
Have you ever watched a Literary Fight Club? Are authors able to slay one another in a ring? Did Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club start something different altogether? Have you read other cult reads such as Jack Kerouac’s On the Road or Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar? Are you part of the the Jane Austen fandom? Are you in love with Diana Gabaldon’s  Outlander
Do biographies of your favourite movie stars, Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy or Shirley Temple fill your mind of Hollywood lives? What of the rock stars that have filled your life with music? Does Mozart, Wagner, The Andrews Sisters and Duke Ellington share your bookshelves with Keith Richards, Pink! and One Direction?
Are you a fan of comic books? Do you read about superheroes? Do DC Comics trump Marvel? Do you like Library comics with Dewey or are you deeply enamoured with XKCD? You may like Archie comics and Mad Magazines? Are you a comic book collector?
Was your childhood filled with Matchbox cars and Hot Wheels and racing tracks? Did you plaster your wall with posters of Ferraris, Bugattis and Porsches? Was it your dream to go to a Grand Prix or watch V-8 super cars and NASCAR races? Or maybe you simply knew how to change spark plugs and a fan belt?
Perhaps your idea of Fan means something made of paper, metal or palm leaves? Is there a certain charm in unfolding a paper fan? Do you collect antique Chinese fans, Regency era  or Art Deco, fans,  or do you lean more towards electric fans, or ceiling fans?
While you are reading, playing or watching your #fanread, you might like to tweet about it using #fanread #rwpchat so that other people can have a conversation with you about your #fanread.  You can add to the discussion on Pinterest too. You might like to post your photographs to Instagram or Flickr and use #fanread #rwpchat so others can share in your reading, watching and playing.
There will be a twitter discussion on 27 May starting at 8.00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.   9.00pm New Zealand  Time, 6.00pm Singapore Standard Time, 12.00 noon Central European Summer Time, 8am – 10.30am, 2pm – 4pm, 6pm – 8pm GMT.  Note this is a staggered discussion.
Use the tags #fanread and #rwpchat as you discuss the reading, watching playing that is your experience of fanread, so others can join in the conversation too.