fandom

Music

Faces at the Front: Meeting Mega-Fans at a Tyler, the Creator Gig

Introducing our new series 'Faces at the Front', where we chat with the mega-fans who queue for hours to get on the barrier. This time: IGOR.
Ryan Bassil
2 hours ago
K-Pop

Why So Many Former Emos Are Now K-Pop Fans

Something about these two seemingly disparate genres seems to bring the same people together.
Biju Belinky
7.29.19
Books

What It Means to Be a Fangirl in 2019

VICE staffer Hannah Ewens' new book, 'Fangirls: Scenes From Modern Music Culture', hands the microphone to female music fans.
Lauren O'Neill
7.25.19
tv

Miley's 'Black Mirror' Episode Is Not That Bad, Come On

Sure, some critics have panned its ending. But season 5's "Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too" tells a specific, engaging story about fandom.
Hannah Ewens
6.6.19
Into The K-Pop World

For K-Pop Fans, Devotion Can Come at a High Price

As the huge queues at BTS’ London pop-up showed this week, merch matters. But keeping up appearances as a fan has its price.
Biju Belinky
5.31.19
Into The K-Pop World

A Deep Dive Into the Weird World Of K-Pop Prediction Accounts

What do you do when your favourite artist reveals absolutely nothing about their private lives? You turn to other, more prophetic means.
Biju Belinky
4.5.19
we asked people

Dave’s Chart-Topping Success Opens a New Chapter for His Fans

We spoke to some of the south London rapper's fans, about his number 1 debut album 'Psychodrama' and its wider significance.
Narzra Ahmed
3.18.19
fandom

What Princess Diana Means to Queer People in 2019

We went to a cabaret night called "Dirty Di's Tunnel of Love" to find out if Diana standom is sincere, a kitsch joke, or a combination of the two.
James Greig
2.20.19
Into The K-Pop World

The Complexity – and Fun – of Being a Queer, Femme K-Pop Fan

Despite there being only one openly gay idol, many LGBTQ+ people find solace and joy in an industry that's notoriously conservative.
Biju Belinky
2.6.19
Anime

'Dragon Ball Z' Superfans Tell Us Why the Franchise Is Still So Popular

"Dragon Ball is the Iron Maiden of anime."
Tom Usher
1.31.19
Television

A Deep Dive Into the Voyeuristic World of ‘Big Brother’ Superfans

The fandom is closer to that of a sports team than of a reality TV show.
Audrey Carleton
11.22.18
Important Questions Raised By...

How Much Influence an Artist's Politics Really Have on Their Fans

Taylor Swift, Stormzy and Kanye fans on what it's like when your favourite musician takes a political stand – and what it means for you.
Georgia Marsh
10.17.18
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