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When is a Fandom considered dead?
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Do Fandoms ever die or is it still alive as long as there are still fans of said show/book/movie?

Just something I've been thinking about lately
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Well, it really depends. The X-Files fandom, for example, lasted 23 years, and now a new X-Files season is up, so they are probably going to last more 23 years.
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If history is an indicator some fans move on and some remain fans until death.

They likely will cool off on that one fandom however and move on to other things, but that doesn't mean that always happens or that they are now officially not fans of their prior interest, unless they specifically had some kind of concrete falling-out with them. It just sent dormant for whatever reason.

One example I can think of are original Star Trek fans.. Besides the JJ Abrams movies, they probably mostly lie dormant about that unless you specifically dragged it out in conversation.
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>>434316
Never. Fandoms are for people who have stalled in their emotional and social development. Expecting people like that to move on is a mistake.
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>>434316
>Do Fandoms ever die or is it still alive as long as there are still fans of said show/book/movie?
It depends on the quality of the work and the dedication of the fandom. The production of fan content like fiction, artwork, and headcanons is absolutely vital for a fandom to survive for years. Without it and if the base material is mediocre or obscure, fandom death with eventually happen. Look no further than the Galerians fandom: relatively popular years ago mainly on LJ despite source material being flawed/obscure. Now in 2016, the fandom lives by a thread with most fans migrating to Tumblr or deviantart. LJ is totally dead right now and all the communities there for Galerians are inactive. In terms of artwork, Galerians had a strong yaoi fandom so that helped to interest fans who liked yaoi like the "fujoshi" but sadly this had the negative impact of hetero porn for female characters being largely ignored.

In short, a fandom popularity is dependent on how much the fans want to make content and how good the quality of the source material is.
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>>435021
Could a fandom like that just get revived if new fans come in?
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>>435146
Yes it can but in Galerians' case (a video game) a brand new title will work. Fan content is the life blood once the main people behind the series stop caring about it. If you make fan art for an old fandom or a music video, you'll get views (maybe not a lot but it depends) and by doing this you are increasing the fandom's popularity. If you are a popular person online and you make a fan contribution, it is a great help to garner more fans as you are showing your fanbase something obscure and often they jump onto the fandom. To absolutely ensure revival, new source material must be made but sometimes a person prolific enough can do this by themselves. Really you just need a large enough group of fans, old and new, with strong passion to continue contributing content and filling the internet with stuff from that fandom. You may think you cannot draw or that you suck and are "not good enough" but every little bit counts. The worse way to harm a fandom is to start pointless bicker or not contributing anything at all.
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>>434341
I see some hardcore fandom people from years ago who have blogs and they barely talk about the old fandoms. They have wrapped themselves up in other interests which is natural because you can only muck about with the same sites/videos/pictures/fanfics for so long unless you make new stuff yourself.
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Look at the Jesus fandom: 2000 years and still memeing
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>>435258

Nice tumblr joke, shitstick
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>>434316
That's Hiro's stance on "slow boards" and people demanding they be deleted; People DO use them... what's the problem? So, it's only 140 people? Yes? And?

I agree with him.
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