Elizabeth Sandifer on fandom

“Fandom is an exceedingly middle class practice, based as it is on a surplus of leisure time and the disposable income to fritter away on Dapol action figures, Target novelizations, trips to conventions and other such commercial product. This fact is largely responsible for the maddening sociopathy of mainstream science fiction fandom – it’s a self-selected group of reasonably affluent people focused on capitalist production. They are myopic by design.”

— Elizabeth Sandifer (via)