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You Don’t Need to Go to Comic-Con to Have Fan Literacies

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Long after the school year ends, students will still think about their Civil War-reenacting history teacher or their librarian who enters poetry competitions.

Something to Consider on the Eve of Comic-Con: Cosplay and Critical Thinking

Linda as Karuta: "This is my first attempt at making an outfit and wearing a wig. The skirt and outer top was made by me, while the white top was something that I already owned."

“We can look at cosplay as a medium that assists other media, anime and manga, by targeting a certain audience segment related to fandom.”

Confessions of a Cosplaying Librarian

Linda as Kagome: "

“The key idea is actually a media literacy one related to representation: no one in real life actually looks like an anime or manga character.”

Teaching Tips for Geek Gatherings

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Scoop up as much swag as you can, no matter how junky or personally uninteresting you find a given property—in fact, I suggest bringing an extra bag just to cart this stuff back and give to students…

Watch These Movies About Fandom Instead of “Comic-Con Episode IV”

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Pauline Kael, William Shatner, Mark Hamill, and “Troll 2″… all can help shed light on the teaching, learning, and “literacies” that occur around and within fandom.