So I woke up to see that once again Jeff Davis has proven himself to be a despicable person. To mock your fanbase is just stupid, imo, because without fans watching the show and participating in its marketing/production means that you will most likely not have a show. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you…
Just this week, my publisher hosted a series of live panels where we all talked about fandom and fanfic, since the base of writers for this publisher all come from fandom. I have a piece of fanfiction that after being reworked so I don’t get sued is going to appear in bookstores around the world.
Yeah. I’m sort of a big fan of fanfic. :)
Please watch this short clip from my panel where I plead the case for how normal we are for writing fanfic, for making fanart, for BEING FANS. [hyperlink is to complete panel] Just because we don’t do it like guys have done it doesn’t mean it’s not legitimate or worthy of respect. We’re worthy of respect.
Jeff Davis and that…”channel” who made a point of getting actors to read fanfiction on camera are not worthy of that respect. The man is taking advantage of a FAN CONVENTION to…mock his fans, what on EARTH. Nope, that’s terrible, full stop.
I’m a proud fangirl. I keep it within the fandom (which I highly recommend we all do, btw. DO NOT CROSS THE STREAMS, this is a good reason why) and I support fellow fans.
Never forget that without your interest, they don’t have a show/book/song/movie. YOU MATTER.
ETA: The channel which remains nameless by me is ultimately responsible for this event, but that doesn’t change the fact that Jeff Davis, in attendance with the actors, not only enthusiastically joined in, but used ridiculous voices to highlight how much he disregards his fanbase. MTV needs to come out and slap him on the wrist. And stop working with places/people who promote fan-shame.