By Nick Mizer and Jared Miracle Pokemon Go, the blockbuster new augmented reality game developed by Niantic, hit the US…
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“If geek culture is defined by “the method of consumption,” then the part of identity that deals with our access to the means of consumption, class, has a defining relationship to geek identity. That relationship is necessarily different from the relatively accidental relationships that geek identity has with race and class.”
Living Games, which started in 2014 at the NYU Game Center, is “a conference devoted to discussing all aspects of live action role-playing (larp) theory and practice.”
Fans maintain a careful balance between individually-experienced and community-accumulated information that is important for both the fan’s independent enjoyment and their fandom membership. Spoilers disrupt this balance, and by investigating spoilers we can understand it better.