Obviously, nothing really new here. Rhonda and I still post a blog every single day. That isn’t changing and won’t change. We enjoy doing this and hope that you do, too! Yet, it is summer. I have taken a vacation and Rhonda will soon be taking one. When I was gone, she held down the fort and I will do the same for when she is gone. During the time of her vacation, we will be doing a couple of themes here. Those themes will have blogs from both of us and then they will have a few guest blogs. If you are someone who has submitted a guest blog to us, we will be using those! Have no fear! In fact, I would keep checking throughout this month and next. 🙂 We still have a few spots for guest blogs, if you are so inclined. In fact, we are looking for the following blog posts:
*Regrets you might have about your fandom-
Maybe this about a show you wished you did or some event you wished you had attended. Maybe it was about a situation within the fan community. Perhaps, you didn’t purchase something or got rid of something and kick yourself about it to this day!
*Favorite band member-
We are looking for thoughtful posts about why your favorite band member is your favorite band member. Obviously, we are looking for something a bit deeper than, “Band member x is so hot!” What drew you to that band member beyond the physical and more.
Admit it, how many of you even remember that we are writing a book? Do you remember what it is about? We don’t talk about it a lot but it has been featured more and more in our thoughts and in our daily to-do list. To refresh people’s memories, the book is about fandom–what it is, what is included in it and most importantly, why do people participate. Yes, obviously, we use Duran Duran fandom as our case study, as our example. I am very happy to admit that we are getting there with the book. We have pushed through all of the tough stuff and moving on to the next BIG steps. We are honest in saying that it has taken us a lot longer to do than we wished but…at the same time, we are thrilled we are where we are. We didn’t lose our commitment and are seeing the project through! Besides, I bet that a lot of people would have struggled to write a book while doing everything else that we do (work, family, this blog, other outside projects), especially since the book is research based. It required a lot of reading, thinking, organizing, outlining, drafting, etc. Frankly, I’m feeling pretty dang proud right now about it. We aren’t done yet but are really getting there! By the way, those of you attending the convention will be getting a sneak peek!
Durandemonium (The Convention!):
It is way hard to believe that we are a little over 3 months away!!! The committee has much to do and things are starting to get done. This is exciting!!! The more we get done, the more excited I am! I am starting to see the details fall into place. If you don’t have a ticket yet, it isn’t too late!! We have tickets for the entire weekend (October 18-20 in Chicago) and we have tickets just for the banquet (Saturday night only-October 19th) for those who can’t attend the entire time but want to join in for the dinner and dance! All information and link to get tickets is here: http://durandemonium2013.webs.com.
A couple of other things you need to know, if you attending:
*Fan Book Questionnaire Information has been sent to your email! I will be sending a reminder to those of you who have not filled out your information to be included. If you have problems or continue to have problems, let me know!