The Fangirl Diaries

Finding Community in Anime Fandom of the ’90s and ’00s

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About the Book

Discovering your true self through fandom is a complicated journey. In this coming-of-age memoir, Erica Espejo will take you back to the turn of the millennium where anime fandom in the United States was growing from niche to mainstream. Sailor Moon was broadcasted in English, and a generation of otaku timed their VCRs and watched in awe as the course of media fandom changed forever. This intimate and humorous memoir tells the story of one such eager fan who would go on to define their young adulthood with fan creations, cosplay, conventions and many other engagements with a variety of anime, manga and other media. An early adopter of online communities through newsgroups and tape trading, Erica brings an informed and deeply personal perspective to the changing meaning of fandom.

About the Author(s)

Erica Victoria Espejo writes about anime conventions on her blog Scarlet-Rhapsody. She has appeared on panels about anime and general fandom at Anime Expo, San Diego Comic Con, Otakon, Anime Boston, and Fanime. She lives in Carson, California.

Bibliographic Details

Erica Victoria Espejo
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 35 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2024
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9650-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5490-4
Imprint: McFarland