SKAM fan study
"The SKAM fan study" was conducted by Line Nybro Petersen and Vilde Schanke Sundet, with the ambition of investigating the massive fan engagement around the real-time drama SKAM (2015-2017), produced by the Norwegian public service broadcaster NRK. More specifically, the study aims to analyse which motives first-time-fans have for entering a fan community and becoming a fan for the first time, how they organize fan communities, and which implications age and life course have for their play moods and fan activities.
Empirically, the study is based on close to 50 in-depth interviews with Scandinavian fans from the ages 13-70 years old, conducted in 2017. The participants were all active on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, the show’s blog etc.) while the show was on the air, and their accounts offers unique insight into the issue of entry points to fan communities, motivations for becoming – and staying – a fan, fan organization and play activities.
Several publications are planned from this material. The first article, Play moods across the life course in SKAM fandom, is published in Journal of Fandom Studies.
If you like to learn more about our project, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Screenshots: http://skam.p3.no/2017/05/26/lets-go-bitches/, @Elli_skam's instagramprofil og http://skam.p3.no/2017/04/10/er-jeg-sen/