|Who We Are
||[Mar. 2nd, 2005|03:38 pm]
Part of The Great Wave Of Futurity
The Geekstalt (the true and original Geekstalt, anyway) is the four of us who hang out in London: Geneva, Andrew and myself, who live in London, and Niall, who lives close enough that he pops down pretty often. Liz is a recurring extra, added recently in an attempt to boost ratings.I almost feel that I should add this to the community info.
The Third Row is the group of us who do real fanac, like going to cons, London circle / BSFA meetings, writing fanzines, etc. The Third Row in its widest sense includes the Geekstalt, plus several of the Oxford crowd. Plus, by historical accident and purely in a technical sense, a couple of teenyfilkers we ran into at Eastercon. In a narrower sense, requiring significant levels of fanac, it includes Niall and Geneva, possibly Andrew and Liz, probably not me (i don't read fanzines, follow other channels of fannish communication - except the Ansible, of course - pay attention to awards or go to fannish gatherings much) and perhaps a few of the Oxford crowd.
Fandom 2.0 is a name which many groups may have claimed for themselves, but which none have ever truly lived up to. Ultimately, these groups become part of the great stream of being that is Fandom 1, and as such are no more than fandom 1.23 or whatever. Fandom 2.0 will arrive one day, but by the time you notice, it will be too late.