Can someone knowledgeable please explain this Nancy Drew thing to me? Why is there a fandom? Last I knew she was a popular literary figure occasionally spoofed in Kate Beaton’s comics and made into a silly film starring Emma Roberts. What am I missing out on here?
Well first, it’s a book series so it can definitely have a fandom. Continuations and spin-offs are still being published today, so it’s not like there’s no new material.
However, most of what the fandom talks about and fangirls over is related to the Nancy Drew computer games, made by HerInteractive (http://www.herinteractive.com/index.php). There are currently 27 games in the series, and the latest one came out about a month ago.
We’re a small fandom (I think it’s around 100 people?) but we’re all very friendly. We all just love this character who has survived for over 80 years and is still a strong role-model in modern times.
I don’t know how to explain it but it’s just wonderful.
Ah, those games were the missing link! I’m all about loving on literature, but people kept referring to characters and moments in games and I was all “what are they talking about why can’t I find it anywhere?” Thanks :)