Fandom Advisory Network is LIVE

by Jeff

fantopcorner Fandom Advisory Network is LIVEMedia Release — Hello, fellow fans! Today is the day! Pick your subject – or subjects – and tell us what you’re a fan of and why: The Fandom Advisory Network (FAN) is open for business!

You can catch up on the news feed, read our first blogs (you can sign up and start commenting or blogging, too), check out the FAN videos from our YouTube channel and you can even enter our contest and win a trip for two to the New York Comic Con by letting us know why you’re 2011’s Ultimate Fan!

Your interest may be comic books or action figures, movie posters or original comic art, sports collectibles or even great food, but we’re all passionate about something. You can be a fan of one collecting niche or many, it doesn’t matter. What counts is your enthusiasm. FAN is the perfect forum in which to express that passion and yourself!

As many of you know, the original idea for FAN was pretty straightforward: Whether in politics or business, groups speak with a united, single voice, they command attention. Isn’t it time for fandom to come together and find their collective voice? If you’ve ever said, “I think this should happen, or I don’t like what’s going on with that,” you now have the opportunity to come together with others in the collecting community to stand up and be counted.

FAN will continually actively seek input from the entire fan community on the myriad issues facing collectors. We aim to become a social networking site with real, tangible benefits for our members (like discount admissions, special exclusive offers and more). And just because the site has launched, that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped growing. This is a process, not a destination. At every step along with way, your feedback is not only welcome, it’s necessary.

Are you really into collecting? Do you love a character, comic book series, TV show, video game or movie? Do you love competing with your friends to put together the best collection? Are you this year’s Ulimate Fan?

The winner will receive an amazing VIP prize package that includes transportation to New York, hotel accommodations, 2 VIP tickets to New York Comic Con, a celebration dinner with superfan Steve Geppi, and more!

All you have to do is make and upload a short video (30 seconds should do it, and a maximum of 2 minutes) of yourself telling us why you are the Ultimate Fan of 2011!

The rules are pretty simple:
1. You must be a confirmed member of FAN.
2. You must be 18 years old or older OR have your parent’s permission.
3. Your video must be 30 seconds or less in length.
4. You must upload it to YouTube and send us the link to our Facebook FAN page.
5. Entries must be received no later than August 1, 2011.

You can enter in person Comic-Con International: San Diego (July 20-24, 2011 at the San Diego Convention Center), where you can just visit the FAN booth and make your video. If you’re not attending the show, you can post it to our YouTube channel any time before the August 1 deadline.

If you want to put all of this in perspective, think of it like this: if Facebook brings us the world, FAN is more like your neighborhood. only it’s a neighborhood where everyone is an ardent collector! So, welcome to the neighborhood!

Yours in fandom,

Melissa Bowersox
Executive Vice-President
Geppi’s Entertainment Museum
Fandom Advisory Network

P.S. Make sure your friends know about us!

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