Gateway Fandom

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The term "gateway fandom" can have different meanings depending on the context.

  1. In a personal sense, it refers to the fandom that brought an individual fan into the wider world of fandom. For example, "The Sentinel was my gateway fandom."
  2. In a broader sense, it refers to a fandom where a significant proportion of the fandom consists of new fans. For example, "Harry Potter is a gateway fandom." Sometimes called a threshold fandom.