Clicked on this article on a whim. Found it very interesting. It’s great to hear the point of view of someone inside the convention industry. And I enjoyed her take on the impact of fandom on entertainment.
“For example, Gray has one client whom Hollywood paid no attention to. So she went out on her own and started a webcast, and today has more than 1.7 million followers on Twitter. Ouch! That’s gotta hurt all of those people who told Felicia Day, “don’t call us; we’ll call you.”
“I think there’s been a major shift in grass roots media because of the internet and because the geeks and nerds rule the world. They are in control in so many ways. The comic is today’s Western, so many movies, and I think that if actors want to optimize their longevity, it’s important for them to meet the fans because those fans are so loyal and will show up at any movie or tune in to any television show they’re on,” Gray said.”