Step aside, Trekkies. Move out the way, Trubies. Stand down, Browncoats. There is a new fan base in town and we are the hardest of hardcore. That’s right, Vulture has ranked the top 25 most devoted fan bases, and guess who topped the list? Game of Thrones fans! Vulture has this to say about the Thrones and, by extension, A Song of Ice & Fire fan base:
Star Wars may have wider anthropological permanence, more cottage industries, and a wider age range of fans. Twilight may induce more screams and tears. And Harry Potter may be a new rite of passage for children everywhere. But Game of Thrones has the most devoted fanbase of all because of the sheer surging might and immediacy of its readers (and viewers’) obsessiveness over a story that is still in the midst of unfolding. The main arcs behind the other giant franchises have been told, even if fans are still immersed in the movie follow-throughs or ancillary side mythologies. But GoT fans feel like they are in the midst of the adventure; they are as anxious for the coming of winter as the series’ characters.
In addition, Vulture is asking fans to share a story about the most extreme thing they ever did in the name of their fandom. Leave a comment on this post detailing your act of devotion and you may get featured on Vulture next week.
Winter Is Coming: We’re number one! We’re number one! We’re number one! As a side note, Vulture also pegged WinterIsComing.net as one of the main hangouts for Thrones fans. We’re honored and thrilled to have such passionate and dedicated readers! So pour yourself a glass of Arbor Red and treat yourself to a second lemoncake, it’s time to celebrate!