July 12 marks the airing MTV’s Fandom Awards
, wherein awards like “feels freak out of the year” and “fandom of the year” are handed out.
In honor of this momentous occasion, which was hosted at San Diego Comic-Con, we have decided to collect examples of 17 passionate fandoms that rise above others in terms of sheer emotion. Sometimes that emotion doesn’t always manifest itself in a positive way — looking at you, Twihards — but mostly we applauded these fans for their dedication to what they love.
Fandoms come in all shapes and sizes. Some fans are dedicated to a singular pop star. (Don't mess, for instance, with the Beyhive.) Others encompass sprawling pop cultural properties that continue to grow as the years pass. (The Force will once again awaken — see what we did
there — for Star Wars
fans come December.)
The awards are hosted by Bella Thorne and Tyler Posey, the latter of whom knows something about fans from starring on Teen Wolf
. But even when the awards are over, fandoms are forever.