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Comic-Con 2018: Fandom Is Changing for Good

At San Diego Comic-Con 2018, fan favourites such as Disney's Marvel Studios, US broadcaster HBO's hit shows Westworld and Game of Thrones, and Netflix's 'nowstalgia' darling Stranger Things all took a break from the action. Their absence created a breathing space in which fans got a chance to reflect on the toxic aspects of their communities. Meanwhile, properties about to go from cult to mainstream jumped in to fill attention gaps, and characters representing marginalised communities stepped up to centre stage.