An excellent review of Nordicana from the University of Stirling’s wonderful Nordic Noir group.
There are whole industries dedicated to the production of celebrity but Joe Public has the capacity to express his own desires too. He may choose to ignore that particular mode of consumption and follow a different one – celebrity ‘from below.’ It was easy to see a big difference between the first Nordicana event and this one – the main thing being that the celebrity status of those invited to attend, particularly the actors, had grown. There was a mixing at this event of fans coming ‘from below’ and others attending the event coming at it from a different direction.
Fans were an integral part of the event, tweeting, facebooking and blogging. Fans collaborated with the public in the production and perception of Nordicana’s purpose. Not everyone saw the second Nordicana event in the same way last weekend. It wasn’t a massive business based event such as the Scandi Show…
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