Chiefs, Legos, Serial among latest Fandom 250 nominees


The latest nominees in the FanSided Fandom 250 include iconic NFL franchises, legendary literary figures and a groundbreaking podcast.

FanSided is in the midst of sorting out the best fanbases in all of everything. Not just sports, not just entertainment but everything in life. From politics to edibles — both the kosher and trip variety — the goal here is to find the best, most passionate fandoms of the last year.

Naturally, any list that is about fandoms is going to include sports teams. There isn’t a sport more popular in America that the NFL, and there might not be a more passionate fanbase than the Philadelphia Eagles. Win or lose, Eagles fans are always out in droves to either cheer or jeer their team on Sunday. New York is such a football fanbase that two teams are needed to draw battle lines in the city. You don’t nee d a metropolis to have a large, passionate fan base though. Just take one look at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday to see how passionate and dedicated Kansas City Chiefs fans are.

Sports are a huge part of our culture, but everyone loves to read, with some authors over the course of time carving out massive fandoms that have made them into legends. Jane Austen, Neil Gaiman and Stephen King are all major literary influences over the years who also have massive fandoms to lean on.

Here’s the full list of nominees for November 23rd:

  • Legos
  • Hamilton
  • Jane Austen
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Stephen King
  • Serial
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • New York Giants
  • New York Jets
  • Kansas City Chiefs

For more information on the Fandom 205, stayed tuned to FanSided for the rest of the list as it is unveiled over the course of November. The full list with rankings, crowning the best Fandom in the world, will be revealed on December 6th.