We’re in Day Two of the FanstRAvaganza 3 in THE FANDOM tagteam chain! If you missed Day One, check out the posts at Phylly's Faves and Feminema . Also in Day Two, see my partner’s post at Something About Love (A).
What is a fan?
Fan, sometimes also called aficionado or supporter, is a person with a liking and enthusiasm for something. (Wikipedia)
Aficionado: An ardent supporter or devotee. From Spanish, past participle of aficionar, to inspire affection,(Ask.Define.com)
Supporter: A person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose. (Ask.Define.com)
...our community of 'friends' ... (Richard Armitage, Message to his fans, December 24, 2011, Richard Armitage Online)
Ever since the media became aware after North and South that Richard Armitage has a growing fan base he is almost always asked about his fans during interviews. Below is a video compilation of what Armitage has been asked and what he has said about his fans in various television and radio interviews over the past several years.