The Psychology of Cult TV Shows

What generates the sense of belonging among strangers who happen to watch the same TV show?  Why do people seek to emulate their favourite sci-fi heroes and villains through cosplay?  And why do we often empathise with fictional inhabitants of a fantasy world more than we do actual people in the real world?

Questions such as these are explored in this fascinating Wondercon panel discussion, bringing together psychologists, actors and writers alike.

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