20 Weird Fandom Names EXPLAINED
The vlogbrothers Hank and John Green have been around for twelve years, and so has their fandom name. As the New Yorker noted in 2013, the nerdfighter name began as a joke way back in 2007 when John Green mistook an arcade game called Aero Fighters for “Nerdfighters” and decided it was a game about nerds who fight popular people. Don’t mistake their fandom for violent people, though. All they really fight is world suckiness and angsty teen loneliness, which is probably a nobler cause.