Growing and getting bigger can always be a bit of a double-edged sword. While you’re excited to be getting new opportunities and ready for new adventures, it’s hard to leave behind the comfort of the familiar. Now heading into Season 3, a similar feeling can be said of the Wynonna Earp fandom. No longer do we consist of a handful of people getting together on Friday nights to tweet about the show we love. Thankfully, the fandom has grown far beyond that and its reach is far and wide. Not only is that growth a great thing for the show itself, but having so many new faces and Earpers out there is fun for everyone involved.
While growing our Earper-dom in numbers is a very good thing, unfortunately it means there’s going to be some awkward growing pains along the way. Just as in life, it’d always be great to minimize those pains as much as possible. Over the last several days, the feelings and concerns of some Earpers have been brought to light and there’s been some great discussion happening on Twitter. Earpers have voiced concerns about not feeling as included or engaged as they would like with the fandom, and how they would love to find ways to feel more connected or a part of things as the fandom gets bigger and bigger.
We wanted to take a minute to definitively say that we hear those concerns. We appreciate every single person who has brought their feelings to the forefront, and engaged in conversations over the last several days. In true Earper fashion, the conversations have remained civil, polite and respectful and for that we say “thank you!” We also wanted to let you know that we don’t want the holidays to happen and have those conversations stop.
We hope in the new year, along with everyone in the fandom’s help, to find a way to bring those conversations off of Twitter and have them in a more accessible and focused space. We’re not quite sure what that means as of yet, but we will be looking into options of what can be done to make sure concerns are heard and opinions can be voiced in the same kind of safe space we’ve always worked towards cultivating in the fandom.
We all matter and this fandom wouldn’t be as great as it was if it weren’t for every single one of us. We hope you all will join us as we try to address these concerns and work through these growing pains. In the meantime, if you have ideas on how to grow this conversation please tweet at us, dm, email us or leave a comment below!