30 Days of The Thrilling Adventure Hour! - Day One: Tell us how you got into The Thrilling Adventure Hour!
This story could be long, but I will instead keep it short. Earlier this year I completed my Master’s degree by completing a thesis focused on the world of communication inside fandom communities. Although my main focus for the piece was on Doctor Who fandom, I decided to investigate groups that have a strong, devoted group of fans so I could find similarities between groups. That’s when I discovered Welcome To Night Vale.
As I marathoned through Night Vale and by living in the San Diego area, I became privy to the shows upcoming crossover with this thing called The Thrilling Adventure Hour. Reading into the content I was intrigued. Growing up my parents would often put on the old Bing Crosby Comedy Hour radio show tapes while we traveled on vacation. Being the perfectionist I am I started from episode one of each program, quickly growing attached to all the characters and listening at all hours of the day. Some shows held my interest stronger than others, but I ultimately consumed them all. Then I attended the crossover and meet one of the cast in a coffee shop purely by accident. It made Comic Con a special experience I will never forget.
So yes, I am a fan.