As the final month of 2014 approaches, two companies with close ties to the Internet are looking to discover the topics that most energized fans this past year. Online video network Maker Studios has teamed up with pop culture encyclopedia Wikia for The 2014 Year In Fandom, which will explore the most popular cultural phenomena of the past 12 months.
In order to select the subjects it would feature in Year Of Fandom, Wikia ranked its database through its Wikia Activity Metric, which measures “total audience, size/complexion of the body of content, and usage momentum” for all of the topics on the site.
Once the top subjects were selected, Wikia turned to Maker Gen partners like Noodlerella, JakeMcCoyNetwork, and ThatWasHistory, who will reenact the best moments in a series of videos that will be released on Wikia, Maker.TV, and the YouTube channels of both Maker Gen and Wikia.
“Video is such an integral part of storytelling for today’s fans and by partnering with Maker, we’re really able to deliver together two very passionate audiences to create content we know will be engaging,” stated Eric Moro, Wikia’s Director of Programming for Entertainment, in a statement.“The opportunity alone for Wikia collaborators and Maker Gen talent to raise their profiles among today’s millennials is exciting in and of itself.”
A visit to Year of Fandom‘s official site reveals five categories that will each house their own videos. The first six of those videos, which will cover topics like The Lego Movie, Star Wars, and Titanfall, will debut on December 1st.