Highlights in Fandom History – October

Topic: Highlights in Fandom History – October

Today, I will highlight some interesting events in “fandom” history during the month of October for the following fandoms:



October 18, 1985: Nintendo NES first released in New York and select North American markets.



October 31, 1892: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the first collection of stories by Arthur Conan Doyle was published.



October 28, 1997: First volume of the manga Electric Tale of Pikachu was published in Japan.


October 30, 2012: Disney announces that it will acquire Lucasfilm Ltd

Star Wars:


October 30, 2012: Disney and Lucasfilm announce

…new Star Wars feature films, with George Lucas serving as creative consultant. Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future.

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About Patty Hammond

I am a self proclaimed fangirl who is disguised as a mild mannered data analyst for a consulting firm. You can find me on Twitter as @pattybones2 or @Everyday_Fangrl

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