James Bond fandom is an international and informal community drawn together by Ian Fleming's James Bond series. The fandom works through the use of many different forms of media, including web sites,[1] fan fiction,[2] magazines,[3] WebZine podcasts, fan art and songvids.[4]

The first James Bond Fan Club was in the summer of 1974, when Richard Schenkman and Bob Forlini, two students at Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, NY, put together a fan club and published a mimeographed, stapled-together magazine called BONDAGE.[5]

concept car designer Frank Rinderknecht, James Bond fan created underwater car in the movie “The Spy Who Loved Me” after three decades. He worked with his team to create “sQuba”.[6]

Fan sites

Since its foundation, MI6.co.uk has been a trustworthy resource for media organizations across the world. Press organizations and websites who've been assisted by MI6.co.uk include Time Magazine [7] Entertainment Weekly[8] MTV [9]

Fan fiction

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Podcasts

Commanderbond.net has featured the podcasts in enhanced iTunes format and standard MP3.[10]

Fanmade computer game remake

GoldenEye: Source is a total conversion mod in development using the Source engine developed by Valve Corporation for the computer game, Half-Life 2. GoldenEye: Source is based on the award winning Nintendo 64 video game, GoldenEye 007, featuring Bond. An alpha release was distributed on December 25, 2005 receiving more than 65,000 downloads in 2 weeks. A Beta release of GoldenEye: Source was scheduled for December 25, 2006, but was released on December 26, 2006.

In January 2007, it was awarded twice in the 2006 annual Moddb awards, a win in Editor's Choice [11] for the Reinvention category, and was player-voted 3rd place in the overall category Mod of the year .[12] A significant rise from the 2005 awards, which earned GoldenEye: Source 4th place in the unreleased category.

On December 5, 2007, one of the developers released an unofficial patch. This patch fixes some of the bugs there are present in the first beta version. The developer team will not support this patch, and support is only available in a topic in the GoldenEye: Source forum.[13]

landmarks tours

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James Bond Island

Some travel agencies have organized a subdivision to create tours specifically highlighting iconic landmarks in the world of James Bond. where Fleming worked and lived, uncovering HQs of the intelligence communities, SOE, SIS,MI5 and MI6.[14]

Ko Tapu found fame through the 1974 film The Man with the Golden Gun. its now referred to as James Bond Island both by locals as well as in tourist guidebooks.[15]

References

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