Playstates can be found as distinct activities within the Fandom industry. I call it Followship and would define it as the act of collecting, collating, and consuming a Media Franchise. It is an elaboration on the concept of Fandom using the five Playstates.
We can find Playstates in Fandom with the following examples:
- Toys/Playgrounds – toys and fan clubs/conventions.
- Role-plays – fanboys/fangirls and cosplays.
- Puzzles – fan-fiction and plot/canon holes.
- Games – collecting the Media Franchise.
- Sports – fans who root for favorite media franchise to be popular.
While Fandom is the industry, Followship is the distinct behaviors of play found within it.