WIDE and CAL Support Staff
Victor del Hierro
We dedicate this book to the fans who participate in memory spaces across physical and digital spaces.
Liza would like to acknowledge all of her study abroad students who taught her how to be a better researcher, teacher, fan, and human being. Liza is grateful to her dear friend Carlos Bastus for taking her to Europe in 2004, the trip that launched this project. She would like to thank her family for supporting her during her travels to trace these places and spaces, especially her husband, Stephen, who took care of the house and Potts girls while she was researching locations and running her study abroad over the years. The entire family went along for the 2014 trip, including her mother, Carmen, who helped inspire the Princess Diana research. Her oldest daughter, Zoë, kept her up-to-date about other fandoms and shared in her adventures. Her middle daughter, Katie, went on the 2016 trip and played a pivotal role in keeping everyone happily engaged. Her youngest daughter, Jayne would happily hum the theme to Doctor Who while Liza wrote and reminded her mother that all of the Doctors are wonderful. Liza is grateful to her cousin, Stephanie, who shared entertainment news and visited during her travels. And to her cousins in London, who gave her a local perspective on fan tourism, tips on navigating the city, and a fantastic Sunday roast: Thank you, Mac, Lynda, Amanda, Amber, and the rest of the Mackenzies!
Melissa would like to thank Liza for bringing her onto this book project and for her constant encouragement, something sorely needed. Melissa is eternally grateful to Professor Matt Hills, who very kindly (and against all good sense) took in and mentored a wandering archaeologist, as well as Dr. Ross Garner and Dr. Rebecca Williams for their support of this project from the very beginning. Melissa would also like to thank the ancient cultures of what are now Mesoamerica and Yemen for their development of chocolate and coffee, without which no academic activity would be possible.
Emily would like to thank Michigan State University’s College of Arts and Letters, Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, and the Experience Architecture program for giving her resources and education that she could utilize to become a strong professional in the user experience industry. She’d also like to thank her friends and family for supporting her love of books, travel, and curiosity, without which she wouldn’t have fell into such an interesting project. Last but not least, Emily would like to forever thank Liza for serving as a mentor throughout her work with this project, and through every aspect of her college career.
Katie would like to thank Liza for conceiving this ambitious, engaging book project and for including her in the writing of it. She is grateful for Liza’s mentorship and for her extensive knowledge of foreign cheeses—something she benefited from greatly during their 2014 study abroad trip.
Kelly would like to thank not only Liza for her unparalleled excitement, confidence, and support throughout this extensive project, but also all the faculty and mentors at Michigan State University’s College of Arts and Letters, Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, and the Professional Writing program who have helped her shape the skills she needed to succeed anywhere. Of course, she would also like to thank her family for encouraging, and often funding, her fan participation over the years.
Special thanks to the editorial team at enculturation's intermezzo for their support: Jeff Rice for believing in our project, Sergio C. Figueiredo for guiding the editorial production process, and Eric Detweiler for his excellent copyediting. And thank you to the team at Scalar for developing the open source, scholarly publishing tool we used to build our born digital book.
A Note About Copyright
This digital book project is in no way intended to infringe upon any copyright or trademark. All contributors to this project refrained from submitting copyrighted work without permission or work that exceeds the definitions of fair dealing (UK, Australia, and Canada) or fair use (United States) provisions of copyright law. Doctor Who and Torchwood are copyrighted by the BBC. Harry Potter is copyrighted by J.K. Rowling (character rights), Bloomsbury and Scholastic Corporation (books), and Time Warner (film rights).