The only sane response to the more-more-more of the Internet is less.

That’s the goal of All the Fanfare. Less, but better.

Someone (okay, it was me) once called All the Fanfare the “Wait But Why” of pop culture. In case that means nothing to you—do you even internet, bro?—it means long-form, evergreen articles that are entertaining and informative. Quality at the expense of quantity. 100% organic. Hand-crafted.

There’s a longer explanation here, which employs Dwight Schrute, Batman (1989), and The Matrix in making the case. Pop culture is my lingua franca. I think about this stuff all the time and it informs how I see the world.

About Me

Everything you need to know about me can be found in this paragraph:

I was born 9 months after Star Wars premiered in 1977, which naturally suggests my mom’s womb quickened on its own after she saw the film. I get it—these movies make me feel things too. I learned about all the gender parts in health class but they neglected to teach us how babies are really made.

Me, in a nutshell:

- Star Wars ✔

- Writer (if in doubt, look no further than my pro use of the em dash) ✔

- Does not take anything seriously ✔

That's the flavor you'll get following me. A pro writer who thinks too much about pop culture and brings the funny.

If you need, like, credentials or something before handing out a follow—I've been published at /Film, Den of Geek, The Gamer, and Superjump Magazine. I've stopped freelancing for reasons. (Fine, since you insist on prying into my personal business: outlets claim all story rights for ever and ever, in exchange for a few hundred bucks, which is not the best deal; I'd rather own my stuff in perpetuity.)

I'm also the founder of Fanfare, which is the largest pop culture publication hosted on Medium. Our stories are regularly featured on Medium's home page. Medium’s CEO is even a big fan. True story!

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Eric Pierce

Writer, gamer, pop culture nerd. Probably thinking about Star Wars.