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Brandon Rhea

aka Captain B

8,395 Edits since joining this wiki
March 30, 2006
  • I live in San Francisco
  • I was born on March 7
  • My occupation is Senior Manager, Fan Engagement and Support
  • I am Batman
  • Brandon Rhea

    Last year, we had a big idea: what if we brought a group of nearly 30 administrators to our office in San Francisco? Not only would we be able to speak to admins in-person about the future of Wikia and the products we're working on, but those admins would be able to provide immediate and in-person feedback directly to Wikia staff. That idea became our first-ever Community Connect last September, and it was a great success.

    This year, we wanted to make it an even bigger event. Instead of just having one Community Connect, we had two: one in our office in Poznan, Poland in July, and the other in San Francisco a few weeks ago. With this year's launch of Fandom and the Fan Contributor Program, we were also able to expand the scope of the attend…

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  • Brandon Rhea

    Wikia San Diego Comic Con Sweepstakes


    2. Promotion Description.

    Wikia San Diego Comic Con Sweepstakes (the “Promotion") is a sweepstakes promotion where individuals in the San Diego area are instructed to complete each of the following 3 tasks on Twitter or Instagram using both #SDCC and #FandomCC hashtags. Those 3 are: 1) Follow the @GetFandom handle on social platform they are entering on. 2)follow all directions on the posted contest image. 3) Only entries posted using both #SDCC and #FandomCC hashtags will be eligible to be randomly selected from all eligible entries. All entries completed from 10:00 am to 11:59 pm PST on July 19, 2016 and from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm PST on July 20, 2016 w…

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  • Brandon Rhea

    There's something unique about Wikia. Every day when we see staff members come into the office, we only see people who love coming to work in the morning. We love being professional fans, and we love being able to build a platform for you to write about what you love.

    We have a number of different teams in all our offices around the world. They range from Community to Marketing to Product and more. Some edit on communities, like you do, more than others and there are new staff members joining us all the time, all throughout the world. That's why, every few months, we set aside an entire day in every office so all employees can edit on Wikia for the whole day.

    We call this Wikia Day, and we had our most recent one yesterday!

    Every time we have…

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  • Brandon Rhea

    Wikians are often at the epicenter of their favorite fandoms. You represent the biggest experts there are, not to mention that you have some of the most intense passions for pop culture in the world. That's why it's not very surprising to know that social media is an important tool for your community. What better way is there to talk to other fans and let them know about your community?

    Every day, we talk to fans on our own brand accounts, @getfandom and @Wikia, and we've learned a great deal about the importance of engaging with an audience on social media. As social media becomes more and more important in the evolving internet landscape, I wanted to share some of what we've learned with you.

    When you have a well-established community, you…

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  • Brandon Rhea

    On Wednesday, we were treated to a visit from Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikia and Wikipedia, in our San Francisco office. When Jimmy co-founded Wikia, it started off as a broader spinoff of Wikipedia, one that would allow people to create their own wiki communities. He once said that if Wikipedia is the encyclopedia, then Wikia is the rest of the library. Now, Wikia is home to the greatest superfans in the world, and, with the launch of Fandom, it sits at the center of pop culture. So we were thrilled to have Jimmy speak to us this week in an open forum, where he shared his thoughts about Wikia and the future of Fandom. Wikia staff asked a volley of questions about all aspects of Wikia to get Jimmy's unique perspective on our company …

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