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Book recommendation: ‘Fan Phenomena – James Bond’ with Gunnar Bond James Schäfer 007museum Sweden

12 Aug

Fan Phenomena: James Bond

Book recommendation: ‘Fan Phenomena – James Bond’

Not only will the final quarter of 2015 be characterized by the release of the new James Bond film, there will also be a number of new book releases for us fans to enjoy. Independent academic publisher Intellect Ltd. was so kind to let me review their newest entry to the ‘Fan Phenomena’ series which aims to ‘decode’ cult subjects in terms of the appeal and far reaching connections each of them have in becoming part of popular culture. ‘Fan Phenomena – James Bond’, set for a September 2015 release, made an interesting read on a train journey to Switzerland on which I rarely closed the book.
The essence of this 164 page book edited by Claire Hines is the focus on the mighty James Bond fan base. Rarely have I come across a book that highlights fan activity in a way that film character and fan are almost put on equal level. While reading through the eleven chapters, you get the feeling that, in many ways, this book is more about you than James Bond. Naturally, that is the intended purpose and works very well as such.
One thing I appreciated very much about this book was that individual Bond fans and friends are highlighted – like YouTuber Calvin Dyson whose very own style of analyzing aspects of the James Bond film series has earned the admiration of many. Inbetween the chapters, there are also four full interviews with author Raymond Benson, artwork expert & collector Peter Lorenz, Gunnar Schäfer who owns the 007 museum in Sweden as well as crossplayers CousinCecily and Winter.

The sophisticated writing style of ‘Fan Phenomena – James Bond’ paired with detailed, sometimes almost forensic, analysis opens up a whole new insight into the Bond fandom. Being part of this elaborate circle for over ten years, I thought I had seen and heard it all. However, I was amazed to discover that I had merely scratched the surface of many topics covered by this book. For instance chapter 4, that deals with Fan Edits of Bond films. I knew they exist, I own some of them in my collection but I learned, that there are many more I had never even heard of. Most of the time, I simply regarded fan edits as a reinterpretation according to the vision of the fan editor. I never gave much thought about why they were done and what their purpose is.
‘Fan Phenomena – James Bond’ should make interesting reading for any Bond fan as the book does not try to tell us something we already know. It is a fresh and intriguing look into one of the biggest fan communities, filling knowledge gaps here and there as well as appreciating fandom. 
The book will be released in September 2015 but you can pre-order it now HERE
ISBN 9781783205172
Paperback, 164 pages
UK £ 15.50    US  $ 22.00    EU € 18.20

James Bond’s father Johannes Schäfers James Bond ”A Father Figure” James Bond ”A Father Figure”

4 Aug Johannes Schäfer Ian Fleming

James Bond’s father Johannes Schäfers 
was born in 1911 in Rosenberg Germany.In 1959 Schäfer’s father, who had been a German secret service agent during the Second World War, disappeared in mysterious circumstances 

The loss of his father at a very young age is intimately linked to his life-long interest in 007 James Bond ”A Father Figure”
Author: James Bond Gunnar Schäfer


James Bond 007 Museum Nybro Sweden öppet /Open söndag/sunday 2 augusti 12-17

30 Jul

James Bond 007 Museum öppet /Open söndag/sunday 2 augusti 12-17

James Bond Museum Öppet/Open 25 juni-31 december Welcome  James Bond Nybro

JAMES BOND MOVABLE MUSEUM NYBRO SWEDEN Contact James Bond  007museum@telia.com

Bondmuseet James Bond Gunnar Schäfer Ian Fleming Nybro Sweden Lonon UK Jamaica Goldeneye Kalmar

11 Jul

Varför åka hit? Besök ­världens första James Bond-museum. Ägaren James Bond Gunnar Schäfer som numera har bytt namn till James Bond har gjort museet som en hyllning till den engelske agenten Ian Fleming. Här finns mycket att titta på, bland annat många föremål som använts i filmerna.

Öppettider: Vardagar 10-17, lunchstängt 13-14, lördagar 10-14.

Inträde: Vuxna 100 kronor, barn 50 kronor.

Hitta hit: Emmabodavägen 20 i Nybro.

Mer info: http://www.007museum.com


Peter Apelgren semesteräventyr Småland 2:5 hos James Bond Gunnar Schäfer i James Bond 007 Museet Nybro Sverige.

8 Jul

Peter Apelgren semesteräventyr Småland 2:5 hos James Bond Gunnar Schäfer i James Bond 007 Museet Nybro Sverige.

Visas på Norska NRK NRK TV – Eit svensk ferieeventyr – 20.06.2015


Svensk serie.


Sv. serie. I Småland lar Peter Apelgren seg fascinere av folk som gjev alt dei har og ikkje lar seg stoppe av eit enkelt ”nei”. Apelgren er lei av svenske turistmagnetar som Liseberg, Skansen og Visby. Han vitjer heller meir ukjende svenske perler. (2:5)

Tilgjengelig til: Man 20. jul 2015 kl 19:01

Første gang sendt:
NRK2 20.06.2015 18:30
Siste gang sendt:
NRK2 20.06.2015 18:30
Eit svensk ferieeventyr
Eit svensk ferieeventyr 20.06.2015
Original episodetittel:
Peter Apelgrens semesteräventyr
28 minutter


3 June 2015 100 year celebration of James Bonds Gunnar Schäfer mother Inga Charlotta Schäfer

3 Jun James Bond 007 Museum Sweden Nybro

TODAY 3 June 2015 100 year celebration of James Bonds Gunnar Schäfer mother Inga Charlotta Schäfer
And 65 years since Mom married Dad John Schaefer

inga inga_johannes


FLEMING licence plate in James bond 007 Museum Nybro Sweden

4 Maj

FLEMING licence plate in James bond 007 Museum Nybro Sweden

FLEMING licence plate. Now in James Bond 007 “Museum Nybro Sweden #007museum #p4kalmar #SvD. #gomorronsverige. #TV4Nyheterna. #sverigestelevision #aftonbladet #fleming. #goldeneyeresort (på/i James Bond Museum)



007 & Aston Martin

18 Sep

007 & Aston Martin

Bond & Aston Martin An Iconic Relationship

1964’s ‘Goldfinger’, the third film in the James Bond series, saw the introduction of a new car for Bond – the Aston Martin DB5, signalling the start of a relationship which spans eleven Bond films and nearly 50 years of cinema history.
The book version of ‘Goldfinger’ had seen author Ian Fleming place Bond in an Aston Martin DB Mark III, but as the DB5 had been introduced by Aston Martin in 1963 the decision was made to use the company’s latest car.
Coloured in distinctive Silver Birch, ‘Goldfinger’ saw sales of the DB5

      007 & Aston Martin

        • James Bond & Aston Martin

          An Iconic Relationship 1964’s ‘Goldfinger’, the third



        He drives a car with the number plate 007 JB. He named his house GoldenEye, after Bond author Ian Fleming’s Jamaican residence

        24 Maj

        He drives a car with the number plate 007 JB. He named his house GoldenEye, after Bond author Ian Fleming’s Jamaican residence, and has the number 007 above the door. Confusingly, he actually lives at number ten.



        Ian Fleming 105 year 28 maj 2013. James Bond 007 Museum Nybro Sweden

        19 Feb

        Ian Fleming 105 Year 28 maj 2013
        sida 2   The Books 

        Author: Ian Fleming Published: 1953 to 1966 Novels: 14  Non-Fiction: 2

        The Life of Ian Fleming (1908-1964)Ian Lancaster Fleming, born 28 maj 1908 i Mayfair, London, died 12 augusti 1964, Canterbury.

        Flemings Goldeneye House Oracabessa,
        Jamaica visit by James Bond
        Gunnar Schäfer..
          Goldeneye was the name given
        Commander Ian Fleming to his estate in Oracabessa, …
        estate and built his house on the edge of a cliff, overlooking a private beach.
        GoldenEye ligger i Oracabessa Bay på norra kusten av Jamaica