As most have already heard by now, a late night screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado was witness to a horrible tragedy. Details of the incident are still emerging, but what is known is that a number of innocent fans/moviegoers were hurt or killed in a senseless act of violence.
Speculation as to why the armed gunman did what he did will continue for days, meetings among high-level studio execs as to whether screenings of the film should be cancelled will be had, and discussion surrounding the trailer for Gangster Squad (which includes a scene where mobsters shoot into a crowded movie theater) will polarize individuals from both sides of the debate. But all the while, we will continue doing what we do day-in and day-out here on Wikia -- being fans in the most positive sense of the word.
FandomIsFamily -- a Twitter hashtag that emerged last week after the tragic loss of a Twilight fan at the San Diego Comic-Con -- really couldn’t be closer to the truth. I ask that you keep the victims of the Colorado incident, as well as their families, in your hearts and prayers, comment with your thoughts and condolences here, and continue to serve as positive role models within your communities... both online and real world.