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by Proma Khosla and Radhika Menon JUNE 2011 | Pretty in Pink: Main St., Ann Arbor, MI In the summer of 2011, we found out that a movie starring Jason Segel would be filmed on our college campus. It was one of our first brushes with celebrity –…

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The Dural Sac In the legendary Lost pilot, Jack (Matthew Fox) tells Kate (Evangeline Lilly) a powerful story while she’s sewing up a deep cut on his back.

You spend hours obsessing. You might volunteer at a convention, transcribe a podcast, speak on a panel, design a website, run social media, create your own blog, cosplay, take photographs of cosplay, design jewelry for Etsy, write for a nerdy website or blog, complete NaNoWriMo, etc. I advise all fans to visit the museum of natural science.

Recently The Bullywol Visitor, A Not-For-Childrens’ Book by Cardigan Broadmoor came across my metaphorical desk. This illustrated novel introduces us to the Planet Fryng and it’s only inhabitant­–an old Druid and Santa Claus-y man, with a mysterious green glow surrounding him and his billowing cloak.

When my ex boyfriend couldn’t comprehend why I was sobbing on his bed after the Sorting Hat placed me in Ravenclaw and not Gryffindor, I should have known, ultimately in the end, our relationship would not work out.

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I’m here to let you in on a little secret. For a long time, I sat on the sidelines of fandom. I spent years thinking I wasn’t qualified to contribute in a meaningful way, that my voice didn’t matter and my perspective was unimportant. And guess what? I was totally wrong.

Let’s not sugar coat it. When there’s a bunch of geeky people, all with varying levels of age and experience, and whole lot of hormones running rampant around a hotel or convention center for a weekend–things are gonna get steamy.

It’s impossible to take a BuzzFeed quiz just once. No one can. No one should. Stage 1: The Questions Ahead

Hannah: The thought I was having was that one quote: “The fundamental mistake I had always made—and that she had, in fairness, always led me to make—was this: Margo was not a miracle. She was not an adventure. She was not a fine and precious thing. She was a girl.”

Welcome to Greatest Hits, an ongoing series in which we will list and expound upon episodes, chapters–the best of the best, our faves from our faves. This first installment goes out to one of the FF team’s greatest loves: Lost.

This morning, a friend of mine tweeted “Everyone on the way to work seemed totally chill about the fact we live in a post Parks And Rec world????” I agree, and it’s shocking.

Looking to add a different podcast to your weekly rotation? New to the whole thing and totally overwhelmed with where to begin? Here at Fantastic Fandoms, we’ve got your back. Below are 10 of our tried and true podcast favorites.

We’re gonna have some real talk here everyone. So trigger warning: sexual and emotional abuse. If you are not familiar with the YouTube consent and abuse issues that came to light last March, you can educate yourself here.

Sunday, I sat down with my parents for almost two hours to talk about my early days of fandom, and why they ever let me run wild on the internet almost 10 years ago. It was exciting to look back on days I’ve since forgotten, remembering how much I’ve sacrificed,

When my friend Mark Oshiro, aka Mark Does Stuff, invited me to attend Arisia, a Science Fiction/Fantasy convention, with him, I was pretty nervous. I thought about not even going. It felt foreign, different, unexpected.

I officially joined the Harry Potter fandom in 2004, around the theatrical release of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, when an obsessive desire to talk about the books and movies turned into hours of perusing MuggleNet and eventually reading and writing my first fanfiction. I

This week, the newest Harry Potter fan activist group, the Fwooper Foundation, launched!

Every year, New Years rolls around, and I’m once again faced with the desire to cram every single person that has ever altered my life in some way into a room and ring in the new year with them. Instead, New Years happens hour by hour

My favorite show has an expiration date. This isn’t the first time this has happened—I’ve seen many shows end their runs over my 30 years—but it’s the first time that even thinking about a show ending has made me a little verklempt.

My Youtube Level: Texting my friends and asking what the best My Drunk Kitchen is to show at a wine and cheese night with my friends (there actually was no cheese). I bought Grace’s Guide, and only recently found out that Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart are not sisters.

For those of you that don’t know, the cluster of weird uppercase and lowercase letters, NaNoWriMo, stands for National Novel Writing Month, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that focuses on a seat-of-your-pants style of creative writing.

Let’s not lie to ourselves or to each other. We know you used to stand around in your kitchen, stirring your Kraft mac and cheese after school or work, pretending that your latest fictional obsession was standing next to you and you were in their universe.

On this day, every year, Harry Potter fans across the world share their incredible stories of their Deathly Hallows release party experiences. For the most part, I tend to stay quiet on this day. Trying to smile as people reminisce about Borders release parties, or the wrock concert they attended.

Fangirl. It’s one of the most charged, misinterpreted, reconstructed, and versatile words in pop culture. It describes everyone from the lines at Comic Con to the audience of a One Direction concert; it’s a word that marketing and strategy teams are trying to define

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As you’ve probably seen by now, the internet exploded on December 2nd because of these tweets.

When we sit down and think about everything fandom has given us, it can be overwhelming. Like really, really overwhelming. The amount of people, friendships, and memories we have, all because J.K Rowling was on a delayed train

With the release of the Pitch Perfect 2 trailer, I feel like a large part of the conversation is missing. Especially from websites and outspoken voices that I admire, like The Mary Sue and other popular news outlets that often point out sexual assault and feminist issues.

I went to one of the earlier showings, Thursday 8:00PM. I couldn’t help but smile when I walked into my local movie theater. There were people sitting on the floor, waiting in line to get in. It it was a small crowd, lots of high school aged people with their friends.

What its like to Almost be Mugged while Simultaneously Being 150 Pages from the End of A Dance with Dragons in the Song of Ice and Fire series.

Picture some alternate reality where we never jumped online to chat about Oceanic flight 815 or what Jon Snow knows (spoiler: nothing), a world where we wonder how Sherlock survived the Reichenbach fall. Alone.

This tweet They see me Rowlin’ They hatin’ https://t.co/dfiqou7vpD — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 17, 2016 Mystery Show Podcast Hannah says: Mystery Show is a podcast produced by Gimlet and hosted by Starlee Kine, who you may know from This American Life. As the name suggests, Starlee goes around solving mysteries that can’t be solved […]


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