Tag Archives: Fandom

Get Involved In Fandom: You Can Sit On Panels Too!

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.

Fandom Flirting: Dos and Don’ts

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.

On Conflicts, Complacency, and Consent in Fandom

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.

My Dad Took Me To My First Convention

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,

Like Nothing I Expected: Arisia

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.

The Filmi Fusion Fandom

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

Fwooper Foundation Launches Animal Care Campaign

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

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