Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 12:25 am

And that's a wrap, everyone! Give yourself a pat on the back for a wonderful April Showers! In our final week, we featured eight fandoms:


April 23rd — Descendants: If good is the new bad, then it would be bad (or good) to contribute to the Fanlore Descendants page! (retweet, reblog)

April 24th — Megamind: Let’s take what’s on this page… and multiply it by SIX! Contribute your Megamind expertise to OTW April Showers! (retweet, reblog)

April 25th — Haikyuu: Volleyball is a sport where you’re always looking up—help keep the ball in play at Haikyuu on Fanlore! (retweet, reblog)

April 26th — Supergirl: Don’t let your pod get knocked off course! Answer our call to fill Fanlore with more Supergirl! (retweet, reblog)

April 27th — Life is Strange: Are you a Tornado survivor? Come and help Max with her Life Is Strange journal on Fanlore. (retweet, reblog)

April 28th — Political RPF: Not fake news, not real election results - Political RPF at Fanlore needs your civic contributions! (retweet, reblog)

April 29th — Hetalia: Axis Powers: Let the awesome you help in invad—I mean, updating Hetalia’s vital regions on Fanlore! (retweet, reblog)

April 30th — Hamilton: Were you in the room when it happened? Tell us your Hamilton fandom story so nobody misses a thing. (retweet, reblog)


You might also want to check out Homestuck, Wynonna Earp, and Midsomer Murders pages, which all got some love on Fanlore this week! 

Though April Showers has now come to an end, the documentation of fannish history—our history—never ends at Fanlore. All fan stories and perspectives are welcome. If you're new, come join the fun at by visiting our New Visitor Portal
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Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 10:16 pm

Another week of April Showers come and gone! Join us in telling your fandom story or filling us in on your fandom's history!
 

April 16th — Girl Meets World: The bay window would be the perfect place to edit the Boy Meets World & Girl Meets World pages on Fanlore. (retweet, reblog)

April 17th — Yuri!!! on Ice: We were born to ship Victuuri—and so many others! Share your favorite YuriOnIce ships on Fanlore. (retweet, reblog)

April 18th — The Mortal Instruments: No such thing as TMI on Fanlore. Share your Mortal Instruments fandom experience! (retweet, reblog)

April 19th — Binding of Isaac: Is Isaac dead? If you know, grab some pickups and a trinket to help edit Binding of Isaac at Fanlore. (retweet, reblog)

April 20th — Simon Snow series: Calling all Snowflakes! Snowbaz fans gather together to update the Fangirl , Carry On, and Simon Snow pages on Fanlore. (retweet, reblog)

April 21st — Marvel Cinematic Universe: Avengers fans assemble! Let yourself be burdened with glorious purpose to edit Fanlore! (retweet, reblog)

April 22nd — Undertale: Fanlore wants you filled with determination to tell the world about Undertale & share the skelebros squee! (retweet, reblog)


Other fandoms that got some love on Fanlore this week include The Phoenix, The Raven Cycle, and Supergirl. Well done, team! \o/

Every fan perspective is welcome on Fanlore. Get started by visiting our New Visitor Portal so that you, too, can participate in April Showers!



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Sunday, April 16th, 2017 03:39 pm

April Showers continues this week with a whole new set of fandoms! Some of these are still stubs, so join us! Don’t be shy—every fan perspective is welcome. Tell your fandom's history or your favorite fandom stories!


April 9th — Phandom: Hello internet! my name is [Fanlore]. Any Crafties willing to share their #phandom protips? ≥ • ≤ (retweet, reblog)

April 10th — The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy’s got her greatest idea yet. If you were a member of the Baby-Sitters Club, now’s your chance to relive those memories, and share them with others! The Baby-Sitters Club Fanlore page needs your help to get up to date. (retweet, reblog)

April 11th — Death Note: Rule 1: The human whose name appears as editor of the #DeathNote page shall become part of fandom history. (retweet, reblog)

April 12th — Borderlands: Calling all Vault Hunters! Help us unlock the vault to our #Fanlore Borderlands page. (retweet, reblog)

April 13th — Twin Peaks: f you know whose body was found dead, wrapped in plastic—head over to the #TwinPeaks page and help out! (retweet, reblog)

April 14th — Gravity Falls: Khos xv hglw Judylwb Idoov... #GravityFalls at Fanlore needs your help to decode the secrets of its fandom! (retweet, reblog)

April 15th — Rivers of London: #RiversofLondon Nightingales! Please May you Grant us your song by adding to the RoL #Fanlore page? (retweet, reblog)


Other fandoms that got some love on Fanlore this week include Ella Enchanted, Brothers & Sisters, and Toy Soldiers. Keep up the great work, everybody! \o/

If your favorite fandom's missing, help us fill in the blanks! Here’s our New Visitor Portal and a Guide to Participating in April Showers to help you get started!


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Sunday, April 9th, 2017 11:58 am
As April Showers rolls along, the first featured fandoms have been revealed! We invite you to tell us your history, your stories; share your memories and experiences; preserve your fannish culture — in these fandoms or in any others!

The fandoms highlighted this week are listed below. Some of these pages are still stubs and can use some TLC; even those that aren't can always benefit from additional fannish perspectives!

April 1st — Attack on Titan: Attack on Titan is back! After almost a four year wait, fans are finally getting new episodes, which means new things to add to the Fanlore page. Preserve the #AttackOnTitan fandom before the next Wall falls! (retweet, reblog)

April 2nd — Fall Out Boy: #InfinityOnHigh, or infinity on repeat? Fanlore for more information! Help document the fandom that rocked #Bandom! (retweet, reblog)

April 3rd — American Girl: Your American Girl taught you about American history, but can you teach others about American Girl fandom history? From Kirsten & Molly to MaryEllen, Melody & Nanea, update #AmericanGirlDoll history on Fanlore! (retweet, reblog)

April 4th — Thunderbirds: Thunderbirds are go - to update the Thunderbirds page on Fanlore! Supermarionation and #Thunderbirds. You pull the strings at Fanlore! (retweet, reblog)

April 5th — The Road to El Dorado: It might not lead to gold, but the road to update this movie’s page is right here! Learn about #TheRoadtoElDorado on Fanlore, or add your own knowledge to the page? Both. Both is good. (retweet, reblog)

April 6th — Critical Role: #CriticalRole page on Fanlore needs your help to document the fandom! How do you want to do this? Vox Machina goes to hell. Updating the Fanlore page isn't even half as intense. (retweet, reblog)

April 7th — Ookiku Furikabutte: Even if it's not as a pitcher, I like you! Because you're working hard updating #Oofuri on Fanlore! You don’t need self-confidence to update this Fanlore page! (retweet, reblog)

April 8th — The Originals: Dead rise on #TheOriginals. Its Fanlore page could use some of that magic. Help by adding to it. What does the fandom think of season 4 so far? (retweet, reblog)

Remember, you don't need to limit yourself to the featured fandoms! Other fandoms that got some love on Fanlore this week include Mass Effect, Homestuck, 5 Seconds of Summer, Roswell, the McElroy Brothers, Overwatch, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Keep up the great work! \o/

You can follow each fandom as it's highlighted on the
[twitter.com profile] fanlore_news Twitter and the new [tumblr.com profile] otw-fanlore Tumblr! If you're not sure where to start, check out our New Visitor Portal and the new Guide to Participating in April Showers.

Have you created or edited any Fanlore pages for April Showers? Tell us about your contributions!
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Thursday, March 30th, 2017 08:17 pm


This year, April Showers is back as a Fanlore-only event! We invite you to bring us fannish April showers by digging out those old zines, memories of past cons, archived personal webpages, tales of shipwars and fannish events, and more! Help us celebrate fandom's history and diversity by telling your tales on Fanlore.

April Showers is an annual event started in 2011, originally a collaboration between Fanlore and our sister project, Archive of Our Own. Its purpose is to celebrate and preserve fannish history by revisiting old fandoms and promoting news ones. Read more about April Showers on Fanlore.

We are thrilled to also announce that Fanlore is now on Tumblr! Check us out at [tumblr.com profile] otw-fanlore.

To help kick of April Showers, we will be highlighting a different fandom every day of the month on our Tumblr and Twitter. Follow us at [tumblr.com profile] otw-fanlore and [twitter.com profile] fanlore_news and look for the hashtag #OTWAprilShowers!

Are you new to Fanlore, or just to April Showers? We've created a Guide to Participating in April Showers that will explain the basics. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to comment below or to contact us.

Happy editing!
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Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 08:13 am
I think we need to set up a Fanlore Account on Tumblr. We already have a Twitter account run by OTW Communications (thank you Pip!) and there is a way for those regular tweets to be automatically sent to a Fanlore Tumblr. I'd be willing to set up the Official Fanlore account on Tumblr and also tweak some of the cross-post settings so that we can mirror either the Tumblr posts here or DW posts like this one on Tumblr .

But we need someone to manage the Tumblr account. It should be a low key affair. I make regular fandom history and Fanlore posts on my tumblr blog which could be reblogged.  The Ask Box could be left open in case anyone wants to touch base via Tumblr. Thee are also periodic OTW announcement posts that might be suitable for reblogging.

Anyone other ideas for this Official Fanlore Tumblr account? Tumblr is a rich visual medium and we have lots of content on Fanlore that would be great for blogging.

Anyone interested?


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Thursday, September 1st, 2016 08:51 pm

Banner by Caitie of autumn leaves with text saying fanlore stub september.



It's that time again! Fans are welcome to edit Fanlore at any time of the year, but this month the Wiki Committee is organizing a special event. Stub September is a challenge for everyone, newcomers and seasoned Fanlore editors alike, to pick a stub and expand on it. A stub is an article on Fanlore that is under-developed and missing important information.

Right now, there are over 2,000 existing pages on Fanlore that are already identified as stubs. You can use the list to find a page where you know something about the topic, and edit the page to add your new information. Simple!

We're changing up the format of the challenge at bit this year -- Instead of last year's weekly themes, we'll be posting periodic tips relating to finding and expanding stubs and some suggestions to help you decide what to work on.

Feel free to post links to the articles you work on and let others know about the project! You can tweet at the Fanlore twitter account to let us know how you're doing.

If you haven't tried writing something for Fanlore before, Stub September is a good time to add more information to existing Fanlore articles without having to start your own page from scratch. If you have questions about Fanlore or how to get started, the Fanlore Gardeners are always willing to lend a hand, or you're welcome to leave a comment here at the Dreamwidth community.

Happy editing!
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Monday, June 20th, 2016 10:03 pm
June Bloom is in full swing and we continue to be amazed at all the new pages that have been created this month! Thank you to you all!

New character pages that have been created in June include Soolin, Olag Gan, Elrond, Galadriel, Frisk, Xanatos, Matt the Radar Technician, and an impressive number of Final Fantasy characters! New relationship pages include Luke/Leia, Cougar/Jensen, and Rogue/Peter Petrelli. There have also been a variety of other wonderful new Fanlore pages!

This week's theme is fanworks!

Did you start a character or relationship article last week? This week, why not create a page for your favorite character study, or for a fan who impressively cosplays that character, or for a popular fancomic starring the character. Or start an article on your OTP's classic fics, or for a fanworks fest for the ship, or a doujinshi or fancraft featuring the pair. The possibilities are endless!

For help getting started, see Fanlore's Help article for fanwork pages. There are also Help pages for specific types of fanworks: Fanart, Podfic, Zines, and Vids. But remember—you don't need to write a in-depth article or fill out each of the suggestion sections in order to get a page started. Fanlore is a wiki, and growing and nurturing pages into full articles is a collaborative effort!

We would love to hear about pages you create or your future June Bloom plans in the comments below. Happy editing!
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Monday, June 13th, 2016 10:37 pm
Thank you to everyone who has participated in June Bloom thus far! We are blown away by the number and quality of the articles that have already been created this month.

New fandom pages that have been created in June include Sex and the City, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, The Nice Guys, Here Come the Brides, and several Key animes. There have also been a variety of other wonderful new Fanlore pages. Keep up the good work! And, if you can, please help to nurture and expand these new pages!

This week's theme is characters & relationships!

Did you start a fandom article last week? If so, does it contain any red links to not-yet-existent character or ship pages? Let's get those pages started too! Or, move on to a new fandom and start sowing some seeds there!

Some characters that do not yet have Fanlore pages but have been mentioned elsewhere on the wiki include: Elrond, Boba Fett, Gabrielle (Xena), Jessica Jones, Tom Paris, and Uzumaki Naruto. Relationships without Fanlore pages include Steve/Danny (Hawaii Five-O), Sora/Yamato (Digimon), Willow/Tara (Buffy), and Han/Leia (Star Wars). Can you help get any of them started? For more ideas, see Fanlore's Wish List.

If you are new to Fanlore or need suggestions for what to add to a fandom article, check out Fanlore's Help pages on character articles and relationship articles. There is also a sample template for character pages and for pairing pages that may help you get started. But remember—you don't need to write a in-depth article or fill out each of the suggestion sections in order to get a page started. Fanlore is a wiki, and growing and nurturing pages into full articles is a collaborative effort!

We would love to hear about pages you create or your future June Bloom plans in the comments below. Happy editing!
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Monday, June 6th, 2016 12:28 am
For the first themed week of June Bloom, we want to hear all about your past and present fandoms!

What are your current fandoms? Do you love a shiny new fandom that doesn't have a Fanlore article yet? Start one and help recruit more fans!

What is your first fandom? Feeling nostalgic about the fandom you started with, but haven't thought of in awhile? Create a page and revive your interest!

If your fandoms already have Fanlore pages, you can use the existing pages for inspiration! Are there any red links in the articles? Start those pages! The weekly theme are only a jumping-off point; you are welcome and encouraged to create any pages you want.

Some fandoms that do not yet have Fanlore pages but have been mentioned elsewhere on the wiki include: Batman: The Brave and the Bold, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, S.W.A.T., The Simpsons, Stephen King, & The Twilight Zone. Can you help get any of them started? You can also check out Fanlore's Wish List for more inspiration!

Remember: don't feel pressured to write a long, involved analysis for a topic. Fanlore is a wiki, so someone else will come along to polish things up and flesh things out. Simply starting a stub will plant a seed that will grow and bloom into a full article!

If you are new to Fanlore or need suggestions for what to add to a fandom article, see Fanlore's Help page on fandom articles for more information!

We would love to hear about pages you create or your future June Bloom plans in the comments below. Happy editing!
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Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 01:48 am


It's time for Fanlore's second annual June Bloom challenge! (—or, as we like to call it, "How does this not have a Fanlore page yet?!" Month!)

June Bloom is the time to sow seeds by starting new Fanlore pages, and then to watch them grow and flourish into complete articles as other editors add their own knowledge and perspective. It is an opportunity to create the pages you always wanted to see on Fanlore and inspire others to help expand new pages.

The pages you create don't have to be complex! They can be a simple stub or a lengthy article. Plant a flower or a seed—either does its part to turn Fanlore into a beautiful garden full of diverse pages that everyone will be able to enjoy.

New users:

Remember: As an anti-spam preventative measure, brand new accounts are not allowed to create pages for the first four hours after their creation. But that doesn't mean you can't help by editing existing pages first! It will be great practice for those unfamiliar with wiki editing.

Start by checking out the New Visitor Portal, and from there the editing tutorial and Help:Starting a new page. If you have any questions, feel free to comment on a Talk page or contact the Fanlore Gardeners.

Some sources of inspiration:

  • Browse to the page for your favorite fandom (or indeed any Fanlore page) and look for red links! When an editor links to a page that does not exist yet, the link will show up as red by default. Simply click on the red link to start creating the new page!

  • The Fanlore Wish List is a page for editors make note of content the want to see added to the wiki, including pages they hope to see created and existing pages that need expansion. See something missing from Fanlore but don't feel up to starting even a stub? Add it to the Wish List!

  • There is also an automatically generated list of wanted pages, which lists pages that do not yet exist but which other pages link to. Feel free to browse the list if you're up for a challenge or in need of inspiration!

  • Take a look at what other editors are up to by browsing Special:NewPages.


Let us know about the pages you create for June Bloom in the comments below, or if you have any June Bloom-related plans or editing projects!

If you still don't know where to start, don't worry! Each week we will be posting a theme to help inspire you. Stay tuned for the first theme coming this weekend!
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Saturday, April 16th, 2016 02:49 pm
We celebrate fannish history every day at Fanlore, but April is traditionally the time that we reissue our invitation to share your old fandom faves and your personal fannish history.

Though we usually hold an April Showers of Fannish History event at Fanlore and AO3, the OTW has come to the org-wide decision that it's time for the traditional event to come to an end. We are all sad to see it go, but we believe that the challenge in its current format--involving choosing thirty different fandoms to highlight on each day in April--is something that we've outgrown, and a fandom-a-day challenge no longer best serves Fanlore.

Even though there is no formal challenge this year, let us take this opportunity to encourage you to share your fannish history! If you haven't done so already, add a "Fannish History" section to your Fanlore user page (and if you don't have a Fanlore account, make one)! Go through your old bookmarks and create stubs or add additional information about you old favorite fanworks and fansites! Help us work to preserve fannish history all year round.

We would also like to announce an April Editing Party! Join us on Sunday, April 24th at 16:00 UTC (when is that in my timezone?) in the Fanlore chatroom to chat about fannish history and your current editing projects.

In other news, the Wiki Committee has a lot of overdue announcements for you! Look for one coming in the next couple of days, and we'll resume our monthly newsletters starting at the beginning of May.
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Sunday, September 27th, 2015 11:42 am
Thank you to everyone who has participated thus far in Stub September!

Last week we saw some great contributions to all sorts of fan communities and venues of fannish engagement. This includes sites such as Wattpad, The Treasure Chambers Museum, and a couple of additions to the List of GeoCities Fansites—plus additions to fan conventions, fan clubs, fanwork challenges, and mailing lists. There also has been much activity in Blake's 7 fansite pages, including the expansion of The Blake’s 7 Library and the addition of a number of new articles.

For the remainder of month, we will revisit Fandoms! We already featured some fandoms earlier in the month on our [twitter.com profile] fanlore_news Twitter, but these last few days are a great opportunity for us to expand even more of our many fandom stubs!

There are some fandom pages created during June Bloom that are still stubs — Can you help expand them? These include:

Examples of other fandom pages that are currently stubs include:

and many more! Feel free to browse the stubs, pages that need expansion, and examples wanted categories for other pages that need work.

Some advice on editing fandom pages )

Search tips )

Thank you again to everyone who has taken part in Stub September! Tell us about your favorite Stub September contributions in the comments below!
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Sunday, September 20th, 2015 08:45 pm
It's the fourth week of Stub September!

Thank you again to everyone who has participated thus far. We had some great contributions last week to relationships such as Ziam, Clark Kent/Lois Lane, Tim Drake/Cassandra Cain, Lily/Hugo, and even Frollo & Gaston!

The theme this week is fan communities!

This includes websites, forums, mailing lists, and other fan spaces. Some examples of fan community pages that are currently stubs include:


Some advice on editing community pages )

Search tips )

Check back next week for a new theme! If you have any questions, feel free to comment on this post or to email the Fanlore Gardeners. We also would love to hear about your contributions to the challenge so far in the comments below. Happy editing!
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Sunday, September 13th, 2015 11:22 am
Thank you to everyone who has participated thus far in Stub September!

There were many great contributions to character pages this past week, including additions to Gandalf, Elizabeth Bennet, Gregory House, and a handful of Harry Potter characters. We also noticed an influx of various new Buffyverse characters—perhaps their creation was influenced by the challenge? Either way, new Fanlore content is always a win! We are so thrilled to see all this great activity on the Recent Changes page!

To help you in expanding even more pages this week, we present a new theme:

The Stub September theme this week is Relationships!

There are some relationship pages created during June Bloom that are still stubs — Can you help expand them? These include:


Examples of other relationship pages that are currently stubs include:

and many more! Feel free to browse the stubs, pages that need expansion, and examples wanted categories for other pages that need work.

Some advice on editing relationship pages )

Search tips )

Check back next week for a new theme! If you have any questions, feel free to comment on this post or to email the Fanlore Gardeners. We also would love to hear about your contributions to the challenge so far in the comments below.

Happy editing!
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Sunday, September 6th, 2015 01:42 pm
Thank you to everyone who has participated thus far in Stub September! You added great stuff to multiple pages in the Buffyverse Characters category, added new issues to various gen anthologies, worked on different tropes in fan content, and added details to smaller fandoms. We are so thrilled to see all this great activity on the Recent Changes page!

To help you in expanding even more pages this week, we come bearing gifts!

Or more accurately: a theme!

The Stub September theme this week is Characters!

Maybe you could try expanding stubs created during June Bloom, such as Chris Evans (UK), Jacob Black, or Rahne Sinclair.

Examples of other character pages that are currently stubs include:

and many more! Feel free to browse the stubs, pages that need expansion, and examples wanted categories for other pages that need work.

Some advice on editing character pages )

Search tips )

Check back next week for a new theme! If you have any questions, feel free to comment on this post or to email the Fanlore Gardeners. We also would love to hear about your contributions to the challenge so far in the comments below. Happy editing!

And don't forget! To celebrate Stub September and also provide an opportunity for new editors to ask questions, we will be holding an editing party on Saturday, September 12th at 17:00 UTC (what time is that in my timezone?) in the Fanlore chat room.
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Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 10:47 am

Banner by Caitie of autumn leaves with text saying fanlore stub september.



Fans are welcome to edit Fanlore at any time of the year, but this month the Wiki Committee is organizing a special event. Stub September is a challenge for everyone, newcomers and seasoned Fanlore editors alike, to pick a stub and expand on it. A stub is an article on Fanlore that is under-developed and missing important information.

Right now, there are over 1900 existing pages on Fanlore that are already identified as stubs. You can use the list to find a page where you know something about the topic, and edit the page to add your new information. Simple!

In addition to these stubs, there are two other types of articles that need more information: Pages that need expansion and Examples wanted.

Pages that need expansion are pages that are too long to be considered stubs, but are still missing crucial information; e.g., there may be some empty placeholder sections that need filling in.

Examples wanted are pages that are missing specific examples to define or illustrate the topic. This category is much shorter and needs more specific information. If you know of any examples, please just add them to the page!

To help you decide what to work on, we will spotlight specific types of stubs during each week of the month. Don't worry! You are also welcome to work on any stub (or any other article) at any time. There will be new themes each week of September, so visit Fanlore's Dreamwidth account for more information.

Feel free to post links to the articles you work on and let others know about the project! You can tweet at the Fanlore twitter account to let us know how you're doing.

If you haven't tried writing something for Fanlore before, Stub September is a good time to add more information to existing Fanlore articles without having to start your own page from scratch.

To help newcomers get started, the Wiki Committee will be organizing an editing party on Saturday, September 12th at 17:00 UTC (what time is that in my timezone?) in the Fanlore chat room where you can come and ask questions or just work on entries alongside other people.

If you're unable to attend the editing party but have questions about Fanlore or how to get started, you can contact the Wiki Committee or leave a comment on the Dreamwidth community.
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Monday, June 29th, 2015 04:31 pm


That's it! Our first (hopefully) annual June Bloom is coming to an end. For four weeks we've been adding new pages, and celebrating different aspects of Fandom. It's been truly amazing and we want to thank all of you for participating! We hope our weekly themes helped you decide what part of fandom to explore and preserve.

Those of you who haven't yet added to the June Bloom page extravaganza, don't worry! The last two days of June are what we dubbed as Free For All! Create a page for anything and anyone you want preserved on Fanlore. Go on a page creation spree. Look at your fandoms and ask yourself: "Does this have a page on Fanlore?" If the answer is NO, then FIX IT!

And remember: Fanlore is a wiki, so you don't need to write out an in-depth article. Someone else will come along to polish things up and flesh things out. By simply creating a stub you will contribute in nurturing of fandom flower!

Need more inspiration? Check out Fanlore's Wish List. Not sure how to get started? See Help:Tutorial and Help:Starting a new page.

Once again: Thank you, for making Fanlore so great!
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Monday, June 22nd, 2015 08:42 am


June Bloom is slowly coming to an end, so with the final week, we want to focus on what really gets the fandom going: the fans! It's the fans who write fanfic, make fanart, create fanvids. There would be no meta, cosplay, picspams, or any kind of fanworks for fandom to enjoy! So this week, we want to celebrate the people who have made your fandom experience so amazing.

Tell us about the fans who introduced you to your fandoms with their primers, or gifsets on Tumblr. Share the authors and vidders who made fanworks that resonated with you. Do you have your favorite fanfic writers or vidders? Do you love reading meta essays from particular people? Make sure they have a page on Fanlore!

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • What vidders are you subscribed to on YouTube?
  • Who wrote that fic you always reread?
  • What thematic Tumblr blog do you love the most?
  • Do you remember who ran the first LJ community you joined or the first Yahoo! mailing list?


Which fans shaped your fandom experience? Tell us about them: don't let them be forgotten!

Finally, it's good to remember Fanlore is a wiki, so you don't need to write out an in-depth article: someone else will come along to polish things up and flesh things out. By simply creating a stub you will contribute in nurturing of fandom flower!

Need more inspiration? Check out Fanlore's Wish List. Not sure how to get started? See Help:Tutorial and Help:Starting a new page.

Let us know in the comments about the pages you've made, and spread the love!
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Monday, June 15th, 2015 07:35 am


June Bloom is in full swing and we are not done yet talking about the things you love the most! This week we celebrate relationships! Those epic loves that make you squee and cry and scream at the same time and those equally epic platonic dynamics that make you come back every week.

Tell us about the OTPs (the entire armada of them!) and those bromances and BrOTPs that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Tell us about the characters you just want to adopt and cuddle every time you see them. Tell us about families with the most wicked dynamic you've ever seen. It's all about the character interactions and how your fandom celebrates them!

Here are some ideas to get you started:

OTPs and BrOTPs:
  • What was your very first OTP?
  • Is there a couple your entire fandom ships like a helicarrier that you see as BrOTP and nothing more?
  • Do you cheer for two characters that get little love from your fandom?


What couple comes to your mind when you hear OTP? What fic, what fanzine or vid, or fan art do you recommend most often when spreading the OTP/BrOTP love? Come and gush about it: don't let it be forgotten!

Tell us what made you love these character and what's so special about their interactions that you can't stay away!

Finally, it's good to remember Fanlore is a wiki, so you don't need to write out an in-depth article: someone else will come along to polish things up and flesh things out. By simply creating a stub you will contribute in nurturing of fandom flower!

Need more inspiration? Check out Fanlore's Wish List. Not sure how to get started? See Help:Tutorial and Help:Starting a new page.

Keep an eye out for the next week, and tell us in comments about the pages you've made!
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