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June 1st, 2015

Monday, June 1st, 2015 08:19 am

Have you ever searched for something on Fanlore only to come up empty? Have the words "How does this not have a Fanlore page yet?!" ever crossed your mind? Have you ever wanted to share something fandom related with your fellow fans?

If you answer YES to at least one of these questions then this month's challenge is for you!

Use June Bloom to start the pages you always wanted to see on Fanlore! Spread the love of your fandoms to others.

The pages you create don't have to be complex! They can be as small as this Elijah/Elena page, or as big as this Derek Hale one. We want you to simply sow the seeds and watch these pages bloom as other editors add their own knowledge and perspective. With your help we will be able to turn Fanlore into a beautiful garden full of different pages everybody will be able to enjoy.

If you don't know where to start, don't worry! Every week we will be posting a theme to help inspire you. Stay tuned for the very first theme, coming later today!

If you don't like editing on your own, the editing party will take place June 13th. (We plan on starting at 4pm UTC, but who knows how long the party will last?) For those who can't make it, there will be a staffer ready to help you every weekend in June. Simply stop by the Fanlore chatroom. If you find the Fanlore room empty, leave your your question (along with your Fanlore username) and we will get in touch with you on your Talk page. Plus you can always send an email to the Fanlore Gardeners.

As an anti-spam preventative measure, brand new accounts are not allowed to create pages for the first four hours. 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 then start searching for things connected to your fandom! You can also check out the Fanlore Wish List for inspiration.
Monday, June 1st, 2015 10:55 am

To kick off June Bloom, why not create some pages for your current fandom love?

Help share your love for and preserve the history of your current fandom by documenting it on Fanlore! Here are some ideas to get you started:

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!
  • Are you part of a megafandom? Help other fans find the fandom's hidden gems by making pages for your favorite fanworks!
  • Part of a small fandom? Help others know where to look to find fanworks, discussion, and fellow fans!
  • Part of a fandom with an open canon? Help document the current state of the fandom, and preserve those wacky fan theories before they get Jossed! Even if the canon jumps the shark, let the fannish gems shine!

What is the most recent fanwork that you loved? What's the last fic you read, podfic you listened to, vid you watched, or other fanwork you consumed, that blew you away? Make sure it's not forgotten!

What current events are causing a stir in your fandom?
  • Tyler Hoechlin leaving Teen Wolf as a regular? Make pages for all your favorite Sterek fics, all the Derek Hale vids, or your favorite Sourwolf fanart.
  • Hannibal coming back this week? Celebrate by eating the rude creating a Hannigram or Bedannibal page, or pages for the fanworks that held you over between seasons.

What have you fallen in love with recently? A new character? Pairing? Fan author or artist? Come forth and gush!

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!

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

Tell us in the comments below about pages you create or your future June Bloom plans!