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Bo relaxes after long days of staring at computers by staring at computers some more, and feels slightly guilty over his love for Villanelle.
Kylie is a Managing Editor at The Fandomentals on a mission to slay all the tropes. She has a penchant for complex familial dynamics and is easily pleased when authors include in-depth business details.
Devotee of coffee, whiskey and baleful sentiment. I also write a lot of things.
Gay, she/her. An unabashed Disney fangirl, who may or may not have an excessive love of shipping, comics, and RPGs. She's not saying. And anything you've heard about attempts to start a cult centered around Sofia Boutella is...probably true.
Griffin is an Entertainment Writer operating out of the Chicago area. He likes puzzles, deconstructing other puzzles, and talk show branded ice cream flavors.
Meg has a lot of ~issues. They keep her very busy. Yes, she has read the book(s).
Katie spends her days reading about medieval history and her evenings wondering if it’s too late to drop out of graduate school and become an astronaut.
Ian is an amateur nerd and geek-of-all-trades. His main obsessions include Star Wars, superheroes, and movies nobody else seems to like. His children grow increasingly annoyed by his “Dad jokes”.
Michał is a natural meddler, driven to take fiction apart and see how it works. In The Fandomentals, he examines fantasy and gaming with a critical, and somewhat cranky, eye.
Szofi is gradually exploring the depths of animation fandom and she is currently reviewing Doctor Who. Recent graduate, cereal enthusiast, frequent traveller.
The Faeforge Academy is a 5th edition, Dungeons & Dragons actual play podcast featuring the Witch+Craft supplement for crafting by Astrolago press. To stay up to date with everything happening at the Academy be sure to visit our website at www.faeforgeacademy.com and follow us on twitter @FaeforgeAcademy
Annedey is a (French) writer and college student in public affairs who has a high predisposition to do something else than her actual college work. Theater/movie/book/Tv-show-enthusiast, she can sometimes become over-attached to cultural productions leading to the unfortunate creation of bitterness that mixes quite badly with a clear tendency to swear.
Priscilla is a Brazilian writer, art student, psychologist, feminist and fangirl. Sometimes too passionate about stuff.
I'm a 24 year old gamer working two jobs so that I can do what I love. I'm passionate about supporting creators and thats why Kickstarter will always be close to my heart. If you're making something and want to be featured, reach out on twitter or instagram!
Currently a film major with a focus in directing and a passion for all things writing, film, television and theater, oh my!
A fan of media and fandoms alike, partial to overly-analytical fixation on minute details that most people simply do not care about.
Lisa is a gay(ish) writer and stand-up comedian from Canada's west coast. A longtime fanfic author who recently made the jump to journalism, she is prone to gush ad nauseum about her OTPs. Stubbornly Watsonian and literal, she can't stand characterization and continuity errors.
John Darr is the Lifestyle Editor at the Fandomentals, where they obsess over perfume and underground music. Their wacky poetry is floating around the internet - beware! Follow them for fragrance and poetry content @johndarrextreme on Instagram.
Shailyn Cotten is a New York-based novelist, screenwriter, and undergraduate studying film at the School of Visual Arts. If you can’t find her perusing used bookstores, or buying up games in a Steam sale that she likely won’t ever play, you might be able to find her doing something productive, like writing articles for The Fandomentals, creating content for her YouTube channel Shai, or writing blog posts for her website, shailyncotten.com.
Russian. 28. Literary translation student, history undergrad. A happy Star Wars/Tolkien nerd, ASoIaF fan. Found delight in fruitful procrastination.
David is a dental hygienist by day, gamer by night. He enjoys making character sheets when bored, and re-reading the same book for the twentieth time.
Jana should be studying for her law degree right now. She prefers to obsess over pop culture instead.
Taylor is a writer who will always jump at the chance to blur genres. So obviously she can't pick just one to fangirl over. Though if she had to choose, she would narrow it down to science fiction and fantasy. Currently, she is most interested in women-centric stories and the depiction of trauma in media. She is also an aspiring YA novelist and aspiring Taylor Swift scholar.
Andy is a certified master of Getting Shit Done, and has absolutely no chill.
Colin spends his time either writing or being anxious that he should be writing right now and isn't. He's a huge Tolkien fan and he values a strong cup of tea. If you see him at a party, he's probably isolated himself after either quoting too much David Foster Wallace, or too harshly deconstructing someone's favorite film.
Frankie is a graphic designer and blogger. She spends most of her time on twitter talking about social justice and her fanfiction.
Lynn drinks way too much coffee and spends way too much time watching TV.
Caroline is a lawyer by day, geeky media fan and critic by night, afternoon, and lunch hour. Caroline enjoys long walks on quiet beaches so she can mentally over-analyze fictional characters and settings, and candlelit dinners that don't cause a glare on her TV screen.
Angela is a fantasy writer and gamer who loves great fiction in any form. She is the author of The Bridge, Falada, Dancing Days, and The Betrayals of Women, available for Kindle from Westmarch Publishing on Amazon.com, and she also discusses and analyzes the Dragon Age universe in her blog at "Dumped, Drunk and Dalish." Stop by for some Maraas-Lok!
Trekker, Ravenclaw/Gryffindor cusp, gamer, cosplayer. Michelle is a writer out of North Carolina who enjoys playing video games and cosplaying with her wife, petting her cats, and waxing poetic about Shakespeare, Star Trek, and everything in between. With a Masters in English Literature, she brings a unique lens to modern media and its cultural relevancy and work.
Michelle is a recovering academic and burgeoning film and TV nerd. They love sci-fi/fantasy, comics, dystopias, LGBTQIA+ themes and characters, and character-driven comedies (sign them up for anything made by Michael Schur). Michelle loves reading, writing, and thinking about feminism, gender and LGBTQIA+ issues, and social justice in the context of film and TV.
Instead of sorting her actual life out, Nastia prefers living vicariously through dozens of fictional characters.
Blaire is a fantasy writer who not only gushes about good storytelling, but obsesses over other people's characters just as much as she does her own. When she's not fangirling (or ranting) over her favorite (or least favorite) media, she's seriously analyzing what makes a good story tick — or putting too much effort into her fanfiction. She also takes shipping way too seriously. Hopefully in between these invigorating activities, she'll get that novel finished. Hopefully.
Victoria Mann is a former Paralegal who left the devouring world of law to pursue a 7-year successful tabletop game career and currently wears many hats at White Wizard Games and is a fierce defender of justice and love. Her passions include her dogs Apollo and Athena, reading as often as possible, playing games, watching Netflix, chatting with friends or working as much as possible because she literally can't be stopped and wants to do ALL of the things.
Recent college graduate who's just trying to figure out what to do with her degree, while simultaneously reading as many books as possible.
a novel- and essay-ist interested in gaming, genre fiction, and better queer representation
A casual fan of many nerdy things, Kiernan is a casual reader who's written casually from time to casual time.
Jordan is a twenty-five year old Masters student from the East Coast of Australia. When he's not surfing, working or referring to himself in the third person he's probably re-watching the Star Wars movies for the seven thousandth time, googling rumours about The Winds of Winter release date or trying to finish the two books he's trying to write.
Lisa Caskey wrote her first story at age eight, was an avid poet in her teenage years (probably because of all that angst), and won a playwriting competition in high school. She graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Arizona and has since lived in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. More info about Lisa and her #YA trilogy, The Farmed, is available at www.spacedoutwithlisacaskey.com.
Musa is a semi-professional shut-in and aspiring filmmaker currently in his final year of undergrad. The looming abyss of reality after college terrifies him so he just chooses to ignore its presence.
When she isn't running her YouTube channel, you can find Danzie playing video games, practicing historical European martial arts, and snuggling her dog Renly.
Antoine is a (primarily French-speaking) historian of the French Revolution and, by extension, of the 18th and 19th centuries. He's always been fascinated with the echoes of history in pop culture, and is specializing on cultural history and historical representations. For better or worse, in sickness and health (mostly in sickness), he is also naturally drawn to Gothic Horror.
Layla Azmi Goushey holds a Ph.D. in Adult Education: Teaching and Learning Processes and she is a Professor of English in St. Louis, Missouri. She is a poetry and non-fiction reviews contributor for Sukoon Magazine, an Arab-themed art and literature journal. She also writes media analysis. Her poetry and prose have been published in several literary journals. She has recently published two essays: “The Jordanian Kids” in the June 2019 St. Louis Anthology and “Profile of a Citizen:Generations Then and Now” in the March 2020 anthology, Beyond Memory: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Creative Nonfiction.
Full Time Student and burgeoning author; I write the Tumblr blog (theultimatecomicmovielover) and am working on getting published. Lover of all things mundane and fascinated by nitpicking movies.
20 year old student and dedicated adult in training. Passionate about shows and entrenched in fandom.
Emma loves cosplay, cats, and clerics. Her dice collection is reaching maximum capacity and she will soon need some sort of rescue team to excavate her from the polyhedral pile. She studied stage management for theatre and spends most of her free time gaming, tabletop or otherwise.
Michael is a university student, teaching assistant, and a contributor at the Fandomentals. He's a lover of most things science fiction, fantasy, and more.
Jessica is your standard issue TV nerd. Sometimes she writes, but mostly she just cries about fictional characters.
Workaholic restauranteur & lady gamer. Will likely disintegrate if not provided with ample amounts of game time, LGBT community interaction or pickled plums. Also subject to losing hours of sleep due to fanfiction.
Rebecca is a storyline enthusiast who loves reading, listening to music and podcast, and watching tv. When she is not obsessing over plot and characters she can be found hanging out with her dog, Sirius, though he would argue that she is always obsessing over something.
Carla M. Delgado often writes about culture, health & wellness, sustainability, travel, and more. Outside of writing, she is a theatre practitioner with several theatre credits under her belt.
Carmen Sandiego is the founder of the "Villains International League of Evil", or "VILE". She was a former ACME detective, who left the organization under mysterious circumstances. Her hobbies include tennis.