Have You Ever Fandom Edition

When I say “I’m a geek” it means I have a lot of different interests. Comics, board games, card trading games, DnD, movies, playing various video games, reading scientific articles, and more. This blog tag by A Geek Girl’s Guide allows me to discuss my geeky interests in a lot of detail. Here are the questions:

Have you ever made fan art?

Nope. I’m not talented enough to create fan art. Occasionally, I buy fan art at conventions in the artist alley.

Have you ever written fan fiction?

Nope. I have read fan-fiction before, but I don’t seek it out. I know many fans find comfort in fan fiction if a certain character dies in a show or the season isn’t great. It’s not for me.

Have you ever gone to a special event for a fandom? (midnight releases, etc.)

Yes! I went to two of the Harry Potter book release parties. All of the conventions I attend count for this question too. In my bedroom, I have most of my convention lanyards hanging on one of my walls. I have them sorted by whether they’re out of state or my annual Minnesota conventions.

Have you ever been active in a fandom community online?

I used to be on various online forums. One was for an online game called Vmk that stood for “Virtual Magic Kingdoms’ It’s when Disney tried to have an online MMORG. It was a blast. The forums I was on allowed you to talk about the game and where to find items. I don’t have the time to post on forums anymore, but that’s how I used to interact with the fandom community.

Have you ever made friends because of mutual fandoms?

I would say the easiest way I talk to people is at conventions. I met a Captain America cosplayer at Gen Con last year. I still follow him on Instagram and talk to him occasionally. Talking to random people allows you to meet new people in different areas geographically and meet new friends.

Here are the questions to this particular tag:

Have you ever made fan art?

Have you ever written fan fiction?

Have you ever gone to a special event for a fandom? (midnight releases, etc.)

Have you ever been active in a fandom community online?

Have you ever made friends because of mutual fandoms?

4 thoughts on “Have You Ever Fandom Edition

  1. I love this! I’ve done all but write a fan-fiction, but i have read a few. When I was in high, I had a friend who was loved writing and reading fan-fictions. And would send them to me. I miss conventions and checking out the artist alley. I love seeing all the fan art.

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