Harry Potter and the Half-Bled Pig

Vegan Harry Potter megafans are out there, everybody. They largely focus on veganizing recipes inspired by the books in order to be able to enjoy their favorite wizarding foodstuffs. Sometimes they ask questions about the role of vegans in the books, but these discussions are few and far between. I did not honestly… » 12/19/14 12:44am 12/19/14 12:44am

Our Women In Fiction Contest is down to the final four contestants!

When we started this March Madness competition, we had no idea how amazing it would be. With the hundreds of character submissions and thousands of votes each round, we found it difficult to narrow down the options session by session – and our audience clearly had the same heartbreak while voting. Time and again a… » 5/12/14 9:56am 5/12/14 9:56am

NFL Player Announces "Hogwarts" as Alma Mater

In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, a Carolina Panthers player declared his alma mater to be "Hogwarts" in the opening minutes of Sunday Night Football. I was so certain of what I thought I'd just heard but was still incredulous b/c I wasn't paying enough attention to the screen to see the guy hamming it up in… » 12/10/13 12:14pm 12/10/13 12:14pm

The Greater Good: A Dumbledore and Grindlewald Fan Film

Fan Films, the future of fanfics? Okay maybe not but they do seem like a growing medium. Here is a film looking at the split between young Dumbledore and Grindlewald. The special effects are kind of cheesy and they have silly "I'm casting at you as hard as I can!" faces but it is a pretty good look at important event… » 12/05/13 11:52pm 12/05/13 11:52pm

Stop what you're doing and watch this Harry Potter fan film

This Harry Potter fan film has amazing special effects and great wizard fights. WrentheReaper directs and creates the special effects for this film taking place in the world of Harry Potter but following it's own story. So far there is just the one short film but more is promised to come and I can't wait to see what… » 12/04/13 11:24am 12/04/13 11:24am

Some are more transformative than others, some evocative...

I'm just finishing up my Vividcon 2012 DVDs, and bemoaning that I missed my shot at 2013. Herein are some of the fanvids that caught my attention (other than Starships by bironic, which has been posted plenty by me already). Nothing past 2012, clearly, but may contain spoilers up till then from things including: Game… » 8/31/13 2:11am 8/31/13 2:11am