• Fandom

    Past Life: Buffy Costume Sketches

    When I was writing for the Official Buffy the Vampire Slayer magazine, I was tasked with interviewing a few of the behind the scenes people including costume designer Matthew Van Dyn. He sent me the originals of these sketches to photograph for the article and allowed me to keep them. They’re hanging on my wall! (I’m in the process of cleaning out a bunch of old digital files — thanks Marie Kondo — so expect more bits like these!)

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    Austin Improv Brings FanFiction to Life in New Stage Show (Interview)

    FanFiction writers are often maligned for creating derivative works but in reality, fanfic writers are creative, talented people who are simply using the written word to pay tribute to the shows they love. In Texas, the troupe at the Austin Improv have taken that concept to the next level with a show called Fandom: Improvised Fan Fiction in Your Favorite Worlds. Every Saturday night for the past six weeks, the company has donned costumes pieces and invited an audience in to help tell tales from the world’s most popular fandoms. They started with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, went on to Lord of the Rings, Batman and the Hunger Games. And…