One does not simply write ~thematically satisfying~ eighth grade book reports.
Once upon a time, there was a group of friends who loved ASOIAF. Then Game of Thrones happened. We started writing, picked up some fellow fandomentals from across all spectrums of fanthings, and never looked back.
Please wait while salt is gathered…
Meet the Editors
(She/her) Kori is a lifestyle writer and Editor-in-Chief at the Fandomentals. In her spare time, she is a fragrance and watch enthusiast, lover of Eurovision, and Yanni devotee.
(Bi, she/they) Gretchen is a Managing Editor for the Fandomentals. An unabashed nerdy fangirl and aspiring sci/fi and fantasy author, she has opinions about things like media, representation, and ethics in storytelling.
(She/her) Seher is a Managing Editor at The Fandomentals focusing on the ins and outs of broadcast TV. Representation on screen and behind the scenes are one of many specialties. Otherwise, she’s reading away for her anthropology graduate program.
(He/him) Fiction writer, board game fanatic, DM. Currently working towards an MFA. If you have a dog, I’d very much like to pet it. Operating out of Wichita and Indianapolis.
(She/her) 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.
(He/him) When not working on his degree or at his actual job, Eli pursues his true passion of complaining at great length about pop culture on the internet. He serves as a Managing Editor for The Fandomentals. You can find him on Twitter.
(They/them) 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!
Angela is a full-time fantasy nerd. She is either reading a novel or talking about one. Or is watching Lord of the Rings for the hundredth time. Character archetypes and cultural context always fascinate her.
Alejandra is a Mexican screenwriter who spends too much time thinking about television.
Barbara is a religious studies grad student who uses fandom to avoid working on her thesis.
Bo relaxes after long days of staring at computers by staring at computers some more, and feels slightly guilty over his love for Villanelle.
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!
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.
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.
Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. Trying to prove to a nation you can do more with literature than teach when everyone thinks if you have a literature degree you’re going to teach. Likes to pretend she doesn’t have social anxiety by hiding behind books and her laptop.
(He/him) Jeremiah lives in Los Angeles and divides his time between living in a movie theatre and writing mysteries. There might also be some ghostbusting being performed in his spare time.
a novel- and essay-ist interested in gaming, genre fiction, and better queer representation
Rebecca is an analysis writer for the Fandomentals.
Currently a co-host of Beneath the Screen of the Ultra Critics
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.
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.
James can be found reviewing RWBY for the Fandomentals
Currently ensconced in the American midwest, Thaddeus pursues a lifelong journey to understand how little he actually knows. He also REALLY likes Superman.
Julia has far too many hobbies and complex emotions. She may or may not be an actual Martell.
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.
Writer & Illustrator
Devotee of coffee, whiskey and baleful sentiment. I also write a lot of things.
Journalism student that loves: TV shows, books and baking
Szofi is gradually exploring the depths of animation fandom and she is currently reviewing Doctor Who. Recent graduate, cereal enthusiast, frequent traveller.
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.
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.
Victoria writes about and reviews TTRPG games and fandom.
Slytherclaw with a masters in Screenwriting. Lover of all things fantasy and Girl Power. Kristen would spend every day watching TV and writing about it if she could. The kind of girl who named her dog Buffy.
Currently a film major with a focus in directing and a passion for all things writing, film, television and theater, oh my!
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.
Jeff is a TTRPG writer and reviewer for the Fandomentals.
More Fandomentals on the way!
More Fandomentals on the way