Feb. 29th, 2012

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Here's a roundup of fan creativity stories that might be of interest to fans:
  • Ugo put together a variety of horror fan film recommendations. "While some call Gus Van Sant's shot for shot remake of Psycho the biggest fan film ever made, Psycho 5 robs it from being the best, at least as far as Psycho fan films go. Vince Vaughn, Julianne Moore, and William H. Macy simply can't compete with a cast of earnest children, especially when it comes to the kid playing Norman Bates. This is not only a fun and charming fan film, but it's likely the cutest thing you'll ever see. It also manages to include the other Psycho films in the plot, making it a true sequel."

  • Amanda Knightly is a fan who is active in many places. "However, the 22-year-old would rather receive strangers’ gazes on her own terms. That’s why Knightly has embraced cosplay, sewing costumes and dressing up like her favorite anime and video game characters in public under the pseudonym Misa on Wheels. “When you are physically different in any way, like in my case using a wheelchair, society is bound to stare,” she told the Daily Dot. “And with my cosplay, I can give them something pretty cool to stare at.”"

  • Anime fan Fabrice Requin takes his fandom to many places too, in this case, around Asia. A French university student, Requin has taken his favorite female anime character, Holo from Spice and Wolf, on a three-month tour which he's been documenting on Twitter and Facebook. "Since the cardboard cut-out folds in half, Requin was able to fit her in a large suitcase, as he told curious onlookers on the Sankaku Complex forums. Whenever he encounters a notable land mark, he unfolds Holo and the two pose for a picture."
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Welcome to our first newsletter of the 2012 term! We're excited to be welcoming a whole host of new people for staff and volunteer positions: big BIG thanks go to our Volunteers and Recruitment Committee, who have worked tirelessly to induct all these shiny new people (see their update for the grand list of staff joining, leaving, or changing roles).

As we've been welcoming so many new folk, a number of committees are still getting rolling and are still to have their first meeting of the term. However, you can see what folk have been up to - and what they're planning for the new term - below! Read more... )

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