Three years ago, the Collectiva Diva and I posted our very first post for The Collective, and since then, we’ve come a long way. What began as a last ditch attempt to attend San Diego Comic Con became a hobby, and then an obsession, until finally evening out as a lifestyle. Over the past three years, we’ve grown from a team of two to a rotating contributing writing staff of ten (or sometimes more) bloggers from across the globe. We’ve attended conventions all over the world, and last year, we did achieve our nerdiest dream and attended SDCC 2015.
The Collective Blog has grown so much, and we’d like to thank our beloved readers, without whom we would be utterly lost. We appreciate every read, every click, and every share. The Diva and I would also like to thank our beautiful team of writers, reviewers, vidders, and tag wranglers: Katie, Mariann, Emmy, Betakitten, Jay Jaqobis, Ardeospina, Liz, Cara, Jeremy, and, of course, our beloved Collected Canadian and Mutineer. We adore and appreciate you for all the hard work and love you’ve shown our blog!
Since I’m feeling a little nostalgic today, here’s a look back at some of our favorite posts from the past three years:
- Geek Chic: Plus-Size Cosplay for the Ladies by the Collectiva Diva
- Transforming Fandom: Reinventing Sherlock Holmes by the Collectiva Diva
- GISHWHES 2014 write up by the Collectress (Misha totally tweeted this one to the world, btw)
- To Whom It May Concern: An Open Letter To Writers and Fandoms by the Collectress
- 8 Times Tom Hiddleston Was Cooler Than Your Boyfriend by the Collected Mutineer
- Cosplay and Culture at Comikaze 2015 by the Collected Mutineer
- Wynonna Earp Midseason Review by Jay Jaqobis
- Come Spy With Me: A Peggy Carter Makeup Tutorial by Katie Green
- The Body Electric, The Body Acoustic: Dean Winchester and the Mark of Cain by Dottweets
We are so grateful for the opportunities we’ve had, the friends we’ve made, and the incredible fandoms we’ve fallen into during the past three years.
There ain’t no us if there ain’t no you, Collectors. So, in the words of Spock, may we all:
With all my sincerest love and appreciation,