The Collective was started in 2013 as a last-ditch attempt to gain passes to Comic Con International. In 2015, we achieved that dream, and since then we’ve carried on with our professional fangirling and our mission to collect the best parts of geek culture. Our objective is to represent fandoms, express our nerdiest feelings, embrace intersectional feminism in geek culture, and to boldly go where no fangirl has gone before.
The Collectress: Writer, Owner, and Social Media Maven
The Collectress graduated with an M.A. in Muggle Literature, and as a proud member of Slytherin House, she emerged victorious in the 2012 Intellectual Hunger Games. In 2015, she completed another M.A. in Advanced Arithmancy. Currently, she attends literary salons by day and by night, she’s the writer your parents never wanted you to read. Follow the Collectress on Twitter and Instagram.
The Collected Mutineer: Editor, Writer, and Master of Secrets
The Collected Mutineer hails from the ethereal realm of Dorne. She has one too many college degrees that she would willingly exchange for a letter from Hogwarts. She suffers from fernweh, and longs to be a travel writer who can churn out a best-selling novel now and again. Until then, she survives via fanfiction and blogging. Follow the Collected Mutineer on Twitter and Instagram.
The Nerdling: Staff Writer
The Nerdling was born in the majestic land known as Texas and currently resides there after several years of journeying through Middle Earth in a failed attempt to steal the one Ring from that annoying hobbit, serving the Galactic Empire for a time, and then a short stint as a crew member on the Serenity. Since moving back to her homeland, Nerdling flirted with a hero reputation. Saving children from the dangers of adoring domineering, sparkly vampires (champions with souls are the only vampires worth loving) and teaching normals the value of nerdom, all while rooting for her beloved Dallas Stars. Then came the Sokovia Accords and her short spell of saving others came to an end. With Darth Vader’s reputation rightfully returning to badass status, Nerdling is making her way back to the Empire. They do have cookies, you know. You can find her on Twitter @nerdlingstale.
Occasionally, we will collect writers to pen a witty text or edit down verbose posts. Interested in writing for The Collective Blog? Email us at admin(@)acollectivemind.com or to.the.nerd(@)gmail.com.
The (Collected) Canadian: Contributing Writer
From a village that’s still known as a village today, surrounded by Saskatchewan prairies, this neighbor to the North was collected by the Collectress. She’s since relocated to California, where she survives on classic films and dark-roast coffee. Follow her on Twitter @TheCollectedOne for more maple madness.
Nerdy Donut: Contributing Writer
Nerdy Donut is part-academic and part-fangirl. Since her Hogwarts letter never arrived, she earned her PhD in Humanities where they call it a job letting her research and write about the Disney princesses and Harry Potter. When she is not dealing with muggles, she can be found reading young adult fantasy and binge-watching cartoons.