Not even a pandemic can keep nerds from being, well, super nerdy. Although conventions around the globe have been canceled and postponed, the world-famous Comic-Con International (AKA SDCC) is coming right to your living room this week from tomorrow, July 22, through Sunday, July 26. Oh, and did we mention that since it’s not taking place in San Diego, everyone can enjoy the content regardless of badge status?

The Collective Crew hasn’t missed SDCC since we were blessed with press badges back in 2015, and we aren’t about to stop now. Keep reading for the scoop on what to expect from this year’s Comic-Con@Home!

A Dandelion By Any Other Name” by TabbyCat33098

Pairing: Geralt of Rivia/Jaskier (The Witcher)
Word Count: 3745
Warnings: Serious pining.

Author’s Summary

Jaskier is throwing up flowers and refuses to tell Geralt who has afflicted him so. As Geralt grapples with Jaskier’s impending death, he comes to terms with a few things himself.

It’s the end of another year, and it’s also the end of some pretty big pop culture phenomenons. We here at the Collective have rounded up a few of our favorite things from 2019, just because we’re a little nostalgic and maybe not quite ready to move into 2020.

Matchmaker Mary” by waywardwings

Pairing: Dean Winchester/Castiel (Supernatural)
Word Count: 11576
Warnings: so sweet you may get a cavity

Author’s Summary

Mary Campbell-Winchester is a mother, historian, and aspiring author.

She is also deaf, which is why it’s such a pleasant surprise when she walks into a small café and is served by a man who takes her order in sign language.

The two form an unconventional friendship, and when Mary learns that Cas is gay (and single), she takes it upon herself to play matchmaker for her son Dean; a lonely museum curator with a penchant for pie.

She knows the two of them would be perfect for each other, now it’s just a matter of making them see it, too.