Dear Collectors,

When I started this blog in 2013, it was with the purpose of writing about the things I enjoy with my friends, specifically fandoms and fandom culture.

This post, however, is not about fandom, or memes, or my newest celebrity crush (it’s totally Henry Cavill, by the way).

This blog post is about the most important thing happening this year in America: the 2020 election.

By The Damsel

If the Collective stands for anything, it’s for the 3 F words: Fangirling, Feelings, and Feminism – and the convention we visited this week end has all those things in spades. We went to GeekGirlCon in Seattle and I am here to deliver the scoop. This was my third or fourth time at this con, and I was thrilled to see how it has continued to grow (I estimate it’s at least tripled in size since I first attended)!

by Noemi Arellano-Summer

When I was a child, I would always be looking for mysterious paths on camping trips, or secret passages in unfamiliar houses. I wanted to find—if not an entirely different world—something out of the ordinary, and secret. Fiction where characters do enter other worlds is generally called portal fantasy, and the most well-known example is probably C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. Four siblings crawl into another world through the back of a wardrobe, and have marvelous adventures. However, what happens when children come back from their worlds, wanting to go back and unable to?

We’re reaching the end of the road, SPN fam. In just a few days, the fifteenth–and final–season of Supernatural will premiere. I, for one, will have a hard time saying goodbye, so I’m beginning my farewell tour…now. If you’re like me and feeling a little blue this Monday, or are just needed a reminder of a few important life truths, look no further.

Dear Collectors,

Wherever you’re at in your mental health journey, there are days that you will struggle. There are days when you cannot get out of bed and when you will feel like giving up. Those days are an unavoidable part of the human experience, but when they do come, I’d like to offer you some wisdom, via the happiest painter to ever live, Bob Ross.