All of Hooper's lab reports pertaining to Fandom Culture


Consulting fan Emma interviews our very own Finnagain, aka Finn, about putting together her fandom burlesque for 221B Con in the TPP Suite this past year. Listen here or download. NYC School of Burlesque The Stag night party blog post 1 2 Performance photo tweets 1 2 3 4 The music: Billie […]

53 – From the Notebook of Kitty Riley: Sherlock Burlesque with Finnagain


Consulting fans Chelsea, Basil (Shitlockposting), Jessica (Urbanhymnal), Kelley (Anotherwellkeptsecret) talk about fandom as a space to learn and practice queer identities. Listen here or download. Kelley’s tumblr Jessica’s (UrbanHymnal) tumblr Basil’s tumblr Aven Sherlock Holmes’ character as asexual Steven Universe Photo of Benedict in a car surrounded my “fans” Kelley’s […]

52 – Geek Interpreter: Fandom as a Queer-Friendly Space


Consulting fan Caroline interviews fandom communittee mentor and supporter D, aka Zaza, aka QueerSherlockian. Listen here or download. Zaza D on Tumblr Answered asks tag Commissions page and commissions tag This segment was originally posted on August 1, 2016 in Episode 52: 221B Pride. It may have been remastered for audibility. Music Credit Unless […]

52 – From the Notebook of Kitty Riley: QueerSherlockian



Consulting Fans Shannon, Finnagain, Earlgreytea68, and Elizabeth Minkel talk about the tensions of Privilege and Prejudice in fandom that support attacks on harmless works like coffeeshop AUs. Listen here or download. Fansplaining -The podcast by, about, and for fandom, hosted by Flourish Klink & Elizabeth The Rec Center “My words stayed in folders”: […]

51 – Privilege and Prejudice in Fandom Roundtable


Consulting Fans Caroline and finnagain meet up in a coffeeshop to talk about what the numbers say about Coffeeshop AUs on AO3. Listen here or download. All the graphs are at Coffeeshop AU stats  Background noise by radames shared on freesound.org under CC Attribution Noncommercial License. This segment was originally posted on July 1, […]

51 – Coffee Shop AU Stats


Consulting Fan Caroline interviews Michelle about the Batch of Kindness Project. Listen here or download. Batch of Kindness: on twitter, tumblr, facebook, and instagram #batchofkindness on July 19th, Benedict’s birthday This segment was originally posted on July 1, 2016 in Episode 51: Three Shot Latte – The Official TPP Coffeeshop AU. It may have been remastered for audibility.   […]

51 – Batch of Kindness Interview



Consulting Fans PoppyAlexander (fuckyeahfightlock), Lesley (Vanetti), Alexxphoenix42, finnagain, and audience members talk about rarepairs at this 221B Con 2016 panel. Listen here or download. Fic recs from the panel and audience: Jolto (James Sholto/John Watson): All Our Lives by longlivejohnlock, a gen rated one shot taking place before John runs into […]

50 – Live panel: Rarepairs


The official Three Patch Panel at 221b Con 2016, consulting Fans Emma, Caroline, Alexx, Drinkingcocao, and many others talk about their experiences of Shipping and what the practice of celebrating the love between characters has brought to their own lives. Listen here or download. This segment was originally posted on May 1, 2016 in Episode […]

49 – Live panel: Shipping


Consulting Fans Chelsea, Leanne, Lilo, Songlin, and Finnagain talk about how their fandom lives are linked or kept separate from their more public identities. Listen here or download. This edit is the extended cut of the conversation, released as Episode 48A. Rainbow Rowell and Fangirl (Interview) Shiggins is Sherlock Holmes/Billy Wiggins. […]

48 – Fandom and Public Identity Roundtable



Consulting Fans Alexxphoenix42, Cupidford, and Gabe talk about the special kind of ridiculousness that fandom calls “Crack”. Listen here or download. Cupidford’s recs Drugged Coffee SherlockedCon Dolphinlock (example strand) Bottomlock Couplinglock TrashJohn Jurassic Park sherlocked-development everybudders sherlockspeare cakepopsforeveryone’s Dr. Seuss meta finalproblem Origination of the Traffic Cone Reinchencrack go hardddd video  […]

48 – Crack Roundtable


Consulting Fans Chelsea, Alexxphoenix42, Cupidford, Librarylock, and heimishtheidealhusband talk about The JohnLock Conspiracy (TJLC). Listen here or download. LGB Study Anteros Statue 57 text alerts Pope bust Oscar Wilde, 1895, Green Carnations Maid in TAB Femlock in Dr Who Martin Freeman interview The Johnlock Conspiracy This segment was originally posted on March 1, 2016 in Episode […]

47 – TJLC Roundtable


Consulting Fans Caroline and Alexxphoenix42 interview Evelyn Herzog, a founder of the Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes. Listen here or download. Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes This segment was originally posted on February 1, 2016 in Episode 46: First Time February . It may have been remastered for audibility. Music Credit Unless otherwise indicated, music is available for purchase through […]

46 – From the Notebook of Kitty Riley: Evelyn Herzog



Consulting Fans Shannon, Alexxphoenix42, Caroline, Drinkingcocoa, Emma Grant, Finnagain, and Fox take turns explaining their various reactions to the Victorian Special. Listen here or download. Maurice (1987) Desert Hearts (1986) Legend of Korra (2014) depicting queer endgame romance This segment was originally posted on February 1, 2016 in Episode 46: First Time February . It may […]

46 – Elephant in the Room: Reacting to TAB


Consulting Fans Caroline, Chelsea, and Finnagain report back on their experiences at the BSI Weekend in NYC. Listen here or download. BSI Weekend Schedule BSB’s Daintiest Thing In A Dressing Gown Pyjama Party Finn and Chelsea at the BSI Ball This segment was originally posted on February 1, 2016 in Episode 46: First Time […]

46 – BSI Weekend Con Report


Consulting Fans Caroline, Lyndsay Faye, Meiringal, and MK talk about Sherlockian societies and fans of Arthur Conan Doyle’s writings. Listen here or download. Lyndsay’s group affiliations: Baker Street Babes, Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes, Baker Street Irregulars (BSI) Meiringal’s group affiliations: Watson’s Tin Box, Red Circle of Washington D.C. Resources Sherlockian.net – […]

43 – Geek Interpreter: Sherlockians



Consulting FansChelsea, Anne Jamison, Heidi, and Meiringal talk about the history of slash. Listen here or download. Paradigm of Uncertainty by Lori Boys’ Own Camping Adventure by Grimslasher The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer (Twin Peaks) by Jennifer Lynch Gene Roddenberry footnote in the novelization of the 1979 movie Star Trek: […]

42 – Geek Interpreter: From Kirk/Spock to Johnlock


Panel notyouraveragesecretary, perverselyvex, anarfea, demonicsymphony and audience participants discuss rarepairs in the Sherlock Fandom. Listen here or download. Content warning: This segment includes discussion of non-consensual sexual contact, aka NonCon. A Measure of Dominance by aelangreenleaf (Sherlock/Kitty Riley) Turn on a Sixpence by merripestin (Mycroft/Stamford) Caffeine and Adaptive Programming by Demonicsymphony (Sherlock/John, 007 crossover) […]

36 – Live from 221B Con: Rare Pairs


Shannon, Rachael, Roane, B, Qui, and many 221B Con attendees tell personal accounts of what Fandom has brought into their lives. Listen here or download. Dixiebell’s stenciled 221b wallpaper This segment was originally posted on May 1, 2015 in Episode 36: For Fandom!. It may have been remastered for audibility. Music Credit Unless otherwise indicated, […]

36 – Live from 221B Con: For the Love of Fandom!



Consulting Fans: centrumlumina, Destinationtoast, finnagain, Penns-woods,unreconstructedfangirl. Listen here or download. Fandom Stats LiveJournal Community Centrumlumina’s AO3 census Destinationtoast’s fandom stats 221b con Fandom Stats Presentation by destinationtoast, strangelock, and penns-woods Unreconstructedfangirl’s Banging Sherlock Survey finnagain’s fandom stats This segment was originally posted on March 1, 2015 in Episode 34: Swan or Sydney Opera House?. It […]

34 – Fandom Stats Roundtable


Consulting Fans: ScienceofObsession, Mazarin221b, HiddenLacuna, Mars Daydream, Mydwynter, Drinkingcocoa. Listen here or download. Fanlore page on beta reading This segment was originally posted on March 1, 2015 in Episode 34: Swan or Sydney Opera House?. It may have been remastered for audibility. Music Credit Unless otherwise indicated, music is available for purchase through online […]

34 – Beta Roundtable


Consulting Fans: Consultingpiskies, Finnagain, MK, and Saathi1013. Listen here or download. Rule 63 (as Saathi uses it – ymmv): an umbrella term for fanonically reinterpreting characters as gender(s) other than those presented in canon.  This includes what some people call ‘cis-swapping’ as well as headcanoning a character as transgender, provided their […]

33 – Femslash Rountable



Shannon hosts a discussion on fandom in the media with special guests Anne Jamison, Elizabeth Minkel, and Lori Morimoto. Listen here or download. Aaron Hicklin, “The Gospel According to Benedict” (Out Magazine, Oct. 2014) Elizabeth Minkel, “Why it doesn’t matter what Benedict Cumberbatch thinks of Sherlock fan fiction” (New Statesman, Oct. […]

30 – Lustful Cock Monster Roundtable


Consulting Fans: Caroline, Fox, Shannon, B, Science. Listen here or download. Omegaverse entry at Fanlore wiki Alphas, Betas, Omegas: A Primer, by norabombay Fics discussed Phrygian Choices series, by Fresne Dustfall, by AmandaDBone Seven Moons, by Ladyflowdi Tremble, by Songlin The Pretence of an Unacknowledged Truth, by stickleworting Devil’s Bread, […]

28 – Omegaverse Roundtable


Consulting Fans: Emma, Shannon, Rachael, Caroline, and ScienceofObsession. Listen here or download. Warning: This segment contains a brief discussion of child sexual abuse. Comorbidity, by Merripestin This segment was first release on August 31, 2014 in Episode 27: Sexpisode 2 (Come Again). It has been remastered for audibility. Music Credit Unless otherwise indicated, music […]

27 – Fandom and Sexuality



Consulting Fans: Shannon, Science, Maz (Mazarin221B), Chel (Makokitten), Liz (Professorfangirl). Listen here or download. Skulls and Tea at 221b’s Steven Moffat Quotes Tag Skulls and Tea at 221b’s Mark Gatiss Quotes Tag Steven Moffat on writing the best man speech Steven Moffat’s advice to writers Mark Gatiss loves red herrings:  Moriarty and Mycroft handshake Listeners such as welovethebeekeeper and april…im […]

25 – The Media, the Fourth Wall and the Fandom