Ann Wells is an elementary music teacher by day and a nerd all the time. Her fandoms include Star Wars (the original three, thank-you-very-much), Doctor Who (10 is her doctor), and great authors like J.R.R. Tolkien, Isaac Asimov, and Neil Gaiman, among others. She can usually be found with her nose in a book, playing an instrument, singing show tunes, being crafty with yarn, or doing the bidding of her cat.
The musical Hamilton has had a popularity explosion in the last year or so, and just as with many of the other fandoms covered here at Fandomania, the fans of the show have found myriad ways of expressing their love and appreciation of Lin-Manuel Read More
How does an orphan, immigrant, forgotten Founding Father emerge from the shadows of history to become a Broadway superstar? He gets noticed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and has a hit hip-hop musical written about him, that’s how. Hamilton has taken New York, Read More
Do you like Star Wars? Can you spend hours on end picking apart the minutiae of the movies and discussing them endlessly? Do you know all the trivia? Could you spend twenty minutes talking about one minute of screen time? If you answered yes to any of Read More
There are so many ways people become involved in their favorite fandom, and reading and writing fanfic is one of the biggest. I like to imagine and come up with my own theories about the things we didn't see on screen, but what makes someone actually Read More
Are you having Doctor Who withdrawal after the awesomeness of last fall’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, or feeling stuck in the doldrums of the long wait until new episodes come along? If so (or even if not), it’s the perfect time to check Read More
For three series, viewers were held in suspense over the trials, tribulations, and unorthodox investigative techniques of a troubled London copper in the hit BBC drama Luther. Fans of the show can now relive the suspense with this compilation soundtrack Read More
Verity! is a podcast that didn’t exist several years ago when I wrote the Doctor Who installment of my “Podcast Roundup,” but if it had I’m sure it would have been at the top of the list. In the year that it has been around, it Read More
One of the biggest causes for speculation during the run-up to the Doctor Who Fiftieth Anniversary special was which (if any) former Doctors would be involved. It was announced that David Tennant would be a part of it, and just before it aired, Eighth Read More
It is something that has happened eleven times before, and this Christmas evening it will happen again: the Doctor will regenerate. His current body will die and a new one will take its place — new look, new personality, new everything except the name Read More
While we’re gearing up for this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, here’s some listening to get you in the mood. The Snowmen is 32 tracks of Murray Gold deliciousness taken not only from the 2012 special but 2011’s “The Read More
Saturday, November 23, 2013 was The Day of the Doctor, a day 50 years in the making. Steven Moffat’s 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who was full of squee-worthy, Who-ey goodness — so instead of a boring old synopsis, here’s a run-down of Read More
I have not yet heard a Bear McCreary soundtrack that I didn’t like, and Da Vinci’s Demons is no exception. McCreary, whose current work for television includes The Walking Dead and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., has managed to create Read More
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