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Fangirl Weekly – 05/08/2020

Hello to you all from the office *cough* bedroom *cough* of Fangirl Den. Our editor posted a poll during the week to see if anyone would be interested in a weekly news round up of all things interesting in the fandom world (to her at least) and the response was ‘Yes!’ so here we are. We’ve compiled a few things that have caught our eye over the last week, well maybe the last two, to share for in case you missed it.

Harry Potter At Home

Thanks to the wonderful wizards and witches at Wizarding World, some of the franchises biggest names are joining together with other celebrities to bring their love of this series from their home into ours.

Chapter One of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, The Boy who Lived,  (I’m Scottish so you can put up with me calling this book by its proper and original name) is read by none other than Daniel Radcliffe. A new chapter will be published every week over on their website and an audio-only version is available on Spotify.

Midnight Sun

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

 

 Back in 2008, a manuscript was leaked online for the fifth book in the Twilight Series, Midnight Sun. After the leak, the writing was abandoned but now it is ready for publication. On ‘Good Morning America’, author Stephanie Meyer announced that this long-awaited chapter was finally ready to hit the shelves on August 4th 2020, the announcement accompanied by an updated page on her website. Midnight Sun is the retelling of the series inaugural book from the perspective of Edward Cullen, a Vampire living in Forks, who falls in love with the human newcomer to the town, Bella Swan. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you about the series, it is an international success after all, but we finally have a chance to read more than the fragment that Meyer released on her website after the leak all those years ago and to delve into the characters lives once more.

Wonder Woman and the Amazons

  Warner Bros/DC Entertainment

Wonder Woman 1984 may have been delayed until August, but news appeared this week via an interview with Total Film that director Patty Jenkins has plans for an Amazon’s Spin-Off as well as a Wonder Woman 3 film to complete a story arc that she has in mind. Jenkins has no plans to direct the spin-off, but will instead produce it.

Wonder Woman 1984 is currently slated for release on August 14, 2020.

HomeCon 2.0

@HomeConOfficial

@HomeConOfficial After the roaring success of the first-ever virtual fan convention, Paul Amos and Rachel Skarsten will be bringing back HomeCon on May 16th and 17th via Twitch with panels and will again be offering 1-on-1 chats via Zoom.

HomeCon 2.0 will expand further with more fandoms and guests. Panels are set to include Orphan Black, including Tatiana Maslany, Vikings, Heroes, Wynonna Earp, The 100, and Dark Matter with more guests to be announced on their website, Twitter and Instagram in the coming days.

Pretty Little Wine Moms

Well, here we are again with more Pretty Little Liars. This time it is with the Wine Moms who have decided to create a new podcast where they rewatch every episode of the series. Will we find out what happened in that basement? Will we get to hear what they think the wine moms reactions to all the Liars ‘adventures’ would actually be? It promises behind the scenes stories and special guests and I could not be more excited for May 26th for this podcast to launch. Better mark your diaries, because this is not a podcast that you will want to miss!

Queer Media Matters

queermediamatters.com

Are you looking for even more gay shenanigans than we can offer here? Want even more coverage of your favourite shows? Well, don’t worry! Dana Piccoli has you covered with her brand spanking new website launched today (08/05/2020) covering LGBTQ+ entertainment and pop culture.

Dana Piccolihas been teasing this site for weeks now over on her Twitter and even dropped Queer Media Matters a few hours early, and it is already filled with so much queer content. Head over there and check it out because as we all know, Queer Media REALLY does Matter!

Creampuff Coalition COVID-19 Fundraiser

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As fans, we are all about coming together as a community to do some good. Some of our AMAZING Creampuff friends have come together to arrange a fundraiser and giveaway in aid of victims and survivors of child and domestic abuse in America, Canada and the UK.

For every $5/£5 raised, you will be entered into a prize draw to win some amazing fan art and 1-on-1 virtual Meet and Greets with Natasha Negovanlis, Elise Bauman, Kaitlyn Alexander and Annie Briggs. The coalition is very close to reaching its goal of raising $1000 for these charities. For more info, please visit CreampuffCoalition on Twitter or  rahrahraiser.com. Even if you cannot donate yourself, please retweet any links that they share with the tag #CreampuffsForACause and spread some awareness for this amazing initiative.

That is a fair chunk of Fandom News for you all for this week. We obviously hope to bring you one of these each and every week. If you see anything that you are interested in, send us a DM and we’ll make sure to include it. Until next week Fangirls!

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