For fans of Sherlock Holmes, I wrote a guest post on Have You Nerd? about Vicious and Vulgar, a play about fandom, fanworks, and “Femlock”:
BBC Sherlock recently announced the filming dates for its fourth season, with a Christmas special to be filmed in January 2015. The long hiatuses are both a curse and a blessing that in some ways defines the fandom: we have another two years of theories, meta, and fanwork to enjoy–as well as two years of worrying about queerbaiting and about whether Moffat and Gatiss are playing a long game with the character development. What I’ve learned from the fandom, though, is that fanworks are not just a hiatus-time pursuit but have the power to transform the narrative. With this, I’d like to introduce Vicious and Vulgar, a play for fans by fans that celebrates not just these iconic characters but the largely female-driven fandom.
Check out the full post over on Have You Nerd?!