You’re going to be something extraordinary…

So I’m thinking of uploading some individual clips from GEMS: The Anthology to tumblr. I put a lot of work into that video and while it didn’t get as much attention as I’d have liked, the reception has been overwhelmingly positive. I’d like to share a few of my favorite shorts, but if any of you have requests for a specific part of the video, just let me know and I’ll upload it here!

Contributor’s spotlight: Samantha McLaren / TheMeatIsPeople

Twitter and Tumblr. I have an Etsy too.

How did you become a Fannibal?

I shamefully avoided Hannibal entirely until the end of the second season, because I’m a big horror fan and remakes of iconic horror franchises tend to be… not so fresh. Eventually I succumbed and watched and episode on the recommendation of a trusted friend, and I was hooked. I ate up the first two seasons in a matter of days, and took to Tumblr to see if anyone else loved this weird, wonderful show as much as I did. Turns out, they did. And I never looked back.

What do you love about the Hannibal fandom?

Everything. I love the creativity, and the fact that it encouraged me to pursue new creative endeavors. I love the enthusiasm, and the generosity, and the impeccable sense of humor that runs throughout. But mostly, I love that it really is like a family to me.

When I arrived in New York last year knowing no one, the community here made a place for me. I’ve made friends in this fandom that I can no longer imagine life without, and I’m doing things I never imagined I would do. It’s beautiful.

How would you like to spend a day with Will Graham?

If I were a good friend, I’d hold an intervention for him… But in reality, we’d probably sit around drinking whisky, eating ice cream, and gossiping about what Hannibal is like in bed. Maybe we’d get drunk and I’d sketch him nude, who can say?

Zenmasters Anthology Authors, the day to post the first chapter of your story fast approaches. July 1st (Saturday), is when you should post the first chapter to either, Archive of our Own, Tumblr, or to more than one of those sites.

Please send us a link to your story on July 1st, and we hope that you’ll post subsequent chapters once a week (or sooner if you so desire).

Zenmaster Anthology Artists, art posting day is July 2nd, which should include links to the story you made art for as well as links to any stock art sites where you used art from.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Contributor’s spotlight: Petronia

How did you become a Fannibal?

I have Tumblr friends who watched the show from day one. I caught a couple of episodes then set it aside for winter - given the scenery, it always seemed odd that Hannibal aired over the summer! I finished S1 over Christmas break, then read all the Thomas Harris novels and watched all the movies over the course of a month, in time for the S2 premiere.

What do you love about the Hannibal fandom?

I love that Hannibal fandom always takes it to the next level. I love the physical object - I was around anime fandoms for a long time, where doujinshi circles publish fan anthologies that are beautiful small-press books. The fans do it all: painting, crafts, cosplay, perfume, musicals, academic papers, multi-course gourmet dinners… Aesthetics, sensuousness, and enthusiasm, which I guess are Hannibal’s own better qualities that resonate.

How would you like to spend a day with Will Graham?

Doing something meditative and outdoorsy. Fishing, or monitoring sea turtle nests on the beach (like he does in Manhunter). I get seasick, can’t do anything with motors, and am tragically allergic to dogs, so I’m afraid Will would consider me kinda deadweight! But at a pinch I could help him build more folk art installations with bottle glass and shells and feathers, that looked like loads of fun.

Quick update to our addon-structure!

We have been asked if the tote bags and mini prints reached by the stretch goals could be made available as addons as well.

Yes, that is possible :)

So the addon FAQs and instructions have been updated to this:

On checkout, add 10€ per addon you wish to receive on top (the amount per addon represents the tier difference of our reward tiers.).

Addons are:

- Mini-Print-Set (Sabrina)
- Mini-Print-Set (Sophie)
- Sticker-Set
- Buttons-Set
- Tote Bag
- Posters (each)

We’ll check tier amount and backed amount when sending out the questionnaire after campaign run at which point you can put in (and thereby select) which add-ons you wish to receive.

The double sided early bird poster is not part of the add-on structure.
And: if the last stretch goal is -not- met, Tindu’s wonderful poster will be available for selection as well.


Please let us know if there is anything else you’d need information on or would like to have adapted and we’ll see if it is possible :)