It seems like only yesterday that I was writing an article about our one-year anniversary as a webzine, and here we are at the two-year milestone. Time has flown, new fandoms have sprung up while old ones have simmered down a bit, and we’ve done our best to keep you up to date with tips, reviews, suggestions and other articles about all things to do with fans and fandom.
I don’t want to get overly sentimental, but these last two years have been brilliant. We’ve got to chat with some brilliant people – both fans and people with fans of their own – and we’ve had some great conversations with you lovely Wanderers. I am so, so grateful to everyone who’s helped make Fandom Wanderers such a success since its beginning on the 23rd of June, 2012. Just think of all the things that have happened since then, both in the wider world and in your own lives; we were immensely privileged to be there through all of that.
I’d like to thank everyone who’s allowed us to interview them, to read review copies of their works, and who’s generally been involved in providing us with a little star quality. Without them, we’d have been a less interesting little webzine.
Then, of course, there are our contributors, past and present. The current team are Z McAspurren, Hannah Carter, Roxanne Williams, Eleanor Musgrove, and our columnist, Ian D Sharman, and without their support and hard work the webzine really couldn’t have happened at all.
And, of course, there’s you, our readers. Whether you’ve been reading from the very beginning or you’ve just stumbled across our blog recently, whether you keep up with us on WordPress, Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr, and whether you’ve got in touch with us or just lurked and read our articles, you’re a big part of our success to date. Thank you for taking this journey with us.
Sadly, all good things must come to an end. After two years with us, many of the team are moving on to pastures new and have had to set Fandom Wanderers aside. Fandom Wanderers has always been a voluntary effort all around, and unfortunately paying the bills has to come first for our team members. Fandom Wanderers is therefore calling it a day, here at our fiftieth issue, at least for now. We have every hope that we will make a triumphant return at some point – so keep following those social media accounts if you want to be alerted when that happens – but for now all that remains is for me to thank you again, and wish you all the happiness in the world from your fandoms.