2014 is pretty much over and here at The Daily Fandom we’ve decided to look back at all the things that have happened in fandom during this year: favourite shows coming back, new characters, charity campaigns, conventions, cast craziness…
With your help on Twitter and Tumblr, we’ve prepared a list with some of the best things that happened. This list is NOT in order because it’s quite impossible to determine which moments were better (that depends on which fandom you’re in, after all).
Ready? Here we go!
GISHWHES (the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen), was the most abnosome thing to date. With kale thrones and Stormtrooper spa days galore, GISHWHES ’14 was a force both for good and for weird that was certainly one to be reckoned with. Read one GISH-er’s first-time experience of the craziness here.
Random Acts’ RAK Week
In February, Misha Collins’ Random Acts started what was called the #RAK Week. The #RAK Week consisted of making individuals attempt a random act of kindness each day of the week. They were not asking for money transfers or materialistic things, but just pure acts of kindness. The organisation asked participants to share their acts on social media using their media hashtags.
Stephen Amell’s F*ck Cancer Campaign
We’ve talked about Stephen Amell’s charity campaigns before, but his constant work and kindness keep surprising us. This year, the Arrow star promoted the famous F*ck Cancer campaign and managed to raise $1.3 mill with the help of selling t-shirts and promoting his work on social media.
Supernatural‘s 200th Episode
The entire 200th episode of Supernatural was a fandom moment. Weathering the transition from the WB to the CW, the writers’ strike of 2007, and multiple shifts in showrunners, the hit TV drama Supernatural has proven its quality time and time again. In it’s milestone 200th episode, the show treated its loyal audience to a throwback of all the most iconic things that makes Supernatural, well . . . Supernatural. It is truly the countless BM scenes, single man tears, and Carry on Wayward Son montages, in addition to all of the culture the fans have derived from those moments, that have come to create a legacy that will not soon be forgotten. Here’s to 200 more episodes.
Random Acts’ “Very Mannly Christmas”
On the 5th of December, Misha Collins and Random Acts launched an event called “A Very Mannly Christmas” to promote Jason Mann’s album and raise funds for Random Acts. The best thing of the night is that the event raised over $50,000 for Random Acts. And who didn’t fall in love with Misha’s rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” with his father? Hilarity, laughs and kindness presented by Misha Collins, Matt Cohen and Rob Benedict, what else could we ask for? For more information, you can read Kat’s report here. The full event can be watched on Youtube.
Korra and Asami from The Legend of Korra
Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra gained a lot of popularity this year with the release of the fourth season. But, undoubtedly, the most remarkable event was that famous scene in the season finale along with the confirmation that Korra and Asami are gay and in love with each other. The presence of a canon lesbian couple (they’re both bisexuals) in an American kids TV series was a huge step forward.
For those of you that don’t remember, the first day of this year was marked with the premiere of the long-anticipated third season of the hit BBC show Sherlock. Whether you tuned in for the beauty of Benedict Cumberbatch, sass of Martin Freeman, countless johnlock moments, compelling storylines, or dazzling cinematography, this unforgettable occasion started off 2014 with a bang for all of fandom kind.
The Rise of the Deanmon
Dean. A demon. Or, more aptly, a Dean-mon. Yeah, they went there. While the show is known to have intense finales, the cliffhanger conclusion to Supernatural’s ninth season, “Do You Believe in Miracles?,” is truly a finale to end all finales.
The Age of Capaldi
Following his first Doctor Who appearance in Tennant-era episode “The Fires of Pompeii,” Capaldi returned to the BBC hit as the twelfth (or thirteenth, depending on how you’re counting) incarnation of the Doctor. Dazzling fans worldwide with his introduction in “Deep Breath”, Peter Capaldi delivered a stunning performance as the latest doctor, securing himself a spot in the metaphorical Doctor Who hall of fame, and the hearts of everyone lucky enough to see him do it.
Now it’s YOUR turn to choose! And, if you have any other moments that we’ve forgotten, make sure to add them in the comments below!
The Daily Fandom wishes you a very happy, productive and safe new year! We’ll be here again recollecting all the fandom craziness for you in 2015!