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Name: astolat
Alias(es): shalott, the lady of shalott
Type: archivist, developer, con runner, slasher, vidder, writer
Fandoms: 24, American Idol, AtS, Arcana, Arthurian, Asimov Robots, Batman, Battle of the Planets, James Bond, BtVS, Captain America Movieverse, Coldfire, Daredevil, Dead Zone, Dracula: the Series, due South, D&D, Entourage, Forever Knight, Gladiator, Good Omens, Harry Potter, Highlander, House, M.D., Jeeves & Wooster, Justice League, L.A. Confidential, Lawrence of Arabia, Master and Commander, Merlin, Mr & Mrs Smith, Person of Interest, PotC, Rome, Sherlock Holmes, Smallville, Spiderman, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, ST:TNG, Supernatural, The Sentinel,Thor Tombstone, To Reign in Hell, Transformers, Wiseguy, X-Men
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astolat is a popular writer and vidder in myriad fandoms since 1994 and has contributed greatly to fannish infrastructure.

In 1998, she developed the Automated Archive software that powered the main archives in due South, The Sentinel and Smallville slash fandom. In 2002, she founded Vividcon, the fan convention dedicated to vidding. In 2003, she founded Yuletide, the annual rare-fandoms gift exchange fanfic challenge. In 2007, she proposed and subsequently developed the Archive of Our Own that entered open beta in 2009.

As an author, she wrote numerous fandom classics in large media fandoms such as Stargate: Atlantis, Supernatural, Smallville, Harry Potter and Merlin as well crucial works in smaller fandoms (James Bond, L.A. Confidential, Master and Commander, etc.).

Part of her fannish history can be found at her userpage on Fanlore.


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