Franzeska Dickson

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Name: Franzeska Dickson
Alias(es): Franzeska, Franzi
Type: vidder, fan writer
Fandoms: X-Files, VR.5, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., Space Precinct, Rurouni Kenshin, Ranma 1/2, Slayers, Yuu Yuu Hakusho, Gundam Wing, Crying Freeman, Forever Knight, Highlander, Crash, "everything creepy James Spader made in the 80s and 90s," Harry Potter, Horatio Hornblower, Sherlock Holmes, Onmyouji, Hilary Tamar mysteries, Gabriel Knight, Supernatural, The Prestige, Speed Racer, Ocean's 11, Brothers Grimm, The Mummy, White Collar, Hawaii Five-0, Fringe, Nochnoy Dozor, Starsky & Hutch, CSI: Miami, Miami Vice, Wiseguy, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Smoke Signals, The Losers, Haven, Grimm, Longmire, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (both flavors), The Force Awakens, vidding, meta
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URL: at AO3, on Dreamwidth, on Livejournal
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Franzeska Dickson is a vidder and fanfic writer in multiple fandoms.

She has been in fandom since the mid-90s.

She runs the Parallels gift exchange and co-created the Media Fandom Oral History Project. She was elected to the OTW Board of Directors in fall 2012, and served until June 2014.[1]

She is notable for using her real name in fandom.

OTW Biography

Her biography from the OTW website states:

Franzeska Dickson does back office work in finance. Always a geek, she was introduced to fanfiction by alt.tv.x-files at the tender age of 13 and has been in fanworks fandom ever since, first as a reader, then a writer and beta, and now a vidder. Her favorite venues and events are pan-fandom ones, including her own rare Asian fandoms exchange. She has previously served on the Content, Abuse, Webmasters, and Tag Wrangling Committees as well as filling various other volunteering positions within OTW.[2]

Platforms

Franzeska got into fandom via Usenet in February 1994, when she was 13. She later moved on to eGroups/Onelist/Yahoo Groups and Fanfiction.net but left FFN for MediaMiner and FictionAlley. She was active on Livejournal during the heyday of journal-based fandom. As of 2014, she is mostly active on Dreamwidth and AO3 but remains subscribed to a number of mailing lists and is sporadically active on Tumblr. She has become interested in zines in the 2010s.

Tropes

Franzeska is known for being very (very. very, very. very, very, very.) fond of any and all forms of characters being Presumed Dead, whether in her fanworks, in other people's fanworks, or in canon.

Notable Activities

Franzeska started out mostly discussing canon or lurking and reading fic, which she still does in many, many fandoms. Times she has been more visible in fandoms include:

Franzeska is a big fan of cons. She has attended Yaoi-Con, SHareCon, VividCon, CON.TXT, Escapade, BASCon, and others. She is also known to be a regular at fail-fandomanon and famed for the terrifying length of her gift exchange letters.

Notable Fanfic

Notable Fanvids

While some of Franzeska's more notable vids are more varied, she is primarily known for her adoration of Lord King Bad Vids and meta crack.

Other Fanworks

Franzeska started posting to Livejournal in 2002 and wrote many meta posts during Livejournal's heyday. She also wrote Your Vagina is a Bigot; My Vagina is a Saint in 2016. She has been known to do fan art very occasionally. She has done some fan translation from Spanish and Japanese to English.

References

  1. Franzeska Dickson resigns from OTW Board at the OTW blog. 02 June 2014. (Accessed 18 June 2014.)
  2. Organization for Transformative Works, About the OTW › Board of Directors. (Accessed 03 March 2014.)