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|Works:||Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG1, Stargate Universe, A Dog's Breakfast, Traders|
|Official Website(s):||on IMDB|
|Fan Website(s):||Fan site|
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David Hewlett is a Canadian actor primarily known to fandom for his starring role as Dr. Rodney McKay on the SciFi channel television series Stargate Atlantis (SGA). He also appears as a fictional character in the much smaller Stargate Atlantis RPS fandom, generally paired with his SGA co-star, Joe Flanigan.
More than any other member of the SGA cast, David Hewlett is very connected to fandom. He created and promoted a side-project independent movie with other SGA actors and crew, kept up a popular blog, made frequent con appearances and generally became a fan favorite, leading to the fan campaign, David Hewlett, How Are You So Awesome?.
Many fans of Rodney McKay became fans of David Hewlett as well, leading them to seek out his earlier work. One subgenre of SGA fanfic pairings, known as Hewligan, involved pairing any character played by Hewlett with any character played by his SGA costar Joe Flanigan.
Official Website and Fan Interaction
Hewlett created a personal website on August 16, 2006, adding a forum (Hewlett as the moderator) sometime during the second week of September 2006. The forum and the comments to it created much fannish discussion on said forum, as well as elsewhere.
- Take the time and read before you go off and do it... (September 10, 2006)
- Thoughts about fandom: The forum at David Hewlett's website (September 10, 2006)
- Fandom and Messageboards (or, How the Internet Has Warped Social Behavior) (September 11, 2006)
- Fannish Dysfunction; archive link (September 22, 2006)
- Fanfiction. Knowledge is power? ; archive link page 1; archive link page 2, by amireal (October 10, 2006)