Elizabeth Minkel

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Name: Elizabeth Minkel
Type: fandom journalist, reccer, podcaster
Fandoms: Harry Potter, Black Sails
Other: The Rec Center, Fansplaining
URL: Twitter, Tumblr
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Elizabeth Minkel is a fan culture journalist, as well as the co-host of the podcast Fansplaining with Flourish Klink, and the co-curator of The Rec Center newsletter with Gavia Baker-Whitelaw.


Minkel has frequently discussed her experiences as a long-time lurker in fannish spaces. She describes herself as a current fan of Black Sails, in addition to naming Harry Potter, Torchwood/Doctor Who, BBC Sherlock, and Buffy as previous fandoms.[1] She also discussed her own fannish history in her 2016 OTW guest post.

Fan Culture Journalism

Minkel writes about books and fan culture for a variety of outlets. A more extensive list of her clips can be found on her Tumblr.



  1. ^ "About," Accessed on April 7, 2018.