|Alias(es):||Flourish Klink, msbunburyist, cennorethsdaughter, mahtala|
|Type:||fan writer, aca-fan|
|Fandoms:||Harry Potter, Vorkosigan|
|Other:||The Alternity website|
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Flourish Klink is a fanfic writer, conference organizer and archive administrator, most notably in the Harry Potter fandom (having written stories for that fandom prior to the establishment of its Fanfiction.net section.)
- playing in the RPGs Nocturne Alley and That Was Then/This Is Now
- secretary of the board of HP Education Fanon, Inc. in 2009
Flourish also co-authored the classic Harry Potter fanfic "Alternity." Though the story has since disappeared from the internet, she resurrected it as an RPG in 2008. The RPG is also entitled Alternity.
List of Primary Fandoms:
- 1997-1998: X-files
- 1998 - present: Harry Potter
- 2007 - present: Vorkosigan
Flourish Klink (Chief Research Officer, Partner) masterminds all of Chaotic Good's key social media and fan strategy initiatives across all platforms for studios, networks, game developers and brands.
Flourish's interest in fandom started early: at thirteen, she co-founded FictionAlley, which became the largest _Harry Potter fanfiction community online. She also helped organize Harry Potter fan conferences over the course of ten years. She then continued her interest in participatory culture at MIT and for her graduate degree carried out a groundbreaking and in-depth study of _Twilight_ fans (and their counterparts, Twilight haters).
Before joining Chaotic Good, Flourish was the Chief Participation Officer at The Alchemists where she oversaw transmedia and social media strategy for Hulu's TV series _East Los High_ and was the lead producer and co-writer on the _Transcendence: Origins_ mobile game for Warner Brothers and Alcon Entertainment.
Flourish is a prolific writer and transmedia storyteller. She is the founder and co-author of _Alternity_, a collaborative transformative work of fiction based on JK Rowling's _Harry Potter_ alternate universe which ran for seven years. Her fanfiction work also includes _The Hellhound of the Rockefellers_ (_Sleepy Hollow_ & _Elementary_ crossover) and _Just For The Cameras_ (One Direction).
In 2012 Flourish designed, wrote and programmed _Muggle Studies_, a text adventure that critiques the morality of the _Harry Potter_ universe. It won a prestigious XYZZY award (the Academy Awards of interactive fiction). Also in the interactive novel/narrative game space Flourish wrote _Out of the Night_ and _Red Room_, both taking place in the _Twin Peaks_ universe.
In 2015 she launched a podcast about fandom, _Fansplaining_, with Elizabeth Minkel. She is also a board member of the Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation, which seeks to preserve and support the creation of all forms of interactive storytelling.Flourish graduated from Reed College in 2008 with a B.A. in Religion and also holds an S.M. from MIT in Comparative Media Studies. In her copious free time, Flourish often lectures at MIT in the US and has also lectured in Brazil, Norway and Columbia. 
- A Short History Of Me In Fandom, (not an interview but a short self-recap) (2002)
- Acafandom and Beyond: Week Three, Part One (Kristina Busse, Flourish Klink, and Nancy Baym), Acafandom and Beyond: Week Three, Part Two (Kristina Busse, Flourish Klink, and Nancy Baym) (2011)
- Fandoms, the Internet, and Harry Potter: An interview with Flourish Klink, co-founder of FictionAlley and CMS lecturer (2013)
List of Conferences & Conventions (Presenting or Organizing)
- 2003: Nimbus 2003, panelist for "Once Upon a Time-Turner: The History of Harry Potter Fandom." Moderated "Slytherins, Smoke and Shadows: The Secret Life of Severus Snape."
- 2009: Azkatraz 2009, co-chair of formal programming. Moderated "Ten Years On," a discussion of the history of Harry Potter fandom.
- 2010: [The Digital Media and Learning Conference 2010: Diversifying Participation], co-presented "From Fan Activism to Political Activism: Participatory Democracy around Popular Media Affinity Groups."
- 2010: [International Conference for the Fantastic in Arts 31: Race and the Fantastic], panelist for "Antifans: What Fans Love to Hate." Presented "Fans, Anti-Fans and Sparklepires: An Examination of Current Definitions of ‘Fan’ with Reference to Twilight."