Gargoyles

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Name: Gargoyles
Abbreviation(s): Garg
Creator: Greg Weisman
Date(s): October 24, 1994 – February 15, 1997
Medium: animation
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: Gargoyles at Wikipedia
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Gargoyles was an American cartoon with many unique aspects, mixing science fiction, fantasy and romantic elements with epic and complex story arcs spanning three seasons. 78 episodes were produced. After cancellation, the story was continued in a series of comic books.

Canon

In medieval Scotland, a clan of Gargoyles (nocturnal reptilian humanoid creatures) is cursed to turn into stone until their castle rises "above the clouds." Hundreds of years later, mysterious billionaire David Xanatos buys the castle and moves it to the top of a skyscraper in New York. The six gargoyles must now adjust to the strange new world around them, with the help of NYPD detective Elisa Maza.

Star Trek connection

Many Star Trek actors provided voices for Gargoyles characters, most notably Jonathan Frakes and Martina Sirtis as Xanatos and Demona.

Fandom

This fandom was most active in the late 1990s and early 2000s and largely predated fandom's shift to livejournal, fans interacted through mailing lists and news groups, and most fan sites were found on GeoCities, Angelfire and other free hosting services.

Clans

Many fans belonged to fan groups called clans. All of these clans were online, but some also met in person at meetings and conventions.

  • Clan Emanon
  • Clan Steelclaw
  • Ky'Son Clan
  • MiniClan
  • Arcadia Clan
  • Can-Clan
  • West Coast Clan

Pairings

Common Tropes in Fanworks

Gathering of the Gargoyles

Main article: Gathering of the Gargoyles

From 1997 - 2009 there were annual fan conventions focused on Gargoyles

Other

Fanworks

FanFiction

Fan Art

Fan Vids

Fan creations

Zines

Multimedia zines & Crossovers

The complex characterization and epic story arcs of Gargoyles made it appealing to many fans who ordinarily would not have watched (or written fic for) an animated series; Gargoyles fanfic, often crossovers, often made appearances in multimedia zines where all the other fandoms were live-action.

Archives and Fannish Links

LJ Communities

Recs

Mailing Lists

  • alt.fan.disney.gargoyles
  • GargoylesFanFiction Gargoyles Fan Fiction; archive link Description: "This list is intended to give members a chance to share and critique fan fiction they have written or have discovered. This list is intended for people with a real interest in quality fan fiction featuring Disney's Gargoyles. Some of the material posted to this list will be intended for mature audiences. If your posts contain adult material, please identify it in the subject line. Minors are discouraged from subscribing."
  • GargoylesSlash Gargoyles Slash; archive link Description: "GargoylesSlash is a ML for the teensy little percentage of the population that enjoys slashing characters from the television show Gargoyles. This list is for essentially anything having to do with the theme. This list may deal with material that is not appopriate for minors."
  • gaygargoyles [1]; archive link Description: "The place where you can get your gay gargoyle fix. Whether it is art, stories, or just chat. This is the place where you can look at gay pictures of everyone's favorite creatures of the night, the gargoyles. In addition, you can post your stories and just chat about what you would like to do to do if given the opportunity to be with a gargoyle."
  • Brook Lex Love Brook Lex Love; archive link M/M Slash, F/F Slash ·· Discussion, Fiction, Art/Multimedia, Other, Updates. "The series may be dead, but we all know of a love that will live forever...The love between the Gargoyle's very own Brooklyn and Lexington! If you agree with this statement, this is the place for you. Share your views on the relationship of Brook and Lex here! One rule - NO FLAMES!!!"

Description: a discussion, fic and art list for Brooklyn/Lexington

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