|Type:||fan writer, moderator, podcaster|
|Fandoms:||Harry Potter, Torchwood, Merlin|
|Communities:||The Quidditch Pitch, bestmates_xmas, ron_draco, Merlin Games|
|URL:||kerryblaze on LiveJournal (previously auntee_mame)|
kerryblaze at: AO3 / FF.net / TQP / Tumblr / Twitter
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Kerryblaze, also known as Auntee Mame, is a fan writer primarily active in the Harry Potter, Torchwood, and Merlin fandoms. In Harry Potter fandom, she is best known for her Harry/Ron stories and as a moderator for The Quidditch Pitch and the bestmates_xmas exchange. In Merlin fandom, she moderated Merlin Games.
In 2006, Kerry writes of discovering fandom:
- "A simple click on Yahoo's top searches led me to a HP fan fiction site. The first story I read was H/D, but I just didn't see it! Another click and I found fanfiction.net and looked for Harry/Ron and found Mad Martha's story, Circles of Power. And the rest they say is history!"
Kerry joined FanFiction.Net in January 2005, LiveJournal in February, and The Quidditch Pitch in October. Around July 2006, she became a "Reserve Captain" for the Quidditch Pitch, described as its "Pinch hit and Podcast expert"; by March 2008, she became an official Captain.
- "It's really boring. Kerry is my real life first name. I used to by Queenofdiamonds, but when I came to LJ I would've had to put dashes or numbers in there and I was tired of that. So I went with Blaze because a good friend of mine says that it should be my middle name because I never fade away. I always end something in a blaze of glory."
Interviews with Kerryblaze
- Broken Wands (Harry/Ron, 30k words, 2005)
- Stag Night (Harry/Bill, 5k words, 2005)
- The Darkest Recesses of the Heart (Harry/Ron, 91k words, 2006-2007)
- Quidditch Pitch Interview with Auntee Mame (2006) (external link / WebCite). May 2006. (Accessed 09 October 2013.)
- See kerryblaze at FanFiction.Net (account created 23 January 2005), kerryblaze at LiveJournal (account created 06 February 2005), and kerryblaze at The Quidditch Pitch (account created 22 October 2005).
- Kerry was part of the "Captains' Corner" in TQP's first podcast July 12, 2006 (see The Quidditch Pitch: Podcasts). She was announced as a Reserve Captain on August 25, 2006: "The lovely and naughty Kerryblaze has decided to become a Reserve Captain. She is going to stay with us to assist in podcasting, consult on stories, and helping out wherever needed. She wanted to take her limited time in fandom and continue with her writing, which we support 100 percent. I mean, have you read her stories?" (see the LiveJournal post at captains_pitch). She was listed as an Reserve Captain on TQP's staff page until early 2008, when she was included with The Captains, as Auntee Mame (see the Wayback Machine captures of the Staff page on January 25 and March 8, 2008).
- See Kerry's profile at The Quidditch Pitch, as archived by the Wayback Machine on February 22 and April 29, 2007. By June 20, 2010 she changed her penname back to kerryblaze.
- joymaro's comment, dated September 25, 2008: "Sooooo good to see 'kerryblaze' again! I never fully associated the auntee mame with you. Just didn't fit you. I live the blazing Kerry better!" (Accessed 09 October 2013.)
- Slashcast. Masterlist of Slashcast Episodes. 03 August 2013. (Accessed 09 October 2013.)