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Name: Madlori
Alias(es): Lori Summers, madlorivoldmort
Type: fan writer
Fandoms: Doctor Who, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Harry Potter, Brokeback Mountain, Tin Man, Criminal Minds, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Sherlock (BBC)
URL: LiveJournal / Tumblr
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Madlori is a multifandom fan writer. She was known as Lori Summers (or just "Lori") in Harry Potter fandom, where she wrote the popular epic The Paradigm of Uncertainty, and is currently active in several other fandoms.

Fandom Beginnings

My first real fandom was Trek. I got into Trek at age 13 when TNG started, and I attended my first convention (in the company of my pastor, who got me into the whole Trek thing) in 1988. This was before the Net, of course, when conventions were the only way to meet other fans and get fanfic in the form of fanzines (a dying art, to be sure).

My first Internet fandom was Doctor Who. I was very active there for several years in the mid-90's. Then I came back to Trek with DS9 and Voyager. I was moderately active in XF and Buffy fandoms, but it wasn't until HP hit me that I really got involved in a serious way again.[1]

Harry Potter


Lori is a particularly influential member of the BBC Sherlock community. She has written multiple well-known fics, especially Alone on the Water, a John/Sherlock deathfic which has become one of the Sherlock fandom's most well-known pieces, and Performance in a Leading Role, a John/Sherlock Hollywood AU.

Notable Fanworks


  1. ^ Lori Summers. What's your fandom history? 23 September 2003. (Accessed 17 October 2011.)