Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

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Fandom
Name: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Abbreviation(s):
Creator: Deb Cox, Fiona Eagger
Date(s): 2011-2015
Medium: television
Country of Origin: Australia
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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is an Australian mystery television series that follows the adventures of a competent lady detective, The Honourable Phryne Fisher, in 1920s Melbourne. Miss Fisher solves mysteries opposite handsome deadpan police inspector Jack Robinson who only works reluctantly with her.

The show features an ensemble cast.

Fandom

Online

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Notable pages and groups:

Tumblr

Notable blogs:

  • The Wardlow Collection: The Library exists to help readers find fics within the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries fandom. The Librarians answer fic related questions and provide fic recommendations [1]
  • Miss Fisher's Murder Mystery Challenges: Provides news and updates about fic-writing challenges in the fandom, and will promote challenges or collections if reached out to [2].
  • Phryne Fisher's Fabulous Frocks: Provides detailed screencaps, photos and descriptions of Phryne's outfits by episode.


The Adventuresses' Club of the Americas (ACotA)

The Adventuresses' Club of the Americas is a 501(c)7 nonprofit social club committed to creating community around the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries TV shows, books, and movie [3]. The ACotA board organizes the annual Miss Fisher Con.

Fan Activities

Involvement in the Kickstarter for Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

In 2017, Every Cloud Productions undertook a Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign to raise a portion of the production budget for a feature film building on the television series[4]. The initial goal of AU$ 250,000 was exceeded by far, with a total of AU$ 733,210 pledged by fans by the end of the campaign [5].


Miss Fisher Con (fan convention)

The Miss Fisher Con takes place annually in the U.S. and is organized by the board of the Adventuresses' Club of the Americas[6].

Con 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

The first Miss Fisher Con took place in 2017 on May 4 - 7 at the Vdara Hotel and Spa, with VIP Guests Travis McMahon and Anthony Sharpe (Bert and Cec in the tv show), and Gabriela Hernandez of Besame Cosmetics.[7]

Con 2018 - Portland, OR

The 2018 Miss Fisher Con took place on June 28 - 30 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown, with Ruby Rees (Jane Ross in the tv show) as VIP Guest. [8].

Con 2019 - San Jose, CA

The 2019 Miss Fisher Con took place on July 25 - 27 at The Westin San Jose with Greg J. Walker, the composer of the original music for Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, as VIP Guest. [9]

Con 2020 - Cancelled

The 2020 Miss Fisher Con was cancelled due to travel restrictions[10] caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Con 2021 - Richmond, VA

The 2021 Miss Fisher Con takes place both virtually and in-person on July 15 - 17. The VIP Guests are Roger Lanser (director of photography for Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears), Geraldine Hakewill (Peregrine Fisher in Ms. Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries) and Izabella Yena (Shirin Abbas in Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears).[11]


Writing Events and Challenges in the Miss Fisher Fandom

Phryne Ficathon (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

There have been four Phryne Ficathons. The works of the first and second ficathons were unexpectedly deleted [12], but many of the works were later reposted under the Found Family for Ficathon Orphans collection. Works from all four ficathons can be found under the collections of PhryneFicathon on Archive of Our Own.

PFF - Phrack Fucking Friday (2016-)

A fandom event where writers post smutty fanworks on the first Friday of a month. The works are tagged with "PFF" or "Phrack Fucking Friday" [13]. Authenticity by Fire_Sign is one of the first PFF works on AO3.

Miss Fisher's Year of Tropes (2017)

A year-long fic-writing challenge during which each month had a different trope as prompt. The tropes included: soulmate AU, miscommunication, bottle episode, body swap, hurt/comfort, undercover, different setting AU, the dulcinea effect, rumours/gossip, breaking the fourth wall, and (un)expected marriage. The fics resulting from the challenge can be found in the Miss Fisher's Year of Tropes Collection. Miss Fisher and The Year of Tropes by whopooh is a discussion and analysis of the works published under each trope.

Miss Fisher's Year of Quotes (2018)

A year-long fic-writing challenge during which each month had a different set of quotes as prompt [14]. The fics resulting from the challenge can be found in the Miss Fisher's Year of Quotes Collection.

MFMM Flashfic Challenge (2018, 2019, 2020)

A prompt fic challenge where fic writers have two hours to write a fic based on one or more of the prompts given for the specific flashfic-heat [15]. The first Miss Fisher Flashfic Challenge was a test run held at the start of April 2018 [16]. There have since been several Flashfic Challenges, in April 2018, June 2018, August 2018, April 2019, January 2020 and November 2020.

News and updates about Flashfic Challenges can be found on the Miss Fisher's Flashfic Challenge blog.

Fanworks

Fanfiction

See also Writing Events and Challenges in the Miss Fisher Fandom and Fic recommendations and compilations.

Examples of fanfiction in the Miss Fisher Fandom:


Fanart

Examples of fanart in the Miss Fisher Fandom:


Fanvids & Multimedia

Examples of fanvids and multimedia in the Miss Fisher Fandom:


Meta

Examples of meta in the Miss Fisher Fandom:

  • Money Meta by Scratch_Pad, published on AO3 in 2019. Contains information about the hypothetical incomes of different characters; the involvement of Victoria police officers in World War 1; Australian marriage laws in the 1930s and the rules regarding marriage for policemen; and divorce in 1920s Melbourne and the implications for Jack and Rosie.


Indexes & Lists

Indexes concerning the TV series

Fic recommendations and compilations

Fandom-Specific Glossary

  • MFMM or mfmm: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. Frequently used as a tag for fandom posts on Tumblr.
  • MOD: Ms. Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries.
  • PFF: Phrack Fucking Friday
  • Phrack: Ship name for Phryne Fisher and Jack Robinson's relationship. Frequently used as a tag for relationship-related posts on Tumblr.




References

  1. ^ https://thewardlowcollection.tumblr.com/
  2. ^ https://missfisherchallenges.tumblr.com/
  3. ^ https://missfishercon.com/
  4. ^ https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/468758721/miss-fisher-the-movie/description
  5. ^ https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/468758721/miss-fisher-the-movie/description
  6. ^ https://missfishercon.com/
  7. ^ https://missfishercon.com/con2017
  8. ^ https://missfishercon.com/con2018
  9. ^ https://missfishercon.com/con2019
  10. ^ https://missfishercon.com/con2020
  11. ^ https://missfishercon.com/con2021
  12. ^ https://firesign23.tumblr.com/post/166358159897/ficathon-update
  13. ^ https://firesign23.tumblr.com/post/148365182257/phrack-fucking-friday
  14. ^ https://missfisherchallenges.tumblr.com/post/169145010636/miss-fishers-year-of-quotes-an-overview
  15. ^ https://olderbynow.tumblr.com/post/172523914167/flash-that-fic-fandom
  16. ^ https://whopooh.tumblr.com/post/172523983038/miss-fisher-fic-written-in-a-flash