Panic! at the Disco

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Name(s): Panic! at the Disco, P!atd, Panic!
previously Panic at the Disco, Patd, Panic
Scope/Focus: Core band in Bandom
Date(s): 2004-2009
See also: My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy
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Panic! at the Disco is a rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2004. Panic! was the first band signed to Pete Wentz's label Decaydance. The lineup has changed considerably over the years, with Brendon Urie as the only founding member remaining. See Wikipedia for more details.

Panic! is one of the core Bandom bands and there is a lot of fanfiction written about it.

Band Members

Current Members

  • Brendon Urie – lead vocals, guitar, bass, piano, keyboards (2004–present)

Former Members

  • Brent Wilson – bass (2004–2006)
  • Ryan Ross – lead guitar, vocals, keyboards (2004–2009)
  • Jon Walker – bass, guitar, backing vocals, keyboards, bells (2006–2009)
  • Spencer Smith – drums, percussion (2004–2015)
  • Dallon Weekes - Bass, backing vocals (2010-2015)

Touring Members

  • Eric Ronick – keyboards, backing vocals (2006–2008)
  • Bartram Nason – cello, keyboard, electric drums (2006)
  • Ian Crawford – lead guitar, backingl vocals (2009-2012)
  • Dallon Weekes - Bass, backing vocals (2009-2010, 2015-2017)
  • Kenneth Harris – lead guitar, backing vocals (2013–2018)
  • Dan Pawlovich – drums, percussion (2013–present)
  • Nicole Row - Bass, backing vocals (2018-present)
  • Mike Naran - Guitar, backing vocals (2018-present)



The band members have been paired up in every conceivable way, including GSF.[1] However, Brendon/Ryan has been the most popular pairing[2], especially in the early days of band and on livejournal communities like slashatthedisco. Brendon/Spencer is also a popular pairing (seeming to foreshadow the departure of Ryan Ross and Jon Walker from the band in 2009), and became more popular after the split.

The Sarah Orzechowski/Brendon Urie ship is also a upcoming ship

As well as the two popular 'Ryden' and 'Brencer' pairings, Brendon is also shipped with bassist Dallon Weekes. Brendon/Dallon is usually referred to as 'Brallon' in fanworks.

P!atd members have also been paired with members of other bandom bands. Pete/Ryan is a good example of this.[3]

Themes and Tropes

  • High School AUs are quite popular, probably due to the band being very young when they started, and to the known facts about Ryan and Spencer going to school together. There are also several college AUs.
  • Coffee shop AUs are common, in which Jon works as a barista at Starbucks and Brendon at Smoothie Hut, since both of them actually held those jobs in the past.
  • Cabin fic refers to stories set during the time the band went and locked themselves away in a cabin in the woods to (try to) write an album. These stories often involve a lot of drug use.
  • Quite often real pets are mentioned in fic - it seems to be a lot more common in bandom than in some other fandoms, possibly because so many of them talk about how awesome their dogs are in interviews and on Twitter.
  • Divorce fic deals with the aftermath of the split between Brendon&Spencer and Jon&Ryan, either as fix-it fic in which they reconcile, or as a subject of angst.

A 2007 list of Panic slash tropes posted to slashypunkboys: 67 Things There Will Always Be in Panic!Slash, Archived version

Fanwork Examples

Fan Art


Fannish Resources

Other Resources


  1. See, for example, rossetti's Existing Unknowing. 27 January 2008. (Accessed 1 February 2011.) For an AU example, see queensheep's Golden Apples. 23 September 2008. (Accessed 2 April 2012.) For more examples, see stepps's Masterlist: Panic Group Sex Fic. Last updated: 16 August 2010. (Accessed 2 April 2012.)
  2. On the AO3, there are three times as many Brendon/Ryan works (3364) as the next most popular pairing, Brendon/Spencer (1168). (Counts retrieved 11 September 2018.)
  3. See, for example, wearemany's The Mirror Stage. 18 May 2008. (Accessed 1 February 2011.)