|Name:||George Ryan Ross III|
|Also Known As:||Ryan Ross, Ryro, Moon|
|Occupation:||Musician (2004-2009: Panic! at the Disco co-founder, songwriter, lead guitarist and backup vocalist, 2009-2010: The Young Veins co-founder, lead vocalist, songwriter, guitarist, 2013-? solo).|
|Works:||Panic at the Disco discography|
|Official Website(s):|| Twitter page|
|On Fanlore:||Related pages|
He and best friend/neighbour Spencer Smith created a number of projects as teenagers (including a Blink-182 cover band named Pet Salamander) before inviting Brendon Urie to join Panic! at the Disco in 2004. Ryan is credited as the engineer of P!atD's success, as he managed to attract the attention of FOB's Pete Wentz online, securing a deal on his Decaydance imprint.
Ryan and Brendon's intense/fraught relationship and creative difficulties ended in what is know to fans as The Divorce, which saw Ryan and bassist Jon Walker leave the band to form The Young Veins in 2009. TYV went on hiatus one year later after one album. Ryan announced a solo project in 2013. Demo songs are available online but the project did not come to fruition.
Ryan is still extremely popular in certain parts of P!atD fandom, with fans following him on social media despite his having mostly retreated from the public eye. Notably, he has remained close friends with Z Berg and has performed with her.
- Ryden (Ryan Ross/Brendon Urie): 3435 uses
- Ryan/Spencer: 360 uses
- Ryan/Jon Walker: 245 uses
- Panic 2.0 GSF (Brendon/Spencer/Jon/Ryan): 144 uses
Fanon Themes and Tropes
- High school AUs, often focusing on Ryan's frienship with Spencer and difficult relationship with his parents, especially his father,
- Related: h/c in general, whether bullying or injury,
- Ryan is often depicted as having various Issues: simultaneously insecure and arrogant, selfish and tortured etc.
- In Case the Scene Gets Nasty (Brendon/Ryan) by softlyforgotten and zarah5, an epic HS AU featuring kicked-out!Brendon.
- The Heart Rate of a Mouse by arctic_grey (2009-2011)
- Walk the Line (Ryan/Spencer) by softlyforgotten, where Spencer's family brings Ryan on holiday with them, leading to teenage experimentation.
- Oistros (Ryan/Brendon, Ryan/Spencer) by airgiodSLV, in which Ryan is in heat.
- God only knows aka the "Boywives verse" (Panic GSF) by just-katarin, a Big Love AU.
- (Podfic) Star Shaped series, performed by argentumlupine (5+ hours, Ryan/Brendon)
- (podfic) jack-in-the-box, performed by reena_jenkins (8 minutes, GSF)
- Ryan Ross on Wikipedia
- Panic primer by cyclogenesis (Aug 22, 2006)
- Ryan/Brendon manifesto by lexicon on bandom-ships (July 16, 2008)
- Ryan Ross (& sometimes his friends) Make-Up Primer by thefirstpromise (May 20, 2008).
- #ryanross on DeviantArt