Timeline of Hanson Fandom

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Fandom: Hanson
Dates: 1997-present
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1997

  • April 15 -- MMMBop is released as a single.
  • May 6 -- The album Middle of Nowhere is released.
  • May 7 -- Mass hysteria ensues as thousands of fans turn up for a promotional show at Paramus Park Mall in New Jersey.
  • May 16 -- MMMBop reaches 1 on the Billboard chart.
  • Summer -- HansonHouse is launched at its original location.
  • July -- Tulsa 74132, possibly the first hanfic, is published. Other sites give the date September 8.
  • July - August 23 -- The Ultimate Hanson Fan Club (a mailing list) holds one of the first hanfic contests.[1].
  • July 14 -- The first Hanson slash fan fiction is written and posted to the Internet. It is titled Hanson and Hugo and was written by Ghostman 7.
  • July 21 -- Hanson Meets a Cockroach is published, making it one of the earliest hanfics written.
  • August -- Kim's Stories and Links, one of the earliest if not the earliest directories, is opened.
  • August 16 -- At a concert in Toronto, Ontario, Hanson set a Guinness World Record for loudest concert audience at 130 decibels.
  • October 29 -- MMMCock is published.
  • November 18 -- The Christmas album Snowed In is released.
  • December -- Possible first usage of the term hanfic[2]
  • December 11 -- Hanson Hotel is launched at its original location.

1998

  • January -- Red Candy is published.
  • January 2 -- Zac and Tay, possibly the first Zaylor story ever, is published.
  • January 6 -- Hanson are nominated for three Grammies. Zac remains the youngest Grammy nominated songwriter and the third youngest Grammy nominated performer.
  • February -- Hanson launch their fanclub called MOE, which stood for Middle of Everywhere.
  • March -- Rope and Rape is published.
  • April -- Close Your Eyes But Don't Sleep is published.
  • March -- The first issue of the MOE zine features Kodiak's Hanson Page as "Net Pick."
  • Spring -- For What It's Worth is published.
  • May 12 -- The album 3 Car Garage, which compiled some of Hanson's early demo songs, is released.
  • May 12 — Hanson's Creek, a popular Brazilian story written in Portuguese, is published.
  • June -- The second issue of MOE features the Ultimate Hanson Links Page as Net Pick.
  • July -- I'm Not A Playa I Just Crush A Lot is published.
  • July 9 -- An attempt is made to organize an actual book of hanfic which would be sent to any fans who signed up for just the cost of postage.[3]
  • September -- The third issue of MOE features Hanson Hotel as the Net Pick.
  • September -- The original version of Lived is published.
  • Fall -- The Hanson Fan Fiction Awards were hosted.
  • November 3 -- The live album Live From Albertane is released.
  • November 26 -- Z.I.T., possibly the first hanfic mailing list on E-Groups/Yahoo Groups, is created.
  • December -- The fourth issue of MOE features Hanson 3D as Net Pick.

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

  • If Hanson Wore Blue Collars is held during the year. All participants received artwork by Lily Fox.
  • Brazilian hanfic site, Hanson Fan Fiction's Place holds awards during the year[5].
  • January 19 -- If You Read This is published.
  • January 31 -- Possible first English language usage of the term "hancest" in a comment on a chapter of If You Read This[6].
  • February 2 --The LiveJournal community hansex_addicts is created.
  • February 9 -- The LiveJournal community hancest is created.
  • March -- Alone In The Pretense, one of the largest hanfic sites ever, opens.
  • March 7 -- Possible first usage of the term Zaylor in a comment on a chapter of You'll Never Escape, the second story in the Lost Without Each Other Trilogy[7].
  • March 16 -- The LiveJournal community fansonsforkerry is created.
  • April -- Lucy and Taylor Triology is published.
  • May 20 -- After a performance at Mayfest, a private screening of Strong Enough To Break was held for fans.
  • June 16 to July 18 -- Reckless Abandon Awards (Season 4) are held.
  • October 11 -- The Best of Hanson: Live and Electric album is released.
  • October 17 to November 20 -- Hanson screened Strong Enough To Break at college campuses around the country during their Live and Electric tour.
  • November 25 -- Winners are announced for the Various Artists Awards.
  • December -- An advent calendar called Tales of the Glories was created.
  • December 1 to February 8, 2006 -- Second Feel What I Dream Awards round is held.
  • December 19 -- One Line at a Time is created.
  • December 30 -- The forum Just Shy of Reality is opened.

2006

  • February -- Hearts Will Bind You challenge is hosted as Valentine's Day themed advent calendar.
  • February -- Holy Scrubs is published.
  • February 6 -- The Tempest Tossed is published.
  • Spring -- First round of The Spark Inside challenge is held.
  • April -- Infinite is published.
  • April 1 to May 29 -- Third Feel What I Dream Awards round.
  • May 14 -- The LiveJournal community hanmix is created.
  • May 25 -- Hanson.net adds a new rule to their forums: no threads about fan fiction.
  • May 30 - July 18 -- Reckless Abandon Awards (Season 5) are held.
  • June 3 -- Zac marries Kathryn Tucker.
  • June 5 to July 15 -- Soundtrack Awards are held.
  • June 16 -- And With Each Mile is published.
  • Summer -- Second round of The Spark Inside challenge is held.
  • July 27 to August 29 -- Fourth Feel What I Dream Awards round.
  • September 30 -- Isaac marries Nicole Dufresne.
  • October 22 -- Strong Enough To Break was screened at the Hollywood Film Festival.
  • November 14 -- The LiveJournal drabble community 100hanson is created.
  • November 28 -- Great Divide is released as a single in honor of World Aids Day, with all profits going to a hospital in South Africa.
  • December -- Hanson Advent Calendar is held.

2007

  • January 16 -- Eden (Hanson story) is published.
  • February 27 - July 24 -- The first twenty two episodes of the podcast "Taking The Walk," which documented the process of recording the album The Walk, are released on iTunes.
  • March 10 to May 31, 2007 -- Fifth and final Feel What I Dream Awards round is held.
  • April 24 -- By Appointment Only is published.
  • April 27 -- The LiveJournal community hanfic4all is created.
  • May -- Middle of Nowhere Acoustic is recorded live for fan club members in honor of the album's 10th anniversary.
  • Summer -- Third round of The Spark Inside challenge is held.
  • July 24 -- The album the Walk is released.
  • August 16 -- The LiveJournal community zacnike is created.
  • September 9 -- Pages of Your Diary is published.
  • September 10 -- The first ever walk takes place before a concert in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • October 4 -- Isaac has emergency surgery to remove a blood clot from his lung.
  • October 28 -- Taking The Walk podcast resumes with new episodes about the walks.
  • November -- Alie and Leigh's Homemade Jam challenge is held.
  • December -- Christmas Time challenge is held.
  • December 1 to January 1, 2008 — Fools Banquet Awards are held.
  • December 7 -- Middle of Nowhere Acoustic album is released.
  • December 15 -- Stay Dreaming reopens as The Tightrope.
  • December 15 to February 9, 2008 -- The Ugly Truth Awards are held.

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

  • February 19 to March 31 -- Hanmix Exchange is held.
  • March 25 - May 1 -- First Blank Page Awards round is held.
  • April 5 -- Truth Is a Whisper (Hanson story) is published.
  • May 11 to 13 -- A members only celebration, the first to last more than one day, is held in Tulsa in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the band and fifteenth anniversary of MON.
  • May 30 -- Infinite, the first book of the Strange and Beautiful Series, is self-published as original fiction.[8]
  • July 1 -- The Innocents is published.
  • August 23 to October 20 -- Taking the Leap challenge holds second round.
  • October -- Trick or Treat Hanfic Halloween Challenge is held for fourth year.
  • November 10 -- And With Each Mile is rewritten and republished by a new group of authors.
  • November 24 -- Alone In The Pretense closes.
  • December -- The Digital Pants album is released on HNET, containing many of the songs written/recorded by Zac for the website.
  • December -- Last round of Christmas Time closed due to lack of votes.

2013

  • April 1 -- The Hanson App, powered by Mobile Roadie, is launched for iPhone and Android.
  • April 9 -- Get The Girl Back is released as a single. It charts at #39 on the Billboard Adult Pop Songs Chart, the first Hanson single to chart in nine years.
  • May 20 -- Mmmhops beer makes its debut at the Hangover 3 premiere.
  • June 17 and 18 -- Hanson play two sold out concerts at Irving Plaza in New York City, celebrating the band's 21st anniversary and Anthem's release.
  • June 18 -- The album Anthem is released.
  • June 27 -- Anthem debuts at 5 on the Billboard Independent Album chart and 22 on the Top 200, Hanson's highest Top 200 chart position since This Time Around.
  • July 1 -- Ten Years And Muses is published.
  • September 5 -- Mistakes We Knew We Were Making, the first part of the Some Kind of Madness Series, is published.
  • September 24 to October 25 -- A second round of the Blank Page Awards is held.
  • October 13 -- Mmmhops is made available for purchase for the first time at the Chicago House of Blues.
  • December 5 -- Stay, the first story in the Salvation Series, is published.
  • December 14 -- Guilt, originally published in 2010, is republished.

2014

  • February 14 -- Lust is published.
  • March 8 -- White Collar Crime is published.
  • May 12 -- Mmmhops is officially made available for sale online. A commercial for the beer is posted to YouTube.
  • May 18 — Hanson hosts the first ever Hop Jam in Tulsa, featuring Capitol Cars, Robert Randolph, Butch Walker and Hanson. Beers from several local brewing companies are available, as well as a special Hanson Brothers Farmhouse FestivAle. Around 30,000 were in attendance at the festival. It is also announced that Mmmhops has won a Gold Medal in the World Beer Championships.
  • June 21 -- Brittney relaunches Alone In The Pretense, bringing several of her old stories back online.
  • August 5 -- Bled Dry, the first story in the Pieces Fit Series, is published.
  • September 28 -- Sonny Get Your Gun is published.
  • October 1 -- A new version of Hanson.net featuring pins, streaming music and more is launched.
  • October 6 to November 15 -- A third and final round of the Blank Page Awards is held.
  • October 11 -- Damaged, the first book in the Damaged Series, is self-published as original fiction.[9]
  • November 11 -- Bizarre Love Triangle is published.

2015

  • January 15 -- Having My Baby is published.
  • October 1 -- Roots & Rock N Roll, Hanson's first ever cover EP, is released. This is in conjuction with a short fall tour of the same name featuring two night stands (one cover songs, one original songs and an after party DJed by Taylor) in ten cities across the United States and Canada.
  • November 10 -- Kittens Are Either With Us Or Against Us is republished un-anonymously.

2016

  • April 26 -- You are a drug and it is quick is published.
  • May 27 -- The very first ever Hanson podcast, The H-Bomb Show, launched its first episode.
  • June 6 -- Sonny Get Your Gun became the first hanfic to be featured as a Staff Pick on Wattpad.
  • July 8 -- Isaac's members only podcast, Grace Unknown, launched its first episode.
  • October 10 -- The Play EP is released, with parts recorded at the year's Hanson Day concert.
  • October 27-December 25 -- The first hanfic remix challenge, Wintry Remix, held its first round.

References

  1. Ultimate Hanson Fan Club contest winner
  2. Possible first usage of the term hanfic
  3. Hanson Fan Fiction Book
  4. Colorblind by Myra on Amazon
  5. Hanson's Fan Fiction's Place Awards
  6. Possible first English language usage of the term hancest
  7. Possibly first usage of the term Zaylor
  8. Infinite by Brittney Musick
  9. Damaged by Jenna Benson