Teen Fandom Links
We love books and games and shows and manga and stories of all sorts. And we also love fan culture. Here are some of our favorite links for some of the top fandoms featuring both official and fan-created content.
- ACTIVATE Fan Con - an annual virtual con hosted by Massachusetts libraries!
- Deviant Art - a longstanding community of fan art creators.
- Fandom.com - the definitive wiki for the world’s most popular fandoms.
- Fanfiction.net - the most comprehensive database of fancition from writers all over the world.
- Fanpop - online communities for every fandom.
- Go Go Cosplay - an archive of some of the best cosplay costumes around the U.S.
- The Otaku - an online community of anime & manga lovers.
- Wattpad - read fanfiction and original stories online.
Games & Gaming:
Dungeons & Dragons:
- Basic Rules - for those of you who need a refresher or for anyone just getting started.
- Critical Role - an ongoing live-action D&D campaign from professional voice actors
- D&D 5th Edition Community Wiki - crowd-sourced online index of rules, characters, monsters, spells, and more.
- D&D 5th Ed. SRD & D20 SRD - online index of rules, characters, monsters, spells, and more for 5th edition.
- D&D Beyond - rules, campaign tools, and D&D community.
- Dungeon Dudes - the best D&D how-to and inside scoop on YouTube.
- Forgotten Realms Interactive Map & Forgotten Realms .jpg Map - explore the most popular D&D setting.
- How to Play D&D - thorough and visually detailed series of videos to explain everything you need to know if you don't have the books or are an audiovisual learner.
- Roll 20 - a virtual gaming option for D&D.
- Wizards of the Coast - the official website of the makers of D&D.
- Virtual Dice Rolling - for those of you without your own set of game dice.
- 10 D&D Stories - read these books to become more engrossed in the official lore of D&D!
Video Games & More:
Lord of the Rings:
- Born of Hope - a YouTube fan film by Actors at Work that tells the story of Arathorn, Aragorn's father
- The Hunt for Gollum - a YouTube fan film based on Appendices in The Lord of the Rings
- The One Ring - the 411 on upcoming productions, Tolkien-centered events, new publications, and fan gatherings
- Tolkien Gateway - community wiki and forum on all things Middle Earth
- The Force - articles, podcasts, forums, and more
- Kenobi - a Star Wars fan film
- Star Wars - the official website for all things Star Wars