I know I havent posted here for pages, but it the best place to write this. I found out today that ethrosdemon
has died. Kassie was a towering fandom figure with from Smallville fandom, and before that Buffy, Angel and SGA,back when i was a n00b SPN fan back in 2006. She was smart and snarky and a great writer.
Kassie was a huge influence on early Supernatural fandom. She'd been writing what was then WB RPS going back to David Boreanz/Christian Kane days and then onto Wellling/Rosenbaum, and then dragged J2 on board! As many did in those early eyars, she wrote both Gen and Wincest fics as well.
I think it was Kassie who introduced me to the term fandom husbandry - the idea that a fandom, especially a new one, needs fans who do the building and caretaking the infratructure of fandom. She was committed to nurturing fandom culture, at the same time as having enough of the Bitter Old Fandom Queen in ehr to make her viscious funny about those annoying or dumb fans she referred to as "fan poodles". She was of course the founder of WinchesterCon aka Wincon which was an amazing acheivement and one that those of us who attended over the years will never forget.
Kassie was passionate and opinionated and funny, but also mercurial and difficult to be friends with. We hadnt been in touch for a few years. I wont forget her though, I'll remember having my first fish tacos with her on the Santa Monica pier, and arguing politics, She got be surprisingly coy about sex, and I remember her being actually shocked at one Wincon when she realised she was with a group of people who were part of a secret weecest fic group!
Supernatural fandom very much owes part of what it is today to ethrosdemon