Meet the Hybrids

Fandom: the state or condition of being a fan of someone or something; the fans of a particular person, team, fictional series, etc. regarded collectively as a community or subculture.
Hybrid: a thing made by combining two different elements {a mixture); of mixed character; composed of mixed parts.
The Fandom Hybrid Podcast will launch at the end of September 2020 and was born out of a love for talking about all things fandom. As a lifelong fangirl, I relish in any opportunity I am given to express my love (and sometimes hate) for TV shows, movies and books, mainly in the science fiction, fantasy, and supernatural genres. As such, I have had the opportunity to write/blog for a number of different online outlets over the past few years. I am a former Examiner, having contributed to the Sci-Fi TV and Movies in Atlanta and Atlanta Geek Culture blogs (2011-2014); I am also the former “Harry Potter Blogger” for Hollywood News (2010-2011). I have served as a panelist at Dragon Con for most of the past 7 years, and I am also one of the co-hosts for the Sci-Fi Party Line podcast.
Harry Potter has been my primary fandom since I was introduced to it in 2005; my other current interests include – but are not limited to – both the MCU and DCCU (films and TV shows), The Walking Dead, Supernatural, Umbrella Academy, The Boys, Stranger Things, Outlander, Legacies, A Discovery of Witches and American Gods.
Past Favorites: Stargate SG-1, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Dark Angel, The Tudors, Caprica, 24, V: The Series, Camelot, Dracula, True Blood, Being Human (US), The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Sleepy Hollow (pre-Season 4), Game of Thrones, Arrow, Into the Badlands, Orphan Black, and Salem.
Favorite novel: The Stand by Stephen King.

My blogs/articles can be found in several places on the web:

  • My blog, “Fandom Hybrid”:
  • (Former) Atlanta Sci-Fi Movies and Sci-Fi TV Examiner: (no longer available)
  • (Former) “Harry Potter Blogger” for Hollywood News: here.

I am also a co-host on the Sci-Fi Party Line Podcast.


Lorrie Thomas – My name is Lorrie Thomas and I am nerd, I like Star Wars, Star Trek and Dr. Who. I have been reading comic books since I was 11 and have over 10,000 in my personal collection.  I used to podcast  back in the day and I walked away due to health issues. I am back at it just to have fun talking geek stuff and have time with friends. I have been home for 7 months and work at home, I really need to talk to someone other than my hub and in-laws.  I live in NorCal near San Francisco in a small suburb that is mainly tech industries.and startups related to tech.  I follow two genres Sci-Fi/Fantasy and mysteries. Fave book series are The Expanse, Dune, The Dresden Files and The Saga of Seven Suns.

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10 thoughts on “Meet the Hybrids

  1. Hi Hanako!

    Bringing smiles and charm to the anticipation of the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” movie, singer-songwriter David Ippolito celebrates the latest Hogwarts film with an all-out fun, feel-good music video, featuring JC Hall as “the Harry Potter Fan.”


    Enjoy a smile!


  2. Hey again!
    love Love LOVE your Harry Potter coverage on…

    Great job! (My background is as a NYC magazine editor)

    Right now, getting the word out about my friend singer/songwriter David Ippolito’s cute, catchy new song HERMIONE GOT HOT!
    Enjoy! Can you cover it on your HP blog? Do an interview with David?

  3. Hi Hanako

    I am the fetsival director for the Rob Knox Film Festival 2011. I know you covered a story about Rob’s dad Colin giving a talk at a prison and showing the film Cold Kiss, so you will know that Rob played Marcus Belby in Harry Potter and the Half Blood prince.
    The Rob Knox Film festival is entering its third year. Last year we had entries from US including the winner of best feature “Children of Providence” by Gary Shore.

    Please let me know if you would like me to send you our press releases.



  4. Hi Hanako,

    I recently published The Unofficial Harry Potter Party Book. I was wondering if you’d be interested in receiving a free kindle edition copy (which can be viewed on your PC, iphone, or kindle) and possibly doing a review for your blog.

    You can check it out here:

    If so, send me an email and let me know!

    Jessica Fox

  5. Have you heard of A Very Potter Musical yet? It’s a must see for fans of the Harry Potter books. If you haven’t you should search A Very Potter Musical Act 1 Part 1 on YouTube. If you have, then awesome 🙂 I happened to come across your blog and I was just wondering.

  6. Hi Hanako,

    I work for the Warner Bros. online outreach team and would love to speak with you about possible DVD/Blu-ray review opportunities. Please email if you’re interested in exploring this opportunity.

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