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24th Sep '17 9:15:29 AM nanakiro
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* ''Manga/{{Nisekoi}}'' has Y-san from Chiba Prefecture, Marika's biggest supporter. His feats include putting Marika on top of the popularity polls, sending gifts to the author for her and actually placing on the popularity polls.

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* ''Manga/{{Nisekoi}}'' has Y-san from Chiba Prefecture, Marika's biggest supporter. His feats include putting Marika on top of the popularity polls, sending gifts to the author for her and actually placing on the popularity polls. [[spoiler: The epilogue even has Marika just about to encounter a "man from Chiba", strongly implied to be him.]]
17th Sep '17 1:34:34 AM Piterpicher
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* Blizzard's generally extensive engagement with their fans has produced a lot of these. TournamentPlay masters aside, many independent commentators achieved internet stardom by doing {{After Action Report}}s and HowTo guides on the ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'' series and ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', and were eventually brought on by Blizzard in some official capacity or another.

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* Blizzard's generally extensive engagement with their fans has produced a lot of these. TournamentPlay masters aside, many independent commentators achieved internet stardom by doing {{After Action Report}}s and HowTo How To guides on the ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'' series and ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', and were eventually brought on by Blizzard in some official capacity or another.
21st Jul '17 3:16:07 AM narm00
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* Bjo Trimble and her husband John are BNFs for the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise, having driven the letter-writing campaign that spared the original series from cancellation before its third season. It's believed that the producers of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' named the Bajorans in her honor.

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* Bjo Trimble and her husband John are BNFs [=BNFs=] for the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise, having driven the letter-writing campaign that spared the original series from cancellation before its third season. It's believed that the producers of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' named the Bajorans in her honor.



* The crew of the fan produced web series ''WebVideo/StarTrekNewVoyages'', who not only have props from the original show in their own set but have had appearances from multiple former cast members of the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries original series]], with Walter Koenig and George Takei playing major roles in two of their episodes (playing aged versions of their own characters.)
** More recently joining the ranks is voice actor Creator/VicMignogna, who guest-starred and -directed in ''New Voyages'' and [[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee squee'd]] about it during his guest appearances at anime cons. And now he's doing his own series, ''WebVideo/StarTrekContinues.''



*** Leslie Fish -- wrote the second ever K/S fanfic, "Shelter", which likely inspired the "Kirk and Spock in a cave" cliche. She's also quite well known for her FilkSongs.

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*** Leslie Fish -- wrote the second ever K/S fanfic, "Shelter", which likely inspired the "Kirk and Spock in a cave" cliche. She's also quite well known for her FilkSongs.{{Filk Song}}s.



** Before he became a PromotedFanboy as the official voice of the Daleks and Cybermen, Nick Briggs was well known for writing and starring in some fanvids and audios during the cancellation. To the extent that his portrayal of the Doctor appeared in the ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comic strip as a [[http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Doctor_%28Party_Animals%29 possible future self.]]

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** Before he became a PromotedFanboy as the official voice of the Daleks and Cybermen, Nick Briggs Creator/NicholasBriggs was well known for writing and starring in some fanvids and audios during the cancellation. To the extent that his portrayal of the Doctor appeared in the ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comic strip as a [[http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Doctor_%28Party_Animals%29 possible future self.]]



** Lawrence Miles, is a ''Doctor Who'' Big Name fan who wrote some very popular spin-off novels in the 90s, including a number that acted as {{Wham Episode}}s for the first half of the Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures. He failed to get a writing job on the revived series, but still has a devoted following online despite his extremely negative views on much of the 21st-century show.
** Creator/PeterCapaldi is arguably the biggest BNF the franchise has seen. In the early 1970s he attempted to take over the main Doctor Who fan club - a fact noted in a number of books, and at one point received a package of scripts from then-producer Barry Letts. He later wrote articles for a number of fanzines, as well as getting letters related to Doctor Who published in the ''Radio Times''. All this decades before he was cast as the Twelfth Doctor in 2013.
** Incoming producer Chris Chibnall was a well-known fan of the show, even appearing on national TV in the 1980s to discuss it.
* A few ''PowerRangers'' [=BNF=]s have had shout-outs as well:

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** Lawrence Miles, Miles is a ''Doctor Who'' Big Name fan who wrote some very popular spin-off novels in the 90s, including a number that acted as {{Wham Episode}}s for the first half of the Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures. He failed to get a writing job on the revived series, but still has a devoted following online despite his extremely negative views on much of the 21st-century show.
** Creator/PeterCapaldi is arguably the biggest BNF the franchise has seen. In the early 1970s he attempted to take over the main Doctor Who fan club - a fact noted in a number of books, books - and at one point received a package of scripts from then-producer Barry Letts. He later wrote articles for a number of fanzines, as well as getting letters related to Doctor Who published in the ''Radio Times''.''Magazine/RadioTimes''. All this decades before he was cast as the Twelfth Doctor in 2013.
** Incoming producer Chris Chibnall showrunner Creator/ChrisChibnall was a well-known fan of the show, even appearing on national TV in the 1980s to discuss it.
* A few ''PowerRangers'' ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' [=BNF=]s have had shout-outs as well:



** And don't forget Amit Bhaumik. He was the webmaster of an extensive, detailed and now defunct Power Rangers information database called the "Online Archives". He was one mind behind the (in)famous Scorpion Rain hoax. And he became story editor of ''[[Series/PowerRangersWildForce Wild Force]]'' and worked on that season's two crossover eps. He currently works as a "consultant" on the latest series Power Rangers (Super) Samurai, and co-wrote two of the series clip shows. Unfortunately, Chris Funaro revealed that the two had had a bitter falling out (Amit understandably loves Samurai, Chris does not)

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** And don't forget Amit Bhaumik. He was the webmaster of an extensive, detailed and now defunct Power Rangers information database called the "Online Archives". He was one mind behind the (in)famous Scorpion Rain hoax. And he He became story editor of ''[[Series/PowerRangersWildForce Wild Force]]'' and worked on that season's two crossover eps. He currently works also worked as a "consultant" on the latest series [[Series/PowerRangersSamurai Power Rangers (Super) Samurai, Samurai]], and co-wrote two of the series clip shows. Unfortunately, Chris Funaro revealed that the two had had a bitter falling out (Amit understandably loves Samurai, Chris does not)



** For the Show's 20th Anniversary Saban created the [[http://powerrangers.com/20-year/twenty-year-power-force.html Super Fan Power Force]] and invited fans to apply to help participate in the promotion of the 20th anniversary. Since slots were extremely limited to 20, you pretty much had to be a Big Name Fan to get in, with the application asking for what sites the applicants were involved with and other credentials, many fans need not to have applied. Amongst those picked were Linkara, Fury Diamond, Darkblaze, Lavender Ranger, Linear Ranger, and Power Morphicon to name a few.

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** For the Show's show's 20th Anniversary Saban created the [[http://powerrangers.com/20-year/twenty-year-power-force.html Super Fan Power Force]] and invited fans to apply to help participate in the promotion of the 20th anniversary. Since slots were extremely limited to 20, you pretty much had to be a Big Name Fan to get in, with the application asking for what sites the applicants were involved with and other credentials, so many fans need not to have applied. Amongst those picked were Linkara, Fury Diamond, Darkblaze, Lavender Ranger, Linear Ranger, and Power Morphicon to name a few.



* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fandom has a long history of [[AscendedFan ascended fans]] but among their big name fans would be the crew of the fan produced web series ''WebVideo/StarTrekNewVoyages'' who not only have props from the original show in their own set but have had appearances from multiple former cast members of the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries original series]] with Walter Koenig and George Takei playing major roles in two of their episodes (playing aged versions of their own characters.)
** More recently joining the ranks is voice actor Creator/VicMignogna, who guest-starred and -directed in ''New Voyages'' and [[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee squee'd]] about it during his guest appearances at anime cons. And now he's doing his own series, ''WebVideo/StarTrekContinues.''



* Katie G, who runs the ''Series/HellsKitchen'' Facebook community "Hell's Kitchen Underground", has personally met with and interviewed several of the contestants on the show, and Gordon Ramsay Himself himself has retweeted her Youtube videos. One of the contestants- Barret, even temporarily took over "Underground" after Katie's mom(who appeared in some of Katie's interviews with the contestants) unexpectedly passed away.

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* Katie G, who runs the ''Series/HellsKitchen'' Facebook community "Hell's Kitchen Underground", has personally met with and interviewed several of the contestants on the show, and Gordon Ramsay Himself himself himself has retweeted her Youtube videos. One of the contestants- Barret, contestants,Barret, even temporarily took over "Underground" after Katie's mom(who mom (who appeared in some of Katie's interviews with the contestants) unexpectedly passed away.



* DJ JohnPeel's love of Music/TheFall, which spanned decades and basically ensured the band's place in cult music canon.

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* DJ JohnPeel's Creator/JohnPeel's love of Music/TheFall, which spanned decades and basically ensured the band's place in cult music canon.
10th Jul '17 5:49:09 AM jormis29
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', according to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neon_Genesis_Evangelion_%28anime%29#Inspirations_and_influence The Other Wiki]], has several authoritative fan commentators, such as Taliesin Jaffe (from the End of Eva DVD commentary, who Creator/FUNimation now turns to as their "Eva Expert" for Rebuild of Evangelion) and Sean [=McCoy=] (from the ADV Platinum DVD commentary, who now regularly runs Eva panels at Fanime Con [[http://publications.fanime.com/public/FanimeCon_Program_Guides/FanimeCon_2009_Program_Guide.pdf]])

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', according to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neon_Genesis_Evangelion_%28anime%29#Inspirations_and_influence The Other Wiki]], has several authoritative fan commentators, such as Taliesin Jaffe Creator/TaliesinJaffe (from the End of Eva DVD commentary, who Creator/FUNimation now turns to as their "Eva Expert" for Rebuild of Evangelion) and Sean [=McCoy=] (from the ADV Platinum DVD commentary, who now regularly runs Eva panels at Fanime Con [[http://publications.fanime.com/public/FanimeCon_Program_Guides/FanimeCon_2009_Program_Guide.pdf]])
21st May '17 10:28:15 AM nombretomado
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** More recently joining the ranks is voice actor VicMignogna, who guest-starred and -directed in ''New Voyages'' and [[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee squee'd]] about it during his guest appearances at anime cons. And now he's doing his own series, ''WebVideo/StarTrekContinues.''

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** More recently joining the ranks is voice actor VicMignogna, Creator/VicMignogna, who guest-starred and -directed in ''New Voyages'' and [[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee squee'd]] about it during his guest appearances at anime cons. And now he's doing his own series, ''WebVideo/StarTrekContinues.''
13th May '17 5:40:46 PM nombretomado
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* From the ''Franchise/StarCraft'' series:

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* From the ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' series:
12th May '17 11:10:07 AM Siempie
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* Youtube-user McKenzie Atwood (better known as [[https://www.youtube.com/user/MightBeMaybeME MKatwood]]) has done many things for the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' fandom. She's the creator of many meme compilation videos of the show, and is also the one responsible for [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJNl_1SWSSQaS2vXLC1ro73iUO6HPrSFz Pearl's Secret Rap Career]]. The last installment of the series features Pearl's voice actress Deedee Magno-Hall, and has been acknowledged by Michaela Dietz (Amethyst) and Shelby Rabara (Peridot). She is friends with Deedee Magno-Hall and Zach Callison (Steven), and is currently taking an internship at Cartoon Network.
2nd Apr '17 3:56:39 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.geowayne.com/psbhtml.htm Wayne Studer, Ph.D.]] has pretty much the most detailed PetShopBoys fansite in existence. He's appeared in one of the documentaries about them, and his "On This Date..." feature has been incorporated into the front page of their official site.

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* [[http://www.geowayne.com/psbhtml.htm Wayne Studer, Ph.D.]] has pretty much the most detailed PetShopBoys Music/PetShopBoys fansite in existence. He's appeared in one of the documentaries about them, and his "On This Date..." feature has been incorporated into the front page of their official site.
16th Mar '17 10:32:04 AM Mineboot45
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* Chris Hardwick of {{TheNerdistPodcast}}, started out as a (very well connected) interdisciplinary geekdom BNF, but is now a AscendedFanboy (working for BBC America and ComicCon) and a cultural institution onto himself.

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* Chris Hardwick of {{TheNerdistPodcast}}, [=TheNerdistPodcast=], started out as a (very well connected) interdisciplinary geekdom BNF, but is now a AscendedFanboy (working for BBC America and ComicCon) [=ComicCon=]) and a cultural institution onto himself.
16th Mar '17 10:30:58 AM Mineboot45
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* Many of the bigger remixers in the [[WebVideo/GameGrumps Game Grumps]] fandom can get this status, including but not limited to the "Triforce" mixers, AtPunk, Liltommyj, and JerryTerry, the latter eventually [[AscendedFanboy composing several theme song variations]] for [[WebVideo/JonTron Jon's own show.]]

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* Many of the bigger remixers in the [[WebVideo/GameGrumps Game Grumps]] fandom can get this status, including but not limited to the "Triforce" mixers, AtPunk, [=AtPunk=], Liltommyj, and JerryTerry, [=JerryTerry=], the latter eventually [[AscendedFanboy composing several theme song variations]] for [[WebVideo/JonTron Jon's own show.]]
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