FanMail Founders: Rose and Jenny
Our friendship was forged on the Misty Mountains, in the dark and dirty streets of Gotham, holding on for dear life as Serenity soared through outer space. In other words, we both really love fantasy, sci-fi and superheroes. We bonded through our mutual appreciation of television shows, movies, books, and video games that filled our time outside of academics. We binge-watch shows, immerse ourselves in the online fan communities, and have continued to fall in love with the artwork produced by fans.
We are a part of many different fandoms and wanted to do more with our experiences.
We know the best parts about fandom: the amazing talent and creativity within these communities, and the support for each other is often overwhelming. When we created FanMail, we wanted to cultivate an experience that goes beyond what is currently out there for mystery boxes.
A box that captures the depth, imagination, and originality of fandom.
We focus on giving fans high-quality, fun items that celebrate fandom. We support the creativity within these communities in our FanMail boxes by including items from incredible fan creators and artists. Each box is tied together with an overarching theme and contains items that commemorate the pop culture that we know and love.
We aim to support at least one small business run by women in every one of our boxes, so your subscription not only means that you get to celebrate your inner fangirl, bot also that you're supporting other women who are out there doing awesome things!
We hope that you want to share in the FanMail experience, too!
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Co-Founder: Rose Del Vecchio
Hometown: Salem, NH
Current Infatuation: The Raven Cycle series, Zayn Malik
Creator Crush: ink-splotch
Movie(s): Jupiter Ascending, Pacific Rim, The Princess Bride, The Social Network, Psycho
TV: Orphan Black, Merlin, Haven, Veronica Mars, Pretty Little Liars, Silicon Valley, Buffy
Book(s): Harry Potter, His Dark Materials, Saga, A Song of Ice and Fire
Video Game(s): Don’t Starve, Machinarium, Pokémon, Never Alone
Character(s): Merlin, Sansa Stark, Duke Crocker, Regina Mills, Fred Weasley, Rose Tyler, Mako Mori, April Ludgate, Mrs. S
Why FanMail? I've been surrounded by pop culture all my life. Since I was little, I've been going to (and working at!) comic conventions. Fandom, especially on LiveJournal and Tumblr, has had such a positive effect on my life and led to a great pride in things about which I'm passionate.
FanMail is my opportunity to showcase the power and creativity of underrepresented woman artists, authors, creators, and fans across the world. The mainstream subscription boxes fail to highlight some of the best shows, comics, books, and games out there, simply because they're seen as too feminine. We want to change that with FanMail.
Co-Founder: Jenny Cheng
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Current Infatuation: Mr. Robot
Creator Crush: UnicornEmpirePrints
Movie(s): Harry Potter series, The Hunger Games, The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men: First Class
TV: Teen Wolf, Mr. Robot, Preacher, Daredevil, Orphan Black, Doctor Who, Hannibal, Agent Carter, Supernatural, Veep, Parks and Recreation
Books: The Raven Boys series, The Discworld series
Character(s): Peggy Carter, Octavia Blake, Stiles Stilinski, Alison Hendrix, Matt Murdock, Castiel
Why FanMail? There is little that I am more passionate about than sci-fi and fantasy films, television shows and novels. That buzz of excitement before the start of a movie or TV show has stayed with me since my first episode of Charmed. I would shut out the world around me when my favorite show was on, talk about them to anyone who would listen, try to find out more about the worlds and characters that filled my head. I was overjoyed when I found entire communities of fans who created an experience beyond the original source.
When Rose approached me about FanMail, I was instantly on board. I'd subscribed to other geek subscription boxes and found them lacking. Some of my favorite TV shows and movies, whose audiences generally consist of women, were excluded. I wanted a box that included items like jewelry, tote bags, and nail decals, as well as action figures and comics. I wanted to create a box for women like me!
When we curate FanMail, we think about what fun items fans would enjoy and love and what they would be excited to share with their friends, display proudly on their walls, or wear out of the house.