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Fangirl Shirts Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Happy winter holidays! At Fangirl Shirts, we’re here to help make your gift shopping a little easier for the fangirl, fanboy or fanperson in your life. This handy guide takes you through our entire catalog of shirts and other goodies that feature and honor strong female characters and authentic three-dimensional LGBTQ relationships.

T-shirts are de rigueur. We also have cozy hoodies and sweatshirts to keep your favorite fan warm as they marathon their favorite series on Netflix, and tank tops for dreaming of warmer temperatures. We ship worldwide from both our main catalog and our special edition catalog, and to the EU (thus avoiding customs charges) from our EU catalog.

Here’s a quick guide to all the things:

  1. By Fandom
  2. By Ship
  3. Stocking Stuffers and Wee Things
  4. Drinkware
  5. Stickers
  6. Everything Else

By Fandom

Whether the fandom started in the 1970’s or in 2017, we have a range of fandom-related gear that celebrates strong female characters! Do you know what TV show or movie the gift recipient in your life absolutely loves? Here’s all our gear tagged by fandom. The bulleted lists of links under each image will take you directly to the shirts and designs.

Buffy

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a genre show that flipped the script and was groundbreaking for its time, with a high school girl as the superhero protagonist. Buffy has had a lasting effect on television and what girls and women expect to see in their entertainment.

Carmilla

Carmilla, a webseries for three seasons and then a fantastic feature-length movie, is great fun, poignant, and explores themes so profound that it took our breath away at times. We’ll also admit that we identify with how Laura Hollis is a total fangirl. Here are some thoughts about different facets of Carmilla in two of our blog posts:  Hollstein Est. 2014 and Embedded Pit Correspondent

Dark Matter

Dark Matter was an ensemble genre sci-fi show that ended too soon. While it was on the air, it explored questions about identity, redemption, and what it means to be human. We’ll miss this show, but we’ll continue to celebrate it.

Doctor Who

We’re up front with you that neither of us have previously been Whovians, but the exciting news that (finally) a woman, Jodie Whittaker, has been cast as the 13th Doctor, means we’ll be watching the new Doctor Who. Read more in this blog post:  A Woman’s Place Is In The TARDIS

Fandras

There’s a lot to say about how and why we love Emily Andras and her work, and we’ll be saying more soon. For now, check out our Fandras designs.

Firefly

Firefly was a fun show that sparked our imaginations. As with too many genre shows, it was cancelled too soon, but we appreciated it while we had it.

Firefly Fangirl

Killjoys

A rollicking fun show, ever-thickening-plot and especially the strong character relationships make Killjoys one of our favorite shows currently on the air. We are proud to wear the Feminist Killjoy design both for its message and for its identification of us as fans of the show.

Lexa/Clexa

Lexa was a compelling character who inspired us and many others. The Lexa/Clarke, “Clexa” relationship, was also inspiring for us while it played out onscreen. What it sparked in the LGBTQ and entertainment communities when the relationship ended was even more important and will help to create lasting change for representation on TV. Fangirl Shirts is proud to be a sponsor of ClexaCon 2018, one of the best results.

Lost Girl

Lost Girl will always be incredibly special to us. We, the founders of Fangirl Shirts, met because of the show, and we believe that its portrayal of Bo and Lauren’s relationship was a halcyon of great representation and a bellwether for where TV is heading. We talk about this a bit more in our blog post Doccubus Fangirl.

Orphan Black

HOLY CRAP, THIS SHOW. Orphan Black was innovative in so many ways, with compelling characters, a gripping storyline and thought-provoking science that has firm roots in reality. We’re in awe of Tatiana Maslany and her activism, and so glad she won an Emmy.

Peace Maker

We grieve for the victims every time there is a mass shooting, we believe that change is possible, and we envision a world free of gun violence. 100% of the proceeds from our Peace Maker shirts are donated to Everytown for Gun Safety.

South of Nowhere

South of Nowhere featured two girls falling happily in love before it was cool, and we discuss that in this blog post Spashley Fangirl

Star Wars

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a movie zoomed into our collective consciousness in the 1970’s, and it featured a strong woman who saved herself. This franchise has endured and female characters have grown more prominent and strong with each new film. We’re proud to be fans of the classic and the current Star Wars.

Supergirl

Not only were we excited to watch a superhero show with a female superhero at its core, we were also pleasantly surprised that the storyline grew in the second season to include a real same-sex relationship that rang true in many ways and a coming out arc for Alex Danvers that resonated. We’re continuing to watch Supergirl.

Wonder Woman

We knew we’d love Wonder Woman when we heard this movie was coming, but we were seriously blown away by how amazing the movie was – along with a gazillion other people, as Wonder Woman topped out as the highest-grossing superhero origin movie of all time. Our initial blog post about Wonder Woman tells you more, and we continue to live with the Amazons through Themyscira University and some future designs!

Wynonna Earp

We love Wynonna Earp. We’ve written a lot of blog posts about it, so read them all:  Why We Love Wynonna Earp,  I Got My Beaver Buzzed At Shorty’s and Pussy Willows and Tacos Are Tasty and #WynonnaTravels and I Love Earp and Purgatory Softball Team and Kindness Is Contagious.

X-Files

Dana Scully jumped into our fangirl minds with her firm grasp of science, her skepticism, and her equal footing with Fox Mulder. Read how she inspired us in X-Files:  The Fangirl Is Out There. The designs for these X-Files shirts are by Kira Beaudoin, an amazing artist – check her out!

We also have shirts that, while they aren’t inspired by a television show or movie, represent things we think are awesome and that we care about.

Canada

Canada itself- the country, the people, their values, and the TV and entertainment that comes from this great country, warrant some fanshirts.

Kindness

We are big fans of civil discourse, giving people the benefit of the doubt, and realizing that behind twitter accounts, whether they’re fellow fans or celebrities, are real people with real feelings. Read more about this partnership with Jo Garfein of Cancer Gets LOSTBe The Fan You Wish To See In The World

Young Fans:  We offer some of our designs for babies, toddlers and kids also.

By Ship

We celebrate three-dimensional relationships between women. There are many great relationships these days on TV, so our list isn’t comprehensive…yet.

Stocking Stuffers and Wee Things

If you have a fan in your life, you know that going to cons is an important part of what they do. Con attendees need lanyards and flair, and we have those!

Drinkware

It’s important to hydrate when you’re fangirling. Some people like caffeine and sugar with their female heroes, and we have mugs out the wazoo to hold your coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Cupcakes not included.

Or maybe you want to have a cold one! Our line of koozies will keep your beer, pop or Beaver Buzz cool and protect your hand from condensation while telling the world you’re a Feminist Killjoy and that Tacos Are Tasty.

Stickers

Stickers are great for EVERYTHING – decorating your water bottle, your laptop, or any other surface you own. (Note:  these are paper stickers and not waterproof, so don’t put them on your car or bike.)

For the Fan Who Has Everything

They probably don’t have:

Wherever you are, whatever you celebrate, Fangirl Shirts wishes you a wonderful holiday season and a very happy New Year. 

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Fangirl Shirts ClexaCon Fun Run Waiver

To participate in the Fangirl Shirts ClexaCon Fun Run, please fill out this electronic waiver of liability. We will also have paper forms onsite. If you’re signing on behalf of a minor, make sure to fill out the second form below as well. See you in Vegas!

In consideration of being permitted to participate in Fangirl Shirts ClexaCon Fun Run and TEAM FANGIRL, I agree to assume all risks inherent in participation in such program, whether they are apparent to me or not. I certify that I am in good physical health and fit to participate. Nevertheless, I acknowledge that participation carries an inherent risk of injury to my person and damage to my property. I hereby waive and release, for myself and for my heirs and assigns, any and all claims, causes of action, or liabilities which may hereafter accrue against Fangirl Shirts ClexaCon Fun Run and TEAM FANGIRL, ClexaCon and its affiliates, their agents, employees, volunteers, officers, directors, successors and assigns, Fangirl Shirts ClexaCon Fun Run and TEAM FANGIRL, and ClexaCon, the City of Nevada, and any and all sponsors, their representatives and successors, that may arise as a result of my participation in Fangirl Shirts ClexaCon Fun Run and TEAM FANGIRL, and ClexaCon including any and all claims for personal injuries caused by Fangirl Shirts ClexaCon Fun Run and TEAM FANGIRL’s and ClexaCon’s negligence.

Further, I hereby grant full permission to any and all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of these events for any legitimate purpose, including commercial advertising, without monetary payment to me. (This information is protected by the Privacy Act).

This section to be read and signed by parent/legal guardian if Participant is a minor:

As the parent/legal guardian of the above-named Participant, I hereby waive and release on behalf of my child, any and all claims, and causes of action, or liabilities which may hereafter accrue against Fangirl Shirts ClexaCon Fun Run and TEAM FANGIRL, ClexaCon and its affiliates, their agents, employees, volunteers, officers, directors, successors and assigns, Fangirl Shirts ClexaCon Fun Run and TEAM FANGIRL, ClexaCon, the City of Nevada, and any and all sponsors, their representatives and successors, by reason of my child’s participation in said program, including any and all claims for personal injuries caused by Fangirl Shirts ClexaCon Fun Run and TEAM FANGIRL’s, and ClexaCon’s negligence. In addition, I accept full responsibility for the care and supervision of my child during the above-described runs.

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ClexaCon Scholarship Fund

ClexaCon – the fabulous Media & Entertainment Convention for LGBTQ Women and Allies, taking place April 5-9, 2018 in Las Vegas that we LOVE and can’t wait to go back to next year – has a scholarship fund. The scholarship fund, which you can read all about at their website, has a goal of raising $25,000 to help with travel costs and expenses for some panelists and attendees who would not otherwise be able to attend.

We had a transformative experience at ClexaCon in 2017, and we want to help people have a similarly awesome experience. Fangirl Shirts made a donation to the Scholarship Fund – and you can too, right here. As of September 27, 2017, the fund has raised $8,220 of the $25,000 goal. ClexaCon will collect donations until October 31, 2018. We want to help them get closer to that goal.

So in addition to the donation we’ve already made, we’re going to do this:  between today and October 31, we are designating five of our shirts as “ClexaCon Scholarship Fund Beneficiary Shirts.” We’ll donate 50% of the proceeds from these designs to the ClexaCon Scholarship Fund.

The shirts are our ship shirts that celebrate some of our favorite women-loving-women pairings from some of our favorite shows. If you’ve been thinking about getting one of these shirts but haven’t yet, buy it before October 31 and half the proceeds will go to help someone attend ClexaCon next year!

WayHaught Vegas – the special “con shirt” we made to celebrate WayHaught in Vegas at ClexaCon 2017

WayHaught Wordcloud – for the EU, this is also available in the FGS EU Store – click Wynonna Earp.

Clexa Wordcloud  – for the EU, this is also available in the FGS EU Store – click Lexa/Clexa.

Doccubus Fangirl  – for the EU, this is also available in the FGS EU Store – click Lost Girl.

Spashley Fangirl

And, if you already own all of these shirts, but still want to help, we encourage you to donate to the ClexaCon 2018 Scholarship Fund directly. Also, the deadline for applications for scholarships, September 30, 2017, is fast approaching, so if you’ve been intending to apply, don’t put it off!

See you in Vegas, baby!

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Earp It Forward with Fangirl Shirts!

You may have heard about Earp It Forward, a kindness project inspired by Wynonna Earp and created by @kindnesskru. The Wynonna Earp fandom is already known for kindness (it’s contagious, have you heard?). We know of several Earpers who have done giveaways with their con swag, for example, and fans who have bought T-shirts for each other and for new Earpers.

From time to time we’ve been asked if we can help anonymously facilitate Earping It Forward with our shirts for people. We would love to offer this as a service for Earpers who want to give an anonymous gift to someone else. Here’s how to do it:

  • Please fill out the form below with your name and email address, and the contact information (twitter handle or email address if you know it) for the person you’d like to Earp It Forward to
  • Let us know what product you’d like to Earp It Forward for (a specific T-shirt, one of our other products, etc.), or if you want the recipient to choose, and if there’s a maximum amount you’d like to spend
  • We’ll contact the Earp It Forward recipient and ask them to select what they want
  • Once they’ve selected it, we’ll send you an invoice via PayPal for the cost of the item, tax, shipping, and a $3 facilitation fee for us handling the communication and logistics
  • You pay the invoice
  • We send the Earp It Forward recipient their goodies!

If you have any questions about Earping It Forward with Fangirl Shirts, email us at fangirl@fangirlshirts.com

Thanks! Be kind!

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Fangirl Shirts EU Store


We know for those of you in the EU, shipping from the USA can be expensive. So when Teespring started offering printing and shipping within the EU, we made the Fangirl Shirts EU Store and started populating it with as many of our designs as we could. We’ll be adding new designs regularly and will update this page when we do, so watch this space!

This is the entire Fangirl Shirts EU Catalog

EU catalog by fandom:

HOODIE ALERT:  Here are all of our Zip-Up Hoodies in the EU, gathered in one place.