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In the Spotlight: Eric

It’s been a while since we’ve had any new fan interviews on the blog so it’s about time we rectified that. Say “hola” to Eric, a Tomb Raider fan from the Canary Islands! Please note that the following interview has been edited and adapted for publication on this blog. So, tell us a little about yourself. Well, I’m Eric and I’m 14 years old (almost 15!). I’m from Spain but live in Tenerife in the Canary Islands. I love the English language and want to ... [Continue Reading]

August 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

In the Spotlight: Fernanda

It’s been a few months since our last fan interview. So let’s kick off spring (or autumn, if you’re reading this in the southern hemisphere) by seeing what Fernanda, our first interviewee from Mexico, has to say about Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider franchise! So, tell us a little about yourself. Well, my name is Fernanda but I’m also known as Menmaatra Sethy Merenptah or Iset Merit-Amon on social media (*cough* ancientegyptfanhere *cough*). I’m from Mexico, I’m ... [Continue Reading]

March 22, 2015 // 3 Comments

In the Spotlight: Ana & Inna (Part 2)

Last week, I posted the first part of a two-part fan interview with Ana and Inna, the two talented ladies behind the popular and evergrowing DeviantArt group, Tomb Raider Empire. So here’s Part 2, where they talk about Lara’s image, their favourite (and least favourite) Tomb Raider games, and their hopes for future games. What are your thoughts on Lara’s image? Is she simply the product of a sexist gaming industry or can she be seen as a positive role model? – Ana: I ... [Continue Reading]

January 4, 2015 // 3 Comments

In the Spotlight: Ana & Inna (Part 1)

Our first fan interview of 2015 is a bumper edition that will be published in two parts due to its length. Meet Ana & Inna, the two talented ladies behind the popular DeviantArt group, Tomb Raider Empire! Here’s what they have to say about the Tomb Raider franchise, their fan art community, and their own art work. Part Two of their interview can now be found here. So, tell us a little about yourself. – Ana: I’m from Croatia, soon to be 24, still in university and majoring in ... [Continue Reading]

January 3, 2015 // 3 Comments

My Top 10 Tomb Raider Moments of 2014

2014 has been one rollercoaster of a year for Tomb Raider fans. The year kicked off with the release of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One, giving new-gen console owners the chance to relive Lara’s ordeal on Yamatai in all its high-def glory. Tomb Raider fans have also been treated to a wide range of new Tomb Raider merchandise, including a brand-new comic series penned by Gail Simone and Rhianna Pratchett, the novel The Ten Thousand Immortals, and a slew ... [Continue Reading]

December 26, 2014 // 5 Comments

In the Spotlight: Steve (aka Rident)

We’re ending this year’s batch of fan interviews by turning the spotlight on Steve, known to many within the community by his online alias, Rident. Here’s what he has to say about Tomb Raider, the fan community, and his SpecialEffect fundraising efforts. So, tell us a little about yourself. Hi, my name is Steve, known in the gaming community as Rident (which was a random name generated for an MMO I was playing). I’m 30 years young and live in sunny (or not so) England, ... [Continue Reading]

December 19, 2014 // 2 Comments

In the Spotlight: Savannah

It’s been an exciting couple of weeks, what with all the news of an iOS release for Tomb Raider II and the launch of Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris. But that doesn’t mean there’s no room for a new fan interview! This time, it’s Savannah’s turn in the spotlight. Find out what she has to say about her favourite Tomb Raider game and how the Tomb Raider series has helped shape her life. So, tell us a little about yourself. Hi! I’m Savannah, I’m 19 and ... [Continue Reading]

December 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

In the Spotlight: Ivan Z

It’s time for another fan interview! Today’s interviewee is Ivan, an IT student from Croatia who has been playing Tomb Raider since he was a toddler. What does he have to say about the Tomb Raider franchise and the upcoming Rise of the Tomb Raider? So, tell us a little about yourself. Hello, my name is Ivan and I’m a 20-year-old IT student in Zagreb, Croatia. In my free time, I like to play games, spending time with friends, and watching movies. I also like collecting TR ... [Continue Reading]

December 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

In the Spotlight: Plexippus

The Archaeology of Tomb Raider is kicking off a new round of fan interviews with this interview with Plexippus, one of my favourite Twitch broadcasters. Let’s hear what he has to say about the Tomb Raider franchise and its leading lady. So, tell us a little about yourself. I’m a new broadcaster on Twitch.tv and go by the handle Plexippus. I was born in 1987 and I have Mahatma Gandhi’s telephone number. I’ve been streaming since October 2014 and was inspired to start ... [Continue Reading]

November 30, 2014 // 1 Comment

In the Spotlight: Eldin M

So, tell us a little about yourself. My name is Eldin and I am from Bosnia and Herzegovina, a country in the heart of the Europe. I am 21 years old and a gamer from the heart, but, most of all, I am a big fan of Tomb Raider. In my free time, I like to write all kind of stories and, of course, play games. When and how did you learn about the Tomb Raider series? I remember that I was in 6th grade of elementary school. Back then, we had PlayStation Clubs and I was so hooked that my parents were ... [Continue Reading]

August 2, 2014 // 1 Comment

In the Spotlight: Stella

So, tell us a little about yourself. I’m Stella and I live in upstate New York, about 100 miles north of New York City. I’m in my 40’s and married, with a soon-to-be 21-year-old son. I run several walkthrough sites. You may be familiar with Stella’s Tomb Raider Site, though I also have guides for LEGO Indiana Jones and Space Colony. I’m addicted to social media in its myriad forms, and I struggle against my couch-potato nature every blessed day. When and how did ... [Continue Reading]

July 20, 2014 // 3 Comments

In the Spotlight: Findlay G

So, tell us a little about yourself. I’m 15 years old and, I’d imagine, one of the younger fans of the Tomb Raider series. I have an unhealthy addiction to video games (obviously Tomb Raider is among them), computers, and other types of technology. When and how did you learn about the Tomb Raider series? I learned about the series when I was probably 7 or 8, when my brother had TR1 for PS1. If I can remember correctly, he had played the first couple of levels or so before I got my hands ... [Continue Reading]

July 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

In the Spotlight: Gabriel T

So, tell us a little about yourself. Hi! My name is Gabriel and I’m a 13-year-old from the West Midlands, England. I love to draw a lot but my biggest passion is Tomb Raider! I think that I might be one of the youngest Tomb Raider fans out there. When and how did you learn about the Tomb Raider series? Well, I learnt about it from my dad. He used to play the games when I was younger and I used to love to watch him play! I can remember snippets of Angel of Darkness but I was around 3 ... [Continue Reading]

June 23, 2014 // 3 Comments

In the Spotlight: Jason Croft

So, tell us a little about yourself. My name is Jason, I live in the south of England and I’m 14 years old so I am probably one of the younger Tomb Raider fans. I love playing games, cosplaying and talking to people with the same interests as myself. When and how did you learn about the Tomb Raider series? My dad works for a big computer company and was trying to help out a client with something. In short, the company did not help out the best way it could have and, as an apology, gave ... [Continue Reading]

June 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

In the Spotlight: Sandra F

So, tell us a little about yourself. I’m 28 years old and I’m a social sciences teacher and lawyer from Paraguay. When and how did you learn about the Tomb Raider series? I guess it was when I was about 13 years old. I played it at my cousin’s house because he was the only one who had a Playstation in my neighbourhood at that time. Do you run a Tomb Raider fansite or blog? If so, what would you say was your biggest achievement to date? Yes, I, or should I say *we*, have a Facebook ... [Continue Reading]

June 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

In the Spotlight: Dominic C

So, tell us a little about yourself. I’m a freelance writer in my early 20s, spending too much money on comics, vinyl, games, movies, and milkshakes. When and how did you learn about the Tomb Raider series? Growing up in the 90s, it was inevitable that I’d come across Lara. It first started by watching my friends play, and watching other people play games was my introduction into the pixel land. It was a great bonding experience, one that I feel online multiplayer has detracted from. ... [Continue Reading]

June 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

In the Spotlight: Kelly M

So, tell us a little about yourself. My name is Kelly M, I’m originally from Gibraltar (but now living in the Netherlands) and I’m the author of The Archaeology of Tomb Raider. My background is actually in Chinese Studies and international relations but archaeology has always been my one true love. Hobbies and interests include archery, blogging, video games (duh), reading travel literature and books on archaeology, travelling (when time and money permits), spending quality time ... [Continue Reading]

May 30, 2014 // 2 Comments

In the Spotlight: Claudio Gómez

Since our fan interview series was launched earlier this year, we’ve met dozens of Tomb Raider fans from different parts of the world. This week’s interviewee hails from Argentina. Meet Claudio Gómez! So, tell us a little about yourself. My name is Claudio Gómez (also known as @AnImaginaryBoy), I’m from Argentina and I work as an English teacher. I’ve been a fan of Tomb Raider since I was seven, when my parents bought me Tomb Raider 3, and I would say that Lara is ... [Continue Reading]

April 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

In the Spotlight: Alex Croft

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for our weekly fan interview! And in the spotlight this week is Alex Croft, a Tomb Raider fan and aspiring journalist from Spain.  Please note that the original interview was conducted in Spanish. I’ve translated Alex’s replies for the benefit of those who don’t understand Spanish but do keep in mind that a) I’m not a professional translator and b) this is not a word for word translation.  So, tell us a little about yourself. En ... [Continue Reading]

April 12, 2014 // 3 Comments

In the Spotlight: John from JHNGames

Another week, another fan interview. And this week, we’re turning the spotlight on fellow blogger and Tomb Raider fan, John of JHNGames! So, tell us a little about yourself. Well, in what might come as utterly shocking and earth-shattering news, my name isn’t actually JHNGames. It’s John and when I’m not out working so I can afford to follow Lara on her adventures, I’m getting lost in games, sleeping, trying my level best to become a writer, sleeping, talking about games on my ... [Continue Reading]

April 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

In the Spotlight: CVW

This week’s featured Tomb Raider fan is CVW, a student of classical archaeology who sees Lara as an inspiration and role model. So, tell us a little about yourself. Hi! My name is CVW. I love video games and I study classical archaeology. When and how did you learn about the Tomb Raider series? I was a kid in the late ‘90s. My older sister convinced my twin sister and me to ask our parents for a PlayStation for our birthday. “It’s 3D! It’s like you’re in the game!”, she said. ... [Continue Reading]

March 27, 2014 // 5 Comments

In the Spotlight: Noelle Adams

This week’s fan interview turns the spotlight on one of my favourite Tomb Raider fan fiction writers and cosplayers. Say “hello” to Noelle, aka Pfangirl! So, tell us a little about yourself. I’m Noelle Adams, a professional writer, blogger and cartoonist living in Durban, South Africa. I’m 32 years old and I currently work full-time as a copywriter in the advertising industry. My interests are pretty diverse (I’m a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt) but I’ve always ... [Continue Reading]

March 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

In the Spotlight: Emerson S

This week’s fan interview turns the spotlight on Emerson S, a student and avid gamer from Ohio, USA. So, tell us a little about yourself. I am a 20-year old student of applied science in automotive technology from Cleveland, Ohio. When I’m not at school or working part time as an overnight stocker at Petsmart, I am an avid gamer and movie buff. And I play a lot of Tomb Raider. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be doing this interview! When and how did you learn about the Tomb Raider series? My ... [Continue Reading]

March 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

In the Spotlight: Sarah

This week’s fan interview turns the spotlight on Sarah, a history postgraduate, blogger and gamer living in South Wales. So, tell us a little about yourself. My name is Sarah, I’m a 26-year-old history postgrad, living in South Wales with my husband and days away from having our first child (who I’m not allowed to name after any game characters – pfffft!). When I’m not blogging about history and fiction on my blog, History in the (Re)Making, I’m running the social media for a ... [Continue Reading]

February 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

In the Spotlight: Lodair Junior

Today’s interviewee runs and moderates Brazil’s largest Tomb Raider Facebook community and translates blog posts for the Portuguese-language version of the popular fansite Perusing Pixels. Say “hello” to Lodair Junior! So, tell us a little about yourself. My name is Lodair Junior, I’m 26 years old, and I live in Brazil. I work as an administrative assistant and do translations from English to Portuguese, mainly as a hobby. The reason for that being that I really like ... [Continue Reading]

February 20, 2014 // 0 Comments