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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

In the Spotlight: Tara C

Today’s interviewee is Tara C, a virtual reality enthusiast who calls herself The Gaming Archaeologist. So what does she have to say about archaeology and Tomb Raider? So, tell us a little about yourself. Hi! I’m Tara, a 23-year-old New Zealander now living in the UK. I am currently studying towards a MSc in Archaeological Information Systems specifically looking at the crossover between game engines, game design and archaeological applications. I originally studied computer science, ... [Continue Reading]

February 19, 2014 // 5 Comments

In the Spotlight: Ostercy

We’re kicking off a second week of fan interviews with an interview with JP Janson De Couët, better known to the Tomb Raider fanbase as Ostercy. So, tell us a little about yourself. My name is JP Janson De Couët and I write and interact with the Laraverse under the name Ostercy. None of my friends or family in real life play Tomb Raider (although they quite liked Angelina Jolie). I have a son and two cats. When and how did you learn about the Tomb Raider series? Tomb Raider was my ... [Continue Reading]

February 17, 2014 // 2 Comments

In the Spotlight: Sinead T

Today’s interviewee hails from Western Australia and helped raise money for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in last year’s Extra Life video game marathon. Meet Sinead T! So, tell us a little about yourself. My name is Sinead (also known as SineadCroft), I’m 20 and I live in Western Australia. I was previously a student studying law and have two certificates in the subject. I am currently working part-time. I’ve always had a creative mind, especially when I was a ... [Continue Reading]

February 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

In the Spotlight: Helen J

I hope you’re all enjoying my series of fan interviews so far! In the spotlight today is Helen J, a researcher, cosplayer and full-time Tomb Raider fangirl from England. Here’s what she has to say about archaeology, Lara Croft, and costume making. So, tell us a little about yourself. My name is Helen and I am a graduate from the longest degree name in history, MA Geographies of Globalisation and Development (Research Methodologies), an aspiring researcher, part-time costume maker ... [Continue Reading]

February 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

In the Spotlight: Katie F

It’s February 14th, Raider fans, so you know what that means! And to celebrate our lovely Lara’s birthday, here’s an interview with the woman behind one of the longest-running Tomb Raider fan sites on the internet. Meet Katie Fleming! So, tell us a little about yourself. I’m a triple graduate (Interactive Multimedia Development, Advertising, and Social Media) and have been looking for Community Management/Junior Brand Management work. I’ve been managing a ... [Continue Reading]

February 14, 2014 // 1 Comment

In the Spotlight: Harry H

It’s time for another fan interview and today’s interviewee hails from New Zealand. Harry H, known to the Tomb Raider fan community as H4RR7H, shares his thoughts on the games and the music of Tomb Raider. So, tell us a little about yourself. Hello! My name’s Harry, some may know me around the TR community as H4RR7H. I live in New Zealand which is quite far away from all the excitement. But I keep as tuned in as I can. When and how did you learn about the Tomb Raider series? I ... [Continue Reading]

February 12, 2014 // 3 Comments

In the Spotlight: Casey M

Another day, another fan interview. This time, it’s Casey M’s turn in the spotlight. So what does she have to say about the Tomb Raider series? So, tell us a little about yourself. Hi! My name is Casey Mongillo, and I’m a voice actress, sound designer, avid gamer and HUGE Tomb Raider fan 🙂 When and how did you learn about the Tomb Raider series? When I was little, I watched my older brother play a demo for Tomb Raider II. It captivated me like so few games did (and still ... [Continue Reading]

February 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

In the Spotlight: Daryl B

In the spotlight this time around is Daryl B, a student and writer based in Nottingham.  So, tell us a little about yourself. My name is Daryl, I’m a final year student at Nottingham Trent, and I’m a writer and Deputy Editor for their gaming/tech section of their magazine, Platform, along with running my own blog, DarylBaxter.Com. When and how did you learn about the Tomb Raider series? Early 1997 when I first played Tomb Raider on a friend’s Saturn. When I received TR II for Christmas ... [Continue Reading]

February 10, 2014 // 1 Comment