Gothmog Army Meets at DragonCon after taking down MTV

Costume SuperCentre Canada

by R.C. Samo



GrondWind the clock back to April, of this year. Kristen Stewart was favored to win MTV’s Best Hero Award for 2013. However, thanks to a small band of rag-tag Ringer mega fans, that was not the case.

Becky Wetherill of Yorkshire, England was not having any of that. Wetherill took to Twitter under her handle of @LTGothmog to challenge the Twihards and their fandom of shiney vampires.

“I got annoyed when I found Twihards were cheating so I set up an account to hunt down bots. Search and destroy, so that’s what I did,” said Wetherill, shifting all her efforts to push for Bilbo Baggins of The Hobbit.

Gothmog’s Army (left to right) – Nicole Wildgoose, Erin O’Malley, Becky Wetherill, Janice Inman & Zee Kinney-Maurlanda

With the help of Erin O’Malley, Nicole Wildgoose and several others, including the casts of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, tweeting out #votebilbo to MTV and were able to secure the victory after having started off in last place.

“We all tweeted, ‘VICTORY! WE HAVE VICTORY!’ We tweeted for another two hours and the determination of the fandom to go from 300 votes to over a million and collectively join together,” said Wetherill, who is meeting the rest of her Gothmog Army for the first time face-to-face at DragonCon in Atlanta, GA.

According to Wetherill, MTV had extending the voting hours for the category of Best Hero in order for Stewart to win the award. However, it seems that the Viacom company underestimated the loyalty of Ringers and had to concede to the power of the one ring that ruled them all. With only a mumbling on the aired award show, Bilbo Baggins won, in what could only be compared as the Geeky version of Rocky.

The power of fandom transcends boarders, as Gothmog Army met for the first time face-to-face at DragonCon in Atlanta, GA. A convention with over 90,000 attendees, DragonCon was the epicenter for Gothmog Army to  finally unite.

“This is the first time I have been to America in 10 years and my first con ever. I almost naturally felt comfortable with everyone here. Online you could feel socially awkward with everyone but feel open. Maybe that’s because all I’ve had all day is a ham sandwich and a ton of caffeine,” said Wildgoose, Coppercliff, Ontario, Canada.

The power of fandom has won out over the corporate empire and Gothmog Army was the international presence that was able to do so via social media.

“It has been a fun experience and I’m glad that DragonCon was able to bring us together,” said O’Malley, Indianapolis, Indiana.


Leave a Reply

Animation/Anime Interviews Animation/Anime News Animation/Anime Reviews Film/TV Interviews Film/TV News Film/TV Review
Isle of Dogs
Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ is an Animated Doggy Delight

I don’t exactly when it happened, but somewhere over the course...

The Spy Who Dumped Me Trailer
Mila Kunis Goes Through a Bad Break Up in ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ Trailer

Comedy trailers are tricky. Gene Siskel used to walk out of...

Krypton Gives the Superman Mythos The Edge it has been Missing

How do you handle knowing that in order to save the...

Enabled Gaming Gaming News Gaming Reviews
Attack on Titan 2 Review
Be The Real Hero of Attack on Titan – Attack on Titan 2 Review [Steam]

You are the real hero of the three walls, you are...

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Release Date Set!

Shadow of the Tomb Raider will deliver Lara Croft’s defining moment, and...

The Epitome of Storytelling in Gaming – Yakuza 6 Review [PS4]

Yakuza 6 The Song of Life is the epitome of storytelling in...

Comic Creator Interviews Comic/Graphic Novel News Comic/Graphic Novel Reviews Manga News Manga Reviews Novel/Novella Author Interviews Novel/Novella News Novel/Novella Reviews
Quantum and Woody #4

  Quantum and Woody! #4 Written by: Daniel Kibblesmith Art by: Kano Release...

Visit Scenic Wakanda with Titan’s ‘Black Panther: Official Movie Special’

The most anticipated comic book movie in years, Marvel’s Black Panther...

Ninja-K #4: Much Ado About Ninjas

NINJA-K #4 Written By: Christos Gage Color By: Andrew Dalhouse Art By: Juan...

Apparel/Personal Maintenance News Apparel/Personal Maintenance Reviews Entertainment Product News Entertainment Product Reviews Food/Beverage Reviews Hardware News Hardware Reviews Mystery Box News Mystery Box Reviews
You’ll Be Diggin’ The April Loot Crate Themed “Artifacts”

You’ll be diggin’ this precious exclusive figure in this April’s Loot...

Hitcase Pro 2.0 Withstands All – iPhone Case Review

Ever since my first iPhone, most of my cases were meant...

March Loot Gaming Crate Relic Features Sea of Thieves Exclusive

March’s Loot Gaming Crate, Relic, will feature an exclusive Sea of Thieves Flameheart...

Arena Football Automotives MMA, Kick Boxing & Boxing Professional Wrestling
LFC 25 Showdown at Sam’s Town Full Results

Updating the tradition of Foxy Boxing in what I like to...

The AfterGLOW Cruise Heats Up New York

I was 8 years old when the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling...

Epic Fighting 37 Full Results

Epic Fighting 37 took place tonight from the Four Points Sheraton...

Adult Continuity Comics on the Can Cultural Junk Drawer Future Comic Rock Stars Is That Racist? Revisiting the Reviled THAT'S NOT ROTTEN! The B-Reel The Cantina Scene This Week in Crowdfunding What the HELL Did I just...?
This Week in Crowdfunding – Pi Private Eye: the Immortal Coil

We here at FanboyNation are fans of Dan Taylor’s work. Ever...

Comics on the can presents: (The final) ASSult on AVN: pt 3 ATTACK OF THE CAMGIRLS!

Pt 3... The final ASSult on AVN! ATTACK OF THE CAM...

Magic Hat Brewing Teams-Up with Dropkick Murphys for an Ale as Smooth as Their Sound

Vermont’s Magic Hat Brewing Company teams up with Boston’s Dropkick Murphys...

Event News Event Reviews
dough bar
The Dough Bar and the Protein Donut

Created by Marquez and Ondrea Fernandez, The Dough Bar Doughnuts are...

Improve Sleep and Performance with TrueDark

TrueDark by Biohacked aims to improve your sleep, performance, and health by...

Pyramid Escape Room Review
Escape Room LA’s The Pyramid Escape Room Review

Overview of The Pyramid Escape Room The Pyramid Escape Room, Escape Room...

Gaming Uncensored Toon-In-Talk
Gaming Uncensored: Year in Review 2016

A look back at the year in gaming. Related

Gaming Uncensored Roundtable: December 2016

December’s roundtable discusses story in games with Chad, Josh, and Spencer....

Gaming Uncensored: Podcast #349

Jamie reflects on some of his time with the HTC Vive....

Music Interviews Music News Music Reviews
Rising Country Music Artist Kaylin Roberson Talks About her work with St. Jude

Kaylin Roberson is a singer, songwriter and pianist from Raleigh, North...

MTV Unveils Performers for ‘TRL Live’ on October 3rd at 3 p.m. E.T.

NEW YORK, NY (September 26, 2017) – MTV today announced that...

Long Beach Punk Band ‘Spider’ Rocks ‘It’s Not Dead’ Festival

Spider is a heavy hitting punk band out of Long Beach,...

%d bloggers like this: