Laura Byrne-Cristiano

Staff Writer

Email

laura@hypable.com

Location

New Jersey

Laura has been involved in online fandom for as long as she can remember starting back with Broadway listservs when she had her highly advanced Comp-U-Serve dial-up connection.

While still a fan of the Broadway and theatre scene, she's also a sci-fi, fantasy, and costume drama junkie as well as an unabashed anglophile. She's been an active member on fansites covering Jane Austen, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Firefly, and Doctor Who. Additionally, she is one of the co-owners of the longest-running, Twilight websites Twilight Lexicon, which author Stephenie Meyer cited as, "...the brightest star in the Twilight online universe..." Academy Award winning director Bill Condon also credited the site as, "...having a better timeline and more in-depth information than anyone else. It was our on set Bible."

Laura is currently covering some of her favorite obsessions for Hypable such as Doctor Who, and Once Upon a Time. She is one of the co-hosts for the Hypable podcasts WhoHype and Onceable.

Aside from the fandoms she covers, Laura is positively addicted to the Food Network's Chopped, Iron Chef, Restaurant Impossible, and The Worst Cooks in America. When not drooling over those shows, she can't live without Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Downton Abbey, X-Factor UK edition, Britain's Got Talent, Deanna Raybourn and YA fantasy/paranormal novels and just about anything ITV or the BBC puts out.