Today, there is exactly one month left until the Merlin series finale airs. But instead of being sad, Hypable is launching a celebration and we want YOU to join in!
Stop keeping the magic secret…
Ever since learning that the current season of Merlin will be its last, we here at Hypable have been struggling to cope with our sadness (if you don’t believe us, read our Open Letter to the BBC). At first, we were like this:
But then we had a little trauma session on Skype, and you know what? Rather than sinking into a pit of despair and worry about what is to come, we’ve decided to celebrate the show for everything it was and really send it off with a bang!
Today, there is exactly one month until the final episode of Merlin airs in the UK, on December 29th 2012 (note: the finale date has been pushed up to December 24). During that time you can look forward to several Merlin-themed columns and events on Hypable, both looking back over the best moments on the show and in fandom, and looking ahead to what the future might hold for the show and the cast! (Teaser: we want every single one of them on Game of Thrones, and we’re gonna prove to you how that can happen.)
…pick up your quills and ink…
So join us and help spread the word: #MonthofMerlin is the official hashtag we’ll be using to promote this on social media sites, and we want as many people participating as possible! This also means that aside from our own columns, we encourage any Merlin fan to submit their own articles and columns via the Write Your Own Story feature. All the stories will be made available to read here in this post (which we’ll keep promoting), and some might even be featured on the front page of the site! Tell us in the comments if you do contribute an article, to make sure we see it.
Hopefully, we can create something really great here. If you are involved with any other Merlin campaigns, don’t hesitate to let us know about them, too, so we might be able to work together to spread the word. We really want this final time we get to spend with the show on the air to be a memorable one, and celebrate the show with all you guys!
Be sure you also follow Hypable’s Merlin podcast Talks of Camelot on Twitter (and check out their past episodes, too), as they’ll be participating in this event in a big way. The hosts will be contributing many of the articles we’ve got planned, and who knows what else they might be getting up to?
Our first Merlin column will be going live later tonight. It’ll outline the five biggest plot points that need to be resolved before the end – so check back and see if you agree with our choices.
…and start partying like it’s 600 AD!
An Open Letter to the BBC
Upon finding out that Merlin would be ending this year, the Hypable staff members had some strong reactions and chose to express their feelings in an open letter, likening the abrupt announcement to a bad breakup.
5 Plot Points That Need to Be Resolved
The Hypable staff have chosen the five most important aspects of the story that need a proper resolution before the final end of the series. Should Arthur finally learn the truth? And how about Morgana? See what we think and share your own thoughts and theories!
5 Reasons Why I Will Miss Merlin
A Hypable reader has submitted her list of why she’ll miss the show when it ends. Read her top 5 and tell us what you will miss the most.
The Ultimate Predictions Post
We have compiled all the best theories about how Merlin will end in one epic post, where you can vote for your favourite!
The Evolution of Merlin
A Hypable reader breaks down each series of Merlin, and discusses how the show has changed and developed since it premiered in 2008.
5 Merlin Spin-Off Ideas for the BBC
Now that Merlin is over, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to find a way to keep some of the actors and the canon alive. Read five suggestions for spin-off series that we’d like to see get picked up!
The Merlin Facebook Game Contest
We’ve paired up with the official Merlin Facebook game to give fans a chance to write a scene for the game! You can also win t-shirts!
Casting the Merlin Actors on Game of Thrones
Don’t worry, Merlin cast, we got your back! Game of Thrones is like Merlin, but more adult, and we want all the actors to cross over like so many have already done – so we’ve found the perfect roles for them all.
The Top 5 Sexiest Men of Merlin
One of our Hypable staff members put together a list of the sexiest men of Merlin, because no doubt there are many! Who will you choose?
A Merthur Shipper’s Guide to Fanfiction
Even if we don’t get any more canon, there will always be fanon! A Merlin/Arthur shipper has put together a comprehensive list of fics to get your though the end of the show… however it ends.
Where to Get Your Merlin Actor Fix
We might not have any more Merlin to look forward to, but if you think you’ll miss the actors, check out this list of other great roles they’ve played!
The Top 50 Things We Love About Merlin
Our Month of Merlin culminates in this ultimate top 50 list of everything we move most about the epic BBC drama, from Morgana’s evil smirk to Gaius the Goblin to Merlin’s loyalty… find out what’s the #1!
A Collection of the Best Fan Videos and Cast Moments
There’s a myriad of fan-created videos as well as behind-the-scenes gems from the cast of Merlin. See some of the best and more iconic ones!
A Merlin Retrospective: The Platonic Love Story of Merlin and Arthur
Hypable staff writer Selina shares her thoughts on the series finale of the show, and commends the way the writers and actors paid homage to the beautiful friendship between Merlin and Arthur in the final episode.