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Was this our most exciting month yet?

So much has happened since our last newsletter went out that we're having a hard time deciding where to start!

In the last three weeks, we've had #SaveDaredevil team members and fans representing the campaign at no fewer than three conventions on two continents. In addition to Awesome Con (Washington, DC), Wales Comic Con (Wrexham, Wales), and Fan Expo Dallas (Dallas, TX), we also hosted a #FandomWithoutFear meetup in London, England.

Charlie Cox with a group of fans all wearing their #SaveDaredevil t-shirts.

These events were not only a chance for fans to meet each other, but for the fans to meet cast and crew, including Daredevil actor Charlie Cox and head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb. The latter had a message for the fans that is hopeful enough to keep our spirits lifted for months. Much more on this further down - you're gonna want to read it.

Daredevil: For Your Emmy Consideration

Before covering past and future events, we would like to direct your attention to a campaign that is currently ongoing. In honor of Netflix submitting Daredevil in contention for the upcoming 2019 Emmy Awards, the #SaveDaredevil team launched its own unofficial campaign to support our favorite show.

The FYC campaign has its own website which features a summary of Daredevil's many positive reviews, along with promotional material focused on the categories for which we would like the show to be acknowledged by the Television Academy. Have a look, and please help us spread the word!

Screenshot fo the Daredevil for your consideration website featuring stills from the show overlayed with accolades from reviewers

Jeph Loeb winked - and it was glorious

One of the most exciting things to happen since the cancellation took place happened during the Jeph Loeb panel at Fan Expo Dallas on Saturday, May 4. When head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb was asked by a #SaveDaredevil team member if the Defenders shows, with the original actors, might have a future on Hulu, Loeb had the following to say:

"I can't be specific, but I wrote a very impassioned letter, which I was really surprised that corporate let me do it. It was just important to me that the fans understood, and I still see every day posts where some genius will say that: 'Netflix had nothing to do with this, Disney wanted all those characters back, and that's what happened.' That is not what happened.

[...] As I have said repeatedly, the network always has the right to decide that they don't want to continue... and it's happened on Agent Carter and it happened on a bunch of shows that I've been involved in. Hopefully the odds have been much more on the other side. To be perfectly honest with you, we were really caught off-guard because we were making great shows in New York, that people loved, and one by one Netflix decided they just didn't want to do that anymore. Their reasons are their reasons, I have to respect that, but that's all I can really say right now, other than... that's all I can really say. We have stopped making those shows right now."

On its own, the statement was already a valuable nugget of rare news from Marvel TV, but what excited fans the most was what came right after that statement - in the form of a very exaggerated wink. Could it be something is happening soon? Time will tell, but it's certainly reassuring to know that Jeph and his team don't seem ready to give up - not by a long shot. 

Watch the full video of his answer here

#SaveDaredevil fans meet Charlie at Wales Comic Con

Another very exciting event of last month was having our team meet Charlie Cox across the pond at Wales Comic Con. This gave us a wonderful opportunity to hand over his Golden Microwave Award statue in person. Charlie was also gracious enough to help us out with our next event: A charity auction! (Yup, that's Charlie signing a Daredevil-themed teddy bear in the picture below.)

We're not going to say much more on this topic right now, because we're mysterious like that, but look for more information about this very soon. We'll even put it in a special edition newsletter for you.

Charlie signing a Daredevil teddy bear for our upcoming auction.

Coming soon...

We've already hinted at an upcoming charity auction, but there are so many more exciting things ahead.

First of all, Team #SaveDaredevil will continue popping up at a convention near you! Our next one is a big one - San Diego Comic Con in July - and we've got some pretty fun things planned. We also have more meetups in the works for August and beyond, and we'll get more information out as they approach. Want to stay up to date? Our latest events will always be posted on our Fandom Without Fear Meetup page.

Back by popular demand, we'll be planning another Fanworks Initiative, going live this summer. We're still working the details out, but should be able to provide more info on that very soon.

Thank you for being a part of the Fandom Without Fear and helping to contribute to a positive movement of engaged fans. Don't forget - there are still people out there who enjoyed Daredevil, but may not know about the cancellation, or what to do next, so please help us spread the word!


Sincerely,
Team #SaveDaredevil

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