Timeline

Timeline

The purpose of this timeline is two-fold. First, it provides a pretty detailed history of the big events in hanfic. Timeframes for awards and challenges are listed, along with opening dates for popular websites and publication dates for popular stories. Second, it puts all of that into context with some of the big events in Hanson’s career and personal lives.

Dates are as accurate as I could get them from looking at the websites in question and researching Hanson’s history.

 

1997

*April 15 — MMMBop is released as a single.
*May 6 — Middle of Nowhere is released.
*May 7 — Mass hysteria ensues as thousands of fans turn up for a promotional show at Paramus Park Mall in New Jersey.
*May 16 — MMMBop reaches 1 on the Billboard chart.
*Summer — The Hanson House (later HansonHouse.com) opens in its first location.
*July — Tulsa 74132, possibly the first hanfic, is published. Other sites give the date September 8.
*July – August 23 — The Ultimate Hanson Fan Club (an email newsletter club) holds one of the first hanfic contests. The winning story can be read here.
*July 14 — The first Hanson slash fan fiction is written and posted to the Internet. It is titled Hanson and Hugo and was written by Ghostman 7.
*July 21 — Hanson Meets a Cockroach is published, making it one of the earliest hanfics written.
*August — Glint of Heaven is published.
*August — Kim’s Stories and Links, one of the earliest if not the earliest directories, is opened.
*August 16 — At a concert in Toronto, Ontario, Hanson set a Guinness World Record for loudest concert audience at 130 decibels.
*August 25 — Return to Innocence is published.
*Fall — The Hanson House moves to its second location.
*September — Where’s The Love is released as a single.
*September 11 — I Will Come To You is released as a single.
*September 28 — The first story in Shakespeare’s Hanson Trilogy, Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow, is published.
*October 29 — MMMCock is published.
*November — The trilogy titled The T-Town Trio begins with the story Tulsa and Beyond.
*November 18 — Snowed In is released.
*Winter — Hanson House moves to Dreamwrld.com.
*December — Possible first usage of the term hanfic, as this author claims to have created it.
*December 11 — Hanson Hotel is launched at its original location, here.

 

1998

*Yahoo! Clubs are launched this year and many Hanson and hanfic related clubs are created.
*January — Red Candy is published.
*January 2 — Zac and Tay, possibly the first Zaylor story ever, is published.
*January 6 — Hanson are nominated for three Grammies. Zac remains the youngest Grammy nominated songwriter and the third youngest Grammy nominated performer.
*January 8 — Hanson House moves to its own domain.
*January 14 — The youngest Hanson sibling, Zoe Genevieve, is born.
*February — Weeping Willow is published.
*February — Hanson launch their fanclub called MOE, which stood for Middle of Everywhere.
*February 17 — The second story in Shakespeare’s Hanson Trilogy, Star Cross’d, is published.
*March — The first issue of the MOE zine features Kodiak’s Hanson Page as “Net Pick.”
*March — Rope and Rape is published.
*March — Weird is released as a single.
*Spring — For What It’s Worth is published.
*April — Close Your Eyes But Don’t Sleep is published.
*May — Tulsa And Even More Beyond, the second part of The T-Town Trio, is published.
*May 12 — 3 Car Garage is released.
*May 12 — Hanson’s Creek, a popular Brazilian story written in Portuguese, is published.
*June — eGroups, a mailing list hosting service, is launched.
*June — The second issue of MOE features the Ultimate Hanson Links Page as Net Pick.
*June 14 — HansoNovelties, a fic site and clique of sorts, is opened.
*July — I’m Not A Playa I Just Crush A Lot is published.
*July — Thinking of You is released as a single outside of the US.
*July — Tulsa: Beyond And Back, the third part of the The T-Town Trio, is published.
*July 9 — An attempt is made here to organize an actual book of hanfic which would be sent to any fans who signed up for just the cost of postage.
*July 11 — Hanson Hotel moves to its second location.
*August 5 — Through Thick and Thin is published.
*Fall — The Hanson Fan Fiction Awards were hosted.
*Fall — Hanson Story Awards are held.
*September — The third issue of MOE features Hanson Hotel as the Net Pick.
*September — The original version of Lived is published.
*October — Reverse Obsession is published.
*October 15 — Fanfiction.net opens. Before banning RPF, it was host to around 1000 hanfics.
*November — Just One Of Those Things, the sequel to Glint of Heaven, is published.
*November 3 — Live From Albertane is released.
*November 26 — ZIT Hanson Fan Fiction, possibly the first hanfic mailing list on E-Groups/Yahoo Groups, is created.
*December — The fourth issue of MOE features Hanson 3D as Net Pick.
*December — To See Beyond The Surface is published.
*December 5 — Cherry Kisses is published.
*December 29 — Hanson’s Muse Music and Memories is created.

 

1999

*The Lil Hanson Site Awards are held during the year.
*January — Hanson Hotel moves to its own domain.
*January — Hansonfiction.com is opened. It hosted the elite of the fandom, including some of the most well known and popular stories.
*January 6 — Stories Will Be Told is created.
*January 22 — Lover Lay Down is published.
*February 22 — Various Artists is opened. Although it begins as a continuation of Kim’s Stories and Links, it expands to include reviews, a hall of fame, a forum, awards, challenges and more.
*March — The Unrecognized Hanson Webbie Awards are held.
*March 15 — Kanga Awards 1999 are launched.
*April 15 — LiveJournal, a journal site that hosts over 50 hanfic related communities, over 2,000 individual hanfics and several roleplaying communities, is launched.
*May — A Change of Grace is published.
*May — The fifth issue of MOE features Masterpiece of Hanson as Net Pick.
*May 5 — The Day The Earth Moved is published.
*May 28 — Hanfic Writers and Readers is created.
*Summer — Devil Angel is published.
*June — Something To Talk About is published.
*June 22 — Dazed, Confused and Horny, the first story in the Life Isn’t Fair Trilogy is finished.
*July – August — The Albertane Mmmboppers 1st Annual Webpage Awards are held.
*July 29 — hitzvisuals Yahoo Group is created.
*Fall — Really Big Hanson Fanfic Awards are held.
*September — eGroups acquires ONEList and all its mailing lists.
*September – November — The Absolutely Crazy And Insane-Hanson Awards Page are held.
*September 9 — Head Over Feet, the sequel to Lover Lay Down, is published.
*September 27 – January 1, 2000 — Albertaney Awards are held.
*September 28 — Hanson Fan-Fiction is created.
*October – March 2000 — Hanson Site of the Year Awards ’99 are held.
*October 20 — Hot Hanson Fanfic is created.
*December — Hanson Advent Calendar 1999 is held.
*December — The sixth issue of MOE features Hanson in Clay-O-Vison as Net Pick and a preview of the new website Hanson.net

 

2000

*First round of the Dreamer Awards is held during the year.
*Fanson Awards 2000 are held during the year.
*Hanfic Awards 2000 are held during the year and have over 2,000 voters.
*Hitz Fiction Awards, “Class of ’99,” winners are announced.
*Kanga Awards 2000 are held during the year.
*First Annual Hanfic Awards for Literary Merit are held during the year.
*The First Annual Unsung Authors Awards are held.
*First round of Waiting To Be Read Awards are held during the year.
*Writer and Poet Awards are held this year.
*Yahoo! acquires eGroups this year and creates Yahoo! Groups, eventually entirely replacing Yahoo! Clubs.
*October 1999 – March — Hanson Site of the Year Awards ’99 are held.
*January — Hanfic Awards of the Millenium are held.
*February — Surrealistic Emotions is published.
*February 23 — Hanfic Addicts Anonymous is created.
*February 26 — Put Your Kingdom Up For Sale is published.
*March — The seventh issue of MOE gives the full scoop on Hanson.net and features Looking At You… A Hanson Art Page as Net Pick.
*March — Pretty Much Forever is published.
*March 31 — Hanson.net goes live. The new website, a Hanson ISP, featured a blog, forums, email and web hosting for members.
*April — If Only is released as the international first single from This Time Around.
*April 4 — This Time Around is released in the US and Canada as the first single from This Time Around.
*April 12 — Mature Hanson Fiction is created.
*April 19 — Michelle’s Hanson Fanfic Statistics is opened. The goal was to read hundreds of stories and compile stats on the most common plots.
*April 20 — I Am is published.
*April 26 — Devil Angel E-Group is created.
*April 29 — Hanficml is created.
*May — If Only is released as a single in the US.
*May — The eighth issue of MOE is published.
*May 9 — This Time Around is released.
*May 18 — The Second Coming of Camelot is published.
*May 19 — Moffitz Fiction is created.
*May 25 — Emotion Sickness is published.
*May 27 — These Little Earthquakes is published.
*May 29 — CrazyForZac Yahoo Group is created.
*Summer — Second Annual Best of Hanson Awards are held.
*June — Falling is published.
*June 3 — My Mother’s Obsession with Pies is published.
*June 6 — When They Were Good is published.
*July 8 — Cocaine Loads For The Teenage Soul is published.
*July 20 — The edited version of Lived is published.
*July 27 — The first ever Fanfest is held at River Park in Tulsa.
*July 28 — To Look Within My Soul, the sequel to To See Beyond The Surface, is published.
*August — The ninth issue of MOE is published and features Hanson In The City as Net Pick.
*August 10 – September 6 — Sure About It Awards are held.
*August 21 – September 28 — Summer Site Awards 2000 are held.
*October 7 — Slash Hanson Fiction is created.
*October 10 — So, There Was This Boy…, the first story in the Cleo Trilogy, is published.
*November — The tenth issue of MOE is published.
*November 5 — Xanga, a social network site, adds weblogs as a feature. Many fans use the blogs to post hanfic.
*November 15 — Social Stigma is published.
*November 18 — Distortedly Perfect is published.
*November 19 – April 8, 2001 — Hanspiration Fan-Fic Awards are held.
*December 5 — boybandfanfiction Yahoo Group is created.
*December 13 to June 1, 2001 — 2nd Annual Literary Hanfic Awards are held.
*December 15 — A video for Save Me is released on Launch.com, but it is not officially released as a single.
*December 22 — Dark Angel’s Fanfic Yahoo Group is created.
*December 26 — A Yahoo Group for updates of So, There Was This Boy… is created.

 

2001

*DeadJournal, a LiveJournal clone that hosts a minuscule amount of hanfic and some roleplaying communities, is launched this year.
*The GlassySurface.net Awards are held this year.
*The Hybrid Awards are held during the year.
*Pop Rocks Awards held.
*The Redwood Awards are held this year.
*Xoom.com shuts down this year, , thus deleting any hanfics hosted there that were not archived.
*November 19, 2000 – April 8 — Hanspiration Fan-Fic Awards are held.
*December 13, 2000 – June 1 — 2nd Annual Literary Hanfic Awards are held.
*February — Orchid is published.
*February 8 — The LiveJournal community hanson is created.
*March — ‘Cause You’re A God is published.
*March — Phonetic is published.
*March – June — First round of the Little Pretty Awards is held.
*March 14 — The first issue of the PULPHanson zine, The Girlfriend Issue, is released. It features an interview with author Aspen.
*March 24 — HansonErotica.com opens.
*April – June — The Golden Gnomes are held.
*April 12 — Hanson Slash is created.
*May 1 — Colorblind, originally written as hanfic by Myra, is self-published as original fiction.
*May 2 — Hanson Fanfiction Awards begin.
*Summer — The Corny Hanson Awards were held.
*Summer — Second round of the Dreamer Awards are held.
*Summer — Somewhere In The Crowd: Site Awards were held.
*Summer — The Second Annual Unsung Authors Awards are held.
*June — Lovers In A Dangerous Time is published.
*June 1 – August 1 — Kanga Awards 2001 are held.
*June 5 — Winners of the Hanfic Oscars are announced.
*June 7 – August 20 — Horror on Hanson Street’s Geek Awards are held.
*June 26 — The second issue of the PULPHanson zine, The Hostage Issue, is released.
*June 28 — PULPHanson Yahoo Group is created to coordinate with the zine of the same name.
*June 29 — Not A Pretty Girl is published.
*July 1 — Second round of Waiting To Be Read Awards begins.
*July 18 — The Hanson Novelist Guild Yahoo Group is created.
*July 23 — Not An Angry Girl, sequel to Not A Pretty Girl, is published.
*July 24 – Fanfest is held at River West Festival Park in Tulsa, with an afterparty at Adams Mark Hotel.
*July 31 — More Than Words Hanfic Awards winners are announced.
*August 12 — Wouldn’t You Prefer A Maiden Fair?, sequel to Not An Angry Girl, is published.
*August 24 — The Yahoo Group Hanfic Writers is created.
*Fall — Hanfic Awards 2001 are held.
*September — Catapult is published.
*September 3 — Just Another Victim, the first story in the Vampire Trilogy, is published.
*October — The eleventh issue of MOE is published.
*October – February 2002 — Vogue Awards are held.
*October 22 — The third issue of the PULPHanson zine, PULPFiction, is released. It features eleven brand new fanfics written just for that issue.
*October 30 – May 6, 2002 — First Annual Hanspirational Fan Fiction Awards are held.
*November — Zac Doesn’t Score is published.
*November 21 — The Naked City is published.
*November 30 — The LiveJournal community hanfic is created.
*Winter– Third round of the Dreamer Awards are held.
*Winter — Second round of More Than Words Hanfic Awards is held.
*December – February 2002 — The Moon Glow Awards are held.

 

2002

*October 2001 – February — Vogue Awards are held.
*October 30, 2001 – May 6 — First Annual Hanspirational Fan Fiction Awards are held.
*December 2001 – February — The Moon Glow Awards are held.
*Winter — Third round of the Dreamer Awards are held.
*January — Mirage Awards are held.
*January — Two Lanes Wide is published, later to be rewritten in 2004.
*January 19 – June 5 — Dust Bunny Awards are held.
*February – March — Second round of the Little Pretty Awards is held.
*February 8 — Twisted Dream Awards begins.
*February 14 — Sexy Secrets exchange stories are posted.
*February 16 — Illusion, a weblisting for hanfic, is created.
*March — Happily Ever After, the second part of the Cleo Trilogy, is published.
*March — The Moffson Tapes are published.
*March – August — Playtay Awards are held.
*March 1 – June 23 — Inferior Spotlight Awards are held.
*April — Air Waves is published.
*April — Blind and Waiting is published under its original title, Don’t Look Back.
*April 22 – May 6 — Hanspirational Fan Fiction Awards are held.
*May — Deep Blue Heart is published.
*June 8 — Taylor marries Natalie Bryant.
*June 18 – August 28 — Second round of the Redwood Awards is held.
*July 13 – Fanfest is held at Curly’s in Tulsa. Taylor, Natalie and Isaac made appearances.
*July 25 — Hanfic Fanlisting is created.
*August 4 — Quizilla, a site which allowed user created quizzes, is launched. Many fans use it to post chaptered or “choose-your-own-adventure” style hanfics.
*September — Bed of Lies is published.
*September — On the Edge (later known as So Far Away), the third story in the series starting with Two Lanes Wide, is published.
*September 6 – January 10, 2003 — Fourth round of the Dreamer Awards are held.
*September 12 — FanFiction.net removes their RPF category, deleting all Hanson stories posted on the site.
*October — In Retrospect is published.
*October 22 — The LiveJournal community devilangels is created.
*October 31 — Taylor and Natalie’s first son, Jordan Ezra, is born.
*November – February 2003 — First round of Hanfic Pullitzers is held.
*November 1 – February 28, 2003 — TP Hanfic Awards are held.
*December 15 – January 15, 2003 — Pulp-Fiction-A-Thon is held.

 

2003

*GreatestJournal, a LiveJournal clone which hosted a miniscule amount of hanfic and numerous roleplaying communities, launched this year.
*Unpredictable Awards are held during the year.
*You’ll Find Me Awards are held during the year.
*September 6 , 2002 – January 10 — Fourth round of the Dreamer Awards are held.
*November 2002 – February — First round of Hanfic Pullitzers are held.
*November 1, 2002 – February 28 — TP Hanfic Awards are held.
*December 15, 2002 – January 15 — Pulp-Fiction-A-Thon is held.
*January — Happily Ever After Doesn’t Exist, the sequel to Bed of Lies, is published.
*January 3 — Pretty Lies, a hanfic clique, is created.
*January 13 — Aspen officially announces that she does not plan to finish Devil Angel.
*February 19 — Lost Reality Awards begin.
*February 21 — Hanson.net 2.0 debuts, bringing all kinds of new features to the website.
*Spring — Reckless Abandon Awards (Season 1) are held.
*April — Crash and Burn, the forth story in the series starting with Two Lanes Wide, is published.
*April 24 — Hanson officially part ways with Island Def Jam and start their own label, 3CG Records.
*May 27 — Hanson Fiction Palace is created.
*Summer — Reckless Abandon Awards (Season 2) are held.
*June — Pure is published.
*June 13 – September 13 — Hanson Novelist’s Guild Awards are held.
*June 14 — The Fallen Angel Series is published.
*June 26 — The LiveJournal community hansonfanfics is created.
*July 11 — The LiveJournal community hanfiction is created.
*July 13 — Fanfest was held at Cronie’s in Tulsa.
*August 9 — Underneath Acoustic EP is released.
*August 28 — Once More With Feeling, the second part of the Vampire Trilogy, is published.
*October — Halloween Hanfic Awards are held.
*November — Pretending Last Night Didn’t Happen is published.
*November 13 — Zac Says Tay Still Wets The Bed Fanlisting is created.
*December — The Hanson Advent Calendar returned for a third time.
*December — Perfect Girl is published.

 

2004

*Unpredictable Awards are held during the year.
*January 19 – April 3 — Broken Angel Awards are held.
*March — Every Word I Say is published.
*March — Penny and Me is released as a single.
*March 14 — Stay Dreaming, an archive for hanfic, is opened. They also hosted challenges via a LiveJournal community and forum.
*March 30 — Hanfic: A Way Of Life, a clique for hanfic fans, is created.
*April — The twelfth and final issue of MOE is published.
*April – July — Reckless Abandon Awards (Season 3) are held.
*April 5 — The LiveJournal community hansonslash is created.
*April 20 — Underneath is released.
*April 27 — Underneath debuts at 1 on the Billboard Independent Album chart and 25 on the top 200, the highest an indie album had ever appeared on the top 200 at that time.
*April 30 – July 20 — First Feel What I Dream Awards round is held.
*May 10 — Embers is published.
*May 14 – April 27, 2005 — Nickel Dime Awards are held.
*July 30 — The LiveJournal community hanson_sex is created.
*August — Oklahoma Living is published.
*September — Best Laid Plans, the third part of the Cleo Trilogy, is published.
*October 5 —
Nearer To Thee is published.
*October 26 — The forum Various Artists is opened.
*October 31 — Fiction @ Failed-To-Say.net, an archive for all types of fiction that primarily hosted hanfic, is opened.
*November 4 — Possible first usage of the term hancest here.
*December — The Hanson Advent Calendar returned for a fourth time.
*December 3 — The Hanson Shoebox Project is published.
*December 19 — The LiveJournal community va_challenge is created to host the Various Artists Writing Challenge.

 

2005

*Brazilian hanfic site, Hanson Fan Fiction’s Place holds awards during the year.
*If Hanson Wore Blue Collars challenge is held during the year. All participants received artwork by Lily Fox.
*May 14, 2004 – April 27 — Nickel Dime Awards are held.
*January — The Various Artists Writing Challenge is held.
*January — Comfort Zone is published.
*January 19 — If You Read This, the first story in the Lost Without Each Other Trilogy, is published.
*January 26 — The LiveJournal community stay__dreaming is created.
*January 31 — Possible first English language usage of the term “hancest” in a comment on a chapter of If You Read This.
*February — Office Hours is published.
*February 1 — The LiveJournal community sadisticfansons is created.
*February 2 –The LiveJournal community hansex_addicts is created.
*February 9 — The LiveJournal community hancest is created.
*February 10-March 20– Stay Dreaming hosted the Written In This Song Challenge.
*February 16 — You’ll Never Escape, the second part of the Lost Without Each Other Trilogy, is published.
*March — Alone In The Pretense, one of the largest hanfic sites since HF.com, opens.
*March — Lost Without Each Other is released as a single.
*March 5 — The message board Hanson Fiction is created.
*March 7 — Possible first usage of the term “Zaylor” in a comment on a chapter of You’ll Never Escape, the second story in the Lost Without Each Other Trilogy.
*March 9 — Slick Haze Mirror is published.
*March 12 — Whether You Want To Or Not, the third part of the Lost Without Each Other Trilogy, is published.
*March 16 — The LiveJournal community fansonsforkerry is created.
*April — Lucy and Taylor Triology is published.
*April 19 — Taylor and Natalie’s first daughter (second child), Penelope Anne, is born.
*April 22 — One Hundred And Two, the first part of the Lucy And Taylor Trilogy is published.
*April 26 — Collide, the second part of the Lucy And Taylor Trilogy is published.
*May — A Man On The Moon is published.
*May 20 — After a performance at Mayfest, a private screening of Strong Enough To Break was held for fans.
*May 27 — The rewrite of You’ll Never Escape is published.
*June 3 — My Best Friend, spinoff of the Lost Without Each Other Trilogy, is published.
*June 16 – July 18 — Reckless Abandon Awards (Season 4) are held.
*July 10 — The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most is published.
*August — Stay Dreaming held a novel writing month called HanWriMo.
*August 14 — The Last Perfect Thing, the third part of the Lucy And Taylor Trilogy is published.
*October — Blind And Waiting, the sequel to Two Lanes Wide, is republished.
*October — If I Cry is published.
*October 11 — The Best of Hanson: Live and Electric is released.
*October 17 – November 20 — Hanson screened Strong Enough To Break at college campuses around the country during their Live and Electric tour.
*October 17 — The rewrite of Whether You Want To Or Not is published.
*November 25 — Winners are announced for the Various Artists Awards.
*December — An advent calendar called Tales of the Glories was created.
*December 1 – February 8, 2006 — Second Feel What I Dream Awards round is held.
*December 19 — The LiveJournal community 1lineatatime is created.
*December 30 — The forum Just Shy Of Reality is opened.

 

2006

*Mibba, a writing community that currently hosts more than 25 hanfics, is launched.
*December 1, 2005 – February 8 — Second Feel What I Dream Awards round is held.
*February — Hearts Will Bind You challenge is hosted as Valentine’s Day themed advent calendar.
*February — Holy Scrubs is published.
*February 6 — The Tempest Tossed is published.
*March — Stay Dreaming held the Cleanin’ Out My Closet Challenge.
*March 18 — Stay Dreaming Forums are created.
*Spring — First round of The Spark Inside challenge is held.
*April — Forever, the sequel to If I Cry, is published.
*April — Infinite is published.
*April 1 – May 29 — Third Feel What I Dream Awards round.
*May 14 — The LiveJournal community hanmix is created.
*May 25 — Hanson.net adds a new rule to their forums: no threads about fan fiction.
*May 30 – July 18 — Reckless Abandon Awards (Season 5) are held.
*Summer — Second round of The Spark Inside challenge is held.
*June — Bid My Blood To Run is published.
*June 3 — Zac marries Kate Tucker.
*June 5 – July 15 — Soundtrack Awards held.
*June 16 — And With Each Mile is published.
*July — Hanson traveled to Africa, where they recorded several songs for The Walk with a childrens choir.
*July 27 – August 29 — Fourth Feel What I Dream Awards round.
*September — Stay Dreaming held another round of HanWriMo.
*September 4 — Taylor and Natalie’s second son (third child), River Samuel, is born.
*September 30 — Isaac marries Nikki Dufresne.
*October 2 — What Is And What Should Never Be is published.
*October 22 — Strong Enough To Break was screened at the Hollywood Film Festival.
*November — Wattpad, a writing community that currently hosts more than 40 hanfics, is launched.
*November 14 — The LiveJournal drabble community 100hanson is created.
*November 28 — Great Divide is released as a single in honor of World Aids Day, with all profits going to a hospital in South Africa.
*December — Hanson Advent Calendar is held.
*December 21 — Keep You Close is published.

 

2007

*January — Solace, the second part of the Strange and Beautiful Series, is published.
*January 8 — The first issue of the Fanson Online Zine comes out.
*January 16 — Eden is published.
*February 5 — Hate This Place is published.
*February 12 — The second issue of the Fanson Online Zine comes out.
*February 27 – July 24 — The first twenty two episodes of the podcast “Taking The Walk,” which documented the process of recording the album The Walk, are released on iTunes.
*March 10 – May 31, 2007 — Fifth and final Feel What I Dream Awards round is held.
*March 12 — The third issue of the Fanson Online Zine comes out.
*April 3 — Isaac and Nikki’s first son, Clarke Everett, is born.
*April 18 — The message board Hanson FanFiction is created.
*April 19 — Go is released as a single.
*April 24 — By Appointment Only is published.
*April 27 — The LiveJournal community hanfic4all is created.
*May — Middle of Nowhere Acoustic is recorded live for fan club members in honor of the album’s 10th anniversary.
*Summer — Third round of The Spark Inside challenge is held. Catalyst is written for it.
*June 8-August 16 — The second round of Soundtrack Awards is held.
*June 14 – July 18 — Chaos Into Art Awards are held.
*July 24 — The Walk is released.
*August 16 — The LiveJournal community zacnike is created.
*September 9 — Pages of Your Diary is published.
*September 10 — The first ever walk takes place before a concert in Nashville, Tennessee.
*October 4 — Isaac has emergency surgery to remove a blood clot from his lung.
*October 28 — Taking The Walk podcast resumes with new episodes about the walks.
*November — Alie and Leigh’s Homemade Jam challenge is held.
*November 14 – 26 — Hanson visit Africa with Toms Shoes.
*November 17 — The message board Watch Me Bleed – Rock N Roll Razorblade is created.
*December — Christmas Time, “25 Days of Christmas,” is held.
*December 1 – January 1, 2008 — Fools Banquet Awards are held.
*December 7 — Middle of Nowhere Acoustic is released.
*December 15 — Stay Dreaming becomes TheTightrope.org.
*December 15 – February 9, 2008 — The Ugly Truth Awards are held.
*December 16 – January 19, 2008 — TheTightrope.org hosted a Christmas challenge, Fictionally Yours.
*December 29 — Between State Lines is published.

 

2008

*Beautiful Liar is published.
*December 15, 2007 – February 9 — The Ugly Truth Awards are held.
*December 16, 2007 – January 19 — TheTightrope.org hosted a Christmas challenge, Fictionally Yours.
*January 7 — When It All Falls Apart is published.
*April — Damaged, the first story in the Damaged Series, is published.
*March 8 — What If… is published.
*Spring — Fourth round of The Spark Inside challenge is held.
*May 27 — Zac and Kate’s first son, John Ira Shepherd, is born.
*Summer — Los Perdidos is published.
*June 16 — Cloud Shapes is published.
*July 1 — Isaac and Nikki’s second son, James Monroe, is born.
*July 14 — On the Road is published.
*July 22 – August 25 — The Oscars Hanson Style are held.
*August 6 — The LiveJournal community words_we_wrote is created.
*September — Reinvented, the second story in the Damaged Series, is published.
*September 27 — The LiveJournal community hancestical is created.
*October 21 – October 31 — The first 10 in 10 Challenge is held.
*October 31 — AOL Hometown shuts down, thus deleting any hanfics hosted there that were not archived.
*November 9 — A Place Called Home, a spin-off of What If… is published.
*November 16 — The LiveJournal community taylor_fiction is created.
*December — Awakened, the third story in the Damaged Series, is published.
*December — Christmas Time, “12 Days of Christmas,” is held.
*December 9 — Taylor and Natalie’s third son (fourth child), Viggo Moriah, is born.
*December 14 – 25 — Hanfic Christmas Awards are held.

 

2009

*January 4 — Love, Save The Empty is published.
*January 7 — GreatestJournal goes offline.
*January 18 – March 12 — Hanfic Genre Challenge is held. The story Cliche is written for it.
*March 9 — Turned To Turpentine is published.
*March 23 — The supergroup Tinted Windows (consisting of Taylor, James Iha, Adam Schlesinger, and Bun E. Carlos) releases their first single, Kind of a Girl.
*April — Amazed, the fourth story in the Damaged Series, is published.
*April 2 — Tinted Windows releases Back With You as a single.
*April 15 — Let It All Out, the sequel to A Place Called Home, is published.
*April 21 — Tinted Windows release their self titled album.
*April 30 — DreamWidth, LiveJournal clone that currently hosts around 35 hanfics, launches an open beta.
*May — Minor Miracles, the fifth story in the Damaged Series, is published.
*May 23 — The DreamWidth community hansonfiction is created.
*Summer — Fifth round of The Spark Inside challenge is held.
*June 17 – July 6 — Hanson Only Awards are held.
*June 19 — The LiveJournal community hanficrants is created.
*June 23 — The highly controversial story Kittens Are Either With Us Or Against Us is published.
*July 7 — Here We Go Round Again, the second Pages of Your Diary story, is published.
*July 9 — TheTightrope.org reopens.
*July 16 — Cause and Effect, the first story of the Sweetest Downfall Series, is published.
*August — TheTightrope.org held another round of HanWriMo.
*August 7 — The Winding Road is published.
*August 24 – October 31 — Last Story Standing is held.
*September 13 – October 25 — First round of Thieves and Liars Awards is held.
*September 14 — Orders for Strong Enough To Break begin shipping.
*September 16 — The Stand Up Stand Up EP is released via HNET only.
*October — Trick or Treat challenge is held.
*October 26 — Geocities shuts down, thus deleting any hanfics hosted there that were not archived.
*October 27 — Pockets Full of Dust is published.
*November 5 — The Silent One, a sequel to The Quiet One is published.
*November 14 — Achive Of Our Own, a fan-run and RPF friendly archive run by the Organization for Transformative Works, opens. It currently hosts nearly 500 hanfics.
*November 23 — The LiveJournal community hanficsprints is created.
*November 24 — Color of Love is published.
*December — Christmas Time is held.
*December — Hansonfiction.com closes.
*December — JSOR News Center is opened. It consisted of a newsletter and lists of new and finished stories, challenges and awards.
*December 1 – December 25 — Hanfic Christmas Awards are held.
*December 6 — PlaceToHide.net is opened.
*December 9 — The Stand Up Stand Up EP becomes available worldwide via iTunes.
*December 13 – December 23 — Second round of 10 in 10 Challenge is held.
*December 28 — Life Less Ordinary is published.

 

2010

*February — Guilt is published.
*March 3 — The Twitter and Tumblr versions of Hanfic Plots are launched to provide inspiration and motivation to writers.
*March 11 – April 25 — Second round of Thieves and Liars Awards is held.
*March 14 — The DreamWidth community writingthewall, an RPF meta comm, opens. A LiveJournal version also opens on the same day.
*Spring — Sixth round of The Spark Inside challenge is held.
*April 4 — The LiveJournal community boomerangbang is created to host the first ever Hanson big bang.
*April 20 — Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’ is released as a single.
*April 25 – 30 — Hanson play a series of five concerts, dubbed 5 of 5, at the Grammercy Theatre in New York City. Each concert features one of their five studio albums played in full, with night five being the debut of the fifth album, Shout It Out.
*April 26 – May 8 — WTF?! Hanfic Roast is held.
*April 30 – June 30 — Second round of Hanfic Genre Challenge is held.
*May 3 — The LiveJournal community hansonfiction is created.
*June 8 — Shout It Out is released.
*July 3 – September 27 — Boomerang Big Bang is held.
*July 11 — The LiveJournal community x_handsclean_x is created.
*September — My Life Completed, the sixth story in the Damaged Series, is published.
*September 27 — Sispyhus Rising is published.
*October — Trick or Treat challenge is held for second year.
*October 4 — The Twitter and Google Calendar versions of the Hanfic Event Calendar are launched to track all upcoming events in hanfic.
*November 27 — The LiveJournal community useforyourwords is created.
*December — Christmas Time, “Memories,” is held.
*December 14 — And I Waited is published.
*December 15 — Zac and Kate’s first daughter (second child), Junia Rosa Ruth, is born.
*December 16 — Caught In the Sun is published.
*December 20 — SNAFU, the first story in the SNAFUBAR series, is published.

 

2011

*January 9 – 14 — 100hanson hosted the 5 of 5 Drabble Challenge.
*February — HansonFanFiction.com, a new archive for hanfic, is opened.
*February 9 — The LiveJournal community wordsarefew is created.
*February 18 — Cesura, the second part of the Sweetest Downfall Series, is published.
*March 13 – April 17 — Third round of Thieves and Liars Awards is held.
*April 5 — Give A Little is released as a single.
*Spring — Seventh and final round of The Spark Inside challenge is held.
*June 5 – 20 — The Hanficcy Awards are held.
*June 30 — Along For The Ride is published.
*Fall — First round of Taking The Leap challenge is held.
*September — Authors Only Awards are held.
*September 6 — Letting Go is the Hardest Part, a sequel to Devil Angel, is published.
*September 11 — Hitting The Blacktop, sequel to Along For The Ride, is published.
*October — Trick or Treat challenge is held for third year.
*November 29 — If I Fall is published.
*December — Christmas Time, “A Very Hanson Christmas,” is hosted completely on LiveJournal for the first time and allows participates to submit fanart as well as fic.
*December 19 — Avenues, the first story in the Avenues Series, is published.

 

2012

*January — Don’t Judge A Book Challenge is held.
*February 19 – March 31 — Hanmix Exchange is held.
*March 25 – May 1 — First Blank Page Awards round is held.
*April 5 — Truth is a Whisper is published.
*April 8 – May 31 — Stories Will Be Told challenge is held.
*April 17 — The Album Series is published.
*April 30 — FortuneCity ceased providing free web hosting, thus deleting any hanfics hosted there that were not archived.
*April 30 — Mirror, Mirror, the second part of the Avenues Series, is published.
*May 11 – 13 — A members only celebration is held in Tulsa in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the band and fifteenth anniversary of MON.
*May 30 — Infinite, the first book of the Strange and Beautiful Series, is self-published as original fiction.
*May 30 — Too Long South, the second Pockets Full of Dust story, is published.
*July 1 — The Innocents is published.
*July 3 — The Listener is published.
*August 23 – October 20 — Taking The Leap challenge holds second round.
*September 2 — The Breeders is published.
*September 4 — FUBAR, the second SNAFUBAR series story, published.
*October — Trick or Treat challenge is held for fourth year.
*October 2 — Taylor and Natalie’s second daughter (fifth child) Wilhelmina Jane is born.
*October 10 — Interwoven, the third part of the Sweetest Downfall Series, is published.
*November 10 — And With Each Mile is rewritten and republished by a new group of authors.
*November 12 — Innocence of Purity, the third Pockets Full of Dust story, is published.
*November 24 — Alone In The Pretense closes.
*December — The Digital Pants album is released on HNET, containing many of the songs written/recorded by Zac for the website.
*December — Last round of Christmas Time closed due to lack of votes.

 

2013

*February 3 — Untying the Gordian Knot, originally written in 2011/2012, is republished.
*February 7 — Easy Hearts, the third part of the Avenues series, is published.
*March 9 — The Bodyguard is published.
*April 1 — The Hanson App, powered by Mobile Roadie, is launched for iPhone and Android.
*April 9 — Get The Girl Back is released as a single. It charts at #39 on the Billboard Adult Pop Songs Chart, the first Hanson single to chart in nine years.
*May 20 — Mmmhops beer makes its debut at the Hangover 3 premiere.
*June 7 — Denouement, the fourth and final part of the Sweetest Downfall Series, is published.
*June 10 — Loaded God Complex is published.
*June 14 — In Praise of the Vulnerable Man, originally written in 2010/2011, is republished.
*June 17 & 18 — Hanson play two sold out concerts at Irving Plaza in New York City, celebrating the band’s 21st anniversary and Anthem’s release.
*June 18 — Anthem is released.
*June 27 — Anthem debuts at 5 on the Billboard Independent Album chart and 22 on the Top 200, Hanson’s highest Top 200 chart position since This Time Around.
*July 1 — Ten Years And Muses is published.
*July 24 — The Island of Misfit Fansons, a message board for a group of hanfic-friendly fans banned (temporarily) from the Hanson App, is created.
*September — Xanga launches a new version which removes all blogs that have not been updated since 2008, thus deleting virtually all hanfic posted to the site.
*September 5 — Mistakes We Knew We Were Making, the first part of the Some Kind of Madness Series, is published.
*September 24 to October 25 — A second round of the Blank Page Awards is held.
*September 28 — Crack the Shutters, the second part of the Some Kind of Madness Series, is published.
*October 6 — The Innocents: CANAAN’s Children is published.
*October 13 — Mmmhops is made available for purchase for the first time at the Chicago House of Blues.
*October 17 — Zac and Kate’s third child (second son), George Abraham Walker, is born.
*November — Yesterday, the prequel to Ten Years And Muses originally written in 2000, is (partially) published for the first time.
*December 2 — Scream and Be Free is published.
*December 5 — Stay, the first story in the Salvation Series, is published.
*December 14 — Guilt, originally published in 2010, is republished.
*December 26 — Ten Years And Muses — The Wedding is published.

 

2014

*January 27 — Understudy is published.
*February 14 — Lust is published.
*March 8 — White Collar Crime is published.
*March 11 — Isaac and Nikki’s first daughter (third child) Nina Odette is born.
*March 17 — Driftwood, the third Pages of Your Diary story, is published.
*May 12 — Mmmhops is officially made available for sale online. A commercial for the beer is posted to YouTube.
*May 18 — Hanson hosts the first ever Hop Jam in Tulsa, featuring Capitol Cars, Robert Randolph, Butch Walker and Hanson. Beers from several local brewing companies are available, as well as a special Hanson Brothers Farmhouse FestivAle. Around 30,000 were in attendance at the festival. It is also announced that Mmmhops has won a Gold Medal in the World Beer Championships.
*May 31 — Panic In The Streets is published.
*June 1 — The Sun In My Sky, a spinoff sequel to Ten Years And Muses, is published.
*June 21 — Brittney relaunches Alone In The Pretense, bringing several of her old stories back online.
*August 5 — Bled Dry, the first story in the Pieces Fit Series, is published.
*September 24 — Kiss and Tell is published.
*September 25 — The Space Between, a spinoff of the SNAFUBAR series, is published.
*September 28 — Sonny Get Your Gun is published.
*October 1 — A new version of Hanson.net featuring pins, streaming music and more is launched.
*October 1 — Quizilla goes offline.
*October 6 – November 15 — A third round of the Blank Page Awards is held.
*October 11 — Damaged, the first book in the Damaged Series, is self-published as original fiction.
*November 11 — Bizarre Love Triangle is published.

 

2015

*January 1 — Maps, the second story in the Salvation Series, is published.
*January 5 — Broken, the first story in the Damaged Trilogy, is published.
*January 15 — Having My Baby is published.
*April 7 — Blues Traveler releases their album Blow Up The Moon, featuring a collaboration with Hanson titled Top Of The World.
*April 17 — Georgia Peach is published.
*May 7 — Shattered, the second story in the Damaged Trilogy, is published.
*May 14 —
Original Fanficers launches a forum at its new location on PTH.
*May 17 — The second annual Hop Jam is held, with performances by All About A Bubble, Black Joe Lewis, Jonestown Revival, Polyphonic Spree and Hanson. Brewers from around the world are present, and the band also debuts a new brew called Hanson Brothers Okie Stout.
*June 26 — Unbelievable, a collaboration with Owl City, is released as a single.
*July 4 — Hanson returns to Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado seventeen years after their first performance at the venue, opening for Blues Traveler and guest performing with the band themselves, Guster, Rome Ramirez (of Sublime), JC Chasez and 3OH!3.
*September 1 — SNAFUBAR, the third story in the series of the same title, is published.
*October 1 — Roots & Rock N Roll, Hanson’s first ever cover EP, is released. This is in conjuction with a short fall tour of the same name featuring two night stands (one cover songs, one original songs and an after party DJed by Taylor) in ten cities across the United States and Canada.
*November 10 — Kittens Are Either With Us Or Against Us is republished un-anonymously.

 

2016

*March 21 — Hanson Brothers Beer launched a new beer, Inland Porter (named for Oklahoma’s inland Port of Catoosa), with events at Fassler Hall in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
*April — Imzy, a new social media site by ex-Reddit techs which welcomes fandom, launched in closed beta, requiring invites.
*April 12 — Hometown Glory, the sequel to Georgia Peach, is published.
*April 26 — You are a drug and it is quick is published.
*May 22 — The third annual Hop Jam is held in Tulsa. For the first time, Hanson did not perform. Performers were Chase Kerby + The Villains, John Moreland, X Ambassadors, Albert Hammond, Jr. and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Hanson Brothers Beer debuted two new beers, Tulsa Tea and Am-paler.
*May 27 — The very first ever Hanson podcast, The H-Bomb Show, launched its first episode.
*June 6 — Sonny Get Your Gun became the first hanfic to be featured as a Staff Pick on Wattpad.
*June 24 — Greetings From Bunezuela!, the first solo album from Bun E. Carlos, is released. He collaborated with Hanson on a cover of Him or Me by Paul Revere and the Raiders.
*July 8 — Isaac’s members only podcast, Grace Unknown, launched its first episode.
*July 23 — Wrecked, the final story in the Damaged Trilogy, is published.
*July 27 — Flesh and Bone, the second story in the Pieces Fit Series, is published.
*August 6 — Zac and Kate’s second daughter (fourth child), Mary Lucille Diana, is born.
*September 15 — Hanson Brothers Beer officially launched their Festive Ale Saison (a version of which has been available at the Hop Jam) at Fassler Hall in Tulsa.
*October 10 — The Play EP is released, with parts recorded at the year’s Hanson Day concert.
*October 25 — Imzy launched publicly, no longer requiring an invite to join.
*October 27-December 25 — The first hanfic remix challenge, Wintry Remix, held its first round.
*December 12 — The first Hanson community on Imzy is created.

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