Meet the Team
We have known each other since 2017 after being introduced on Twitter by a lovely friend via our mutual affection for the TV show Car Share.
We met in person the following summer when a small group of us, 'The Fabulous and Over 40's', made the journey from England up to Dundee to visit Dawn and have a girls weekend of giggles and gossip. As well as being a fantastic and fun weekend, it also came with a bit of a revelation;
"How had we not met or stumbled across each other in fandoms before?"
(Yes, we did just confess to being TV geeks and we embrace it proudly)!
We discovered our mutual TV collections contain series ranging from Dempsey & Makepeace, Moonlighting, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, The Upper Hand and The X Files to name a few. We both realised we had found a 'Shipping Kindred Spirit', and from this fanbase and love for the genre, The Ship Yard was born.
We hope you like it.
Dawn & Lucy x
My shipping intuition began with Dungeons & Dragons, when Hank putting his arm around Sheila made me squee.
Through the mid 80s I became obsessed with Moonlighting, Dempsey & Makepeace and Remington Steele. Although I enjoyed the hot-tempered ‘ships back in the day, I’ve always been much more drawn to the “friends to lovers” trope, through The X-Files to Caryl on The Walking Dead.
Due to ill health I have been unable to pursue a career out of the home but I’ve been writing about ships and heavily involved in online fandoms for 25 years. I am currently a contributor for Undead Walking.
I live in Dundee, Scotland where I share my home with a geek I married and more electrical devices than NASA.
My shipping obsession dates back to the 1980's and the American classic, 'Moonlighting'. I was obsessed. I loved it.
Since then I have been drawn to any TV will-they-wont-they and am fascinated by the psychology behind it, from series such as The Upper Hand, Lois & Clark and The X Files.
After getting a BA in Film, TV and American Studies from Brunel, I worked for over 15 years in Television and Film Distribution.
I currently live in West Sussex.
I once played a murder victim in an historical reconstruction for a TV show.