Alexander the Great is far from being a new fandom. His life, his death, his battles and his relationships have always provided an attraction to both writers and readers.
However, the Oliver Stone movie has rekindled the flame of the famous Macedonian leader. As every historical movie, "Alexander" wasn't and couldn't be a complete and accurate portrait of the ancient hero, of course, but it was nevertheless a good introduction to which the new fans responded to. They gained interest in Alexander's life, in the time he lived in and in the culture of his people.
I'm honoured to present you an overview of what livejournal and the web hold in store about the exceptional conqueror and I hope I can catch your interest to the fandom and maybe make you join!
General information on Alexander the Great:
Alexander the Great on the web: A website on Alexander the Great, his life, his death, his friends and the places he has been to.
Pothos.org: A very informative site about Alexander the Great with lots of resources for writers.
imdb.com: General information on the movie cast.
Discussion and News Communities:
__alexander__: General discussion about Alexander the Great
alex_book_club: Discussion about fictional and non-fictional literature about Alexander the Great.
alexander_info: Information, fic recommendations, icons, questions...
megalexandros: Community that focuses on history but encourages other discussions (art, fiction, movies) as well
General Fanfic Communities:
alexanderfics: Alexander the Great Fanfiction and more
alexander_rpfic: Alexander Real Person Fiction
atgstories: Fanfiction and discussions about Alexander the Great and his relationship with Hephaistion, other characters are allowed and appreciated as well
Character and Pairing Specific Communities:
bagoastheeunuch: Discussions, information, fanfiction, fanart, etc. about Bagoas the eunuch
hephaistionfans: Discussions, information, fanfiction, fanart, etc. about Hephaistion
strike_me_still: Alexander/Hephaistion Fanfiction
Theme Specific Communities:
epicslash: Fanfiction, fanart and discussions about Sword and Sandal fandoms
historic_slash: Fanfiction, fanart and discussions about same-sex love from the beginning of time to 1950
maryrenaultfics: Fanfiction & Fanart Community related to the works of Mary Renault
alexandericons: Alexander Icon Community
gorgidas & The Theban Band: Slash fanart of various fandoms
A big thank you for all the people who helped me collecting! :)