July 25, 2004

Fanfiction Roundup

An article in a back-issue of Friction Magazine has prompted this mention of the world of Fan Fiction.
Fan Fiction is writing based on popular media by fans of that media. It is often, technically, a violation of intellectual property laws, but many who do it or study it see it as a taking back of culture into the hands of the folk, in a world where increasingly our "myths" are owned by corporations.

Here are some pointers:

  • Fanfiction.net
  • An excellent, extensive essay by the fanfiction academic guru, Henry Jenkins, called "The Poachers and The Stormtroopers."

    Posted by steev at July 25, 2004 05:46 PM
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