from the archives

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Dare To Drum: Film Premiere and Review from the Dallas International Film Festival

April 22, 2015 | Posted in DOCUMENTARY, LIVE MUSIC, ORCHESTRAL MUSIC | By

Dare to Drum film poster

When Stewart Copeland first formed the Police, “Stewart decided to form a new band fashioned on the vibe and energy of punk music,” according to a blurb from the bio on his official website. Stewart has approached virtually every project since with that same sensibility…

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Creator interactions with the fan fiction community

March 24, 2014 | Posted in CULTURE & HISTORY, FAN FICTION | By

Star Wars poster

Almost from the start of modern fan fiction community history, the creators were aware of fan fiction. Early interactions can be traced back to 1966 when a young writer named Joy Hill sent a note to J.R.R. Tolkien asking if…

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Teens in fandom

March 22, 2014 | Posted in CULTURE & HISTORY | By

Harry Potter

The fan fiction community has always had minors in it. This dates back to the early 1970s. Given this and the issues of adult content, many fanzines started requiring age statements before zines would be put in the post or…

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Bandfic as RPF

March 21, 2014 | Posted in CULTURE & HISTORY, FAN FICTION | By

Erin Brockovich movie poster

Bandfic as RPF ActorFic is traditional media fan fic, bandfic is not fan fiction and there is no such thing as Real Person Fic By Laura Hale This essay was originally published May 2006 on FanHistory.com The fan fiction community

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History of feedback

March 20, 2014 | Posted in CULTURE & HISTORY, FAN FICTION | By

"Boldly Writing" by Joan Marie Verba.

A historical perspective on Feedback By Laura Hale This essay was originally published May 2005 at FanHistory.com.  Feedback. It seems like these days that almost everyone wants it. They can never get enough of it. Authors never seem to get the

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What is fan fiction history?

March 20, 2014 | Posted in CULTURE & HISTORY, FAN FICTION | By

Formulas and Guidelines

What is fan fiction history? By Laura Hale This essay was originally published June 2005 at FanHistory.com.  One of the things of interest to a number of fan fiction scholars is the history of fan fiction. On the outside, it

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