Mystery Writers by Nana B Agyei on Flickr

Is this the Lacuna offices? Oh good, perhaps you can explain to me why I just came here. I’ve forgotten already. Did I have my mind wiped already, possibly yesterday? That’ll save me a few dollars if I did.

I’d like to thank you for curing my Déjà Vu problem. I really don’t think I met you before, though your friend here looks a bit familiar.

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What Is Band Fanfiction?

March 12, 2015 | Posted in FAN FICTION | By

Limited Edition Art Print Beatles at Shea Stadium by Anthony Parisi.

You may be familiar with fan-fiction based on popular movies, books and tv series like Star Trek or Harry Potter. But what about fan-fiction based on popular music groups?

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Running a Fan-Fiction Secret Santa Exchange

February 13, 2015 | Posted in FAN FICTION | By

The Avengers: One of the biggest media and comics fandoms today.

Within media fandom, one of the most popular holiday activities is to participate in a Secret Santa-style gift exchange. More often than not, these exchanges revolve around fan fiction, where participants receive a story they’re requested in return for writing a story for someone else…

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MediaWest*Con 34: Post-convention report

May 27, 2014 | Posted in CONVENTIONS | By

MediaWest*Con 2014 dealers room.

2014 marked MediaWest*Con’s 34th year as the self-proclaimed “definitive gathering of Science Fiction/Media fandom”, held annually in Lansing, Michigan over the Memorial Day weekend. I question whether that description truly applies any longer…

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5 Myths About Fan Fiction & Fan Fiction Writers

April 17, 2014 | Posted in FAN FICTION | By

"Supernatural": One of the more popular fan-fiction fandoms in recent years

You’ve probably heard about “fan fiction”, even if you have never read it or written it yourself. “Fandom culture” is becoming increasingly mainstream, and fan fiction is no longer something only enjoyed at private conventions and…

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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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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 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  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  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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