CBS News’s website reported that "Glee" stars Lea Michele and Chris Colfer won back-to-back [People's Choice] awards for comedic TV actress and actor. Both thanked the show's fans, with Colfer adding, "it is so flattering to be exploited in your fan fiction."
From msilverstar: Radio Times’s Jack Seale interviewed comedian John Finnemore; when asked whether he’d ever shown an early Sherlock Holmes sketch to current collaborator Benedict Cumberbatch, he replied no. ”Benedict might look at me a bit funny. It'd be basically, here's some fanfic.”
Romance writer Vicki Essex told The Torontoist’s Kelli Korducki Back in 2005 or 2006 I started writing fan-fiction about Avatar: The Last Airbender. I got a lot of good response from that, so I knew I had some skills and that I had the ability to write a project from start to finish. A few months into working at Harlequin, I’d read quite a few of the books and I decided I should try.
Similarly, Harriet Rice interviewed local author Christine Seaton for Burnett County Sentinel: Initially, Chris’ intent was to write television scripts. She toyed with that for a while, trying out “FanFiction,” a website where avid fans of particular books or movies go on to write whole new stories created around existing characters. (Let’s hope Seaton just mentioned something about fanfic and then Rice did enough googling to get herself in trouble.)
Heidi pointed me toward a WSJ.com piece by Ben “The Man” Schrank about how he faked a speech at an HP con; the con featured, among other things, jokes about fan fiction that I didn't get.
Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz told Collider.com’s Christina Radish There would be some fan fiction things that would scoop us. It happened a couple times, where I thought, “Well, we can’t do that!”
Nathalie Atkinson referenced Downton Abbey’s erotic fanfic in National Post.
In New Statesman, Bim Adewunmi wrote of Fraggle Rock I had been obsessed with this show, going as far as writing up exciting fanfic for the Doozers, a move which, with hindsight, makes me view my younger self ever more favourably.
In California Literary Review, Matthew Newlin wrote Coming into prominence just as The Sopranos was reaching its zenith, Lost became the obsession of many, spawning fan fiction, books and websites dedicated solely to extrapolating clues from the show’s numerous hidden messages.
CB Droege reviewed Firefly: A Celebration for TG Daily, writing that the compendium includes four in-canon short-stories which continue the adventures of the Serenity Crew, written by some of the writers for the show. They don’t have nearly the charm that the show itself has, perhaps, but they are great to simply consume as a Firefly fan who can’t have had enough – and doesn’t want to resort to fan-fiction.
From Proactive Investors: Industrialization did more than just extend the average human lifespan. It led a greater percentage of the population to decide that humans were meant to be ballerinas, full-time musicians, mathematicians, athletes, fashion designers, yoga masters, fan-fiction authors, and folks with one-of-a kind titles on their business cards. But mostly we just drive kids in circles.
Harrison Berry observed on Boise Weekly that Whether it's that sci-fi novel your uncle's writing or that West Wing fan fiction you've been kicking around in your head, most people feel like they have a book in them.
On 225 Baton Rouge, Jeff Roedel wrote Don't let the direct-to-DVD title fool you, John Hillcoat's Nick Cave-written period shoot 'em up Lawless is an intriguing paradox of historical fact and the type of heady myth-spinning that could make most syrupy fan fiction feel, excuse the pun, but dry by comparison.
In Religion Dispatches, Linda Kay Klein reviewed Tanya Erzen’s Fanpire, writing Erzen describes a world in which “Fanpires” make pilgrimages to the real-life town in which the book is set, write blogs and fan fiction (the most famous of which became Fifty Shades of Grey), and buy buy buy branded Twilight merchandise between the release of the books and movies to keep the magic of the series alive.
Finally, here’s Deirdre Macken in The Australian: So what's replaced readers? What is happening to all those words published by so many? Instead of readers, a writer today will have fans who pay homage to the author by plagiarising their style in fan fiction.